The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are full-speed next-gen competitors. But they have disc-less siblings. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition has the same power as the PS5. But the Xbox Series S is a wee bit slower than the Xbox Series X (it’s still next-gen!) and a whole lot smaller.
Game Ninja is also reporting rad rumblings of a sweet 4K Switch coming in 2021!
The PS5 has a sack stuffed with exclusives, including Sackboy: A Big Adventure! Marvellous Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Full-speed Gran Turismo 7. And fully fun Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Next-gen Xbox has fan-fave Forza Motorsport. Wizarding wonders in Everwild. Plus, stacks of indie games before PS5. Snow taming in Shredders. Plus, gravity-defying spaceship hopping in Exo One.
No next-gen console yet? No worries! Some of our fave games get fully free upgrades from PS4 and XBO to PS5 and next-gen Xbox. Get dirtier with Dirt 5. Nail netters in FIFA 21. Marvel at next-gen Marvel’s Avengers. And totes tally up rally wins in WRC 9.
Xbox exclusive fan? PlayStation purist? With these games, it doesn’t matter what next-gen console you game on. Coz they’re coming out on both! Rip up rad tracks in Riders Republic. Stuff yourself with co-op cooking in Overcooked: All You Can Eat. Plus, feel the full Force of awesomeness in LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
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Both next-gen consoles also boast backwards compatibility. Uh, what’s that? It means you can totes dust off your PS4 games and play ’em again on PS5. Pretty much every PS4 game is supported. Plus, next-gen Xbox consoles have stretchier backwards compatibility. Xbox One games? Check. Xbox 360 games? Yup. Old-school Xbox games? 100%!
For PS5, games load so fast you’ll sneeze and miss the loading screen. Like, speedy seconds instead of mingy minutes. Next-gen Xbox is also heaps faster than older Xbox consoles. But the Series X and Series S have multi-game Quick Resume. Don’t exit the game you’re playing. Jump to another one. Then bounce between multiple ready-to-rock games!
The next-gen Xbox controller is very familiar. ’Cept it’s totes better for K-Zone-sized mitts. Has a delightful D-pad upgrade. Plus, what you press happens on screen faster. For the PS5, DualSense looks all new. The lightbar’s on top for lit-up immersion. Plus, tense triggers and a rumbling body let you fully feel what you play!