In a few month’s time, gamers will have two consoles to choose from. Will it be Sony PlayStation 5 or Microsoft Xbox Series X? While some people have already made up their minds on which consoles to get, others are a bit confused. In fact, some have concluded that they are buying both. Recently, Microsoft’s Xbox former marketing director, Albert Penello, ex expressed some views on the Sony PS5 DualSense controller.
According to Penello who was Xbox marketing director for 17 years, the PS5 DualSense controller seems quite comfortable. However, he had expectations that Sony will do more. For him, the DualSense controller ID and Console ID tend to align. We can only imagine what the PS5 console itself will look like.
For Penello, the following downsides are possible
- Resting on the triggers. Will it be possible?
- I’m worried about the partline that runs down the grips. If you have larger hands, this could create some discomfort in the Thenar.
- Mic seems good in theory how useful in practice?
- Does this work with VR?
- Back compat with PS4?
According to Sony, the PS4 controller is compatible with PS5. However, this does not mean that the PS5 controller will also be compatible with PS4. However, the PS4 > PS5 compatibility (controller) is a good one because some people will not have to purchase a PS5 controller. Sony has not confirmed more details about the PS5 and its DualSense controller. As of now, we don’t have information on the price, paint job, game support etc. However, we have the complete hardware specification for both the Sony PS5 and Xbox Series X.
SONY PS5 VS MICROSOFT XBOX SERIES X – SPECS COMPARISON
|PlayStation 5||Xbox Series X|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency, with SMT)
|8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
|Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6|
|Memory Bandwidth||448GB/s||10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB NVMe SSD||1TB Custom NVMe SSD|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw),
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||1TB Expansion Card|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
|HDMI||2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)||2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)|
|Backward compatibility||PlayStation 4||Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One|