Console war: PlayStation 5 (PS5) vs Xbox Series X

Console war: PlayStation 5 (PS5) vs Xbox Series X

Console war: PlayStation 5 (PS5) vs Xbox Series X

  • Imamul Huda

The battle of console superiority between Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s Playstation is very old. After a long journey, Sony is offering Today’s generation gamers their console Playstation 5 on the other hand Microsoft offering their console Xbox Series X in the console competition. Both of them are trying their best to win the market over another.

Before starting the comparison let’s start from their history. Sony released their first console in December 3, 1994. On the other hand, Microsoft released their first console in November 15, 2001. So, it seems like Sony is pioneer in this console business. Sony released their next console ps2 in March 4, 2000. Microsoft started their console business from ps2’s generation. Playstation 2 is the most successful console till now. It’s sold over 155 million while Xbox only sold 24 million according to Wikipedia. Xbox failed in every generation to beat Sony in console selling. There are many reasons behind that. Among them one of the main reason is Sony has better exclusive games than Xbox has. But Xbox is successful in their Xbox  gamepass over PS now.

Though there are many reasons behind Xbox’s failure to sell their units over playstation, Xbox came up stronger than ever in this generation. Microsoft offers the most powerful console in this generation. Xbox Series X has stronger CPU than PS5. Also, it has GPU of 12 teraflops while PS5 has only 10.3 teraflops. Both have 16 GB GDDR6 ram. Xbox also has more storage over PS5. PS5 has 825 GB custom SSD while XBOX Series X has 1 TB custom NVMe SSD. Both consoles can provide up to 120 fps and up to 8K resolution. Though Xbox Series X seems stronger than PS5 both of the console offers the same price tag of 499$.

It may seems, it is wiser to buy Xbox Series X based on its power because a powerful console can provide highly detailed and games with extreme graphic property over a weaker one. But what about the games? Playstation still holds some legendary games such as ‘God of War’, ‘Spider-man’, ‘Uncharted’, ‘The Last of Us’ and many more. Xbox also has great games such as ‘Halo’, ‘Forza Horizon’ etc. but still lacks on single player story driven games. But Xbox is concerned about that. They have already bought some large gaming companies such as Zenimax media, Ninja theory and many more. So, Xbox owns the copyright of their great games. If these companies can grow under the umbrella of Xbox then it will be a really good news for Xbox.

 

It’s hard to tell which company will win this generation but surely it will be a tough battle. We need more times to see which games both of the company will offer in the upcoming days. Also which company gets consumer satisfaction over another.

 

References:

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_Game_Studios

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_game_consoles

[3] https://www.gamesradar.com/ps5-vs-xbox-series-x/

[4] https://www.techradar.com/news/ps5-vs-xbox-series-x-which-next-gen-console-should-you-buy

[5] https://www.tomsguide.com/news/ps5-vs-xbox-series-x

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