PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Best Console To Buy

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Best Console To Buy
Written by Ankit Gaba

PS5 vs Xbox Series X is an amazing competition between the two consoles

If you were wondering which console you should buy, then you have come across the right place. PS5 vs Xbox Series X is this generation’s Console War, but who is the winner? Well, there is not a clear answer at the end of the day. It all comes down to preference, so we will compare everything we can, and then maybe you can decide if you want to buy PS5 or Xbox Series X (If you can manage to find them in stock)
So the thing is that at the end of the day, it all boils down to your personal preference again because both consoles excel in different categories, and we will be comparing PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in these categories to decide which console is the best for you.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Games

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Games

Alright, now this all boils down to preference as well, but the thing is that you can buy Xbox Games on PC as well, so do not buy Xbox Series X if you already have a powerful PC that can handle Xbox Exclusives. I think PlayStation Exclusives are better, to be honest for example, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Returnal, Demon Souls Remake are just better than any Xbox Series X Exclusives so far, and on top of that, we got Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, Horizon Forbidden West and many more games coming so I think that PS5 easily wins in this category, but again Xbox Series X has some great games coming too, for example, Forza Horizon 5 and Avowed but I prefer PS5 Exclusives by a lot it’s like they are some of the best games ever made to me and I do not think that Xbox Series X games fit that criteria for me.

PS5 has a way better library in terms of games, and it’s just expanding even more in the coming years with many announced and unannounced rumoured games. They have big franchises such as Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima, which I am very sure that they will further work on with their amazing first-party studios, and if you are a souls fan, then please think twice before buying Xbox Series X because of Demon Souls Remake and on top of that From Software are supposedly working on another exclusive game for Sony and this partnership won’t end after that either because Sony has purchased some shares in FromSoftware’s Parent Company. Naughty Dog is supposedly working on Factions Multiplayer Standalone and Team Asobi is working on their next game which is set to be a 3D Action Game with humor so the future of PlayStation First Party looks very bright and they recently purchased Bluepoint Games who were the developers of Demon Souls Remake and Housemarque the studio which developed Returnal if you are looking forward to any of these games then buy a PS5 because they will not be on Xbox Series X but if you want Forza Horizon 5, Avowed, Perfect Dark and Halo Infinite instead then go for Xbox Series X unless you have a PC which is powerful enough to handle these games then go for PS5 you will have the best of both worlds in this way you can play both new PlayStation First-Party Games on Launch and Xbox First Party Games on Launch the only thing you will be lacking after that is Nintendo Switch of course unless you already own it which will make you have the best Gamer experience until Nintendo releases their next console.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Storage

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Storage

On paper, the Xbox Series X clearly has more storage, but I personally think that you can store more games on PlayStation 5. Why do I think that? Because the PS5 offers Kraken Compression, which makes games way smaller. You can take a look at what I am talking about by clicking here.

For comparison (In GB)

  • Control: On PS5 25.7 vs On Xbox Series X 43.6
  • Hitman 3: On PS5 61.9 vs On Xbox Series X 77.8
  • Subnautica: On PS5 3.8 vs On Xbox Series X 8.3
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time: On PS5 20.0 vs On Xbox Series X 28.0
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2: On PS5 23.3 vs On Xbox Series X 31.9
  • Marvel’s Avengers: On PS5 74.1 vs On Xbox Series X 116.6
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: On PS5 41.8 vs On Xbox Series X 72.5
  • Watch Dogs Legion: On PS5 50.6 vs On Xbox Series X 61.1
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising: On PS5 22.3 vs On Xbox Series X 32.9
  • Borderlands 3: On PS5 51.1 vs On Xbox Series X 63.8
  • DIRT 5: On PS5 50.9 vs On Xbox Series X 63.3
  • Mortal Shell: On PS5 4.6 vs On Xbox Series X 8.6

Another advantage PS5 Storage has is that it is faster, which means that the textures load quicker and the same with games, but the difference is not that big, so let’s compare loading times. Click here for the comparison by Kotaku.

The difference is just a couple of seconds, so I do not think we should really care about that since it is very minimal.


PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Best for Low Budget?

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Best for Low Budget?

If you do not spend much money on games usually then do not go for PlayStation 5 unless you are willing to wait for a sale (Games are on sale most of the time to be fair) or are ready to pay 70$, but this is not the case with Xbox Series X since you have Xbox Game Pass there. You will have to pay 120$ every year, but at least you get over 150 Games with Xbox First Party Games releasing on Gamepass Day One.

And if you have a lower budget for a console, then go for Xbox Series S or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition; however, in this comparison, I would suggest PlayStation 5 Digital Edition since Xbox Series S is just a bad console, honestly, like it cannot handle games properly, for example, Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition’s Resolution goes down to 512P in some areas on Xbox Series S I want you guys to buy the best one for your budget, of course, PS5 Digital Edition is 100$ more than Xbox Series S. Still, you get way better and a proper Next-Gen experience instead of “A Taste of Next-Gen in a Last-Gen Console”. You will get the same experience as PlayStation 5 in the Digital only edition. It’s just that you cannot insert discs in it (You cannot insert Discs in Xbox Series S either)

So if you can afford a console, but not many games, go for Xbox Series X, but if you can afford games and not afford one of the 500$ Consoles, then go for PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Still, if you can afford games and a 500$ console, then goes for PS5; I would suggest you avoid Xbox Series S at all costs because it is not a good console, and developers think that it will not survive the test of time games will have to be downgraded a lot to be ported on Xbox Series S properly. PS5 and Xbox Series X have way better hardware than Xbox Series S clearly, and we will talk more about the Hardware section next, which will leave you a bit surprised because it’s something you would never expect to see. It’s not that both consoles are nearly as powerful as each other it’s the difference like it’s divided. Some games run better on PlayStation 5, and some games run better on Xbox Series X.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Which Console is Stronger?

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Which Console is Stronger?

Now, this is the tricky part on paper. Xbox Series X is a teeny bit stronger than PS5, and PS5 is faster than Xbox Series X, but it does not matter much at all at the end of the day. Why? Because some games run better on PlayStation 5 and some games run better on Xbox Series X, and on top of that, it is very minimal.
The difference does not matter unless you care a lot about minimal differences but again, after that, some games are running better on PS5, so it is not a crystal clear comparison.

PS5 is faster, but I gotta give it to Xbox Series X on one part because it can multi-task between games. You can switch whenever you want, and all of your progress will pick right up where ever you left the game.

However, both consoles are way more powerful than Xbox Series S, so just buy PS5 or Xbox Series X.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Controller

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Controller

There is no competition in terms of the controller, and I used to think that the Xbox One controller was way better than PS4’s controller, but PlayStation 5 clearly is way better than the Xbox Series X controller. There is a minimal difference between Xbox One Controller and Xbox Series X controller; meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 controller is literally a big overhaul the feature that shines the most in Dualsense, aka PlayStation 5’s controller, is the haptic feedback along with the adaptive trigger it really enhances the experience I did not expect the Dualsense controller to be this good at first. Still, it totally surprised me, and it was a welcome one.

The Dualsense controller unironically is the best thing about the Next-Gen, in my opinion, along with the No Loading Screens. Many developers have used the Dualsense controller in great ways. I cannot wait to see more developers using it, but the Astrobot game uses it the best, along with Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War. Hopefully, developers keep using this feature to its full extent because it enhances the gameplay more than anything, like the game’s resolution or even the 60FPS, in my opinion.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – My personal preference

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - My personal preference

Personally, I like PlayStation 5 way more than Xbox Series X because I do not care about most of the games on Xbox Series X, and I love a lot of PlayStation Exclusives. The PS5 vs Xbox Series X debate boils down to personal preference at the end. If you play many online games with your friends, go for the console they chose, but if you want more single-player games with a better narrative, definitely go with PlayStation 5. There is no competition between them in terms of Narrative games. The PS5 vs Xbox Series X debate all just falls to you; it’s your choice. It’s your money, do whatever you want with it, and choose the best console for yourself.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Virtual Reality aka VR

PS5 vs Xbox Series X - Virtual Reality aka VR

Neither of the consoles currently have VR support, but it is confirmed that Sony is working on a new VR System for PlayStation 5, and Xbox has expressed no interest at all in VR, but I think that they will introduce something soon to enter the VR market. Oculus is currently leading the VR Market with PlayStation behind them, and I think that the new VR system might help Sony overtake Oculus in the marker but let’s see and I hope that Xbox debuts their VR headset soon as well because VR is just amazing, and there’s a lot of room for innovation in VR, and I think that Sony and Xbox could push the boundaries even more for VR which is already something next level.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X – Which is the better console?

So on paper, in terms of specifications, Xbox Series X won, PS5’s Storage is better, and PS5 has better games, in my view and a majority of people. Xbox Series X is better if you have a low budget for games. PlayStation 5 has a way better controller, so by 3-2, the winner in this comparison is PS5 but just remember, at the end of the day, it is your preference. It’s up to you which console you want to buy. We just made this comparison to ease that pressure for you. We gave you a proper comparison between these consoles.

What do you think about this comparison between PS5 and Xbox Series X? Which console do you prefer more? Which console did you buy? Please let us know in the comments below.

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