All the consoles of this generation out-perform those of the last generation. These new consoles have PC level performance in a system significantly smaller, and less expensive.
The Xbox Series X is capable of running up to 8K resolution and up to 120FPS (however, it can not be simultaneous), although it favors 4K at 60FPS.
The PlayStation 5 is capable of up to 4K and up to 120FPS (it also cannot do both at the same time), and it also favors 4K at 60FPS.
The PS5 Digital has the same performance as the PS5.
The Xbox Series S can run up to 4K and up to 120FPS (also not at the same time), but it favors 1440p at 60FPS.
The Xbox Series X is the console to go for if all you care about is performance.
Many would think that all consoles can play all the same games. Sadly, you would be wrong. As much as everybody wants to play the other one's exclusives, they can't.
Xbox has a spectacular deal called "Xbox Game Pass Ultimate", in which you get hundreds of games for $15 a month. It comes included with Xbox Live Gold, the service required to play online games.
However, a PC user could also get Xbox Game Pass, with the same benefits.
PlayStation is known for their incredible exclusives, ranging from action games like "Spider-Man", to adventure games, like "The Last of Us".
Xbox games are $60. While PlayStation games are $70.
If you want cheaper games, Xbox is your best bet. If you want the most exclusive games, the PlayStation 5 is the console for you.
When you get home with your new console, I'm sure the first thing you want to do is play something. It would be a real shame to be excited to play and not being able to. Some consoles aren't compatible with their past controllers and even games.
Consoles like the PS5 Digital and Xbox Series S are all-digital. This means that any disc style games you have must be repurchased to be able to play.
The only difference between the PS5 and the PS5 Digital is the lack of a disc drive. Both PlayStations can only be played with the PS5 DualSense controller. You can no longer use your DualShock 4's from the PS4.
Meanwhile, the Xbox Series S is less powerful than it's older brother, the Series X. Both Xboxes are compatible with the controllers from the Xbox One lineup of consoles, the Xbox Elite controllers, the Xbox adaptive controller, and their newer controllers.
Both consoles have features that you can play from the console on your phone, using the console's controller, when out of the house.
What good is a new console if it doesn't fit where you need it to go? All the new consoles aren't the same sizes as their predecessors, so you may be surprised when you try to replace your old console, and your new one doesn't fit.
The PS5s have quite a unique design, and it looks like they can only be placed vertically. This is false, as they come with a stand so they can be placed horizontally.
The Xboxes both have rubber feet on the side and the bottom, allowing for vertical and horizontal play as well.
The PS5 is 15.4 ins tall x 10.24 ins deep x 4.09 ins width (when vertical). The PS5 Digital is roughly the same size. It is just a tad less wide.
The Xbox Series X is 11.85 ins tall x 5.95 ins deep x 5.95 ins deep (when vertical). The Xbox Series S is 10.8 ins tall x 5.9 ins deep x 2.6 ins wide (when vertical).
If you want the smallest possible console, you should go with Xbox Series S.
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