The Witcher 3 next-gen, better on PS5 or Xbox Series X? The video comparison reveals it

The long-awaited next-gen update of The Witcher 3 has been officially available for a few days, with various optimizations and graphical improvements to fully enjoy CD Projekt’s open-world masterpiece on PS5 and Xbox Series X is better.

We remind you that of course the update is entirely free for anyone who already owned an original copy of the game (for all the others, you can book the Complete Edition on Amazon) and offers the possibility to play Geralt’s latest adventure in both Ray Tracing and performance mode.

Obviously this doesn’t mean that the corrective updates are finished: CD Projekt is in fact particularly attentive to user feedback and, just a few days ago, released the second update for the next-gen editions.

However, there is a question that intrigues fans, who may own both latest generation platforms : Does The Witcher 3 next-gen run better on PS5 or Xbox Series X?

The experts of Digital Foundry have decided to answer this question with an interesting new video comparison (via Game Rant), which allows us to discover in detail all the differences between the versions on the Sony and Microsoft home consoles: we will propose it again below.


As you may have seen, the differences between the two versions are really minimal and demonstrate a really well done job on all versions of The Witcher 3. In any case, the comparison has allowed us to discover some small differences to take into account.

If you are players who particularly appreciate the Performance mode, the analysis reveals that on PS5 the game appears more stable and able to maintain longer 60FPS fixed, while slightly more frequent drops were found on Series X.

However, if instead you prefer to enjoy the open world with the graphic details offered by Ray Tracing, then the best version becomes Xbox Series X: compared to PS5, it seems in fact that the Microsoft home console is able to maintain the fixed 30FPS more stably.

In any case, whichever you choose, there are really no “inferior” versions and you should be able to enjoy your adventure on any platform and with all graphics settings .

As further confirmation of the incredible work done by CD Projekt, we point out that the next-gen update managed to surpass even the beautiful God of War Ragnarok in the Metacritic ranking of the year, becoming the second best PS5 game of 2023.

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