In recent times, there has been a whole lot of information regarding the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X. As of now, the full hardware details and some games are already official. However, what we do not know for now is the exact launch date and price. We already know that these consoles will be released in November. A recent report lists the launch dates and prices of the Sony PS5 and Microsoft XSX. Before you read through, we advise that this report is a rumor without any official confirmation. However, these speculations sometimes turn out to be something useful hence we report them.
According to the report, the Xbox Series S will come with a $299 price tag. Its release date is also listed as November 5. For the Xbox Series X, it will arrive a day later (November 6) with a $499 price tag.
The Sony PS5 digital version will come with a $399 price tag on November 13th. However, the regular version with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive will sell for $499. Its release date is also November 13th.
Regardless of the price, it is quite strange for the Xbox Series to arrive one day apart. The price of XSX ($499) is the same as that of Xbox One. However, the $299 price tag for the Xbox Series S is more expensive than the Xbox One S.
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From the information on paper, the Xbox Series X is in terms of game performance. However, the PS5 will have an edge with its exclusive game content.
SONY PS5 VS XSX – HARDWARE 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|
|Price||No official information||No official information|