Xbox Series X vs Playstation 5 Comparison

This is a complete console comparison list going over the special details and offerings for either of the platforms. This includes the Microsoft Xbox Series X and the Sony Playstation 5. This is broken down by a number of the features that can be directly compared, and some of the terms that are used specifically by each design in order to present something unique.

This will be added to and expanded towards the release of the consoles. Terminology information can be found at the bottom of the page to help fully give context into any of the terms here.

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X Console

Playstation 5

Playstation 5 Console
Cost $499 USD/$699 CAD $499 USD Disc, $399 Digital/$629.99 CAD Disc, $499 Digital
Release Date November 10, 2020 November 12, 2020


Dimensions "L, W, H" (Centimeters) 15.1 x. 15.1 30.1 26 x 39 x 10.4 Disc, 26 x 39 x 9.2 Digital
Weight (lbs) 9.8 9.9 Disc, 8.6 Digital
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency)
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
Custom RDNA 2
10.28 TFLOPS
36 CUs at 2.23GHz
(variable frequency)
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 10GB at 560GB/s
6GB at 336GB/s
I/O Throughput 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block) 5.5 GB/s (Raw), up to 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Hard Drive 1TB Custom NVMe SSD Custom 825GB SSD
External Hard Drive 1TB Expansion Card NVMe SSD Slot
Wireless 802.11ac dual band 802.11ac/b/g/n/ac/ax
Ethernet 802.3 10/100/100 Yes
Smart Delivery Option included TBD
Ports HDMI 2.1
USB 3.2 (2)
HDMI 2.1
USB 3.2 (2)
USB 3.1 (1)
4k Optical Drive Option included Option included

Backwards Compatibility

BC Supported Option included Option included
BC Support Xbox One, Xbox 360, Xbox Playstation 4
BC Games Supported 1000+ Many of Top 100 PS4 Confirmed, More TBD
BC Enhancements Xbox Series X Optimized TBD
BC Accessory Support All Xbox One Accessories PSVR

Video Output

Resolution 8k, 4k Standard 8k, 4k Standard
FPS Up to 120fps, 60fps, 30fps Up to 120fps, 60fps, 30fps
Ray Tracing Option included Option included
VRR Option included TBD
VRS Option included TBD
ALLM Option included TBD
Dolby Vision Option included Option not included
Dolby Atmos Option included Option not included

Extra Features

Streaming Service Project xCloud
(IOS, Android, Windows 10)
Playstation Now
Quick Resume Multiple Games at Once TBD
Game DVR Yes, 4k 60fps HDR TBD
Dashboard Xbox One Upgraded TBD
Membership Xbox Live Gold Playstation Plus
Subscriptions Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass
EA Access Included With Xbox Game Pass Ultimate TBD
Voice Assistant Support Alexa, Google Assistant TBD
Console Hubs Xbox Series X Hub PS5 Hub

Xbox Series X

Xbox Series X Controller


Playstation 5 Dualsense

Controller Comparison

Haptic Feedback Option included Option included
Content Sharing Button Option included Option included
Main Features Hybrid D-Pad, Dynamic Latency Input, Bluetooth Low Energy Pairing Adapative Triggers, Built-in Microphone
Power AA Batteries (x2) Rechargeable Internal Battery
Charging Cable USB Type-C USB Type-C
Motion TBD TBD


Youtube Option included TBD
Netflix Option included TBD
Disney+ Option included TBD
HBO Max Option included TBD
Hulu Option included TBD
Crave Option included TBD
BritBox Option included TBD
Spotify Option included TBD
Web Browser Microsoft Edge TBD


"Variable Frequency"
-This means that sometimes this number can be hit at the high end of being pushed.

-To be dated, and or to be determined.

"Zen 2"
-AMD's latest CPU architecture.

"Smart Delivery"
-Optimization for titles without the need to purchase certain games again.

-This means backwards compatibility, as in the ability for a console to play older generations of games on the platform.

-Frames per second, tied to the Refresh Rate of a TV as in 120hz = 120fps capatibility.

-Variable Rate Shading.

-Variable Refresh Rate, better rendering to reduce tearing.

-Auto Low Latency Mode.

-The paid service for multiplayer access on either platform.