Grand Theft Auto 6 will launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S in 2025, but which platform offers the optimal GTA 6 experience?

It won’t be long now until we arrive in Leonida and explore the new-and-improved Vice City in GTA 6.

However, only those on PS5 and Xbox Series X or S will be able to see what Rockstar Games has been developing over the last ten years – at least on launch day.

Whether you’re yet to upgrade to a current-gen console, or you’re considering purchasing one to make the wait for a PC port easier, here’s everything you need to know:

What’s the Best Console to Play GTA 6 On?

There shouldn’t be too much difference between the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of GTA 6, so either of the current-gen consoles are a great option for the upcoming game.

However, if rumors of a PS5 Pro announcement coming soon turn out to be correct, that will easily be the most powerful console on the market!

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The leaked PS5 Pro specs certainly look impressive, but it’s worth noting that Rockstar Games might not have a Pro-specific patch ready on release day.

Therefore, there’s no evidence to suggest that a Pro model of PS5 would run the game any better than its predecessor – even if the open world would likely feel a little smoother and faster to load on the upgraded hardware.

If a PS5 Pro-specific patch does arrive for GTA 6, it may allow the game to run at a higher resolution or frame rate than the base console. If this is the case, the PS5 Pro will become the very best way to play Grand Theft Auto 6 on console, without a shadow of a doubt.

The Worst Console for GTA 6

Unsurprisingly, the worst console on which to play GTA 6 will be the Xbox Series S.

Microsoft’s budget console just isn’t as powerful as the Series X, and it’ll be even more noticeably behind when compared to a potential PS5 Pro.

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However, it’s worth noting that GTA 6 was developed with the Series S in mind, and the downgrade may not be too noticeable during gameplay.

Fans of Xbox’s smaller, digital-only console can expect to experience Vice City at a lower resolution and potentially even a less stable frame rate.

However, GTA 6 will almost certainly still be more than playable at a comfortable 30 FPS on the device.

What About PC?

There’s no doubt in our mind that a PC port of GTA 6 will be better than its console counterparts, but there’s a problem.

For now, GTA 6’s PC port is yet to be officially confirmed.

Gamer Playing GTA 6 on PC
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Of course, one is definitely coming in the not-so-near future. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick even hinted at GTA 6 coming to PC in a recent interview, as if there was ever any doubt.

However, we don’t expect GTA 6 to arrive on PC until at least 2026. Before then, fans will have to play Rockstar’s open world title on console, or try to avoid spoilers for about a year.

The upside is, when GTA does finally arrive on the platform, it’ll likely look and play better than ever, with all the kinks from launch ironed out.

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With almost a decade of experience in video game journalism, Max is a well-versed writer from Manchester, United Kingdom. His expertise shines in his comprehensive coverage of GTA 6, providing fans with the latest news and developments regarding the highly-anticipated sequel.
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