Xbox Vs. PlayStation


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Marcus Toles, Staff Writer

Console wars have been part of the gaming community for generations, but one of the largest arguments between fellow gamers that has developed over the years of gaming is the Xbox vs PlayStation debate. Although both consoles are great in their respective territory, there can only be one true winner when determining which is better. But in order to accomplish this task, we have to look at both the consoles as a whole. 

PlayStation and Xbox are the face of game consoles for Sony and Microsoft. Both are large companies and have been making games for many generations so to simplify the contest we  will be looking at the newest addition gaming console from each company, Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. As far as revenue, Sony is currently ahead with 32 million sold Ps5 whereas Microsoft has around 20 million according to Forbes.                                                        

Although the previous generation of consoles was the race to better resolution that was achieved with the ps4 pro and xbox one. The next step for the next gen consoles is frame rate and ray tracing. Both consoles still play in 4k, but now runs faster, feels more responsive and looks much better than the previous generation of consoles.

As far as price goes in the U.S., the two consoles price at the same $499 for the standard edition and both provide a cheaper alternative of the diskless edition pricing at $399 for the Ps5 and a little bit cheaper for the Xbox coming in at $299. The price range is no surprise as the Ps5 diskless version has all the same qualities as the standard edition minus the actual disk intake. Whereas the Xbox alternative option has several downgrades that make the console perform slightly under the standard version.

As we dive into the specs of each console according to   WhathifiIn the battle of the spec sheets, the PS5 appears to lose out against the Xbox Series X. Both have 8-core CPUs from AMD, but the Xbox’s are clocked at 3.8GHz while the PS5’s are 3.5GHz. Both consoles also use AMD graphics processors, with the Xbox’s providing 12 teraflops of power to the PS5’s 10.28 teraflops. Both consoles use SSDs (solid-state drives) rather than mechanical hard disk drives, with Microsoft offering a terabyte of storage to the PS5’s 825GB. But the way Sony has designed and integrated the PS5’s storage makes it so fast (more than twice as fast as that of the Series X, in fact) that it essentially boosts overall console performance.”

As far as each console goes there is very little difference in performance between the two, both being great additions to a gamer’s arsenal. Personally, I prefer the Ps5 in many different aspects. Such as the unique style that they created with the look of the console itself and the amazing visuals that they provide to make you feel immersed within the console itself.

Although the two consoles are very similar and equal on paper, the better console ultimately comes down to personal preference.