Differentiating PS5 vs Xbox Series X vs Xbox Series S

In the world of game consoles, PlayStation and Xbox have always been the top names when it comes to delivering excellent gaming experiences. Currently, the competition between PS5 and the latest Xbox models, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, is drawing the attention of gamers worldwide. These three devices represent innovation in technology and provide top-notch gaming experiences for users. All three models are pioneers in technology, delivering outstanding gaming experiences.

However, each device has its own advantages and unique features. In this article, let’s explore the differences between the three models: PS5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S.

Comparison of PS5 vs Xbox Specifications:

PS5Xbox Series XXbox Series S
CPUAMD Zen 2 8-core 3.5GHzAMD Zen 2 8-core, 3.8GHzAMD Zen 2 8-core 3.6GHz
GPU10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs 2.23GHz12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs 1.825GHz4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs 1.565GHz
Internal Storage825GB Custom SSD1TB Custom NVMe SSD512GB Custom NVMe SSD
ResolutionUp to 8KUp to 8KUp to 2K
Frame Rate120FPS120FPS120FPS
Disc Drive4K UHD Blu-ray (Drive version)4K UHD Blu-rayNo Disc Drive
Exclusive Games
Spider-Man Series, Horizon Series, God of War Series, Gran Turismo SeriesHalo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade Series, Forza Horizon Series, Gears of War seriesHalo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade Series, Forza Horizon Series, Gears of War series


In theory, when looking at the specifications of the Xbox Series X, it seems to outperform the PS5. However, in practice, both models perform similarly, supporting games at 4K 120FPS or even 8K resolution, although most games currently do not support this resolution.

On the other hand, the Xbox Series S has significantly lower technical specifications than the PS5 and Xbox Series X, as it can run games at 2K resolution and support up to 120FPS. However, within the price range of the Xbox Series S, you might also consider the PS5 Digital Edition.

Exclusive Games:

Exclusive games play a crucial role in defining the identity of gaming consoles, with each platform having its own set of exclusive titles. On the PlayStation side, games like the God of War series and Spider-Man are prominent. On the Xbox side, there are games such as the Halo series and Forza Horizon series. While these Xbox exclusives are available on Xbox Series consoles, they also appear on PC.

Although it’s labeled as non-exclusive, the quantity of Xbox exclusive games seems to lag behind that of PlayStation. This lack of exclusivity could potentially impact the Xbox gaming console brand. However, Microsoft has plans to address this through the Xbox Game Pass, offering their games on this platform.

Here’s a list of some popular exclusive games for the PS platform:

  • God of War
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Returnal
  • Demon’s Souls

And here are some popular exclusive games for the Xbox platform:

  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Gears 5
  • Scorn
  • Fable 4
  • Starfield
  • State of Decay 3

Xbox Game Pass vs PS Plus:

Currently, PS Plus remains largely unchanged from previous years. However, PlayStation is planning to compete directly with Xbox Game Pass by using PS Plus and PS Now to launch the PlayStation cloud platform.

Regarding cloud gaming, it’s impossible not to mention Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which has made waves in the gaming industry. Users can play most games available on Xbox Game Pass, and, in addition, EA games are also accessible for free with the standard Xbox Game Pass subscription. Furthermore, Microsoft has acquired two major AAA game developers, Bethesda and Activision Blizzard, promising users a lineup of high-quality games on the Xbox Game Pass platform.

Xbox and PlayStation Controllers:

Both controllers are of high quality and widely used. They share a similar design with all the necessary buttons. The PS controller uses symbols like triangle, circle, and X, while the Xbox controller uses buttons labeled as ABXY. However, the haptic feedback feature is more advantageous on the PS5 controller, even though this feature is only supported in recent games. It remains a positive aspect for the player’s experience.

However, Xbox excels in backward compatibility with their older devices. Users can utilize all accessories from the Xbox One series with the current Xbox Series X/S models. On the other hand, for the PS5, compatibility with older devices seems less common. However, in terms of accessories, PS offers a variety, including charging docks, headphones, and even the recent PSVR 2 headset, which is quite impressive. Unfortunately, Xbox seems to have no plans or initiatives related to VR.


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