With more time spent at home, what’s one of the best things to do? To play video games! Luckily, we have two great consoles that would give us the best gaming experience – the PS5 and Xbox Series X. Overall, both are great choices. But if you need to choose just one and need help deciding, this will be helpful for you. We compared PS5 and Xbox Series X so you can decide which console is more suited for you.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Games

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We’re going right to the essence of the consoles – the games. The PS5 features exclusive games that debuted along the console. It is also noteworthy that most of these games are also accessible in the PS4. Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Astro’s Playroom, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Demon’s Souls, Gran Turismo 7, and Horizon II: Forbidden West are some of the exciting games you’ll enjoy on PS5.

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On the other hand, the Xbox Series X allows you to continue the same games you left off on the Xbox One. But of course, the Xbox Series X offers an optimized performance on these games that you will surely love. Upon its debut, the Xbox Series X did not come with exclusive games unlike the PS5. But it also offers a great selection of games that includes Halo Infinite, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Gears 5, and Forza Horizon 4 are some of the games that you can play. You can also play these games on Xbox One or PC but Xbox Series X really offers a great improvement on the gaming experience.

 It is also worth mentioning that both consoles are backward compatible which allows you to play older games.

If you’re into the exclusives that PS5 offers, then that would be the best choice. The PS5 clearly has an edge on this one. Nevertheless, the Xbox One still offers an exciting game selection with optimized performance.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Performance and Specs

The PS5 is equipped with 8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU and 10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU. It has a RAM of 16 GB GDDR6 and 825 GB custom SSD for its storage capacity. With its 120-fps frame rate and up to 8K resolution, exclusive games such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart looks exceptional.

Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X uses 8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2 for CPU and 12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 for its GPU. It has a RAM of 16 GB GDDR6 and 1 TB custom NVMe SSD storage capacity. Like the PS5, it has a frame rate of 120-fps and up to 8K resolution that will surely let you enjoy games such as Halo Infinite and Forza Horizon 5.

Overall, both gaming consoles have great performances. But we can see that the Xbox Series X is equipped with more powerful hardware and a little faster in loading time compared to PS5. Still, both the PS5 and Xbox Series don’t disappoint with their performance.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Design and Controller

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When it comes to the design, it really depends on your preferences. Space is one thing to consider. The PS5 is taller (some said it looks like a big router) while the Xbox Series X is wider (some said it looks like a mini fridge). You can either place them horizontally or vertically. The control buttons are also worth mentioning. The Xbox Series X has an easily distinguishable power button and a pairing button for more convenient wireless connections. On the other hand, the power and disc eject buttons of PS5 are difficult to distinguish. PS5 compensates for this as it has USB-C port which is lacking in the Xbox Series X.

Let’s take a closer look at their controllers. The PS5 Dual-Sense has obvious changes from the DualShock 4. Among the first things that you will notice is its design that allows a bigger grip. But this also means that there is a huge space specifically on the touchpad. It also has a stylish two-tone color scheme. There are also great upgrades on its features such as sensitive haptics and built-in mic. You will surely love the realistic haptic feedback.

On the other hand, the Xbox Series X controller looks similar to Xbox One which everyone loves. But it gets better with an improved D-pad and a share button in the center. However, it still uses AA batteries which may be an additional cost for you since you have to buy the batteries.

Overall, both gaming consoles have their pros and cons when it comes to design and controller. Choosing will be a matter of your preferences. Surely, you’ll love either of the two.

PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Price

Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X cost $500. But you may also want to consider their cheaper variants such as the PS5 Digital Edition which costs $400 and the Xbox Series S which costs $300. With the same price and cheaper variants, it is safe to say that the PS5 and Xbox Series X are tied on this one.

Now that we have compared the essential specs and features of PS5 and Xbox Series X, you can now make an informed choice of which gaming console to get. Which gaming console are you more into?