Grand Theft Auto V Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360 Comparison

April 20, 2021 at 4:55am
By Jason Stettner

This is a technical analysis and breakdown of multiple options going up against one another. Here you can see the Grand Theft Auto V Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360 comparison which will provide a direct visual showcase within the video. This is then filled out with the text based information detailed further down in this article.

This is to provide easier options for viewing, and context for when wanting to find out what exactly is going on between the various selections being shown upon the video. Mostly you get a visual display, and if you’d prefer to just read what’s present you can also see that in action which is a good mix of choices.

There’s not only a quick body of information text, but also a quick table area to provide fast details if you’re not wanting to dive deeply into the topic. With that, you can watch the video presentation right here, or head further back to find out more about what’s being displayed.

Xbox Series X

Resolution 1920x1080
Frame Rate 30fps
HDR (High Dynamic Range) Auto HDR

Xbox 360

Resolution 1280x720
Frame Rate 30fps ish
HDR (High Dynamic Range) No

Side by Side Comparison Technical Notes
First off, I want to note that this is the non-Optimized version of GTA V on Xbox Series X. There’s supposed to be a next gen version down the road, and a new article will be out to reflect that.

For now, we’re largely just carrying forth the better version that came out on Xbox One which was a boost over the Xbox 360. There’s also the benefit of Auto HDR that I honestly believe can’t be overlooked, but that’s mostly what we’re dealing with here.

There’s a bump in resolution that cleans up the edges and it runs beautifully smooth (as smooth as 30fps can get) in comparison to the Xbox 360 version that dips like crazy. It also loads very fast in comparison to the older console version, and it’s less of a pain to run since that original game has some serious extra downloads to it in order to start playing.

The seemingly never ending latest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series you get a story that has mostly been long forgotten in place of a constantly expanding and growing GTA Online experience.

You’ll go about completing tasks in the story from multiple perspectives, before giving that up to go online in order to do all sorts of weird things with other. Play mini games, do various missions and even tackle heists with others. It features open world free roaming, a variety of locations and even arcade machines.

It’s a wildly expansive time where you gather real estate, meet up with friends and of course enjoy seasonal content that keeps you playing forever. There’s even a casino there too, the fun just doesn’t stop. Drive, fly or walk about as other players aim to eliminate you entirely which is always a delight for sure.

Hopefully the comparison was helpful in understanding the changes that are being presented between these options. It can help greatly to have a quick visual presentation that’s lined up for a faster viewing.

This side by side comparison should really provide all of the info you need to know when it comes to matching up these choices and giving you the quick facts to see why they’re being placed up against one another. You can read a review of a related title below, or check out a game hub for further coverage as well. Don’t forget to check out the video content to see the experience in action.

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Grand Theft Auto V Xbox Series X vs Xbox 360
Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner