PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X

Updated: Dec 17, 2020

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The releases of next-gen consoles are upon us and the excitement in the gaming community can be felt across all corners of the globe! The Xbox Series X and the Series S will be launching on November 10 while the PlayStation 5 follows a mere two days later on November 12.

With the releases so close to one another, many are asking: which one should they purchase? That’s a pretty intriguing question to tackle. The safe answer to that is: it really depends on a lot of factors. Do you have a 4K television? Are you a fan of the God of War series? Or are you more into Halo? All these will play a role in determining which game console is suited to your taste.

Details of both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 have been out in the open for quite some time now. Both of these powerful consoles boast of high frame rates and can deliver crisp images of up to 8K resolutions. They also have lightning fast SSDs and of course, powerful processors that can provide you with a next level gaming experience.

Library of Games

You also have to factor in which console with have a better library of games. Thanks to the showcases that Microsoft and Sony had a few months ago, we all have a better idea of what games to expect on both platforms.

PlayStation 5 exclusives include much-anticipated titles like “Spider-Man: Miles Morales,” and the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, “Horizon II: Forbidden West.” Fans of the racing simulator Gran Turismo will also enjoy the release of “Gran Turismo 7.” The Xbox Series X on the other hand, will have the latest title in the Halo series called “Halo Infinite.” Other titles are “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2,” “Forza Motorsport 8,” and “State of Decay 3.”


One of the most important factors that users will turn to in deciding which console is worth their hard-earned resources is the price.

Microsoft was actually the first to disclose the price of the Xbox Series X, which it pegged at $500. If that’s beyond your price range, Microsoft has the Xbox Series S, which consumers can have for just $300.

On the other hand, Sony revealed the price and release date for the PlayStation 5 in September. The console will be released on November 12 in various territories including the United States, New Zealand, Australia and Canada with a worldwide release following a week later. The PlayStation 5 will have a price tag of $500. A PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $100 less at just $400.


Comparing the graphics, the Xbox Series X appears to have more powerful specs with its 12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2. Whether that translates into better performance, though, remains to be seen. For now, let’s just say that both consoles pack quite the hardware.


The Xbox Series X features a more conservative silhouette that fairly resembles a PC. The disc drive is located at the front of the console. The Xbox Series X looks very geometric. Meanwhile, the Placentation’s 5 design varies in a lot of ways as it appears to have some kind of rectangle shape with two fins that converge downwards. It’s difficult to say which one has the better look and the answer to that will entirely depend on your personal preference.

By Terrible Gamers Club

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