The Games People Play

Xbox Series X and PS5 Run Neck-In-Neck In The Game of Their Lives

The Games People Play

Jonathan Nunley, Writer

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather. Colts vs. Patriots. Chevy vs. Ford. KFC vs. Taco Bell. And, now…it’s Xbox vs. Play Station.

But, is Play Station better than Xbox? Or, is it the other way around? Makers of both are staking their reputations to settle that matter. Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Sony’s PS5 are the newest systems on the market. Of course, some consumers have their money on one system while another faction sides with the competitor. In the end, it’s the consumers themselves who really win out, because they are the ones who get to play a game, and they are appreciative enough to simply enjoy whatever they’ve got.

From a technical standpoint, however, some people insist that more gigabytes make for a better gaming system. In that case, Xbox Series X wins. However, others argue that it’s the graphics. PS5 is the winner there. Elkhart East junior Dakota Stevens weighs in on the issue. “The graphics are amazing! It feels so real, and I couldn’t be happier with my new PS5.” Co-worker Collin Stephan adds this: “The new PS5 is so amazing the way its set up and how you go to games. You have a lot of storage and could play tons of games. I love it!”

In addition, the PS5 looks remarkably similar to the Xbox Series X, making one wonder which designer was imitating which. Maybe both companies were inspired to mimic the wii! Gamer Roy Knight includes himself in the matter. “The Xbox Series X is so cool and the graphics are so cool, like it’s real life—like you could really do that! There’s so much storage…and apps you could download…and the controller is fantastic!” he adds. “I couldn’t have bought a better console to play on.”

In reality, the best game system is simply the one a person happens to own. So, it’s not really a matter of Xbox Series X vs. PS5. It’s more like owning any system vs. not owning one at all.

Anything after that is “Game on!”