Here's why the Xbox Series X is better than the Sony PS5, as both release their specs for a 2020 release date.
Xbox vs Sony PS has been a debate for years, which one to go for? Here's why the Xbox Series X is better.
The choice of investing in an Xbox Series X over a Sony PS5 is determined by several things. With the first one being loyal to your brand of choice, in this case, Microsoft or Sony. The slightly more rational choice would be to compare the specs and features of each console side by side before making your choice. However, with that said, you also have to weigh up the cost in investing in new games for your different console, which will sky-rocket the price.
Xbox Series X vs PS5 Specs
|Console||PS5||Xbox Series X|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray||4K UHD Blu-Ray|
|RAM||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||10GB at 560GB/s||6GB at 335GB/s|
|CPU (2 Cores)||8x Zen 3.5HGz||8x Zen 3.8GHz|
|Video Output||4K, 120hz 8K||4K, 120hz 8K|
|Storage||825GB SSD||1 TB SSD|
|Backwards Compatibility||PlayStatation 4, PSVR||Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One & Accessories|
|Subscription Service||PlayStation Plus||Xbox Live|
|A/V Hookups||8K Support; Native 4K||8K Support; 2 HDMI 2.1 Ports|
The Xbox Series X supports up to 12 Teraflops over the PS5, with only 10.28 Teraflops, which clearly makes the Xbox Series X much more powerful than the PS5. However, when it comes to gaming consoles with the two top options available, it doesn't necessarily mean that more power means a better console. It also depends on the processing power demand of the games you play, as well as processing for online multiplayer, and whether you are making full use of 4K at 60fps or 120fps to give you the best gaming experience. A report was done by YouTuber UFDtech, where they clearly state that, unfortunately, in their video titled the PS5 Sucks.
Sony seems to be relying on over-clocking their memory in order to deliver higher specs, which is not sustainable processing. Because Sony was at the forefront of console development in the past, they still hold rights to specific game titles that are exclusive to PlayStation, and this will be to their advantage with the release of the PS5.
Xbox Series X and PS5 controllers have already been revealed and, even though Sony has made drastic changes to their controller design, the Xbox Series X still outperforms the PS5 in terms of specs. As for the ergonomics, both the Xbox Series X and PS5 seem to compete well in that regard.
When both the Xbox Series X and PS5 were revealed, the companies stated that the release date would be in mid 2020. Unfortunately, both Xbox and Sony retracted their statements, publishing reports stating delays on the release dates is due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but, both confirmed that the release date will still be in 2020. Speculation around the official release points towards Black Friday in November of 2020 in the US, which will allow for more marketing and hype from both Xbox and PS for the new Xbox Series X and PS5.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel UFDtech on the comparison of the new Xbox Series X and the Sony PS5.