Friday, November 20, 2020

Xbox Series Vs PS5 - Which One To Buy

I'm planning on getting both consoles, eventually, but if I had to choose between only one of them I would go with the Xbox Series X and here's why.

  • Backward Compatibility - Both the PS5 and Xbox Series are backward compatible with the previous generation but only the Xbox Series goes as far back as the original Xbox generation.
  • Hardware Compatibility - The Xbox Series controller is compatible with the Xbox One - useful is you intend on keeping the Xbox One as a secondary console.
  • External Controller Battery - Society loves intergraded rechargeable batteries but I've always hated it because the device lifespan depends on it. I own both the PS3 and Xbox 360 - I can still pick up and play with any of my Xbox 360 controllers but need to keep my PS3 controller plugged in because the battery doesn't last as long anymore. If you intend on keeping your console for a long time then it's best to pick the device with a controller that doesn't have an integrated battery.
  • Airflow - It's no secret that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are generating a lot of heat. The Xbox Series X design isn't the most esthetically pleasing but it works well at keeping the eat away.
  • Storage Management - I'm only speculating here based on my experience with the PS4 and Xbox One... There was nothing more frustrating to me than to have my PS4 tell me that my 60gig remaining wasn't enough to install my 40gig game. It's unclear to me if this issue is fixed with the PS5 but it did leave a bad taste in my mouth and I really doubt this will be an issue with the Xbox Series since it wasn't for Xbox One.
  • Home Screen - There are things I hated with both home screen offering in the past generation but I've always ended up liking Xbox's a bit more.
  • Storefront - The PS4's storefront was a pain to go through as it had too much junk (themes/avatars) outside of games. 
Do you agree with my decision? What console are you getting?

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