The first proper comparisons between a game on both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X have emerged, with some surprising results.
Digital Foundry reports they have carried out extensive tests on Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition for both next-gen consoles. While the Xbox Series X was expected to have a power advantage over the PS5, the results do not always suggest that is the case.
According to the tests, the Xbox Series X comfortably outperforms Sony’s console when the game is played in Normal mode as its frame rate drops less. However, when the game is switched to High Frame Rate mode, the PS5 manages to have a higher average frame rate. The difference is rather small, though, with both systems hovering around the 100fps mark.
“It’s conjecture on our part, but there is the sense that there’s a graphics API bottleneck here that impacts performance on the Xbox side in some scenarios, while PS5 simply powers on,” Digital Foundry reported.
In other modes, both consoles perform at a very similar level, with just a couple of frames of difference between them. The Digital Foundry team also confirms that these results might not be indicative of any hardware advantages as it is just one game from a single developer.
The Xbox Series X is currently available worldwide, while the PS5 is set to launch in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea on November 12, and in the rest of the world on November 19.