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PS5 & Xbox Series x what we know so far?

Console wars has always been the talk of the day ever since the dawn of modern gaming. The audience has always kept asking for more and more and the competitors of the gaming console era has always kept awing the audience.

With the release of PS5 and Xbox series x the next-gen gaming consoles were introduced to us. Both claiming to be the pioneer of next-gen gaming. Now more than two month have been passed since the release of both consoles now it all come down to this question what we know so far? check out our blogs on reveal of PS5 and Microsoft Project Scarlet.

People are impressed by both consoles as they both provide up to 8k resolution, high frame rates and powerful processors backed by speedy SSDs. But at the end of the day, it all comes down to who is at the top?

We have breakdown the PS5 and Xbox series x comparison into following categories

  • Design
  • Hardware performance
  • Backward Compatibility
  • Overall Market Impact
  • Games


Both consoles have drastically changed their designs and both have taken a totally different design schemes in comparison to their previous models. Some may have taken this approach as a symbolism towards futuristic gaming and to identify a huge trend shift in gaming.

Well, we are all also aware of the critics of the internet who took no time turning the designs into the memes.

Despite of the humorous memes all people appreciate the efforts taken by both companies in designing those consoles.

Hardware Performance

In regard to hardware capability below chart shows the comparison between both machines

PlayStation 5Xbox Series X
CPU8-core 3.5 GHz AMD Zen 28-core, 3.8 GHz AMD Zen 2
GPU10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 212.0 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
6 GB at 336 GB/s
OPTICAL DRIVE4k UHD Blu-ray Drive4k UHD Blu-ray Drive

Backward Compatibility

Sony and Microsoft both design the consoles to be compatible with the previous console games Sony claimed almost all ps4 games to be compatible with ps5 and some even with better performance. Same goes for Xbox series x as Microsoft also claimed the new console to be compatible with all Xbox 360 and Xbox one title games.

Overall Market Impact

During the first 4 weeks of the launch of both consoles, PS5 clearly took over Xbox with a massive 3.37 million quantity sold worldwide and Xbox managed to sole 1.82 million units. These stats clearly show the market impact being taken over by PS5. But this is mainly because of Sony being in the console industry far more than Microsoft.


As 2020 been a tough year gaming studios are planning ahead to make the 2021 year joyful for gamers with some major releases mentioned in the list below

GameRelease DateXbox Series or PS5?Cross-gen?PC?
MXGP 202001/14/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveNo
Hitman 301/20/2021BothFree upgrade from digitalYes
Ride 401/21/2021BothNoNo
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy01/26/2021PS5No, PS5 exclusiveYes
Cyber Shadow01/26/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveYes
The Medium1/28/2021Xbox onlyNoYes
The Pedestrian1/1/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveYes
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood02/04/2021BothYesYes
Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition02/05/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveNo
Nioh 2 Renastered – The Complete Edition02/05/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveNo
Little Nightmares 202/11/2021BothYesYes
Destruction AllStarsFebruary 2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveNo
Yakuza: Like a Dragon03/02/2021 (PS5)Available now on Xbox, PS5 on 03/02/2021YesYes
Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 403/11/2021BothYesYes
Samurai Spirits (aka Samurai Shodown)03/16/2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Returnal03/19/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveNo
It Takes Two03/26/2021BothYesYes
Balan Wonderland03/26/2021BothYesYes
Terminator: Resistance03/26/2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut03/01/2021 (PS5)PS5 on 03/031/2021; Xbox TBDYesYes
Kena: Bridge of SpiritsMarch 2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Guilty Gear Strive04/09/2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Curse of the Sea Rats04/01/2021BothYesYes
Resident Evil Village05/07/2021BothYes, free upgradeYes
Hood: Outlaws & Legends05/10/2021BothYesYes
Deathloop05/21/2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveYes
Back 4 Blood06/22/2021BothYesYes
Solar AshJune 2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Little Devil InsideJuly 2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Ghostwire: TokyoOctober 2021PS5 onlyNoYes
12 Minutes2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Adios2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Aragami 22021BothYesYes
Blood Bowl 32021BothYesYes
Braid: Anniversary Edition2021BothYesYes
Bright Memory Infinite2021Xbox onlyNo, Xbox exclusiveYes
Chivalry 22021BothYesYes
Control: Ultimate Edition2021BothYes, upgrade only with Ultimate EditionYes
Cris Tales2021BothYesYes
CrossfireX2021Xbox onlyYes, free upgradeYes
Cyberpunk 20772021BothYes, free upgradeYes
CYGNI: All Guns Blazing2021BothYesYes
DARQ: Complete Edition2021BothYesNo
Dawn of the Monsters2021BothYesYes
Dead Static Drive2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Doom Eternal2021BothYes, free upgradeYes
Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires2021BothYesYes
Echo Generation2021Xbox onlyYesYes
EcxoMecha2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Exo One2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Evil Dead: The Game2021BothYesYes
Evil West2021BothYesYes
Far Cry 62021BothYesYes
F.I.S.T.: Forged in Shadow Torch2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Flea Madness2021BothNoYes
God of War: Ragnarok2021PS5 onlyTBDTBD
Goodbye Volcano High2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Gotham Knights2021BothYesYes
Grand Theft Auto V2021BothYesYes
Gran Turismo 72021PS5 onlyNoNo
Guilty Gear Strive2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Halo Infinite2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Heavenly Bodies2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Hello Neighbor 22021Xbox onlyYesYes
Horizon Forbidden West2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Hood: Outlaws and Legends2021BothYesYes
In Sound Mind2021BothNoYes
Insurgency: Sandstorm2021BothYesYes
Jett: The Far Shore2021PS5 onlyYesYes
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale2021BothNoYes
Lake2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga2021BothYesYes
Little Witch in the Woods2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Marvel’s Avengers2021BothYes, free upgradeYes
Metro Exodus2021BothYes, free upgradeYes
Microsoft Flight Simulator2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Neptunia ReVerse2021PS5NoNo
Oddworld: Soulstorm2021PS5YesYes
Party Crasher Simulator2021BothYesYes
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Praey for the Gods2021PS5YesYes
Psychonauts 22021Xbox onlyYesYes
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart2021PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveNo
Riders Republic2021BothYesYes
RPG Time2021Xbox onlyNoYes
R-Type Final 22021BothYesYes
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story2021BothYesYes
Sable2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Scarlet Nexus2021BothYesYes
Scorn2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II2021Xbox onlyTBDYes
She Dreams Elsewhere2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Shredders2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One2021BothYesYes
Song of Iron2021Xbox onlyYesYes
Stray2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Subnautica / Subnautica: Below Zero2021BothYes, free upgradeYes
S.T.A.L.E.R. 22021Xbox onlyNoYes
Temtem2021 (Xbox)PS5 and PC available now; Xbox in 2021YesYes
The Artful Escape2021Xbox onlyYesYes
The Ascent2021Xbox onlyYes, free upgradeYes
The Big Con2021Xbox onlyNo, Xbox exclusiveYes
The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes2021BothYesYes
The Elder Scrolls Online2021BothYesYes
The Gunk2021Xbox onlyYesYes
The Last Stop2021Xbox onlyNoYes
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum2021BothYesYes
The Wild at Heart2021Xbox onlyNoYes
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt2021BothYes, free upgradeYes
Tribes of Midgard2021PS5 onlyYesYes
Tunic2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Unlimited Fishing Simulator 22021BothYesYes
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 22021BothYesYes
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong2021BothNoYes
War Mongrels2021BothYesYes
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Way to the Woods2021Xbox onlyNoYes
Project AthiaJanuary 2022PS5 onlyNo, PS5 exclusiveYes
Ark 22022Xbox onlyNo, Xbox exclusiveYes
Hogwarts Legacy2022BothYesYes
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League2022BothTBDYes
The Callisto Protocol2022BothNoYes
Source: theverge

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