Why Choose the PS5 or the Xbox Series X?


Hard decisions require deep analysis . This article isn't a deep analysis but its interesting still.

So, here’s the thing. You’re probably a gamer trying to figure out if you should upgrade to the PS5 or the Xbox Series X of course depending on which side you rock with. Is it really worth it? Is all the hype even true? Well, let’s take a close look at these consoles. Both recent game consoles were released in 2020. The Xbox Series X was released on November 10, upgrading from its predecessor, Xbox One. The PS5 however, was released on November 12 coming after the 4th generation PlayStation, the PS4. Talk about a competition (whew!). A few quick updates on both systems before we go any further. The PS5 now has Ray tracing, 4K-TV gaming, 120 frames per second (fps), 3D audio, High Dynamic Range (HDR) and can support 8K. The Xbox Series X has Smart Delivery, 3D audio, 4K Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range (HDR), 120 frames per second (fps) and Ray tracing. As you can see, they both have similar updates, so what’s causing this excitement over them both? Games Depending on your game preference, you can decide which console is best for you. Though they offer quite a number of games in common, there are a few games that are different. One thing that is sure is the PS5 does have more games than the Xbox Series X. Storage In regards to storage, the PS5 has 825GB while the Xbox Series X has 1TB. One thing to note about storage is that both consoles have a slot for expansion cards to give extra storage. Backward Compatibility Unlike its predecessor, the PS5 is backward compatible and so is the Xbox Series X. The Xbox does have an advantage here because the newest console is capable of using games all the way from the first generation Xbox to the present. The PS5 is only capable of using PS4 games except Shadwen, DWVR, We Sing, Just Deal With It, Shadow Complex Remastered, Robinson: The Journey, Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One, Hitman Go: Definitive Edition, and TT Isle of Man – Ride on the Edge 2. Controller The PS5 controller is called the DualSense, indicating that the name DualShock is no longer being used. In the new controller, the rumble motors aren’t traditional, rather, haptic feedback is now the norm. This allows you to experience what your player is experiencing. Essentially, if your player is walking on rough terrain, you’ll be able to feel it or maybe you’re shooting an arrow, you’ll feel the restriction of the bow. The layout of the buttons are the same, other than the Share button now being the Create button with the same functionality and a few extra things. A microphone and a headphone jack are now embedded. The new Xbox Series X controller has an updated directional pad and a new Share button in the center. The controller is cross-generation compatible with the Xbox One as well as its accessories. Essentially, the previous controller can be used with the Series X. Another upgrade for the Xbox Series X is the USB-C charge port instead of the micro-USB. Availability/Resale You’re probably wondering where you can go grab one of these. In reality, almost anywhere. The only challenge is that they are being sold very quickly so as soon as the stores restock, they’re gone. As you can tell, that means people are buying them a whole lot. Your best bet is to order online or to watch very, very closely, the Walmart, Target or Best Buy nearest to you. Public Response Most reviews of the PS5 and the Xbox Series X have suggested that consumers are satisfied with their purchase for reasons like the loading speed, the 4K quality and the 3D sound. The Xbox reviews have suggested that no game stands out at the moment. The PS5 reviews suggest that storage is one issue that gamers are having. They believe it is too limited. Conclusion Games are dope, and we want to make sure that we’re getting value for our money when purchasing. Through this comparison and information, I hope you are more confident in the decision you’re about to make. Choose wisely, gamers!