I am starting to think that the PS5 is slightly more powerful than the Series X. That’s the only thing that can explain why PS5 is constantly outperforming the Series X for these 3rd party games.
Please don’t bring up the console war nonsense I own and play on both but this trend has me really confused because I prefer using my Series X for most 3rd games.
PS5 is the lead console, it gets more attention by developers because games sell better on it.
both consoles are very close in terms of power, which is why, unlike the One X, the Series X can't brute force its way to better performance, even tho it's more powerful.
all you have to do is look at the last gen PS4 Pro vs One X situation to see that even a console that's way more powerful isn't save from neglect.
it was not rare to see One X and PS4 Pro version being very close to each other in terms of graphics and performance, even tho the hardware of the One X should have technically outperformed the Pro in every imaginable way and by a good margin.
yet games like Ace Combat exist, that literally runs worse on the One X than on the Pro.
same resolution, same graphics settings, better performance on Pro.
imagine the same teams made this same game on PS5 and Series X, with the same attention given to these consoles as their predecessors.
the Series X version would be a disaster in this scenario, and it has nothing to do with the hardware.