On November 10, 2020, Microsoft released its stunning new Xbox Series X. Two days later, Sony released its revolutionary PS5 .
While both consoles provide 4k gaming at 120 frames per second (fps), there are notable differences.
Sony’s ambitious curvature design is a clear deviation from conventional gaming consoles. With one of the most powerful pieces of machinery on the market, Sony looked for a way to separate itself from the competition–and they sure did. Comparatively, Microsoft opted for a traditional rectangular design with patterned circles at the top for thermal flow. Either way, both consoles provide impressive aesthetics alongside their excellent processing power.
Supported by a third-generation AMD Ryzen processor, eight cores, and a dedicated GPU, the PS5 sets a new standard for console gaming. Paired with its next-gen processing power, the PS5 shatters 4K/60fps by offering 8K resolution for gamers–the highest-quality gaming experience on the market. But perhaps Sony’s most distinguishable change to its previous models is its new dual sense controller. With haptic technology and adaptive triggers, the new PS5 controller allows the user to customize their preferences like never before.
Where Microsoft stands is the question.
Kitted with a customized AMD Zen 2 CPU, eight cores, and twelve teraflop GPU, the Xbox Series X provides speed and reliability unparalleled. Similar to the PS5, the Xbox Series X also supports 8K resolution and ray-tracing capabilities, which allows users to experience impressive light-animation and visual effects for more image-based games. Though Microsoft stuck with its traditional controller (with a few minor upgrades), the Xbox Series X introduces a new capability–Quick Resume. This allows gamers to open and transition between multiple games with incredible speed and efficiency.
Either way, the PS5 and Xbox Series X offer great processing capabilities and high-quality resolution, satisfying both the casual gamer and professional competitor.
Sony and Microsoft’s competition comes just in time for the holiday season.