It just feels more expensive overall. It’s also possible they want to change over so they can play another system’s exclusive titles. We’ll do it again. Microsoft is itching for a comeback. Sony’s best console, the new PlayStation 5, is capable of playing games at true 4K resolution. The kind of feedback advertised is apparently more specific in location upon the controller with many more subtle vibrations as opposed to a few big ones. The white and black, mixed with the subtle glow from the touchpad, looks slightly furitistic without being overwhelmingly so. First let’s test some Dante.

The PS5 & Series X controllers all have their strong suits. But in order to gauge how ludicrous is ludicrous, we needed to get a couple of next-gen games the two systems had in common.

Look at that, very nice. [MUSIC] Sony is currently the king of gaming. [MUSIC] I gotta say, I've been playing with this one for about a month and there is a certain amount of grip that this controller really gives you that I really, really like it. 67 IMAGES. If you’re still flummoxed by the seemingly-endless options, fear not: we’ve assembled a guide to choosing and gifting a console in late 2020.

For more, check out GameSpot's reviews of … Though the PlayStation 5 DualSense and Xbox Series X controller have several similarities, both next-gen controllers are fairly different when it comes to overall design. This will vary somewhat, but overall it’s pretty good bang for your buck. I do think it has a wider kind of grip to it compared to the Xbox controller, but it definitely feels different. This is actually a general term that pertains to all physical-sensory operated devices. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. But it's got like little teeth it has to catch on and then you just sort of lay it on there. And, like the DualShock 4, the new DualSense’s rechargeable battery isn’t removable, so you may have to plunk down another $69.99 if yours dies an early death. It should just work. Regardless, the console’s cheaper price is worth considering. Picking the controller that’s right for you may be the decision that tilts you towards one console over the other. And unlike the PlayStation 5, the two variants have dramatically different innards that will affect how games look and run on a living room TV. On the Dualshock 4 controller for the PS4, there is a handy Share button that lets players save video clips and screenshot their favorite moments in their digital adventures. Your loved one will appreciate the system’s higher native resolution (1440p), as well as the superior processor and faster SSD.

Where to buy: Direct from Sony, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Will likely drop in price once the PS5 has been released, Will play some of Sony’s upcoming exclusives, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Can’t play PS5-exclusive titles such as Demon’s Souls Remake, Won’t offer the best versions of cross-gen games such as Horizon Forbidden West, Over time, developers will release fewer PS4-compatible games.

Sports games are notorious for having long loading times to get into games. Okay, that's the DualShock, power cord, literature, The DualSense controller seems to be PS5-only and the console itself will likely be DualSense-only. Basically, when it comes to next-generation console loading times, everybody wins. But now that we have the cross-platform games NBA 2K21 and Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, we can finally pit the systems’ super-fast SSDs against each other. The bundled controller has a couple of new features, like an improved D-pad, and officially licensed Xbox One accessories should still work just fine. This will really come down to personal preference.

Sony was all … I'm gonna get a DualShock, we'll put these side by side, and really be able to tell you the difference. The Xbox One launch was a catastrophe, emphasizing media features that few people cared about and pushing a DRM policy that would have restricted game sharing. Though, sideways compatibility is on the rise for some.

So do with that information what you will. All rights reserved. First, some reconnaissance. All right, let's compare this to what Xbox Series X looks like. Games that worked fine with a DualShock 4 don’t seem to function at all with the DualSense, and may need to be patched (a problem for older games that may never see patches). Okay, let's see what we got. It's not complicated, it's just a thing, it's a bit of a thing. Almost too fast, as I like to use the loading times in sports games to convince myself that I suck at sports and should be playing some fluffy anime junk instead. I measured the loading times between hitting “continue” and gaining control of your character. A few of the system’s tentpole titles are now available on PC, such as Horizon Zero Dawn and Detroit: Become Human.

The PS5’s DualSense adds several major features that its predecessor did not have.

But if you can’t — maybe they love a variety of systems, or haven’t owned a console in years — you’ll need to consider both manufacturers and come to a decision on your own. Look at this, the next generation of consoles right here, right in front of me, and I can't play them. Unlike the PS5 Digital Edition, it also comes with a disc drive that can read physical games and play 4K Blu-rays. Please do not barrage me with sandwich speedrun videos. It’s also got some nifty details, like a teeny tiny pattern of the familiar “shape” buttons acting as the grip on the handles. The PS5's DualSense is a surprising reinvention of the PlayStation... Rambo's visceral Mortal Kombat 11 Fatality revealed in trailer, Here's how Amazon plans to make cloud gaming a reality, Xbox Series X hands-on shows off impressive Quick Resume, Sony reveals first Final Fantasy XVI trailer, Here's why the Xbox is all-in with cloud gaming, Full breakdown of Nvidia's new RTX 3000 series (3070, 3080, 3090). The new Xbox controller’s aesthetics aren’t bad by any means. So there's a lot more to hold on to. The grips are long, they're longer than they definitely were on the DualShock 4, at least they feel that way. Maybe they live with a DualShock 4 surgically attached to their thumbs, or spend every night chatting about Sea of Thieves and Gears of War 5 on Xbox Live. The Digital Edition is almost identical to the standard PS5. Here are times from the consoles’ UI icons to the main menu: Not even enough time to make a bad sandwich. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. [MUSIC]

Oops, sorry, Doug. Should you go next-gen or stick with something cheaper from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era? And I mean, I can't do a blind test, but they do feel a tiny bit different, maybe a tiny bit mushier. Sony's DualSense controller has smooth triggers and bumpers, whereas its Microsoft counterpart has bumpy surfaces. And then maybe I can compare it to Xbox Series X. They might have an established friends list and a growing library of games that they want to keep playing on next-gen hardware. I just want to say I really appreciate you not going the clickbait route and putting the important takeaway right there in the headline. As you can see from the above, there are benefits to both controllers. But, in terms of immediate ease of use, the new Xbox controller is the way to go on PC, just because of its ubiquitous support there. The comfort of a gamer is crucial when it comes to controller design. Let's unbox it, let's see what the controller feels like, let's see what the hardware looks like. The Xbox Series X is capable of running games at true 4K resolution and 120 frames per second, with more realistic lighting via Direct X raytracing. Don't fix it if it is not broken. RELATED: 5 Ways Xbox Series X & PS5 Are Completely Different (& 5 They're The Same). Can play many games marketed for Xbox Series X and S, including Halo Infinite, Can play many Xbox 360 and original Xbox titles via backwards compatibility, Underpowered compared to both the Xbox Series X and S, Future Xbox titles, such as the next Forza Motorsport, might not be compatible. Xbox's new controller can apparently be used on the Xbox One, Windows 10, and some Android devices. It looks like an airport terminal from the future, doesn't it? There’s no right or wrong answer. The PS5 controller on the other hand looks to be attempting to improve on the PS4's handheld masterpiece with many new features in addition to a few old ones. But unlike many of the other data points here, you can easily decide this one for yourself, thanks to our lovely photography. Apparently, these new controllers can both act on their own and adjust the sensitivity of the triggers depending on the situation in-game. And is next-gen really worth it for you? We'll just move this aside a little bit. [MUSIC]

Here's a little close up of the controller and my first time ever holding this controller, which is exciting for me. Back in the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 days, having a Microsoft controller around was a boon as it meant you could use the Xbox controller on both your PC and your console. Sony is offering a steep discount because it knows the eventual owner will have to buy all of their games through the PlayStation Store. The grip on that DualSense definitely longer, but there's something to it, there's something a little different. Where to buy: Direct from Sony, Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, Can play PS5 exclusives such as Demon’s Souls Remake, Will play the best version of cross-gen PlayStation exclusives such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Will run most PS4 games via backwards compatibility, Larger than the PS5 Digital Edition and PS4 Pro. Dropping two AA batteries into it should grant you between 30 to 40 hours of gameplay time. PS5 Console First Look, Size Comparison. Gaming is becoming more and more expensive, so an increasing amount of people look for ways to continue using older pieces of technology. You can find additional information about Polygon’s ethics policy here. Let's do these side by side on their side.

That wasn't, was that it? [LAUGH] I have no idea how to do this. They are much more different than they were last generation. Now we turn to the world of sports, in the form of NBA 2K21. Obviously, psyched to see a USB-C on this thing.

And this is before we’ve even seen a picture of Sony’s console. The takeaway here is that if you want to play Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition and you’re not doing it on a PS5, you are wasting precious seconds of your life.