Playstation 5 vs Xbox Series X

Albert Jacob, Contributing Writer

Open to the public back in November 2020, the PS5 and Xbox Series X have battled for enticement in many aspects for the interest of consumers. Compared to the old counterparts the consoles display new innovations, impressive memory capabilities, and more importantly improvements to the graphics of games. Besides the confusing structure of the consoles they hold a graphics unit in teraflops. Teraflops are far beyond the average rendering of phones and can be held similar to PC’s. The Xbox Series X had outperformed the PS5 by almost 2 teraflops; however, in consideration of consumers most wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. 

However, the CPU or central processing unit also may hold great value in a consumers choice. This part of the machine determines clock speed or how fast you load in the game. Though the Xbox once again holds a higher speed at 3.8GHz, the PS5 is almost just as fast with a speed of 3.5GHz. Besides these small margins in speed and graphics, the prices remain within the same range of each other staying between 400 to 500 dollars.  Both contain 4K resolution, HDR, USB ports, and availability happened within two days of each other. 

Xbox and PS have rivaled the quality of consoles for longer than just the PS5 and the Series X. Over the years the improvements became unrecognizable and today there is barely any difference between them. However, consumers choose the PS5 where graphics and speed are made up in innumerable ways. The PS5’s design allows the game to become more immersive through the handheld device. The sensory and game controls were improved to collaborate with the players actions. On top of this, most consumers agree that with several multiplayer games being free on Playstation combined with new exclusive games that are not out on Xbox is the reason for the PS5’s more than double in sales. In actuality, graphics play a smaller part compared to the experience which is why so many prefer the PS5.