If you’re deciding between the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, you should know right away that there is no clear victor. When it comes to choosing the best games and features, both of these upcoming systems are likely to be on par, and this rivalry is eventually advantageous to all of us. The greater the competition between Sony and Microsoft, the safer for the consumer.
As a result, the decision on which next-gen console to choose is entirely up to you and your interests. If you can find one, that is. Despite being on sale for over nine months, finding stores that have both systems in stock is still challenging. Consider yourself lucky if you were able to get one, as interest continues to outweigh supply.
Both Sony and Microsoft have gone to great lengths to develop this generation’s perfect console. Every week, it seems like a fresh announcement pushes one system ahead of the other, whether it’s a new game, functionality, exclusive deal, or improved quality of life.
PS5 vs. Xbox Series X arena, it’s a battle for games, price, and specs
The competition between the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox One X is fierce. Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X have been evaluated, and both systems have left us pleased. Both consoles are capable of 8K displays, high frame rates, strong processors, and fast SSDs.
Without giving away the results, Tom’s Guide compared the two consoles head-to-head, and it’s a close race between two high-quality platforms. Also, keep in mind that the “best” console is always the one that offers the games you want to play.
Price Comparison: PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox One X
At first sight, this category appears to be a tie because the two methods are so similar. Furthermore, the PS5 and Xbox Series X may not be the only possibilities. The PS5 Digital Edition costs $400, and the Xbox Series S costs $300.
PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox One X: Games
Game libraries on the PS5 and Xbox Series X are significantly different. The Xbox Series X is built on the assumption that you’ll continue playing the same games you did on the Xbox One, and that you’ll want optimal performance across the board for all of your favorites. The PS5, on the other hand, boasts a slew of unique games that debuted alongside the new platform – though, to be fair, most of them are also accessible on the PS4.
It’s tough to deny that the PS5 has a more varied game collection at the present. The PS5 debuted with Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Grand Adventure, and the surprisingly charming Astro’s Playroom as first-party titles.
When compared to the Xbox Series X, which didn’t have some exclusive games at launch. Instead, Microsoft announced a list of 30 titles that are “tuned for Xbox Series X/S,” including fan favorites like Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Tendrils, and Forza Horizon 4. While the Xbox improvements are amazing, these titles aren’t all entirely new, and they’re all available on Xbox One, PC, or both platforms.
Performance Comparison: PS5 vs. Xbox Series X
It’s difficult to compare PS5 and Xbox Series X performance right now. While the Tom’s Guide team can work from home forever, we don’t have the instruments to accurately test resolution or pixel rate, nor can we compare games side by side or even get second opinions.
With these in mind, I compared different titles on both devices, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Devil May Cry 5: Edition. The former is a massive open-world game where you can easily track load times as you travel quickly from one spot on the map to the next.
However, judging performance in these two games is problematic because they were both created with the PS4 and Xbox One in mind, instead of the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
For the time being, I can say that both systems operate admirably, however, the PS5 has a slightly faster page load time. Before we observe any substantial differences, we’ll likely have to wait a few more months – at the very least.
PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox One X: Design
The bulk of the time, whether you like the design of a controller is a matter of personal preference. My own choice, however, is that I cannot tolerate the way the PS5 looks. The system is not only ridiculously huge; it’s also a headache to switch from vertical to the thumbnail view, and the regular version has an unattractive, unbalanced design.
The Xbox Series X, on either hand, is still somewhat large, but it makes greater use of its space. Instead of looking like an enlarged router, the Xbox Series X is a sleek black box that resembles a compact tower PC in a vertical shape (or a tiny refrigerator). It has a clearly marked power button and a pairing switch for easy wireless access.
The presence of a USB-C connector is the PS5’s one substantial advantage over the Xbox Series X, which would be a critical feature as more items become USB-C compatible. The Xbox Series X has a more conservative design, but it is much more functional in overall.
While both systems have a strong foundation and plenty of room for improvement, the Xbox Series X was found to be a promising buy at the moment. The Xbox Series X has the early lead in the next-generation consoles, with more powerful hardware, a better design, a more complete game subscription fee, and a pleasant controller.
Having played both consoles extensively during the last few months, my initial sense is that they have more resemblances, and whatever one you choose will be more than adequate for the next several years.