Wild Hearts PS5 vs. Xbox Series X Comparison: Which Platform Is Best?
Wild Hearts is now available on the PS5 and Xbox Series X. If you’re on the fence about which version manages to stay ahead of its competitor in terms of resolution and frame rate, read ahead.
The game delivers satisfactory performance on both consoles, though there are few minor differences. Wild Hearts offers two graphics modes on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, namely Resolution and Performance modes. In terms of image quality, the Resolution mode provides the best experience on both consoles, running at 4K. Meanwhile, the Performance mode significantly drops the resolution down to 1080p on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. On the Xbox Series X, however, there is only one graphics mode, which runs at a resolution of 1080p.
In terms of performance, the game targets a frame rate of 30fps in Resolution mode on both the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The PS5 offers slightly more stable performance here, with fewer drops below 30fps. Similarly, the PS5 version takes a slight lead in Performance mode, where the game targets a frame rate of 60fps on both consoles. However, neither version has a particularly stable lock on the target frame rate, and can often dip into the mid to low 50s. Fortunately, this should be less of an issue for those playing on VRR displays.
As far as load times are concerned, it’s the Xbox Series S that takes the lead, loading a few seconds faster than the PS5. The Xbox Series X version loads the slowest, falling some seconds short of the PS5 version. With regards to storage space, the PS5 version takes up the least amount of space on the SSD, weighing in at 54.7 GB. On the other hand, both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S versions of Wild Hearts take up 72.6 GB of storage space.
All in all, it’s the PS5 version of Wild Hearts that delivers the best overall console experience, but the differences against the Xbox Series X version are minor, and it’s fair to say that the game’s Performance mode comes as a little disappointing in terms of resolution and frame rate stability.