PS5 VS XBOX SERIES S/X: The Comparison

Which console to buy: PS5, XBOX SERIES S or XBOX SERIES X?

After the most anticipated launch in recent years, we can now enjoy the new generation of consoles. From Microsoft comes the XBOX SERIES S and X, and from Sony we have the PS5, with a standard and a Digital version.

The arrival of new consoles usually generates doubts among consumers and that’s why we are here, to clear them and choose the best option.

Technical specifications

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Consola PlayStation 5
Consola PlayStation 5 Digital
Xbox Series X
Xbox Series S
CPU
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core – 3.5 GHz
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core – 3.5 GHz
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core – 3.8 GHz
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core– 3.6 GHz
Graphic card
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 36CU – 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 36CU – 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 52CU – 1.825 GHz (12 TFLOPS)
Tarjeta gráfica: AMD Radeon RDNA 2 20CU – 1.565 GHz (4 TFLOPS)
Storage
SSD NVMe 825GB Customized
SSD NVMe 825GB Customized
SSD NVMe 1TB + Expansion
SSD NVMe 512GB + Expansion
Resolution
1080p / 4k / 8k
1080p / 4k / 8k
1080p / 2k / 4k / 8k
1080p / 2k
Frames per second
120fps
120fps
120fps
120fps
Disc reader
Yes
No
Yes
No
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Consola PlayStation 5
CPU
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core – 3.5 GHz
Graphic card
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 36CU – 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
Storage
SSD NVMe 825GB Customized
Resolution
1080p / 4k / 8k
Frames per second
120fps
Disc reader
Yes
See priice
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Consola PlayStation 5 Digital
CPU
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core – 3.5 GHz
Graphic card
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 36CU – 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
Storage
SSD NVMe 825GB Customized
Resolution
1080p / 4k / 8k
Frames per second
120fps
Disc reader
No
See priice
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Xbox Series X
Console
CPU
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core – 3.8 GHz
Graphic card
AMD Radeon RDNA 2 52CU – 1.825 GHz (12 TFLOPS)
Storage
SSD NVMe 1TB + Expansion
Resolution
1080p / 2k / 4k / 8k
Frames per second
120fps
Disc reader
Yes
See priice
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Xbox Series S
Console
CPU
AMD Ryzen Zen 2 8 core– 3.6 GHz
Graphic card
Tarjeta gráfica: AMD Radeon RDNA 2 20CU – 1.565 GHz (4 TFLOPS)
Storage
SSD NVMe 512GB + Expansion
Resolution
1080p / 2k
Frames per second
120fps
Disc reader
No
See priice

To begin with, let’s start with the hardware comparison of the new generation.

PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition

PS5

As for graphics power, PS5 comes with a next-gen Ryzen Zen2 CPU and an AMD Radeon graphics card capable of moving 10.3 TFLOPS.

What makes PS5 stand out this generation is the SSD storage drive customized exclusively for the console, which achieves the highest speed of the generation. This should translate into the shortest loading times.

On the other hand, at launch PS5 does not accept storage expansion, but it has a slot inside to activate this ability to increase space in the future.

The resolution reaches 4k for gaming and they have promised to implement an 8k output, we will see if it is only for videos or games also rescale to that resolution.

Another new feature is the 120fps it can achieve in some games.

The technical specifications of the standard version are the same as those of PS5 Digital Edition, with the only difference that the latter does not have a disc reader.

XBOX SERIES X

XBOX SERIES X

XBOX SERIES X takes the gold medal in this generation in terms of graphics power.

Its AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor reaches the highest power of the generation (3.8GHz), the same goes for the AMD Radeon graphics card capable of moving 12 TFLOPS. This is because the graphics chip has more compute units (CU) than its competitors.

The SSD is 1TB NVMe with a space ready for a storage expansion card. It also has a Blu-ray drive.

In terms of resolution it has 4K, 8k video output and also has 120fps output, an aspect that those who have a monitor capable of moving that rate of images per second are going to be very grateful.

XBOX SERIES S

XBOX SERIES S

XBOX SERIES S, while still a console that moves a lot of graphics power over the previous generation, is the console that lags a step behind its competitors.

It has an AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU and an AMD Radeon RDNA 2 graphics card capable of moving 4 TFLOPS.

The maximum resolution of this console is 1440p (2K), but it does have the ability to move those 120fps, so many people who have the typical 144Hz 1440p gaming monitor will be able to take good advantage of this console.

SSD storage is 512GB with expansion slot and no disk drive.


Gaming Comparison

Now let’s get to the important stuff, the games.

What happens in the launch of new generations of consoles is that the initial catalog is usually not very wide, but that does not mean that we have nothing to play.

In this section we are going to give you the keys that really define each platform, the same ones that make us spend hours as if they were minutes.

PS5: Betting on exclusive titles

As for PS5, first of all we must highlight the backward compatibility, something that was highly demanded in the previous generation and that in this case allows us to play PS4 games.

This is very good, for those who try the classics of the previous generation for the first time or for those who want to replay them with resolution and framerate improvements

Regarding PS5 exclusive games, Sony excels in launching those games for which we buy the Play and this generation does not look to be less, we already have two launch exclusives such as Demon’s Souls and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Appart.

PS PLUS and PS NOW

As for online services Sony continues with PS Plus, which gives us access to online multiplayer mode of their games, in addition to offering 2 free games per month and discounts on the PS Store

As a novelty in PS5 we find a new feature in PS Plus: The PS Plus Collection, a digital collection of all PS4 classics such as God of War, Uncharted 4 or The Last Guardian among others.

On the other hand, PS Now offers us a streaming service to play the classics of all previous generations.

XBOX SERIES S/X: The most extensive catalog

XBOX SERIES, like its predecessor, is backward compatible with games of all generations (XBOX, XBOX 360 and XBOX One), so we can play any classic of these consoles with technical and graphical improvements.

As for exclusive XBOX SERIES games there are big promises on the table.

Microsoft announced the acquisition of no less than 23 studios, among them Zenimax, which is the company that owns Bethesda.

This generation promises to be loaded with exclusives, bringing back some mythical sagas like Fable and continuations of sequels like Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.

XBOX Game Pass and XBOX Live Gold

Regarding the services that this console offers, we find the same as in the previous generation: XBOX Live Gold and XBOX Game Pass.

The first is a service that allows us to use the online features of games such as multiplayer, like the competition, also offers two free games per month and discounts on the Microsoft Store.

The Game Pass is Microsoft’s gaming platform, a subscription available on both console and PC that offers a catalog of 100 games that is updated every month and also includes new titles from XBOX Games Studios from launch day.

For 3€ more, we have the Game Pass Ultimate, which offers the above mentioned plus XBOX Live Gold and EA play that allows us to play the entire catalog of Electronic Arts games.

Another of the great qualities of Game Pass is that you will surely discover great games included in the subscription that you probably would not have tried if you had to buy them.

Undoubtedly, Microsoft is betting big on what is already known as the Netflix of video games.

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality in the new generation is still an unknown quantity.

The PS5, like the PS4 is still compatible with PSVR, but only with titles from the previous generation, that is, if you want to play No Man’s Sky in VR you will have to use the original version of the game for the moment and not the optimized one that has already been announced for PS5.

Sony has let slip that it is working on a new generation of virtual reality glasses, but for now they are only rumors.

As for Microsoft, the absence of virtual reality that we had with the XBOX ONE seems to be still present in XBOX SERIES X/S, but it is not ruled out that in the future it will not develop its own virtual reality glasses.

Price

The price of this new generation was already in the collective imagination before it was announced, because of the graphic power they offer, the wide catalog of games (some more than others) and the possibilities of new gaming services.

  • PS5: 499,99
  • PS5 All Digital: 399,99€

In case you are interested, we have made a compilation of offers to buy cheap ps5.

  • XBOX X SERIES: €499.90
  • XBOX S SERIES: 299€

Of course, we have done the same in case you are interested in buying cheap xbox series.

A very good thing is that in both consoles we can choose a cheaper model, in the case of PS5 we find the Digital Edition version for 100€ less, with the same specifications but without disc reader.

As for XBOX SERIES, we have the SERIES S, which has no disc drive and the graphics power is somewhat below its big sister.

Final conclusion

Let’s go to what we have come because if not, well, we would be somewhere else.

Which console is better; PS5, XBOX SERIES X or XBOX SERIES S?

I’m glad you asked me that question

Hungry Hardcore Player

If you appreciate variety, the XBOX SERIES X is the console for you.

This console along with the Game pass is going to satiate your hunger for this and that. You will be able to try the Microsoft classics from previous generations, but above all you will play the latest titles without having to spend a lot of money and on top of that at launch

It is also the number 1 in graphic power.

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Only Exclusives Hardcore Player

If you know what you want and do not want anything else, your console is the PS5.

The Playstation brand has the best game development studios that have left us great stories like God of War, Uncharted, The Last of Us, Horizon Zero Dawn or The Last Guardian among others.

Today Sony’s platform is the champion of exclusive titles.

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Casual Player A.K.A. don’t bother me

If what you feel like is to play a few games and your goal in life is not to hesitate about how many pixels is the diagonal of your TV, your console is the XBOX SERIES S.

It is the best option mainly because of the price and because as with SERIES X, the Game Pass will give you a lot of joy.

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For now this is all, as news come out that can tip the balance to one side or the other, we will update the post.

Lets gooo with the next-gen!

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