Ex-Sony Developer: Xbox Series X “Is A Beast” Compared to PS5

The technical specifications of Xbox Series X and PS5 have been known for quite some time now. After it was revealed, there were many arguments in the forums about which company would bring forth the best console in the market. But as many of us know, Microsoft is leading ahead in terms of raw GPU performance for its next-gen console.

In one of these discussions, there is one Chris Grannell, who worked at PlayStation Europe for 14 years as a senior designer for the WipeOut series, has a similar opinion in his mind. He is now working as a freelancer and in a recent podcast in RDX, he talked about the next-gen consoles of Sony and Microsoft.

In that sense, Grannell stated that although PS5 is a good console, but there is a difference between the two systems and Sony is resting on its laurels after the success of PS4. “PS5 is not a bad console, it’s an absolute beast of a piece of hardware, but it’s just a piece of hardware which is slower on numerous kind of paths than what Microsoft has put together,” Grannell said. “I think Sony has kind of rested on their laurels a little bit. They’ve got this massive market share and lead and they’ve done a kind of PS3 is what I’ve been hearing. It’s not that bad in terms of hardware and complications and things like that, but just a little bit of they didn’t really kind of appreciate what Xbox were going to try and do in terms of this power narrative.”

The former Sony developer also claimed that the developers he spoke to about next-generation consoles widely believed that “the machine that Microsoft had put together is a beast compared to what Sony have put together.”

It will be interesting to see which console would be powerful enough once it releases this year-end. What is your opinion about it? Which next-gen console you would like to buy?