Sony PlayStation 5 vs Microsoft Xbox Series X & Xbox Series S: Comparing Prices, Variants & More
PS5 vs Xbox Series
We are now deeper into the Sony PlayStation 5 vs Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 vs Microsoft Series S gaming console battles. Sony announced the PlayStation 5 prices in India last week, a bit after Microsoft shared the final India prices of the new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles in India as they went on preorders. Sony has priced the PlayStation 5 starting at Rs. 39,990 for the Digital Edition in India while the regular variant is priced at Rs 49,990. Microsoft had, on the other hand announced the upcoming Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S prices for India last month itself, starting at Rs. 34,990 for the Xbox Series S. Top-end models of the Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have been priced similarly. Sony however has not shared any timelines on the availability of the PS5 console in India.
The Sony PlayStation 5 will come in two variants - a regular edition with a CD drive, and a Digital Edition. The only difference between the two is the presence or absence of a disc drive. The PlayStation 5 has been priced at Rs. 49,990 while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will be priced Rs 39,990 onwards. Both the PlayStation 5 (regular and digital) consoles share the same specifications. Alongside the prices of the consoles itself, Sony also announced the prices of the PlayStation 5 accessories. Sony announced that the Dual Sense PS5 controller will cost Rs. 5,990, the PS5 HD camera will cost Rs. 5,190, the Pulse 3D Headphones will cost Rs. 8,590, the Media Remote costs Rs. 2,590, and the DualSense Charging Station costs Rs. 2,590.
The Microsoft Xbox Series, on the other hand, takes a different route with the Xbox Series S being the less powerful console than the Xbox Series X as far as the specifications are concerned. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, on the other hand, differ with in terms of the hardware and the power package, with the Xbox Series S being a toned-down version of the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series S only allows up to 1440p gaming while the Xbox Series X targets 4K gaming. Further, the Xbox Series S has half the storage, lower RAM amount, a lower memory bandwidth, and no disc drive.
This is how the prices of the Sony PlayStation 5 and the Microsoft Xbox Series X as well as the Xbox Series S stack up, in an easy to compare format:
There is no information about pre-orders for the PlayStation 5. Whereas, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are already available for pre-orders and will be launched in the county on November 10. The PlayStation 5 consoles are expected to be released in India on November 19, after making their debut on November 10.