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PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Source Claims PS5 Loses the Battle in Terms of Performance

Although the two next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony are bound to launch for the Holiday season 2020, we can all agree that there’s been a fair share of rumors, speculations, and leaks in the past months. Well, a new source claims that the Xbox Series X will feature better specs than its rival, the PlayStation 5.

While it is a long way until ‘Holiday 2020,’ when the two companies will go head-to-head and launch their consoles, we cannot stop but wonder which one will rise to the top.

PlayStation 5 ‘won’t be as powerful’ as Xbox Series X

According to Digital Foundry, “the PlayStation 5 spec outlined in the leak points toward a device with more of a balance between price and performance.”

The leaks show that the PS5 will operate at 9.2 teraflops, while the Xbox Series X will operate at 12 teraflops.

The report reveals the difference of specs is pretty big, but it is what would make the PS5 more affordable compared to the Series X:

“Assuming we’re looking at a not implausible 16GB of GDDR6 and a 1TB SSD, this is still an expensive-looking device – but stacked up against the monstrous Series X, it obviously stands more of a chance of hitting the magic $399 launch price-point that served PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro so well.

On the face of it, Microsoft has the more powerful machine, but some might say that in the console space, the price-point is of paramount importance.”

Let us not forget that each console comes with an array of exclusive games. In the end, for gamers around the world, the games that appear on each console will make the difference.

Sony and Microsoft did not comment on these claims, and we should treat all leaks with a grain of salt before the companies go public on all the specs rumored so far. Looking back at when PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were revealed in 2013, we shouldn’t have to wait too long to learn new information about the upcoming next-gen consoles.

Who do you think will win the battle this year – the PS5 or the Xbox Series X? What would you buy for the Holiday season 2020? Let us know in the comments below.

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