The most recent products from Sony and Microsoft for the gaming community are the PS5 and Xbox Series X. There is no denying that both are potent gaming consoles with ray tracing support and 4K gaming at up to 120 frames per second. On the hardware side, they are essentially equivalent and have nearly identical specifications. Overall, both have excellent qualities that would encourage a purchase. But which one should you buy, exactly?

Xbox Series X

The most potent console ever is Microsoft’s most recent offering, the Xbox Series X. In November 2020, the Series X and the digital-only Series S were introduced. Following the already well-liked Xbox One, it is the fourth generation of Xbox consoles. In essence, the Series S is the console’s more affordable, digital-only model. The Series X combines cutting-edge graphics and lightning-fast performance with potent next-generation performance.

PS5

The PS5 is Sony’s most potent console of the current generation and succeeds the PS4, which is already one of its best-selling models. In November 2020, the same month that Series X was released, Sony released the PS5. Despite the ongoing shortage and decline in European sales, Sony has sold more than 20 million PS5 units since its release. The PS5 is one of the most popular gaming consoles of all time, despite chip shortages. There is no denying that the PS5 is a fantastic gaming system with equal power and a ton of exclusives.

Difference between Xbox Series X and PS5

Hardware 

Hardware  The Xbox Series X, however, has hardware that is more powerful in terms of processing speed and GPU. The Series X has 12 teraflops, which means it can handle up to 12 trillion operations per second, whereas the PS5 has slightly more than 10 teraflops. Both consoles feature the potent AMD RDNA 2 GPU. The Series X has 1 TB of custom SSD storage, whereas the PS5 only has 825 GB. So, despite its immense popularity, the Series X triumphs on the hardware fron

Design

The Xbox Series X is arguably a better-looking console than the PlayStation 5 in terms of design. Despite having a very straightforward design, it is very clean and has intelligent geometry that is intended to be positioned upright, as in standing vertically. The Series X is absurdly small and has a more conventional console-like appearance. Even though it has a straightforward design, many people would prefer to have that underneath their televisions. This is most likely the cause of some people not liking the PS5’s spaceship-like design. The Series X is just a plain black box, but it has a stylish design.

XBOX X SERIES VS PS5
Comparison Chart

XBOX X SERIESPS5
The series x has teraflops meaning it can handle up to 12 millions operations per seconds.The PS5 has the same GPU as the series X’s but the PS5 has 10.28 teraflops.
X series has 1 TB of storagePS5 has 825 Gb of storage capacity.
X series has a decent range of exclusives but the list is relatively smaller.PS5 has an impressive range of exclusive games compared to the X series.
X series has a better designed and is smaller than PS5.The PS5 has a spaceship-like design that lacks symmetry.

Summary 

For starters, the Series X has superior GPU performance and more storage than the PS5. However, you could argue that they both serve the same purpose through different means, ranging from storage to controller to form factor and beyond. On paper, the Series X is the more powerful console with a much smaller form factor that is just as quiet and cool. Because of its unusual form factor, the PS5 does not fit into many living room entertainment centers. However, it is purely subjective.

Is the PS5 better than the Xbox Series X?

The PS5 has more and better exclusives than the Series X. Additionally, the PS5 is the best seller among the two, having sold over 20 million units worldwide.

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Why Xbox is better than PlayStation?

The Xbox Series X has better GPU performance and more storage compared to the PS5. The Series X has 12 teraflops whereas the PS5 has a little over 10 teraflops. The Xbox also has more storage capacity than the PS5.

Which gaming console is best?

Currently, the PS5 is one of the best selling gaming consoles of all time having sold millions of units. But due to the pandemic-induced global chip shortage, the PS5 is hard to get your hands on as of now. 

Does Xbox have better graphics than PlayStation?

While both the Xbox Series X and the PS5 have the same AMD powered GPU based on the RDNA 2 architecture, the Series X has 12 teraflops whereas the PS5 has 10.28 teraflops. So, Xbox has a upper hand in the graphics department.