Xbox Series X vs. PS5

Last Updated & Fact Checked:  June 1, 2020

The next generation of gaming consoles are almost here and we’re starting to find out all the details of the Xbox Series X and the PS5 and we are starting to put together our Xbox Series X vs. PS5 comparison.

At Product Versus, we’ve tried to make the Xbox Series X vs. PS5 comparison as simple as possible – but at this stage, until we get our hands on some test models of the Xbox Series X and PS5, our comparison comes down to product specs but we’ll keep our readers updated as soon as we get to perform a hand-on test.

Xbox Series X vs. PS5 Specs Comparison

Title
Xbox Series X
PlayStation 5
Price
TBD
TBD
Release Date
Holiday 2020
Holiday 2020
CPU
8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2
8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2
GPU
12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
RAM
16 GB GDDR6
16 GB GDDR6
Storage
1 TB custom NVMe SSD
825 GB custom SSD
Resolution
Up to 8K
Up to 8K
Frame Rate
Up to 120 fps
Up to 120 fps
Optical Disc Drive
4K UHD Blu-ray
4K UHD Blu-ray
Key Exclusives
Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Godfall, Halo
More Information
Title
Xbox Series X
Price
TBD
Release Date
Holiday 2020
CPU
8-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2
GPU
12.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
RAM
16 GB GDDR6
Storage
1 TB custom NVMe SSD
Resolution
Up to 8K
Frame Rate
Up to 120 fps
Optical Disc Drive
4K UHD Blu-ray
Key Exclusives
Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
More Information
Title
PlayStation 5
Price
TBD
Release Date
Holiday 2020
CPU
8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 2
GPU
10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
RAM
16 GB GDDR6
Storage
825 GB custom SSD
Resolution
Up to 8K
Frame Rate
Up to 120 fps
Optical Disc Drive
4K UHD Blu-ray
Key Exclusives
Godfall, Halo
More Information

Xbox Series X vs. PS5 Winner? TBD

On paper, the Xbox Series X has the better performance and graphics specs, but until we get the test both gaming consoles first hand, it’s unknown if this will actually mean the performance and graphics output is better than the PS5.

Both the Xbox Series X and PS5 will have levels of backwards compatibility and both are expected to be around the $500 price range – which seems like good value for money with the performance on offer.

Just like the previous generation of gaming consoles (Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro), your decision is likely to come down to which console has the better exclusive games. If you’re a Halo fan, then you’ll surely want the Xbox Series X; while if you’re an Assassins Creed fan, then you’ll surely want the PS5.

Or, you can be like us and be a fan of both gaming consoles and get both!

Full in-depth reviews and comparisons of the Xbox Series X and PS5 to come.