Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 loading times compared: Final Fantasy XV, Destiny 2, and more

Sony PlayStation 5 console compared to Xbox Series X loading times of various games
Sony PlayStation 5 consoles
When booting up some games that were a pain to load on the existing consoles, the next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 make the painfully long load times only a memory. However, next-gen patches for the titles used in this comparison should make the whole process even faster for both gamers on both consoles.

When talking about games, backward compatibility can be often a real pain in the back, but the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 promise to turn this problem into one of their strongest selling points. Today, we will take a look at the loading times achieved in a few titles that are notorious for their painfully slow loading times on the consoles they were launched for.

Without further ado, these are the titles, patch versions, and loading times (launch to menu and menu to save, in seconds) for the PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X consoles that were reported by GameSpot after their testing:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight, 1.14, 41:39 and 17:30 vs. 40:35 and 11:68 
  • Destiny 2, 1.59, 50:14 and 46:58 vs. 34:26 and 37:27
  • Final Fantasy XV, 1.30, 39:06 and 25:09 vs. 33:12 and 10:11
  • Monster Hunter World, 15.02, 31:39 and 13:08 vs. 23:17 and 6:21
  • Red Dead Redemption 2, 1.07, 30:16 and 34:35 vs. 26:24 and 36:26

For now, we should take into account the fact that most publishers will come up with new patches to further improve the load times and performance of existing games. However, it is also clear that the Xbox Series X is at least slightly faster — and sometimes more than twice as fast — than the PlayStation 5 when it comes to the titles mentioned earlier.

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Codrut Nistor, 2020-11- 8 (Update: 2020-11- 8)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.