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PS5 vs Xbox Series: which should you buy?

PS5 or Xbox Series which should you buy? Choosing a new console is not too easy, but it will be your friend in the next 6-7 years.

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masterfox70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

"If it’s power in a box then the Xbox Series X is the best console"

Meanwhile in reality the Playstation 5 has been kicking the xbox rear since release date in terms of games and visuals, oh well. :) ...oh and controller too, oh game console design also, lol

Aquafiniac70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

There is nothing on both the PS5 and Xbox at the moment, but what Xbox has is day one games on a cheap subscription so they are offering something. I don’t doubt The PS5 to produce amazing games, probably the best but as of right now Xbox.

CaptainHenry91669d ago

Actually the PS5 had better launch exclusives than the series X

Rude-ro69d ago

They are everything from last gen.
Last gen was mostly about the previous gen outside of third party games.

I do not get your sales pitch there.
Are you telling people that the 360 era was so good that it put Microsoft in last place last gen due to running with those old titles?
If it made them lose 50% of their market shares world wide..why buy their new console and subscribe into said company that has done nothing to keep their software fresh and exciting... for over ten years?

RauLeCreuset69d ago

From the makers of "E3 was a tie" comes "there is nothing on both." Out now, in a comment section near you!

roboteye69d ago

PS Collection. You get access to some of the highest rated PS4 games day 1.

darthv7269d ago (Edited 69d ago )

Honestly, there is no right or wrong answer because everyone is different and will choose what they like.
Realistically, we know that aint gonna happen and those who 'choose' are going to get down voted accordingly.

Babadook769d ago (Edited 69d ago )

Yes. Xbox guys say there is nothing on both ps5 and xsx. Owners of ps5 meanwhile are swimming in great exclusives. Metacritic of course proves the point.

DOMination-68d ago

I notice that N4G removed the two articles from yesterday detailing all of the dysfunction within SIE at the moment. Standard.

bouzebbal68d ago

I'll go for the one with most next gen games.

S2Killinit68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

And then game after game you will slowly regret once again doubting that the games of the generation are on PlayStation. And then it dawns on you that all year youve been playing games on game pass that you would not have paid money for, and that the same amount of money and the same amount of time, could have been spent on masterpieces. Dun dun duuuun.

UltraNova68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Just got my PS5, finally the wait is over! Astro has been the best possible introduction to the dualsense! Love every minute of it. Next up Miles morales!

Fu** yeah!

bouzebbal67d ago

Ultra

Was well worth the wait 👌🏽
Get ready for RE8

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Jin_Sakai70d ago

Both consoles are so close in performance is negligible. Game Pass is a great service and Xbox has better BC.

I like the Dual Sense haptics a lot but unfortunately my controller has extremely bad stick drift. I like both consoles but I have to got with Series X myself.

Aquafiniac70d ago

I honestly thought I was gonna go PS5 this gen but Sony underestimated the competition. PS5 is gonna be worth it in a couple years

FlavorLav0169d ago (Edited 69d ago )

You’re account must’ve been hacked. Xbox series has had nothing since launch. Games over “services”, Haptics over rumble, actual launch titles over “here’s gamepass” and the rest written on an IOU from MS. Sony hands down has proven they care about gaming as an interactive medium overall, MS on the other hand cares more about turning it all into a giant service. Which one should I throw my spare cash behind 🤔

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Army_of_Darkness69d ago

So basically, everyone who chooses the series X are essentially using it to play their last gen games for better performance....
I wouldn't buy a $600 next gen console for that lol!

crazyCoconuts69d ago

No stick drift for me. Getting free PS5 games to play every month with PS+, and there have been a few great exclusives already. PS5 is the obvious answer for me. Xbox has promises.

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SierraGuy69d ago

Series x stutters too much.

Gamebreaker.

JustTheFax68d ago

@Army_of_Darkness That is what PS5 owners are doing once they finish their PS3 remake and Astro game demo! They insert/download their PS4 upgraded games like Spiderman MM and Sackboy, or download the free PS4 games they got with the console. Would you buy a $600 next gen console for that? lol

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darthv7269d ago

i would not be surprised if we actually see more dual platform owners this gen than last. It would likely be similar to the 7th gen with almost a 1:1 in terms of platform adoption.

I know I'm planning on getting both.

Wintersun61669d ago

I assume you don't have a decent PC. If you would, there would be no reason to buy an xbox.

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darthv7269d ago

@winter, I used to like gaming on PC back in the 90's with the likes of counter strike and half life 2 but I've always been a console player since the 70's. I don't play on PC anymore, not since those days and the many-a-LAN party Id go to.

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lukejd108868d ago

It’s funny that this comment has 19 disagrees to 10 agrees. Why do PlayStation people have to be able to say “my toy is better”

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JustTheFax68d ago

@Wintersun616 I have a more than decent pc and I still like the xbox because I have access to all my xbox 360 games that I have forgotten about when I switched to ps4 last gen. Plus they have some game pass exclusive games like Hotshot Racing and Outriders that aren't on PC game pass. But going forward I am going to be recommending xbox to friends who don't have the money to build a beefy pc, and don't really care about sony exclusives.

@rakentaja You know you can connect a PC to a big TV right? I have mine connected to my 4k/120hz TV and my RTX 3080 works fine with my tv, even with 120hz, HDR, and VRR. But you do have a point about the xbox doing 4k/60 for less than a PC which is why I will recommend it to people looking for an upgrade.

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Shiken69d ago

Still hanging on to those early cross gen ports I see, while more recent comparisons tend to favor the Series X...especially in resolution.

Bots and ponies need to chill on the power comparisons till actual next gen games are released, that are built for the new tech from the ground up. They are such a coin toss now that either side just looks stupid for trying to bring them up.

RazzerRedux68d ago

Actually, more recent comparisons have been nearly identical. Series X typically has had more pixels, but PS5 has had more frames. But we are talking fractional differences either way.

"They are such a coin toss now that either side just looks stupid for trying to bring them up."

I would agree with you except for the fact that lot of Xbox fans spent the majority of last year bragging about XSX's 12 teraflops advantage. Heck, a lot of them were bending over backwards trying to say PS5 had just a 9 teraflop GPU which was bullshit from the get-go. So I'd say PS5 fans are justified in bringing up the fact that the XSX power advantage hasn't turned out to be an advantage at all.

IamTylerDurden169d ago (Edited 69d ago )

Hasn't the bullshit power narrative set by Phil Spencer been washed by now? SX hasn't performed any better than PS5. The article should say, if you want specs on paper, go with SX.

PS5 has been the more technically impressive console by a longshot. The DualSense alone has been a huge advantage and the SSD showed out some basic strengths in optimized games like Demon's Souls and Miles, but Ratchet is right around the corner and the future of this technology goes far beyond simple load times, as certain devs have recently alluded.

And yes, despite misunderstood specs on paper, PlayStation continues the trend of better looking exclusives. Demon's Souls, Miles, and even Godfall despite it's mixed reception all look incredible, visually. Once Horizon and God of War release, hopefully 2021, I expect this advantage to grow for PlayStation as the previous games in those franchises were arguably the best looking games on console at release. Ratchet also looks to be beautiful and even Returnal has the potential to surprise.

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Sayai jin69d ago

Red meat for the fanboys. Get the one you or both you want.

He said, console design. Smh...that is subjective at best, but expected.

Enjoy your games boys and girls.

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lukejd108868d ago

Ps5 honestly makes my setup look like I’m a star wars nerd or something.

Mrgamesalot68d ago

Certainly not in controller design imo. I used to play on PS but moved to Xbox with the 360. Prior to that I thought the Dual Sense was the best controlled there could ever be and never understood the 360 off set analogue sticks. That said, as soon as I picked it up it felt way more comfortable and natural to me. Everyone will have their own opinion, but it's this fanboyism commentaries with no thought that is a complete joke.

TheEroica68d ago

Wow.. this is some deranged reality right here. It's a king of fanboy type comment.

masterfox68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

I thought this was the reality:

PS5 sales approximately: 6.3 m
Xbox X Sales approximately: 3.8 m

If this is not the reality so then you must be living in somekind of crazy multiverse were gamepass is making the xbox sell like hotcakes. lol

TheEroica68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

Riiiiight. So you just claimed reality was that ps5 had better "games, visuals and controller" and then fell back on sales when pressed.

Doesn't get much more insecure in your original statement than that.

masterfox68d ago

@theEro

Insecure? pressed?, seriously what are you talking about lol, PS5 got those sales and still growing cause all those factors I mention in my original first post, you know people tend to like new stuff and if it looks futuristic even more, even even more if is backed up by huge respectable company as Sony, also didn't realize that xbox sales I mention are also including the Xbox Series S, and so this proves gamepass is not the game changer everyone is claiming to be, and that's because I can literally go to my local Costco and buy a Series S , there is a bunch of those if not a full stack of cardboard things to pick up, still don't worry I will applaud MS when they start receiving new nice looking real next gen games, hell I would be even happy for them if at least they announce and show some gameplay of at least one of them. lol

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Aquafiniac70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

I bought the Xbox series first. With MS pumping everything they got on game pass it would be dumb for me not to. MS pumping everything they got on game pass it would be dumb for me not to.
I’ll buy a PS5 when it gets easier to find, but tbh I don’t like how Sony been running lately.
I didn’t even know psnow was being sold for a dollar.
Honestly Jim is trash

Zeebo31470d ago

You don't like free games from Play at Home, or the huge improvement in the PS+ games on PS4 or the day 1 PS5 games?

I feel like Jim and PlayStation aren't getting enough credit for what they're actually doing.

Aquafiniac70d ago (Edited 70d ago )

I will give credit where it’s due.
PlayStation is giving away free games but their PR is absolute trash.
I didn’t even know some games were free until it’s to late
Like what I said above.. didn’t even know PSnow was being sold for a $1. Now it’s to late

Edit
I actually went on there again and they are offering a 7 day free trial. Gonna try it.

isarai70d ago

@aqua

Sooooo your determining factor is how good their PR is, not games?... you do you bro 👍

jznrpg69d ago

@Aquafiniac I play games not PR . PR is mostly what’s driving Xbox , I will take the games PS has instead .

Shiken69d ago

I will have a PS5 eventually when Ragnarok comes out, but I went with Series X first this time as well. I just like how MS is approaching things this gen and how well they are handling gamepass. And I am someone who prior to this gen, always picked PS from the PS2 through the PS4.

Charlieboy33369d ago

Sounds llike you are the one doing all the pumping....with Phil.

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RazzerRedux68d ago

"My biggest complaint with Sony are their fanboys."

Fanboys are not exclusive to any company or platform. Xbox fanboys, Sony fanboys, Nintendo fanboys.....ther are all the same. Pretending one group is worse than the others is a symptom of fanboyism all in itself.

Fluke_Skywalker68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

@Frank_Castle
I assume you weren't on this site back in the PS3 360 generation? It wasn't a pleasant place to be for a Sony fanboy. The xbox fanboys were far more plentiful and far more toxic back then. You couldn't say anything positive about Sony.

anast69d ago

...and Game Pass is the luxury option? Taste can't be measured, I suppose.

sactownlawyer91669d ago

I’m the opposite I got a ps5 and Xbox series x on day 1. Even with having gamepass I play my Xbox maybe 5% of gaming time and that’s being generous.

DarthMarvin69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

Disagree with everything except about Jim. He is a pretty awful leader.

Chevalier68d ago

"PlayStation is giving away free games but their PR is absolute trash."

So you're saying you can't read?! All the free games have had separate articles on this site! Are you blind? Missing free games is on you. Lol. Just idiotic.

Buying a game console for PR?! Yeah now it makes sense you got an Xbox. Lol

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isarai70d ago

Bought a PS5, cause it has next gen games i cant get anywhere else. I buy consoles for games, so I went with the one with the games 🤷‍♂️...

Shiken69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

The remake of a PS3 game, a tech demo, and Godfall?

I mean literally everything elae that has come out for PS5 is cross gen or multiplat, so not sure what you are talking about here. I mean Sony promised games in 2021, but so far most have been delayed.

Christopher69d ago

Demon's Souls remake, Destruction AllStars, Godfall, Astro isn't a remake (though, not worth really talking about, IMHO).

Einhander197169d ago

Yes blame the pandemic for that, that's why everything is delayed. Just like everything else in life. Its not Sonys fault!

Shiken69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

@Christopher

I never said Astro was a remake. It is more of a tech demo to me. Godfall was a flop. And Demon Souls is a remake of a PS3 game....not sure what you are trying to say.

I forgot about Destruction All Stars. But that one extra game with a 63 on metacritic isn't much to write home about.

My point stands. I just find it funny that people claim PS5 has so many games they can only play on PS5, when the only good game is a remake. And since those early days, nothing new has come.

The reason I say I will get a PS5 when Ragnarok comes out, is because I will play Horizon 2 on my PS4 Pro. Once again supporting the fact that I don't need a PS5 YET. I will say Ratchet looks good, but I can wait for it.

isarai69d ago

a remake that looks better than anything else i've played so far, with near instantaneous loading screens (if you can even call a 2sec transition a "loading screen". and a 7-11hr "tech demo" that's the best platformer i've played in over five years? oh and what exclusive did the competition have? exactly. you can talk crap about what launch games PS5 had, most launches are mediocre anyways, but what's that say about Xbox who literally launched with nothing exclusive or even 1st party.

Shiken68d ago

"Best platformer I played in years"

Ori from MS, and Nintendo in general say hi. If it is platformers you want, look outside of the Sony bubble.

isarai68d ago (Edited 68d ago )

@shiken

Who says I haven't? And also why are you talking like the launch titles are all im talking about? I'm talking about all of their exclusives. Ratchet & Clank, returnal, God of war, and yeah even though horizon fw will be cross gen, I still want the next gen version over the current gen version.

JustTheFax68d ago

@isarai and I will ask the same question that I asked before, and all I got were butthurt responses with "but but what about xbox?". What NEW next gen exclusives are you playing, now that you beat those launch titles that can be played through in a week at the most? What can't you get anywhere else? Godfall & Destruction Allstars? Exactly.

Astro demo was pretty good though, about the only game to really take advantage of the dualsense so far, at least that I have played. Sackboy did a pretty good job with the haptics too.

But I would say Super Mario Odyssey was the best platformer I have played in the past 5 years.

Chevalier68d ago

Returnal, Ratchet and Clank, Horizon and GoW all around the corner. So plenty of new exclusives incoming. What does Xbox have till Halo? Playstation and Nintendo just roll along and just keep releasing game after game. Consistency is a thing for them. Xbox not so much.

Shiken68d ago

God of War definitely will not be here before late 2022, think again. Horizon 2 is possible for holiday 2021, but you don't need a PS5 to play it. I will be playing it on PS4 Pro. Even so, it could be delayed into early 2022 as well.

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CaptainHenry91669d ago

I went with PS5 and PC because I can play 100% Microsoft exclusives on PC and can't play all of Sony exclusives on PC yet that's why I decided to invest in a PS5. But keep in mind if the day comes that Sony releases all their exclusives on PC day one the days of the consoles will be over for me.

RazzerRedux69d ago

100% the same. PS and PC grants me access to 100% of the games I'm interested in playing See no reason for that to change. But yeah, PS games on PC day one would mean one less gaming platform for me as well.

darthv7269d ago

If I was still a PC player I would be doing the same thing but I have always been a console kid at heart (ever since Pong in 77) so that is where my heart lies and why I will continue to get the consoles themselves. I totally respect people who play on PC because we all play games for our own reasons but the takeaway is that we enjoy what we play no matter how we play.

AngelicIceDiamond69d ago

It'll be over for you? What are you gonna do break down mentally? That's a weird thing to say.

RazzerRedux69d ago

@AngelicIceDiamond

"But keep in mind if the day comes that Sony releases all their exclusives on PC day one the days of the consoles will be over for me."

You misread. He won't be buying consoles any more. Neither will I.

CaptainHenry91669d ago

darthv72
I respect that

@Razzer

I don't think Sony will do that though. But you never know with Jim Ryan

Petebloodyonion68d ago

I agree with the PC comment but there's a huge flaw with the argument.
The cost of a comparable PC vs a Serie X.
Great for you if you already have a better or equivalent rig but try to buy a good PC for the same price?
Here's Pc world attempt
https://www.pcworld.com/art...

RazzerRedux68d ago

@Petebloodyonion

The flaw in your argument is that you cannot find a console comparable to a higher end PC at any price so it works both ways. Simple fact of the matter is I can upgrade my PC while console gamers have to pay for entire new hardware. I did a completely new build two years ago and my PC still outperforms any console. That cost me about $1500. PS5 and XSX are $500 a piece. So it isn't that far off. In two to three years, console gamers will have spent another $500 a piece for mid-gen consoles. I'll just upgrade around the same price. Add in the savings in online gaming and the cheaper price of games overall on PC and suddenly this isn't as simple as pricing out an "equivalent" PC to console.

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Tacoboto69d ago (Edited 69d ago )

That's such a tired argument. The only next-gen exclusives out now from Sony are a PS3 remake and a free pack-in. My PS5's taken me through Demon's Souls, Astro Bot, Spider-Man MM, and Ghost of Tsushima to completion, and a bit in Hitman 3 so I've got well about 150 hours logged in the thing. My spouse and I've played Mortal Kombat 11 a lot (and mutually agree how stupid it is that we can't use the DS4 anymore when we could at the system's launch). I want to go through Sekiro next because it's a stable 60fps finally. For the next year at minimum, the minority of the games we're gonna play will be exclusive.

Meanwhile on Series S, in that same time frame I've played through Halo 3 again, countless hours of MCC mutliplayer, Gears 5's surprise DLC that was better than the main game, Ninja Gaiden 2 (from a sale before it got taken off GP), Forza Horizon 4, Call of the Sea to completion, the Medium to completion, the awful Falconeer, and started up on Skyrim finally after all these years. I'll finally play through Dishonored 1 & 2 soon, and give Doom 3 a shot. I've got many more hours on it than the PS5 that's cost three times as much between games and a controller I really shouldn't have needed to buy just to play a fighting game.

You people act so high and mighty that you have games you "can't" play anywhere else that you forget gaming should be about fun instead of... backwards-thinking petty plastic tribalism.

EDIT: Totally forgot about Destruction Allstars existing still. Slipped off my mind after Sony decided that $70 game was better off being F2P