Because the configuration information of both systems has been announced, I will make a quick comparison between the two sides to help you choose your console.
In just two short days, both Microsoft and Sony announced the exact configuration of their next-gen console. Perhaps this is just a coincidence, but it also partly shows that “big ideas meet” and the competition between these two consoles is starting to accelerate. In this article, I want to give you an overview of the differences between the two consoles and help you easily decide which one you want to buy on the holidays later this year. Even if you are going to buy both, the article will probably have a lot of useful information for you.
The release date for both platforms was just broadly summed up to be “the end of the year holiday”, probably in late November or early December to coincide with world gamers’ shopping. However, with the current outbreak of Corona virus disease, it is likely that rare events will occur when they are officially launched.
As with the release date, the exact pricing for both consoles has not been announced. If based on information revealed in February, PS5 will probably cost quite a bit higher than the PS4 because it says that the production cost of PS5 is $ 450. For comparison, the PS4 production cost is about $ 381 and sold for $ 400. The reason for this is thought to be because phone manufacturers have been collecting RAM chips, which have led to high prices, affecting Sony. The Xbox Series X side has absolutely no information, but it will certainly be affected by the current price increase of RAM chips.
In fact, even if the price of RAM chips has not increased, the prices of next-gen consoles may still increase because of the terrible components that Microsoft and Sony have stuffed into their products.
As you can see in the table above, the Xbox Series X and PS5 have many similarities in terms of configuration as well as “whistling” each other in terms of specifications. Both CPUs and GPUs of the two systems are ordered separately rather than products available on the market, so comparing them at this time based only on numbers such as GHz or teraflop is not appropriate. According to the published information, both will support ray-tracing in real time (similar to NVIDIA’s RTX card) so gamers will enjoy this modern technology without having to buy a PC. terrible.
SSDs are another common point of both. Here, Microsoft has the advantage of capacity when having a 1TB hard drive and Sony has only 825 GB, but Sony has previously said that with new technology, they can reduce the size of the game by cutting out the parts that must be added to the game. to compensate for slow HDD loading speed. Therefore, it is possible that the game volume on PS5 will be smaller than Xbox Series X (it is not clear whether Microsoft will do the same). Both also allow storage expansion, but each has its own limitation: Xbox Series X must use the same type of hard drive as its internal hard drive, while PS5 must use Sony-certified hard drives. take. Sony says that gamers may have to wait a while after PS5 is released for this certification to be done.
Virtual reality and backward compatibility?
We already know that gamers can reuse the PlayStation VR headset for PS5 without having to buy new glasses, but it’s unclear whether the existing games on this glass will work on PS5. Meanwhile Xbox X Series will not have VR – Mr. Phil Spencer, Microsoft’s Xbox director said that “no one needs VR.” As such, this is the first major difference between the two systems and may affect the decisions of gamers right now.
On the backwards compatible front, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will allow gamers to play back the old games as soon as they are released. But this is another separation of tactics to attract gamers between these two gladiators.
Specifically, Sony’s chief architect of the system, Mark Cerny, said that the PS5 will be backward compatible with “most of the top-end games in terms of play time” for PS4 and PS4 Pro, but it’s not clear how many games. The reason Mr. Mark came up to explain why is that most but not all is because some games are programmed in a way that is incompatible with the power of PS5, and Sony has to test each game one by one. , but this testing is going smoothly. Mark Cerny also said that gamers can store old games on regular external hard drives and run them on PS5 to save SSD storage for next-gen games.
On the Microsoft side, they frankly said that if you buy Xbox Series X, gamers can play any Xbox game that has been released before, regardless of whether it is Xbox, Xbox 360 or Xbox One. Some games developed for Xbox One will also be upgraded on the Xbox Series X such as Gears of War 5. In addition, Microsoft also has a “cross buy” program (actually called Smart Delivery) to allow the game. gamers buy games on Xbox One and get the free Xbox Series X. Cyberpunk 2077 is the first game to be announced for this show, and this is the strong point of the Xbox Series X. Meanwhile, Sony seems inferior to Microsoft on the backward compatibility front when they say nothing about the fate of older PS games like PS3, PS2, …
What Sony lost in backward compatibility, it seems they removed the gauze with an exclusive game array (although many games for PS5 and Xbox Series X may be on both PS4 and Xbox One). From Sony, Godfall, The Last of Us part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and maybe a new Spider-Man game after Sony bought Insomniac recently. Microsoft currently has only one name to show off as Halo Infinite, but maybe we will hear more new names in the future because in the last few years, this giant has aggressively splashed out money to buy multiple studios. Famous game in the world.
With all of this information, hopefully it helps you know where to buy the next system, or get closer to the final decision. Please let me know and your readers know your choice below!