After a long time of waiting, we finally have more details about the PS5 vs Xbox Series X. We already knew that both consoles will deliver up to 8k resolutions, powerful processors, high frame rates and lightning fast SSDs. But if Xbox one and PS5 have thought as anything, it’s that these two consoles may not be all similar beyond that. There are plenty of questions that need answering. Which of the two consoles will be a superior gaming machine and which one of them will offer better games and features?
As we learn more about the consoles every day, we’re getting close to answering these questions. However, things may be different when we get the most awaited hands on experience of the consoles and how well they perform individually. We did have a detailed blog post from Microsoft and a live stream from Sony. So, we can compare the system’ specifications to see how they measure up with each other. We can look at Microsoft’s gaming showcase from May and Sony’s gaming showcase from June to see what kind of games to expect from each consoles. There is a lot we can’t say until the consoles eventually come out but we have tons of information and rumors we can definitely learn from. Here is how the PS5 and the Xbox Series X compare, at least on paper.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X design
The Xbox Series has a solid yet conservative design. It resembles a vertical PC tower, with a black chassis and a well-placed, small Xbox logo in the upper-left corner. You can see a disc drive on the front as well. The console looks pleasantly geometrical and elegant, which is not something you hear about gaming consoles. Plus, with this design, you can position is horizontally or vertically depending on the space available on your entertainment center.
The PS5’s design is quite different and unique its own way. The PS5 looks like a rounded black rectangle, surrounded by two white fins that almost converge in a downward triangular pattern. Plus, Sony announced that it will have two versions: a standard one with a disc drive and a fully digital edition without one. The price between the two versions will vary, but so far, we haven’t had any confirmation from Sony on the price.
Both designs are good so it’s hard to say which one is better. Xbox Series X looks more defined and traditional, while the PS5 looks out experimental and almost alien like.
PS5 vs Xbox Series X price and release dates
Neither PS5 nor the Xbox Series X has a confirmed price of their consoles yet. The PS4 launched at $400, while the Xbox One launched at $500. What you need to keep in mind is that both these consoles are nearly seven years old and were launched in a very different market. Most rumors and expert analysis say that both consoles would be around $500, but there is no way to be sure. The two companies plan to release somewhere around the holiday season before Thanksgiving.