Xbox Series X/S vs PS5 Launch Titles Comparison Guide

If price isn’t a factor, trying to decide which new console to purchase often comes down to which games are available. To help, we’ve put together a guide which lists all of the games exclusive to the new consoles and all of the games they’ll support at launch. Whether you’re an Xbox fan or a PlayStation user, one thing is for certain after looking at this entire list: you really can get away with waiting until sometime in 2021 to purchase these new boxes.

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Xbox Series X/S Launch Title Exclusives

There’s not a single Xbox Series X exclusive title. Everything that Microsoft is releasing can either be played on PC, the Xbox One you already own, or most other platforms.

  • None

PS5 Launch Title Exclusives

Meanwhile, the PS5 does have a trio of games which will require the newest box from Sony. Only one of them, however, is likely to actually push consoles: Demon’s Souls.

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Destruction AllStars

Xbox Series X/S Launch Title Console Exclusives

Most of the Xbox Series X exclusives, that is, games which don’t appear on PlayStation, are games that have already released.

  • Forza Horizon 5 (Also on PC, Xbox One)
  • Gears 5 (Also on PC, Xbox One)
  • Gears Tactics (Also on PC, Xbox One)
  • The Falconeer (Also on PC, Xbox One)
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (Also on PC, Xbox One)

PS5 Launch Title Console Exclusives

For Sony, you can also get away with the current PlayStation 4 for both Spider-Man and the new LittleBigPlanet. Godfall, on the other hand, is available on PC.

  • Godfall (Also on PC)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Also on PS4)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Also on PS4)

Xbox Series X/S  Launch Titles

And then there’s the list of games which will primarily launch on both consoles. The lone exception is Yakuza: Like a Dragon which is on Xbox Series X, but not PS5. That said, you can still play it on both previous consoles and PC.

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Dirt 5
  • Fortnite
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • NBA 2k21
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon (Not on PS5, but also on PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
  • Observer: System Redux

PS5 Launch Titles

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Dirt 5
  • Fortnite
  • Madden NFL 21
  • Marvel’s Avengers
  • NBA 2K21
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Observer: System Redux

Well we’re still within just a few months of these consoles releasing and we finally know all of the pricing details, launch lineups, and more. The remaining question? Which one will you support! With most true exclusives not coming until at least early-mid 2021, there’s no real reason to purchase a new console before 2020 ends. If you are, why? Let us know in the comments below!

If we missed a title, let us know as well! We’re doing our best to make sure this list stays complete.

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Dillon Skiffington

Dillon is the Guides Editor at Fanbyte. He can't seem to quit games as a service or looter shooters — unfortunate news for his backlog, really. Can't get enough game art, soundtracks, or space games.

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