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PlayStation or Xbox? Which next-generation console is right for you

The new PlayStation and Xbox consoles have already been released, and the plan is to make the best choice.

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 12: A gamer visits the IndieCade exhibit at E3 2019 at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 12, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is billed as the largest gaming industry expo of the year.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Consoles for video games should be accessible. Simply buy one, plug it into your TV, and you’re ready to play. But suddenly, the most idiot-proof set-up in blockbuster video games requires some real research. The article discusses how to choose between PlayStation and Xbox as your next-generation console.

Xbox or PlayStation?

It’s easy to do this part. Maybe you already know which one you’ll need if you’re upgrading your older console. There are some differences between the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles, but generally speaking, they have the same capabilities.

PlayStation or Xbox? Choosing the right next-gen console
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You’ll get a solid-state drive with around 1TB of storage, which means plenty of built-in storage and faster loading times. New graphics features are also supported. Additionally, you’ll be able to play games at a 4K resolution while keeping 60 frames per second, which results in a smoother overall experience.

Whether you’re getting your first console or trying gaming again after a long break, the main platform differentiator is the games. Specifically, the exclusive games. There will always be the new Call of Duty or Madden (or Assassin’s Creed or Resident Evil, etc.) on whatever console you own, but Sony and Microsoft also launch their own in-house favorites.

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Halo, Gears of War, and Forza are some of the biggest Xbox games. On the PlayStation, you’ll find God of War and Naughty Dog games (Uncharted and The Last of Us). As well as Insomniac releases, such as 2018’s Spider-Man and Ghost of Tsushima.

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Additionally, IGN has developed a list of upcoming releases for the next-generation PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Consider these lists if you are new to console gaming and want to decide which one is most appealing to you.

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Options for PlayStation

PlayStation is easier to choose. In addition to the standard edition, Sony launched a “Digital Edition” with 825GB of usable storage and the same technical features.

PS5 standard edition costs $499, while PS5 digital edition costs $399. You can play almost all PS4 games on a PS5. Having a disc drive makes it possible to purchase cheaper used games from stores such as GameStop, an appealing option for some.

Options for Xbox

Microsoft’s offerings seem a little more complicated. Xbox Series X is the company’s flagship gaming console at launch. In addition to costing $499, it includes a disc drive and can reliably output games at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. If you have an expensive, high-end TV and/or categorically require a console having a disc drive ‐ this one supports 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays ‐ the Series X is your Xbox choice.

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The Series S can output at a 4K resolution, but you won’t get the same performance out of games supported by it. It promises a steady 1440p resolution at 60 frames per second. You can get the Series X instead if 4K is more important to you. However, this series has a smaller hard drive, providing just 512GB compared to Series X’s 1TB.

Honestly, why fight about which console is the best? We will probably buy both based on the current price tag:)

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