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How will the PlayStation 5 stack up against the two Xbox consoles?

With the reveal of the Xbox Series S this week and the price for both Xbox consoles, the only question left to answer is, how much will Sony’s two PlayStation 5 consoles cost.

The Xbox Series S is priced at $299 and the Xbox Series X is priced at $499, where will Sony’s PlayStation 5 consoles land? A Blu-Ray drive like the ones found in a PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X cost about $38, with the PS4 Pro costing $450 to build. Similarly, Microsoft had a $50 price difference between their Xbox One S and All Digital Version (without Blu-Ray drive). If Sony were to match Microsoft’s top tier price of $499, would the PlayStation 5 without the drive cost $50 less? Or would Sony potentially take a loss and price it $100 less at $399? Either way, Sony would be smart to price both consoles to sit between both Xbox consoles.

Xbox Series S vs PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X specs

Xbox Series S

CPU: AMD-based Zen 2 cores clocked at 3.8GHz

GPU: 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.55 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU

Memory: 10GB GDDR6 (7.5 usable by games, 2.5GB used by system)

Storage: 512GB (Custom CNVMe SSD)

Optical Drive: All Digital, no blue ray drive

1440p at 60 FPS up to 120FPS, 4K upscaling for games, 4K media playback

HDR Support

Ports: x1 USB-A port on front face, all others TBA

Expandable Storage: 1TB proprietary memory slot

Dimensions: 60% smaller than Series X

Price: $299

PlayStation 5

CPU: AMD-based Zen 2 cores clocked at 3.5GHz each

GPU: AMD RDNA 2-based running at 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units running at 2.23GHz each

Memory: 16GB GDDR6

Storage: 825GB (NVMe SSD)

Optical Drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

8K Support: Yes

HDR Support: Yes

Ports: TBA

Dimensions: TBA

Price: $399 Digital Edition?

With Blu-Ray drive $499?

Xbox Series X

AMD-based Zen 2 cores clocked at 3.8GHz

GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU

Memory: 16GB GDDR6 (13.5 usable by games, 2.5GB used by system)

Storage: 1TB (Custom NVMe SSD)

Optical Drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (if All-digital version exists, then that one will be missing the disc drive.

8K support

HDR Support

Ports: x3 USB-A 3.0, HDMI (out), optical audio

Expandable Storage: 1TB proprietary memory slot

Dimensions: 5.94×5.94×11.85″

Price: Maybe $499 (All-Digital Edition – $449?)

How big is the PS5? Here's a good guess - CNET
Source: Cnet

When November rolls around, which console will you be getting? Let us know in the comments below.

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