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PlayStation or Xbox, who’s on the top of your wish list?


The Xbox Series S and the PlayStation 5 set to release early November

Photo credit: Microsoft and Sony


Brynne Brown

Writer


Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment are releasing two new gaming consoles just in time for the holiday season, but which one will get you on the nice list?


The release of Microsoft’s Xbox Series S and Sony’s PlayStation 5 have caused much debate of which is the better console. Gamers have fought for almost 20 years over this topic, so here’s a breakdown of the newest additions without all of the historic drama.

With price points of $500, money is not a heavy factor when comparing these two machines. The real comparison starts within the consoles themselves. One of the biggest differences is the amount of storage offered. Microsoft offers a 1 terabyte storage capacity while Sony offers 825 gigabytes in storage. While this isn’t a huge difference, players may see a bit of a difference when it comes to the amount of data they can have saved at one time.

While the consoles themselves are not strikingly different besides storage, there is a big difference in games players will be able to play on each system. Possibly the biggest front runner for the Xbox will be Halo: Infinite, which is a part of the platform’s biggest franchise. There will also be a release of Fable 4, a long-awaited addition to the fantasy franchise. Another draw will be the car racing game Forza Motorsport 8.

The PS5 will also have plenty of exclusives to offer to its players. Sony has quite a few large titles coming out including Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. They also have a new addition that will make waves in the form of Final Fantasy XVI. Sony has boasted having the best exclusives in the past, and this year seems to hold up that argument.

This debate really all boils down to preference. The types of games that would be played has a huge impact on what console a person will like better. With these things in consideration, your wish list may have either one of these systems on it, or maybe even both!


Release dates for the consoles:

Xbox Series X and Series S Nov. 10th

PlayStation 5 Nov. 12th

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