You no longer have to speculate about the new features of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) which will be released in Europe on November 19, 2020. A few things have already been announced about the Xbox Series X, which we can expect on November 10. Radar lists the differences between this next generation of game consoles from Sony and Microsoft respectively. The new generation of game consoles offers, among other things, nicer graphics, a shorter loading time and better quality games.
PlayStation 5: with and without disk drive
The PlayStation 5 was already shown to the general public on June 11 during the Sony event ‘The future of gaming’. At the end of the presentation it was announced that there will be a version with and one without a disk drive (PlayStation 5 Digital Edition). Both versions are identical in terms of other hardware. The playstation 5 review opens up more about the same.
The PS5 is vertical, but you can also place it horizontally. The sides are white with a black interior and blue lighting in between. There is also a charging station for two DualSense controllers, an HD camera for the console, a wireless headset (the Pulse 3D) and a remote control.
In terms of compatibility between PS4 and PS5 accessories, Sony announced that the current DualShock 4 controller will also work on PS5, but only for PS4 games. For PS5 games you need the new DualSense controller. The console also gets a completely new user interface.
PS5 more difficult to obtain due to chip problems
Bloomberg, a financial services company specializing in software, media and statistical data on the financial markets, recently reported that Sony can produce fewer PlayStations than expected due to chip problems (until March 2021). It would be 4 million consoles (from 15 to 11 million). This may make the PS5 temporarily more difficult to obtain. You can go for ps5 vs ps4 options there.
Xbox Series X
Microsoft showed images of the new Xbox Series X on July 23. There will be fifty optimized games for the new Xbox in 2020. These games also work normally on the Xbox One, but the Xbox Series X offers better graphics and a better ‘frames-per-second’ (refresh of the picture per second).
The PS5 and the Xbox Series X cost the same: 500 dollars. The PS5 Digital Edition is 100 dollars cheaper (400 dollars). The Xbox Series S, for gaming in a lower resolution, costs 300 dollars.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X processors are identical. The Xbox Series X has 1 TB of memory, while the P5 has 825 GB of memory. Both are SSD memory, which means that the loading times are much faster than previous generations of the consoles. Despite the smaller storage space than the Xbox Series X, the PS5 theoretically has a faster loading time, according to Sony. The target resolution of both consoles is 4K.
On the PS5 you can expect Final Fantasy XVI, a new God of War, Horizon: Forbidden West and Spider-man: Miles Morales, among others. On the Xbox Series X these are some exclusives: Fabel, State of Decay 3, Forza Motorsport and Halo. More exclusives can still be added. When it comes to games, it is therefore a matter of preference whether you choose one or the other console. You can expect many games, such as the latest FIFA or Call of Duty, on both consoles.
On the PS5 you can play almost all current PS4 games, including PS4 games optimized for PS4-Pro. On Xbox Series X, you can play all Xbox One games and a limited number of Xbox 360 and original Xbox games.
Order in advance
So Xbox Series X will be available worldwide from November 10. You can pre-order it from September 22nd. The PS5 can be pre-ordered from today, September 17, at a number of selected parties. It will be available in Europe from 19 November.