The head executive of Microsoft’s Xbox division Phil Spencer has announced the company’s success with the launch of the next-gen Xbox Series X and S game consoles.
Microsoft announced record sales of Xbox Series X in the world
Recall that Xbox Series X and S went on sale a couple of days ago, on November 10. According to Phil Spencer, it was the largest launch in Xbox history. In 24 hours, Microsoft sold more new consoles in more countries and regions than ever before in the Xbox market.
The top manager did not give exact information about the sales volumes. However, he stressed that the company, together with retailers, is intensively working on the supply and restoration of inventory.
Xbox Series X console is 70% cheaper than PCs with the same performance
Sooner or later, many players will wonder which is more profitable: a game console or a computer with similar performance? The first is a highly specialized solution, but more affordable. The range of tasks performed on a PC is much wider, but a full-fledged computer also costs more. When comparing the latest Xbox Series X to a PC of similar performance, we will have to pay at least 70% more on the latter. But this is not the biggest problem either.
To build a PC with the performance of the Microsoft Xbox Series X, you will have to spend money on a good eight-core processor of the Ryzen 7 3700X level (this is at least $300 in the US market), an SSD with a PCIe 4.0 interface (at least another $200) and buy a video card like the Radeon RX 6800 ( $580 in the US). The Radeon RX 6800 will go on sale in ten days and will obviously be in short supply. GeForce RTX 3080 has long been in short supply, which will last for more than one month. You can, of course, buy a video card with a large overpayment from speculators, but then the cost of the assembly will increase even more, and after all, the motherboard, case, cooling system, power supply have not yet been calculated …
In general, building a computer similar in performance to the Xbox Series X is troublesome and costly. Therefore, for those users who rely mainly on games and multimedia tasks, it is still better to take a closer look at the game console.
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Sony PS5 Specs comparison with Microsoft Xbox Series X
|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|