After much anticipations, and many years of waiting, it seems we’re drawing closer to the release of the biggest names in the gaming industry — The Sony PS5, and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X gaming consoles. The Xbox Series X will be released on November 10, 2020, while the PS5 will debut on November 12 that’s seven years after the revolution of the Xbox One and the PS4. The PS5 and Xbox Series X is a battle of price, specs, and games.
With new information, we’ve heard and gathered about these gaming consoles, gadgetsmart.ng/blog/ take a look from the blog post earlier revealed by Microsoft concerning the Xbox Series X, and a Livestream showcase from Sony. The two console showcase in July gave us a glimpse of what we’re to expect from Microsoft and Sony’s gaming consoles respectively.
Sony and Microsoft have revealed the prices of this product. As we already know, we won’t expect something cheaper than the last previous model from these consoles, however, the price difference isn’t that much. The PS5 will begin at a selling price of N193,000 ($499), while the Xbox Series X goes for that same price. However, if you’re on a low budget, you don’t have to give up yet on these gaming consoles as they both have cheaper versions. The Xbox Series X cheaper model starts for N115,000 ($299), while the PS5 begins at N154,000 ($399). The pre-order has already begun on their official websites and other supported retailers stores.
The last generation, the Sony PS4 was the clear winner, but Microsoft seems to have learned from its early mistakes on the Xbox One, and from the Xbox Series X specs, they’re really trying not to repeat the previous mistakes again. Now that both companies have nearly ignited their engines, let’s dive into the world of reality and see how the two gaming consoles batch up against each other.
In today’s review, we’ve compiled plenty of hardware details about the PS5 and Xbox Series X. As it was revealed, both game consoles will deliver speedy SSDs, 8k resolutions, stiff processors, and 120 fps high-frame rates. But if the PS5 and Xbox Series X are anything to go by, the two mighty gaming consoles may not have the same characteristics. Which among the two gaming beasts will be the king and the superior gaming console — and which of them will offer the best service?
The Microsoft’s Xbox Series X has a fairy moderate design, but nothing compared to PS5 in terms of beauty. Microsoft’s next in line console have similar vertical PC’s tower resemblance. Designed with a sleek, black matte finishing, and a small, illuminated Xbox logo at the top spot of the rectangular-shaped console. In front of the gaming machine, there’s a disk drive slot as well meant for inserting your favorite game CDs.
The Xbox Series X vs PS5’s Design
The Xbox Series X console is roughly 11.9-inches vertical dimension, and 6-inches wide. However it’s not that large, but you might find it difficult to install in some entertainment centers. The entire design looks cheerily geometrical, and you can also position it horizontally, Incase you have a small vertical space entertainment center. A photograph of the Xbox Series X console was revealed at the Saturn Xperion E-Arena in Germany, giving us a glimpse of how Microsoft’s next-generation console will look like.
The integrated single large fan positioned at the top of the console will help in cooling the machine down after long gaming sessions.
The PS5’s design is quite different from other consoles. The box is preponderantly white and features a tipse of extremely sleek curves. In-between Sony’s next-gen console exists a curvy black section that is inclined like a skateboard wheel. This place houses the console’s components and there appear to be a ventilation system on the boundary meant for cooling. Sony’s blue light signature accentuates the edges of the console, giving it a precise wonderful look. On the forepart of the console is a USB-C and USB-A connection ports.
It’ll be very difficult to say which console wins the race in terms of design. Every gamer is very enthusiastic about the design, but it’s not in our position to tell you the one that is the best. Our taste doesn’t really matter here. The Xbox Series X looks traditionally, while the PS5 bears that modern design. Which one you prefer solely depends on your aesthetics.
PS5 vs XBox Series X Graphics and Performances
In terms of performance, we can’t proudly tell which of these consoles performs best, but for the time being, we’ve gathered what the two giant companies revealed during the July showcase, and confirmed that the two machines vary each other.
The PS5 will be able to deliver up to 4k gaming, at 120 fps frame rates, and strong support for 8k qualities. However, no specific fps have been identified yet about the console. Massive support for Ray tracing is a big upgrade from Sony, as this will help deliver a more naturalistic gaming lighting, alongside 3D audio effects.
Things are however akin on the Xbox Series X console, with both gaming machines offering 4k gaming at 120fps frame rates, with the Xbox Series X having 60fps as the minimum mark, even though not all compatible games might reach that target. There’s also support for 8k quality, but the specific frame rate has not been revealed yet. There’s also a presence of Ray tracing as claimed by Sony, but no information has been recorded about the audio quality.
The SSDs might not have a significant effect on gaming performances. However, the two gaming consoles will both feature an inbuilt SSDs, making games to load faster than ever before. Unfortunately, only Sony has given a solid claim on how the PS5’S SSD could quickly load games, with Sony clearly boasting of 5.5 GB/s vs. 2.4 GB/s output for it’s SSD.
Xbox Series X vs PS5 Controllers
Neither company is lost from retaining the previous generation’s basic controller designs, but both updates looks to be in the internal aspects.
The most famous improvement to Microsoft’s controller is the addition of a salient share button in the middle of the controller meant for transferring contents to your gaming compatriots, similar to what Sony introduced in the PS4 console. Other notable changes are the improved hybrid D-pad and the meliorate latency to get rid of the delay between a button command and displayed action. Overall, the latest controller is smaller than the last generation’s controller, making it a better-improved version.
On the PS5’s controller, there has also being minimalistic changes added to Sony’s powerhouse. The illuminating lightbar has been withdrawn, with Sony now featuring a simple glow exhaling underneath the slenderly larger touchpad. A slight changes has also been noticed on the edges of the trigger and the grip, making way for a massive sensation while holding the controller.
Just like the Xbox Series X controller, larger changes have been made on the internal parts with the controller now delivering an impressive faster feedback competent of portraying.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X Backward Compatibility
Sony and Microsoft have both revealed during the July showcase how the backward compatibly will work on their respective gaming consoles. From the look of things, it’s assumed that the Xbox will have more vigorous alternatives than the PS5, but the PS5 will have its own plenty of older games as well but that’s nothing compared to the Xbox Series X.
Microsoft revealed that all Xbox One games will also play on the Xbox Series X console. In addition, Microsoft’s smart delivery solely guarantees that every game you played on Xbox One will also be available on the Xbox Series X. Once you upgrade to the Xbox Series X version, you’ll automatically get the latest version of the game. Furthermore, plenty of original Xbox and Xbox 360 games will also work with the system. That’s truly a nice motive made by Microsoft here.
Another possible advantage of the Xbox Series X is that it’ll perfectly run numerous backward compatible games excellently than their original gaming machines. Microsoft has stated that the old games will play better on at 4k resolutions or 120 fps frame rates. We can proudly tell you that a handful of old compatible games will have a better resolution, and also play better on the Xbox Series X game console.
However, Sony isn’t up to that standard as the Microsoft’s Xbox Series X backward compatibility, Sony now revealed that not every PS4 games will be able to work on the PS5. It now seems clear that the PS1, PS2, and PS3 games will not play at all on the PS5, however, only 98% of the PS4 games will be able to play on the PS5, making it incomplete backward compatibility.