THE PlayStation 5 has one major advantage over bitter rival the Xbox Series X, according an audio-visual geek.
Vincent Teoh from YouTube channel HDTVTest carried out an in-depth comparison of the consoles’ Blu-Ray players, and found Sony’s machine came out on top.
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After placing the two consoles side-by-side, he showed that the PS5 avoids frame rate stutters during playback, which the Series X is prone too.
Microsoft’s powerhouse also doesn’t display 12-bit color, leading to less chroma bandwidth than Sony’s machine.
All in all, this leads to a slightly lower quality picture which is almost imperceptible to the average viewer.
While the differences are too subtle for most people to notice, the improved 4K Blu-Ray playback may be enough to tempt some buyers.
“To sum up, the Sony PS5 is better than the Xbox Series X in terms of 4K Blu-Ray playback,” Teoh said in a video uploaded Monday.
“While casual viewers will still be satisfied with the 4K HDR presentation from the Xbox Series X, when watching Ultra HD Blu-Rays, the Sony PlayStation 5 simply delivered superior colour gradation.”
He added that Sony’s console also produced “less pasteurization, higher chroma bandwidth with less roll-off, as well as glitch-free 24 FPS output.”
While the Series X lost this battle, it still has some major advantages over the PlayStation 5.
It’s the only next-gen console to support Dolby Atmos, for instance, giving gamers a superior sound experience over Sony’s contraption.
Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.
The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.
They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.
All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.
The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.
Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.
In other news, HOAR’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.
And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.
Which is your favourite, PS5 or Xbox Series X? Let us know in the comments!
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