Big Changes in the Gaming Industry

The new consoles out now and the games released with them.


Tala Areiqat

The new XBOX series X and PS5 come out–which should you choose?

It has been seven years since the two mainstream gaming consoles, PS4 and XBOX One, have been released. In place, the PS5 and XBOX Series X released on November 12, marking a major day for the gaming industry. On opening day, each console sold almost two million units. The video game industry has reached its record profit for 2020 in this past week.

Here are the pros and cons of each console so you can decide which to get: 

AspectPlaystation 5XBOX Series X
PriceDigital Edition: $400
Standard Edition: $500
(The standard version accepts physical media/discs)
Digital Edition: $300
Standard Edition: $500
(The standard version accepts physical media/discs)
ExclusivesSpiderman: Miles Morales
Horizon: Forbidden West
Gran Turismo 7
Halo Infinite
Forza Motorsport 8
State of Decay 3
Storage825 gigabytes1 terabyte
Gaming Experience120 fps max
8k resolution max
GPU: 10.3 teraflops
120 fps max
8k resolution max
GPU: 12 teraflops*
DesignRemote: Controllers were a large problem for Sony last year, but design has changed significantly. Critics, such as the New York Times writers Brian Chen and Mike Issac also believe the PS5 has a more comfortable remote controller, plus they love the built-in microphone on the center of the remote.

Console: Sony takes a more futuristic, modern stance on the style of the PS5.

390mm x 100mm x 260mm
Remote: Xbox kept the same remote control model from the Xbox One.
Console: Microsoft provides a basic, tall rectangular prism as its design for the Series X.

301mm x 151mm x 151mm

Only you can decide which is the better console for your personal interests, but the common upside of the new releases is the fact that numerous new video games have been put out to appear on the new consoles. Popular ones include NBA 2K21: Next Gen, Assassins Creed Valhalla, Mortal Kombat 11, Watch Dogs Legion (my personal favorite so far), and the platforms’ biggest release yet, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Some highly anticipated games coming out later in the year include Cyberpunk 2077, Far Cry 6, and Hitman 3. All these newly released video games and consoles will be available via online ordering and in-store pickups through Best Buy, Target, Gamestop, or Walmart.