Is PlayStation 5 a better option than Xbox Series X? This never-ending debate is something that occurs whenever the users of PlayStation and Xbox come face to face, or even online for that matter. Even though both the gaming consoles have certain similarities but some exclusive features are a part of both of them. Let us try to end this debate or at least provide you with some specific facts for the next time you get into an argument regarding the better option. Now that PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X are about to be launched soon, let us look at their prices, specifications and release date.
The exclusive games that are available on PlayStation 5 are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon 2: Forbidden West whereas if you choose to buy the main games available for you would be Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hell blade 2, State of Decay 3 and Forza Motorsport 8. Thus, keep an eye on the exclusive games that can be played on both these consoles and choose wisely according to your choices.
Furthermore, all the previous games available on PS4 and Xbox One as well Xbox 360 are available on the newer versions too. The Central Processing Unit of PlayStation 5 would have 8-core 3.5 GHz and Zen 2 whereas if we talk about the Xbox Series X’s CPU, it will have 8-Core, 3.8 GHz and Zen 2. Both of them have the same Random-Access Memory (RAM) i.e. 16 GB GDDR6. The resolution of both PlayStation 5 and Xbox is up to 8000, thus players can enjoy high-quality and crisp images as a result of a great number of pixels combining to give you a higher resolution.
The storage space of PlayStation is 825 Gigabytes and custom SSD whereas the Xbox Series X would have the storage space of 1 Terabyte along with custom NVMe SSD. So, if you are looking for a console with greater storage space, Xbox Series X is a better option for you. If the framerate of a console is greater, it would increase the quality and smoothness of the visuals, so a console with a higher frame rate would be a better option for its users. The framerate of both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 is 120 fps, so it would be the best purchase if you want to play games that consist of action.
Now that we have looked at some of the major noteworthy specifications of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the potential users of these consoles must be at the edge of their seats waiting for the release date. The predicted release date of PlayStation 5 is 12 November 2020; however, this release date is only based on rumors and Sony has announced that it would be launched during Holiday 2020. The exact date of PlayStation’s release is not known to anyone yet however some sources have also made claims regarding its promotional strategies. If rumours are to be believed, Sony has already made arrangements for the promotional strategies that will probably begin on 13 November 2020.
The release date of Xbox 5 is not officially announced too but the rumors are that it will release in the first week of November. This means that the customers of Xbox would be overjoyed as they are desperately waiting for its release whereas the PlayStation 5 customers would have to wait for another week before its release. The sales of PlayStation 5 would also be greater than the sales of Xbox initially due to its release date. To compensate the customers along with its sales, the preorders would begin from 9th September, which will benefit Sony as well as the customers. The Black Friday Sale would also upsurge the sale of both of these products.
PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: Price Comparision
A lot of customers are worried about the price of these products as they are confused whether it would cost them an arm and leg or not. Let us shed some light on its price range for you all then. As the brands have not announced a release date yet, the official price is not announced by the brands too, however, some expert analysts have concluded that the price would be close to $500. This is just an estimated amount that should be kept aside if you are planning to buy PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
When he is not writing, he is mostly playing video games