PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X tested performance when loading legacy games (video)

Gamers, experts and journalists around the worldcontinue to compare the technical parameters of the newly launched next generation game consoles from Sony and Microsoft. This time, experts were interested in the comparative speed of launching games on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in backward compatibility mode. In this category, IGN experts have favored the Microsoft Xbox Series X, which runs older games more quickly.

Speed ​​tested during testinglaunching games like Red Dead Redemption 2, No Man's Sky, Fallout 4, Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, Final Fantasy XV, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Watch Dogs Legion. The expected performance of the PlayStation 5 SSD is faster with games that have already received boot optimization patches on fifth generation consoles. Games like No Man's Sky, Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion loaded a few seconds faster than Xbox Series X.

However, in gaming applications that did not receiveupdates, Xbox Series X took the lead, surpassing the PlayStation 5 by 8-10 seconds, which is significant with new game download speeds that rarely exceed 30 seconds. In some projects, the Microsoft console was more than three times ahead of its Japanese competitor. So Hellblade loaded into PS5 in 20 seconds, and Xbox Series X took about 6 seconds.

It should be noted that both consoles showa significant reduction in loading time, and the release of new patches will optimize and further accelerate this process. At the same time, gamers have already received consoles with significantly higher download speeds than in the previous generation consoles. So, if, when launching on Xbox Series X, Hellblade took 6 seconds, then on One X this time is 27 seconds. No Man's Sky takes 29 seconds on Xbox Series X, and 1 minute and 21 seconds on One X. Progress is evident.