Another Generation of consoles is upon us and with that brings new headaches in determining which system is best for you. Obviously, for those who are dedicated to one company or the other the choice is a bit easier, but the decision on which model to spend your hard earned cash on is just a tad bit annoying.
With that said, we here at the Spoilerverse hope that we can help you in your search for your next console purchase.
|Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S||PlayStation 5||PS5 Digital|
|CPU||8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2||8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU @ 3.6GH||8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2||8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2|
|GPU||12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2||4 TFLOPS AMD RDNA 2 GPU.||10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2||10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2|
|Ram||16 GB GDDR6||10GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6||16 GB GDDR6|
|Storage||1 TB custom NVMe SSD||512GB PCIe Gen 4 NVME SSD||825 GB custom SSD||825 GB custom SSD|
|Resolution||Up to 8K||1440p||Up to 8K||Up to 8K|
|Frame Rate||Up to 120fps||Up to 120fps||Up to 120fps||Up to 120fps|
|Optical Disc Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray||N/A||4K UHD Blu-ray||N/A|
While every new Generation of consoles struggles with top tier exclusives off the bat. Sony has put together quite a list of games to look forward to in the next couple years. However, Microsoft is not to bawked at. With recent moves and some oldie but goody titles coming back, things could be looking up from the exclusive games side of things with Xbox. Let’s not forget to mention Xbox’s highly successful Xbox Game Pass now includes EA Play.
PlayStation: Horizon: Forbidden West, God of War: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7, Demon Souls, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Final Fantasy XVI
Xbox: Halo: Infinite, Fable, State of Decay 3, Forza Motorsport, As Dusk Falls, Scorn. Let’s also not forger that future Bethesda games may be Xbox Exclusives as well.
Those are just a handful of games to look forward to on both consoles, which will undoubtedly be the start to a very exciting and relentless generation of console gaming.
Breakdown, In Layman Terms
From a standpoint of graphics and power, the Xbox Series X is without a doubt the winner here. Your games are going to look crisper, load faster and overall have a better chance at reaching that true 4K clarity. However, when it comes to exclusive content, especially those from this past generations biggest series (God of War, Horizon and Last of Us) you may want to hope onto the PlayStation train.
Being honest though, I take it a lot of you will be looking to just get the most out of a system for the cheapest amount of money. And while we could go into further detail with how the additional teraflops in the Xbox Series X will enhance your game play in compassion to the PS5; all you want to know is what is going to be the best bang for you buck. Right?
The differences with the Series X and Series S are pretty substantial in regards to power and storage. However, Most people don’t have Televisions capable of handling the true 4K power of the new generation of consoles. Sitting at just $300, the Xbox Series S is a fantastic segway into this new era of gaming, if you don’t mind upgrading in the near future when you get a new T.V. Now, if you are someone who is all about Power and don’t want to look at upgrading again in a few years. The Xbox Series X at $500 is a solid choice that wont lead you astray. Especially now with Bethesda Software under the Xbox Studios umbrella, you would be sure to get some epic and awesome exclusives.
When it comes to the PS5 it comes down to this. Do you want a blu-ray player or not? If an optical drive is the least of your worries, then saving $100 and going with the all digital version is the best idea. It will have all the same specs as the version with the BR drive; but at a lower price of $400. Where PlayStation has Xbox against the ropes is their current library of exclusive games. While Microsoft is currently building an impressive array of developers and studios, their current line up is looking old and dated. On the flip side, Sony has been at the forefront for the better part of the last decade leading the way in new and innovated games which makes it hard to imagine they will let up anytime soon.
Let’s just hope they don’t rely too much on established titles and look to build on new IPs.
Robert is not only a Senior Editor for Spoilerverse.com but he also hosts both Bridging the Geekdoms and the Spoilerverse's premier Star Wars podcast, Shootin' the Sith. He is a passionate fan of movies, video games, comics and pretty much all things within the pop-culture world. He can be found on Twitter or over on his Bridging the Geekdoms YouTube channel where he talks about any rumors he is hearing as well as news that has dropped and more.