Sony and Microsoft have kept us all on the edges of our seats with their sneak peek events about their respective consoles.

Thanks to the hype, you probably can’t wait to get your hands on the Xbox Series X and PS5.

Until they get released in 2020, you can let your imaginations run wild.

But here are a couple of PS5 versus Xbox Series X updates for you to hold unto:

Features of the Next-Gen Consoles

1. Console Design


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The blinds of what the PS5 looks like finally came off during Sony’s June 11 reveal event.

Like the PS5’s headset and DualSense controller, the PS5 console has a monochrome look.

This unique design is a step away from the black color of previous models.

Jim Ryan, Sony’s PlayStation CEO termed it ‘bold, daring and future facing.

Although the PS5 looks tall, Sony also revealed that you could stand the PS5 or lay it on its side with its base stand.

When the PS5 gets released in the Holidays of 2020, you’ll get to choose between two versions: the Standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition.

The Digital-only edition doesn’t come with a Blu-Ray optical drive.

So, you’ll have to download all the games you want to play on it.

This version definitely looks slimmer and more symmetrical than the standard PS5.

Xbox Series X

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Microsoft hasn’t taken off more wraps from Xbox Series X’s design since its first announcement.

We know the console has a somewhat boring box-like build, which seems a little weird.

But Microsoft’s Design Team claims there’s really no other shape that can uniquely fit the big components.

The Series X comes in black (including its controller), has a digital optical drive and spots a massive axial fan.

2. Price

If you know a thing or two about tech companies, you’ll know that they’ll make you fall in love with their products before they reveal the price.

That’s exactly what Sony and Microsoft are doing with the PS5 and Xbox Series X!


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During the June reveal event, Sony’s top architect Mark Cerny said the PS5’s price will be ‘appealing’.

Many gamers have also weighed in on the price issue.

According to a Bloomberg Report, the PS5 might not be as pricy as the PS3, which went for an introductory price of $599.

However, it’ll likely not go for $399 like the PS4.

You wouldn’t expect the Digital Edition of the PS5 to cost more than the standard version.

The reason for this is because the optical drive is left out in its design.

However, no official tag has been slapped on either PS5 versions, the headset, or the controller.

Xbox Series X

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The news is much of the same for the Xbox Series X.

One thing we’re betting on is that the Series X won’t be the cheapest console in Microsoft’s collection.

Its price could well be similar to the Xbox One that launched at $499.

So, keep your fingers crossed until Microsoft reveals an official price for the Series X.

3. Specs


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Sony released a lot of PS5 specs in the first half of the year in their events.

We must say that it is hard to tell them apart from Xbox Series X specs.

The frontline console runs on a 3.5 GHz 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom 10.28 teraflops GPU that makes graphics look super-realistic.

The 16GB GGDR6 RAM and 825GB SSD will also make games load faster by freeing-up some memory.

Xbox Series X

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The Xbox is called a Next-Gen console for many reasons, most of which point towards its exciting specs.

You can tell how powerful the Series X console is from the clip that was released in May, 2020.

It runs on a 3.8 GHz 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor, which provides amazing speeds for gaming.

The 12 teraflops AMD RDNA 2 GPU on the Xbox is just as impressive as you would expect.

The console has twice the graphics horsepower of the Xbox One X, coupled with its maximum 8K resolution.

So, as far as real-life graphics get, you will expect only the best from the Series X.

We also know that the Series X will come with a 16GB GGDR6 of RAM for faster operations and a 1TB SSD of storage space.

4. Compatible Games


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One of the best news from Sony’s deep dive event is that the PS5 will be backward compatible with the PS4.

This news by Sony will allow most of the 4,000+ PS4 games to be playable on the PS5 at launch.

Still, some games will also have their PS5 versions.

Apart from the cost of not having two copies of the same game, the PS5’s backward compatibility offers the benefit of higher resolution and frame rates.

Sony also unveiled thrilling sections of top games like Grand Theft Auto V, Spiderman, Ratchet, and Clank, among many others during their July event.

The company has also revealed a list of inside and third-party games that will work on the console.

Xbox Series X

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The game lineup for the Series X caught the eye of many gamers the moment it was revealed on the 7th of May, 2020.

The event showcased several third-party trailers and games.

We now know that ‘Madden 21’ will be the first game you can buy when the Xbox Series X launches.

But that’s not all. Microsoft has promised that several first-party games will be revealed in the next event slated for July 2020.

Many games will be available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

However, at the moment, two will be playable only on the Series X: Scorn and The Medium.

Like the PS5, the Series X will be backward compatible with Xbox One and some Xbox 360 games.


There’s a lot to expect and not a lot to tell the PS5 vs. Xbox Series X apart.

But since neither Microsoft nor Sony has completely let the cat out of the bag, all we can do is wait for the next big reveal event from either company.

Nonetheless, there’s one thing we’re pretty sure about: the PS5 and Xbox Series will lock horns when they launch and cause a divide between die-hard gamers.

Which next-gen console can’t you wait for their release date?