• Zaryab Shafiq


During the last two decades, Sony and Microsoft have been manufacturing extraordinary gaming consoles with Xbox and PlayStation ruling in the world of gaming systems.

PS5 and Xbox series X, both consoles are recently launched and have set some records in sales. If you are thinking to buy a console and find yourself a little confused that which gaming console you should buy then you are in the right place. At the end of this article, you should be clear about which gaming console you should go for.

Both the gaming consoles are impressive and very similar but we will have a closer look at PS5 and Xbox series X regarding their specs, price, and available games.

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which console is better?

Available games (Compatibility):

Sometimes, it is quite an annoying feeling when we find a game much interesting to play and then experienced that the game cannot be played on the console that we have. So, the best console is the one that supports all the games that you want to play.

In terms of available games, both the systems have backward compatibility but Xbox series X has an upper edge over PS5 because PS5 only supports PS4 games including optimised PS4 Pro titles while on the other hand, Xbox Series X can play all the games from every Xbox generation such as the Xbox One and all original Xbox games.

Moreover, Sony has also released additional games alongside the launch of PS5 but Microsoft didn’t produce any exclusive games at the launch of the console.

It is hard to deny that PS5 games are much more exciting and detailed than original Xbox games.

Specs and features:

Talking about the specifications and efficiency of the consoles, both the consoles are surprisingly powerful to play games without any trouble.

Let’s have a look at the similarities and differences in the specs of both consoles.

Playstation 5 specs:

  • CPU: 8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2

  • GPU: 10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2

  • RAM: 16 GB GDDR6

  • Storage: 825 GB custom SSD

  • Resolution: supports 8K

  • Frame Rate: Up to 120 FPS

  • Optical disc drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray

Xbox Series X specs

  • CPU: 8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2 (slightly faster than PS5’s CPU)

  • GPU: 12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 (higher than PS5’s GPU)

  • RAM: 16 GB GDDR6

  • Storage: 1 TB custom NVMe SSD (greater than PS5 storage capacity)

  • Resolution: supports 8K

  • Frame Rate: Up to 120 FPS

  • Optical disc drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray

It can be seen that Xbox is beating PS5 in the matter of specifications as it has a more powerful GPU and SSD, however, PS5 is still performing better in practice. The high frame rate mode on the PS5 allows us to have smoother gameplay than that of Xbox Series X’s performance limitations.


The most important thing is that both the consoles are available at the same price. Both the standard consoles cost £449.99.

Both the consoles also feature some other variants with hardware and performance limitations like PS5 Digital Edition will cost you £359.99 and Xbox Series S is available at the price of £249.99.

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