Microsoft E3
Pictured: Game enthusiasts and industry personnel gather outside of the Microsoft Theater for the 'XBox' experience during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Microsoft recently unveiled their newest console, Xbox Scarlett, during their E3 conference this year Getty Images/Christian Petersen

With both the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett being rather early in development, fans everywhere are left with tidbits of information regarding the internal specifications, performance, and games to expect.

Here’s what we know so far, so you know what to expect from the upcoming consoles. Check out all known information regarding the specifications of the two consoles below.

Release Date:


  • PS5 : TBA
  • Xbox Scarlett: GDDR6 RAM


  • PS5 : Third Gen AMD Ryzen (8 Core)
  • Xbox Scarlett: Custom AMD Zen 2 and Radeon RDNA


  • PS5 : AMD Radeon Navi – Supports Ray Tracing and 3D Audio
  • Xbox Scarlett: Supports Next Gen Ray Tracing

Video Output

  • PS5 : 4K 120hz refresh rate, 8k Support
  • Xbox Scarlett: Native 4k, 8k Support, Up to 120 fps


  • PS5 : Solid State Drive (Capacity TBA)
  • Xbox Scarlett: New Generation Solid State Drive (Capacity TBA)

Backward Compatibility

  • PS5 : All previous PlayStation 1-4 games
  • Xbox Scarlett: All games from previous generations of Xbox

Subscription Service

  • PS5 : PlayStation Plus
  • Xbox Scarlett: Xbox Live

A/V Hookups

  • PS5 : 8k support
  • Xbox Scarlett: Native 4k, 8k support


There’s not much to talk about in regards to games as the consoles are rather early in development. Even more so, Sony isn’t going to be holding a conference at E3 this year. Xbox, however, unveiled Project Scarlett during their E3 conference.

Perhaps the most exciting news for fans of the PlayStation is that the new PS5 will be fully backward compatible, allowing you to play all PlayStation games from 1 to 5. Numerous fans have reported their excitement to play “old school” games on the new console.

Xbox will also feature backward compatibility, and fans will be able to play games from every previous generation of Xbox. This puts both of the consoles at a tie as both have their own unique console-exclusive games to offer.

In addition to old titles, fans can also expect the following games for PS5:

  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops 5”
  • “Horizon Zero Dawn 2”
  • “Cyberpunk 2077” – “Cyberpunk 2077” is one of the most anticipated games with millions having already pre-ordered the game following its E3 conference. While the game is technically for the PS4, the PS5s backward compatibility will allow players to play this game even on a brand-new console
  • “Ghosts of Tsushima”
  • “GTA 6”
  • “Elder Scrolls VI”
  • “Death Stranding”
  • “Spider-Man 2”

For the Xbox Scarlett, its only confirmed launch title is “Halo Infinite” however, backward compatibility will allow players to play any title from previous generations of the Xbox.

It’s hard to tell which of the two consoles is better as each of them have their own pros and cons. The decision, now, is up to consumers and whichever one they prefer.