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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Which Console is Better

Favour Nwokonta is a teenage professional blogger who started his career of blogging at the age of 13. He is currently 18 and writes blogs.

It has been close to two years since Sony and Microsoft released the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and honestly speaking, both game consoles are very good and have also provided benefits to gamers.

These two game consoles are capable of playing games from the next generation.

Most gamers have been wondering which is better between the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and if you are one of them, you are in luck today because I have gathered information about the budget, specs, and some other features of the machines.

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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X (Price):

When it comes to price, they both cost $500. They have the same price because they have similar features.

PlayStation-only games vs. Xbox-only games

Here are some games that can be played only on the PS5:

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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This is an action and adventure video game made by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The video game's story line is based on a Marvel Comics character, Miles Morales, and it is also related to the 2018 movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The game can be played on the following platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Windows.

Here are some screenshots of Spider-Man's Miles Morales gameplay:

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Horizon II: The Forbidden West

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Another video game that can only be played on the PlayStation is Horizon II: Forbidden West, an action role-playing game made by Guerrilla Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is a single-player mode. It is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It was released on February 18, 2022.

Here are some screenshots of the Horizon II: The Forbidden West:

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Gran Tursimo 7

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Another video game that can only be played on PlayStation is Gran Turismo 7, a racing game developed by Polyphony Digital that was released on March 14, 2022, on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, making it the first multi-console installment in the series. It was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is both a single-player and multiplayer game.

Here are some screenshots of Grand Tursimo 7 gameplay:

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Games That Are Only Xbox Compatible

Halo Infinite

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Halo Infinite is a first-person shooter that was developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studio. It is the sixth mainline entry in the Halo series, following Halo 5: Guardians in 2015.It can also be played in single-player and multiplayer modes. It can be played on Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and Series S. It was released on December 8, 2021.

Here are some screenshots of the Halo Infinite gameplay:

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Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Another game that can only be played on the Xbox console is Microsoft Flight Simulator, a series of amateur flight simulator programs for Microsoft Windows and earlier for MS-DOS and Classic Mac OS. It was published by Xbox Game Studio. It can be played on the following platforms: DOS, Classic Mac OS, PC-98, Windows, Xbox Series X, Series S, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Here are some screenshots of the Microsoft Flight Simulator's gameplay:

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Forza Motorsport 8

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Here is another game that can only be played on the Xbox. It was developed by Turn 10 Studios. This is a racing game. It will be released in 2023. It can be played on the following platforms: Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows.

Here are some screenshots of the Forza Motorsport 8 gameplay:

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So after all the game listings based on the game's popularity, PS5 is the winner. According to fans, games published by Sony Interactive Entertainment are quite better and more fun to play than those published by Xbox Game Studio.

PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X (CPU)

The PlayStation 5 has an 8-core, 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU, while the Xbox Series X has an 8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2 CPU. This means the Xbox One X has slightly better CPU performance.


PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X (GPU)

PlayStation 5 has a 10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU, while the Xbox Series X has a 12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2 GPU, making the Xbox Series X better in GPU.

PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X (RAM)

When it comes to RAM, they both have 16 GB of GDDR6.

PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X (resolution and frame rate)

They both have an 8K resolution and a 120 fps frame rate.


PS5 vs. Xbox Series X (Design)

Whether we love a game console's design depends on our individual personal preferences. But for me personally, I actually prefer the PlayStation 5 design because it has a nice and cool sci-fi theme, making it different from other consoles.

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On the other hand, I actually dislike the Xbox Series X because it just has a boring look; for instance, it just looks like a regular desktop computer, and number two, it's extremely big, and I'm not really a fan of big game consoles.

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So personally, I think the PS5 console has a better design.

PS5 vs. Xbox Series X (Controller)

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The Xbox Series X controller looks a lot like the Xbox One controller; the only difference between them is textured grips and shoulder buttons, an improved D-pad, and a new “share” button in the center. It also has AA batteries.

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The PlayStation 5 DualShock is a lot different from the DualShock 4. The new DualSense has bigger grips and a two-tone color scheme.

Here are the full specifications of the PS5 controller:

Extremely sensitive haptics and a built-in mic among them. The haptic feedback is impressive, mimicking the feel of objects rolling around in a box or putting up realistic resistance when you push a trigger. However, the DualSense still has a ton of wasted space (particularly in the touchpad), and the haptics have the potential to take you out of the game as much as they immerse you in it.



PS5 vs. Xbox Series X (Cloud Gaming)

When it comes to cloud gaming, there is no problem between these two. You can just easily download the games and play them.


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When it comes to cloud gaming, there is no problem between these two. You can just easily download the games and play them.

PlayStation 5 owns the PlayStation Plus revamp. The PlayStation Plus revamp lets you play games from PS3 titles, as well as some PS4 titles, on PlayStation consoles and PCs.

Xbox Series X

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Xbox Series X

The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs $15 per month and allows you to stream games on Android, iOS, non-gaming PCs, and even Xbox consoles.

So after all the gathering of information, the final winner of the comparison is the Xbox One Series X. The Xbox Series X is slightly better than the PlayStation 5 in hardware and also in terms of cloud gaming. But if you want to get better games, you can also buy the PS5.

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