By: Zander Lopex ‘ 23
The PS5 and Xbox Series X were released. If you only have enough money to buy one system, which should you buy? The PS5 and the Xbox Series X have both been the hot topic of December as all gamers have them on their wish list this holiday season. Both consoles have pros and cons, just like any other system.
Both consoles have actually had a price increase to about $500 for the new hardware with ray tracing and faster load times. Many of these extra features also include buying new hardware such as 4k and 120 Hz televisions.
Sony has been known for having many exclusives with the PS4 and the same goes for its older brother. On release, the PS5 had games such as “Ratchet and Clank,” “Spiderman,” “Miles Morales” and many more. The PS5 is controversial because of its design since many people have their console on its side laying flat for either space or aesthetic reasons. The PS5 also supports 4k gaming and up to 120 frames on less demanding games. This is where Xbox starts to lack in its performance compared to the PS5 because it comes out with little to no exclusive games. Without any “Halo” games coming out on launch, the Xbox was on the lower end of the scale compared to the PS5.
Since the release of the Xbox Series X and the PS5, both companies have had a massive increase in sales, making it almost impossible to get your hands on one. It is easier to find an Xbox Series X versus a PS5 since Microsoft has actually made more Xboxes than Sony made Playstations.
Sony did respond to the issues regarding the lack of PS5 in a recent tweet where they promised that more game consoles would available in stores by the end of the year.
“Demand for PS5 is unprecedented,” said Sony in the tweet. “So we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year.”
Both the PS5 and Xbox have their strengths and weaknesses although it seems that the PS5 has beaten the Xbox this time around with better user compatibility and the games on release, but now, you just have to be lucky enough to find one!