PlayStation 5 Vs Xbox Series X Vs Nintendo Switch

Gaming is everyone’s favourite past-time. Playing new games, competing with friends, unlocking new levels – it’s all so exciting! Especially, when it remains possibly one of the few sources to entertain ourselves under a worldwide lockdown. 

The current situation has also fuelled a high demand for Gaming Consoles throughout the world, with many new launches flying off the shelf like hot cakes. The console manufacturers looked all set to cash in on the situation with their new console offerings promising intense gaming capabilities and exciting new features for hardcore gamers. Almost all the frontrunners in console manufacturing have launched a new version – from Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, Sony’s PS5 and Nintendo’s Switch. These gaming consoles are some of the best machines you can get your hands on now. Still, these top three consoles have some major differences and their own Pros and Cons when it comes to picking the right one for you.

Let’s understand what each one promises in detail:

Nintendo Switch

PlayStation 5 Vs Xbox Series X Vs Nintendo Switch

Nintendo is one of the pioneers of video games and console gaming. Its products are still the most sold video games ever made. The Switch is not a brand new console. It was released in 2017, so the console has been in the market for a longer time than PS5 and the Series X. The model is named Switch due to its ability to switch between a home console which you can use with your TV, and a portable gaming device for on the go gaming. The product comes with two joy cons (which can be used separately, or as a traditional console), a screen and a dock. It comes bundled with an HDMI cable and a charging adapter.

The Nintendo Switch stands nowhere in terms of graphics and resolution in gameplay when compared to the PS5 and the series X. But, it has still managed to sell a lot many units. The reason is that Nintendo always brings back nostalgia for gamers and it still features titles like animal crossing, Pokemon and a Super Mario version.

The price of the console is low compared to the other two. It also offers a more pocket-friendly yearly subscription of the Nintendo’s online Service. You can enjoy the classic titles from 90’s and early 2000’s. So, this may not be your primary gaming beast but it can still manage a space in your TV cabinet for its unique offering and switch ability.

On the flip side, the console primarily lacks in performance. With beasts like PS5 in the market, it does not even compete with the PS4 in performance capabilities. There are limited number of games available on the console and also issues with saving your game progress to continue from the point you left the game on the portable device to TV is not very user friendly.

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 Vs Xbox Series X Vs Nintendo Switch

The design of the device looks very elegant, and gives a premium feel with a signature PlayStation touch to it. The hardware is of next generation, and offers 825GB worth of internal storage, which can easily be expanded as it features a NVMe SSD slot and also supports external hard drives and USB. The GPU has a 10.28 Teraflop 36CUs @2.23Ghz and the CPU has 8x Cores, 3.5Ghz and Custom Zen 2 CPU and a RAM of 16GB DDR6. The numbers are quite impressive, and so is the performance. Sony has said that new gaming titles will be coming soon, which will use the hardware to its max to provide an ultimate gaming experience. The console also boasts its 3D audio feature. The dual sense controllers of the PS5 are also incredible. Their main highlights are the adaptive triggers and the haptic motors. The improved vibrations from the haptics feedback mechanism makes you really indulge in the game.

There are some cons too, which need to be addressed. Though the haptic feedback would enhance your gaming experience, some gamers prefer a smoother controller as they don’t like their hands getting vibrated all the time. Also, currently there are not many game titles available for PS5 which will utilise its hardware completely. The best you can get is Spiderman Miles Morale.

Microsoft Xbox Series X

PlayStation 5 Vs Xbox Series X Vs Nintendo Switch

The minimalistic and premium design of Series X seems to be appealing to the die hard fans of the console. It is shorter in length, but wider than the PS5. The looks are subjective, so let’s jump into the performance numbers. The console offers 1TB of custom NVMe SSD storage along with a GPU of 12 teraflops, 52CUs @1.825 GHz. The CPU is made up of 8x Cores, 3.5 GHz, Custom Zen 2 CPU and 16 GB of DDR6 RAM. Even though the controller is similar in design with the popular Xbox one controller, the Series X controller has better buttons feel and runs on AA batteries.

The cons are pretty much similar to PS5, as this too, lacks gaming lineups at the moment. Also, many feel that the controller and UI could have been better. The size of the console has also been criticised on gaming forums, as it is a bit wider to fit in usual TV cabinet spaces.

Which gaming console do you prefer – Nintendo Switch, Sony PlayStation 5 or Microsoft Xbox Series X? Tell us in comments below

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