The gaming console war is heating up with the launch of both new generation Xbox and PlayStation for customers this week. The Xbox Series S and Series X will launch tomorrow whereas the PlayStation 5 will be available from November 12 in some areas and November 19 in others. The Xbox Series X and Series S both will launch in India as well as in the rest of the world while the PlayStation 5 will launch in India later on November 19. The Xbox Series X is powered by an octa-core processor along with a 1TB total NVMe SSD on the other hand the Xbox Series S also comes with an octa-core processor but, with 512GB of NVMe SSD storage.
Both the new Xbox consoles are available for pre-orders since September while the sale will begin from tomorrow. The Xbox Series X is available with a price tag of Rs. 49,990 whereas the Xbox Series S is available at Rs. 34,990. The PlayStation 5 is available at a price of Rs. 49,990 for the regular model and Rs. 39,990 for the Digital Edition. The PlayStation 5 regular and Digital editions, both are exactly the same in terms of specifications except the presence or absence of the disc drive but, the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X both are different from each other.
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S comparison and specifications:
Both the Sony PlayStation 5 regular and Digital Edition are powered with a 3.5GHz AMD Zen 2-based octa-core CPU coupled with 16GB of GDDR6. In comparison, the Xbox Series X also has a Zen 2-based octa-core CPU clocked at a maximum of 3.8GHz coupled with 16GB of GRRD6 RAM. The Xbox Series S which is below the Xbox Series X is also powered by an octa-core Zen 2-based CPU clocked at 3.6GHz and is coupled with 10GB of GDDR6 RAM.
The PlayStation 5’s graphics are controlled by a 10.28 teraFLOPS custom RDNA 2 GPU which is clocked at 2.2GHz and the Xbox Series X has a custom RDNA 2.0 GPU which is capable of 12 teraFLOPS of performance and is clocked at 1.8GHz whereas the Xbox Series S comes along with a custom RDNA 2 GPU as well and with a 4 teraFLOPS output which is clocked at 1.5GHz.
The PlayStation 5 has the Zen 2-based octa-core CPU and is paired with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and 825GB of NVMe SSD storage. The Xbox Series X’s CPU is also coupled with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM but exceeds in terms of storage as the Xbox Series X offers 1TB of total NVMe SSD storage. Moreover, the Xbox Series X also offers expandable storage via a Seagate Expansion card or a USB 3.1 external HDD which is missing on the PlayStation 5 currently. Sony claims that it will add support for expandable storage via a software upgrade later. The Xbox Series S comes with 10GB of GDDR6 RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD storage and also gives expandable storage.
The Xbox Series X has the ability to support 120FPS gameplay in 4K resolution and it has Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and Dolby TrueHD with Atmos. The Microsoft console supports up to 8K HDR resolution and has various other video features like Auto Low Latency Mode, HDMI Variable Refresh Rate and AMD FreeSync.
The Xbox Series S gives only up to 1440 pixels resolution gameplay with up to 120FPS frame rate. The Xbox Series S also comes with similar features as Series X like Auto Low Latency Mode, HDMI Variable Refresh Rate and AMD FreeSync. The Xbox Series S is not much different in terms of sound and supports both Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and Dolby TrueHD with Atmos.
Like the Xbox Series X, the PlayStation 5 also supports up to 120FPS gaming in 4K resolution. It further supports 60FPS frame rate in 8K resolution and uses Sony’s 3D Tempest audio.