Report: PS5 More Powerful Than Xbox Project Scarlett According to Dev Kit Users

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With Microsoft officially confirming that the next-generation of gaming is due next fall at this year’s E3, it was just a matter of time until we hear about the comparison between Xbox Project Scarlett (the code-name for Microsoft’s next-gen console), and Sony’s PS5.

Just a few days ago at E3, Game Informer’s Andrew Reiner mentioned that rumors were swirling around before the show that mention the PS5 is more powerful than Project Scarlett. Well, it seems another report has surfaced claiming the exact same thing.

During the Sacred Symbols podcast (via GameRant), Colin Moriarty, former IGN editor and contributor, said that the PS5 is “definitely more powerful” than Project Scarlett. Moriarty mentions that this info came straight from developers working with dev kits for both platforms, and these same developers claim that they found the PS5 more powerful. Of course, due to the nature of this report, no actual studios or names were given. And of also, these claims are based on dev kits, which could possibly be different specs-wise with the finished hardware once it launches.

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That said, it’s good food for thought, and most likely will be the start of PS5 vs Project Scarlett discussions that are sure to come in the coming years. Mind, it’s not power that dictates which console wins a console generation but the actual games, ease of development, price and a ton of other factors. So don’t assume the PS5 will be better just because of this rumor, alright?