Xbox X vs Playstation 5: Advantages and disadvantages of each

The battle between Xbox vs PlayStation will surely never end, since they are the two most purchased consoles worldwide. Although at first glance they may seem the same, they are two totally different proposals that adapt to the different types of players.

In this article we are going to face the Xbox vs PlayStation taking into account the design, the internal characteristics, the quality of the game and each of the details that make them up.

PS5 controller

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PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X

CPU 8 x 3.5 GHz Zen 2 cores 8 x Zen 2 cores at 3.8 GHz
GPU 10.28 TFLOPS 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz 12 TFLOPS 52 CUs at 1.825 GHz
Architecture AMD RDNA 2 custom AMD RDNA 2 custom
Memory / Interface 16 GB GDDR6 / 256-bit 16 GB GDDR6 / 320-bit
Memory bandwidth 448 GB / s 10GB @ 560GB / s 6GB @ 336GB / s
Internal storage 825GB custom SSD 1 TB NVMe custom SSD
Transfer rate 5.5 GB / s (raw data) 8-9 GB / s (compressed data) 2.4 GB / s (raw data) 4.8 GB / s (compressed data)
External storage NVMe SSD Cards NVMe SSD Cards
Optical unit 4K UHD Blu-ray 4K UHD Blu-ray
Dimensions 390x104x260 301x151x151

We are going to ‘peel’ these consoles from the outside in to analyze ‘layer’ by ‘layer’ all their characteristics. The first big difference and perhaps the one that matters the least to players is color; While the PS5 is white, the Xbox Series X is black.

They both offer a modern and simple designAlthough the PS5 is undoubtedly winning at this point thanks to its curved lines and futuristic style. On the other hand, although the sizes are quite similar, they are not exactly the same, although they do weigh the same.

In terms of power, it can be mentioned that the Xbox Series X is slightly more powerful than the PS5, although it is not actually a noticeable difference. The same happens with the quality of the graphics, since with both it is possible to play in 4K.

When it comes to transfer rates, the PlayStation 5 wins, as it is capable of transferring 5.5 GB / s of raw data and between 8 and 9 GB / s of compressed data. This is practically double what the Xbox Series X offers.

PS4 controller

Games make the difference

If we do a versus: Playstation vs Xbox vs Nintendo, we can see that each of these consoles has outstanding qualities that attract the attention of gamers. Although the operating characteristics make players decide for one or the other, the reality is that games influence a lot when making a decision.

Now, if we focus on Playstation and Xbox, we find that both brands give their users the option of having the ability to use titles from previous consoles in order not to lose those games by moving to the most modern versions.

Likewise, these two alternatives have a monthly / yearly subscription that allows you to access a large list of games.

The great distinction it has PS5 is that it has many exclusive games to his credit such as: ‘Spider-Man’, ‘Ratchet and Clank’, ‘The Last of Us’, ‘Gran Turismo 7’, a new Square Enix IP, ‘Demon’s Souls’, ‘Horizon: Forbidden West’ or ‘Sackboy: A Big Adventure’, just to name a few. This automatically makes it the best alternative for people looking to have fun with these types of titles.

Xbox X controller

So which one is the best for you?

Everything will depend mainly on the type of games you prefer and the titles you want to enjoy. Taking into account the general characteristics, it can be concluded that they are quite similar consoles, with which you will have hours and hours of guaranteed fun.


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