PS5 UI Runs At 4K, Xbox Series X's Runs At 1080p

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With next-gen consoles just a month away, the comparisons have begun about Sony and Microsoft's contrasting approaches to system UI.

While Xbox Series S and X will offer a dashboard that'll be familiar to anyone with an Xbox One console, while Sony has completely redesigned the PS5's interface.

Read More: Xbox October Update Brings UI Overhaul To Xbox One Ahead Of Series X Launch


PS5 UI Runs At 4K, Xbox Series X's Runs At 1080p

According to Digital Foundry's John Linneman, the Xbox Series X offers the same 1080p dashboard as the Xbox One series of consoles.

Well, the big problem for me, more than anything, with the Xbox dash is the low resolution. I was disappointed with Xbox One X only offering 1080p UI rendering when PS4 Pro did native 4K but for 1080p UI to continue on Series X...that's really not acceptable to me.
— John Linneman (@dark1x)
October 15, 2020

It makes sense when you consider the unified UI across Xbox One S and X, as well as Xbox Series S and Series X, but it's a stark contrast to PS5's UI.

Not only does Sony's next-gen machine offer a 4K interface with all new bells and whistles, but the PS4 Pro offered a 4K dashboard in 2016.


Check out the PS5's UI in action below.


While it's unlikely to be a huge deal for many, it could be jarring to hit a 1080p resolution when coming out of playing something like Halo Infinite in 4K.

For more comparisons between both consoles, be sure to check out our full rundown of each here.

We've also got confirmation of the launch games for Xbox Series S and X, as well as which PS4 games are getting a free upgrade for PS5.

Does the UI resolution bother you? Let us know in the comments below.