Battle of the consoles

Comparing the PlayStation and Xbox

Daniel Torres, Staff Writer

With Christmas coming up the question on every gamer’s lips is: Which next-gen game console should I buy? Well, you’re in luck, 2020 has brought us two! The two consoles we are going to be talking about are the new PlayStation5 and Xbox series X.

On November 12, 2020, Sony Interactive Entertainment released two new consoles to their line up including a $399 digital console and a $499 disc console, the only difference between the two is size, no performance difference. These new consoles have a RAM of 16GB and can reach 8K and a frame rate of 120 fps and with 40 games announced to be available upon release consumers were so excited to get this new technology it sold out in minutes. Even though the console sold out in minutes on google shop the PS5 has a rating of 2.8 out of 5 with 3.6k reviews.

Now let’s continue with the two consoles released by Microsoft on November 10, 2020, including a $299 digital console and a $499 disc console. A major difference between these two consoles is that the disc console has a RAM of 16GB and the digital console has a RAM of 10GB, which can affect game speeds. These new consoles can reach 8K and a frame rate of 120 fps and had 40 games available upon release. This console currently has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 with 1.9k reviews on google shop.

How should a consumer choose between these consoles? Personally, I would wait for more reviews before making a final decision and base my choice around performance rather than price.