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PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X : Full Comparison

       


PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: Full Comparison

The Sony PlayStation 5 standard and Digital Edition consoles and a Dual Sense controller are seen in this undated handout image courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Sony revealed that the new PlayStation 5 will cost ₹49,990 for the standard version whereas the Digital Edition has been priced at ₹39,990. In comparison, the Xbox Series X is priced at par with the standard version at ₹49,990.

 

Sony recently announced the pricing for their next generation consoles in India. While the US prices of the PlayStation 5 were much lower (plain conversion), the prices in India are almost at par with its strong competitor Xbox Series X.


Sony revealed that the new PlayStation 5 will cost ₹49,990 for the standard version whereas the Digital Edition has been priced at ₹39,990. In comparison, the Xbox Series X is priced at par with the standard version at ₹49,990. However, the Xbox Series S is priced at ₹34,990. In terms of raw power and gameplay abilities, the Xbox Series S comes with relatively low processing power as well as half the memory compared to the fully equipped Xbox Series X.


Sony also revealed the pricing of its accessories in India. The Dual Sense Wireless Controller will be selling at ₹5,990 while the charging station is priced at ₹2,590. The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset will cost ₹8,590 and the new HD camera will sell at ₹5,190. Sony has priced its Media Remote at ₹2,590.


Along with the accessories, we also got the pricing of the launch day game titles. The new Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - Ultimate Edition, Demon's Souls, Destruction Allstars are all priced at ₹4,999. Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales are priced at ₹3,999.


Despite revealing the prices, Sony has refrained from announcing the availability of the consoles in India. Xbox on the other hand has revealed that their new consoles will start selling from 10 November.


PS5 vs Xbox X: Specifications

In terms of the hardware, there not much too choose between the two, however, on the balance of things the Xbox X does emerge as the winner. This is because based purely on the hardware, the Xbox X looks better than the PlayStation 5 as the former comes with a custom octa-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2 CPU with a clock speed of 3.8GH that's faster than PS5's AMD Ryzen Zen 2 processor which is said to be clocked at 3.5GHz.


However, what's more, important here is that the GPUs on the two show a much bigger difference, with the Xbox X's RDNA 2 GPU capable of churning out 12 teraflops of raw processing power while the AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine on the PlayStation 5 is limited to 10.3 teraflops.


Both flaunt SSDs, with the Xbox X giving users 1TB of storage, while the PlayStation 5 is giving them 825GB. However, from the specifications revealed so far, what we can see is that the data write-and-read speed on PS5 will be higher at 5.5GB per second while the Xbox Series X will bring transfer speeds of 2.4GB per second. This should ideally mean faster load times for games, as well as textures on the PS5, but we'll have to see if the CPU and RAM don't end up being bottlenecks when it comes to this metric.


Xbox X vs PlayStation 5: Up to 8K support

Both console makers have announced that their products will support up to 8K resolutions. However, not all games are expected to get this support initially, and honestly, it won't even matter as most users don't even possess 8K TVs at the moment to take advantage of this technology.


4K at over 60FPS could become mainstream with the new consoles, and it would be interesting to see which of the two consoles handle this better. AT the end of the day, it may end up being all about which console has the better optimized games.


PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: Full Comparison


PS5 vs Xbox X: Design

In terms of the design, there's a lot to think about here. The two consoles follow a very different design approach, and as such could appeal very much to different types of buyers. This is because the Xbox X features a minimalist design that sees the console's powerful hardware clad inside a rectangular "tower" that almost looks like a desktop PC with an illuminated Xbox logo and a disk slot on the front. It is definitely not huge in terms of size at approx 12-inches tall and 6-inches wide. However, it may still be too big and boxy for a lot of users.


On the other hand, the PlayStation 5 has a rather more interesting design which features sleek curves to help make it stand out from not only the Xbox X, but also previous generation PlayStation devices. Its design also sees the return of Sony's signature blue lighting accents which give the console a flashy but futuristic look. However, there's no clarity on just how large or heavy the console from Sony will be.


Of the two, our choice would be the rather minimalistic Xbox X when it comes to the design. However, we can see many buyers being swayed by the flashy design scheme of the PlayStation 5.

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