NBA 2K22 PS5 vs. Xbox Series Comparison: Practically Identical Across The Board
NBA 2K22 has been released for the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles, so which version do you need to pick up if you own both consoles?
There isn’t much to differentiate the two versions of NBA 2K22. You just need to find the platform where you have your friends and purchase the game on it.
The comparison above shows how little there is between the two versions that it is hard to set them apart. What we do know is that the Xbox Series S version will come with a lower resolution and quality compared to its beefier counterpart and competitor. This is not a surprise since this was the case last year as well.
NBA 2K22 benefits from the current-generation consoles by bringing in support for features like improved textures, character models, resolution, and so on. The frame rate is 60 FPS across the PS4 and PS5 but it might be steadier on the current-generation consoles. You can have a look at the PS4 vs. PS5 comparison to see how they stack to each other.
As for the resolution, the game runs at a 4K resolution on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, while it runs at 1080p on the Xbox Series S. The benefit is that you get to experience the smoothness of 60 FPS. Just like last year, the game is priced at $69.99 if you want to grab it on the PS5 or Xbox Series.
This year’s NBA 2K22 is more an incremental upgrade as highlighted in our review. “Annual sports releases are difficult to judge due to their incremental nature, and it’s the same case with NBA 2K22, ” writes Ali Bari.
“On its own, it’s a worthwhile basketball sim, but when weighed as a full-priced update to last year’s NBA 2K21, there isn’t enough new content here to justify an upgrade. One area that may justify it, however, is online multiplayer, which isn’t in a borderline broken state here like it was in last year’s game.”