The next-generation consoles will release later this year.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to add more information about the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S prices as well as extra hardware information.
Just last weekend, we finally got a peek at Sony’s PlayStation 5, along with a peek at the games that will arrive at launch. With this reveal, we can finally pit the PS5 against Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, which are the two next-generation consoles scheduled to release later this year.
The comparison chart will showcase the differences in hardware between the two consoles. The specifications all showcase an edge on one console to the other and vice versa, which could give you a difficult choice on what to buy.
Design-wise, the two consoles have been the subject of memes over the past weeks and with the release of the PS5’s design, it has become a trending topic over the weekend. The Xbox Series X has been likened to a large refrigerator, while the PS5 was called a large router. Kidding aside, we’re thinking design is the least of anyone’s concern with these consoles, especially when you see the hardware powering them.
Have a look at the hardware chart on the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S:
|Specs||PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S|
|Processor||8-core AMD Zen 2 (3.5GHz)||8-core AMD Zen 2 (3.7 – 3.8GHz)||8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU (3.6GHz)|
|RAM||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6||10GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
|8GB at 224 GB/s,
2GB at 56 GB/s
|Optical Drive||Standard Edition: 4K Blu-ray drive
Digital-only Edition: No optical drive
|4K Blu-ray drive||No drive|
|Storage||825GB Custom SSD||1TB Custom NVMe||512GB Custom NVMe|
|Price||2,099 AED (Standard Edition)
1,679 AED (Digital-only Edition)
|2,099 AED||1,249 AED|
In addition, both consoles will also support ray tracing for graphics, along with backward compatibility on previous-generation games and an upcoming library of launch titles.
Months after this article was published, Microsoft has also confirmed that Xbox Series S, a cheaper version of its next-gen console will also be available.
I’ve detailed my experience ordering both consoles here, but since then there was another wave of pre-orders for all the new consoles. While most of them are sold, units of the Xbox Series X/S. PlayStation 5 units are still sold out at the moment.
You can check out these retailers to see if a unit becomes available:
So which console will you be getting? Is it the Xbox Series X/S or the PS5? Or maybe all of them?