Detailed tech specs for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were released earlier today with us getting the confirmation that both consoles won’t have WiFi 6 as rumored, instead they’ll have WiFi 5 – technology from 2014.
Both the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X & S were rumored to include WiFi 6, the latest WiFi standard released in 2019.
I really want to rant on why it’s such a huge exclusion, especially for a next-gen console.
Like previous increments before it, WiFi 6 will have substantial improvements over WiFi 5 with some of the notable ones being the following:
- Up to 40% faster speeds
- 4X better performance in dense environments
- Improved network efficiency and QOL
- Improved power efficiency
Yes I know it costs more currently since its newer tech, but for the Xbox Series X in particular which Microsoft seems to have not left any stones unturned in terms of performance, it’s quite a notable exclusion.
So now we can just hope that the PS5 will have WiFi 6 because it’ll be quite an upgrade for those users that are unable to or don’t have a direct ethernet connection to their consoles.