PS5 vs. Xbox Series X in comparison

Here you will find technical data, release dates and all other important facts of the new console generation in comparison! Who is going to race this time?

The Playstation 4 and Xbox One have served us well. But now they are being replaced: The next generation of consoles is coming! We have put together everything you need to know!

For Naming remains to be said that Microsoft is again going its own way when it comes to naming your console. While Sony with the "Playstation 5" its normal counting rhythm awaits us in the next Xbox console generation "Series X".

This gives the hardware: All technical data

Playstation 5Xbox Series X / Project Scarlett
CPUEight-core Zen 2 with 3.5 GHz clock rateEight-core CPU with 3.8 GHz clock rate
graphic card10.28 teraflops, 36 CUs (RDNA 2)12 teraflops, 52 CUs (RDNA 2)
random access memory16GB GDDR616GB GDDR6
resolution4K, 8K support4K, 8K support
hard disk825GB SSD1 TB SSD
drive4K UHD Blu-Ray drive4K UHD Blu Ray Drive

The hardware has a relatively similar structure. However, Sony has already announced an intelligent storage system for the PS5 software. Games should no longer be installable as a complete data block, but in individual packages. For example, you can download a game’s single player campaign separately from multiplayer.

Both consoles are said to overall more powerful than the cloud gaming competitor Google Stadia. 4K support and ray tracing leave one better graphics than ever with stable FPS numbers to hope.

When do the consoles come on the market?

The two consoles will be probably in late 2020 come onto the market, maybe even on time for Christmas sales. The Sales price has so far not been announced by any manufacturer, but in Sweden you can already pre-order the Playstation 5: for a proud price of 943 euros.

Design and appearance

For the Playstation 5, however, the design of the dev kit and its color (silver) have already been published. The fan community already has many some design suggestions created for the PS5:

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This is how gamers imagine the PS5 – design, appearance and images

The Xbox Series X appearance has already been announced – and is very different from previous design standards for next-gen consoles:

Backward compatibility and launch title

Both consoles are said to be backwards compatible. So you should be able to play games from Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One with the Xbox Series X. The PlayStation 5 is said to support almost all games of the PS4 era, but has not yet been able to guarantee this compatibility for 100% of all players. Classics of the PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3, however, are covered in the backward compatibility. The VR title the Playstation 4 should also be supported together with the hardware. Nevertheless, plans for a Playstation VR 2 were leaked recently.

While Sony dealt with its Launch titles initially initially covered, Microsoft has already confirmed Halo Infinite as the starting title for the Series X. Sony later followed with Godfall's confirmation as a PS5 launch title.

Will there be a console war again?

As we reported in an earlier article, the new generation of consoles could the end of console wars usher in. Crossplay is on the rise. The consoles are working together more and more, now the games and network services are more in focus. Unfortunately, that will also mean that there will unfortunately be no further South Park episode on this topic. Too bad, actually.

We keep you up to date! Which console are you looking forward to more? Write it in the comments!

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