PS5 Digital Vs PS5 Standard: What is the Real Difference?
Want to buy PS5, the next-gen console with the amazing hardware upgrade. But which is the best version PS5 Digital or Disc?
Talking about confusion on pre-ordering the new PlayStation, it reminds me of GOT. I was quite confused about who gets the throne finally, my choice was Drogon. He deserves it, as the season ends the era of confusion was over. Now Sony triggered a debate by launching two different versions of the PlayStation 5. One focuses on Digital Edition and the second has a disc player. Pushing buyers into a confusion of choice on which is the best PS5 edition and why? – today we will debunk this question. Its something the same as Witcher Netflix vs Witcher game. Which is the best? (obviously the game – lol)
PS5 Digital vs PS5 Disc is a going to be a long debate. Why because certain factors are strong enough to change your mind. Let’s say you bought PS5 Digital Edition, and after a month there is a deal on the PS4 disc game. What will you do?
To clear the confusion I will share all the yes and no’s about buying PS5 Digital and PS5 Standard Edition. This article clarifies points like the consequences of not buying the PS5 Standard editions. This is what most gamers want to know. So let’s begin and stay with me till the end.
PS5 Digital vs PS5 Standard: What’s the real Difference?
PS5 Digital does not have a 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Drive attached to the console. The digital edition completely relies on Online Downloads. From the past few years, we had seen games are going Digital. Games like GTA 5, God of War, Spider-Man, etc does not go much into CDs. Game Developers are focusing on providing a Digital Copy of their games instead of physical copies. But this is not generalized yet.
PS4 is the most loved platform for developers, and with hundreds of titles coming out not all opt for Digital Download. If you choose to go with PS5 Digital Edition you will save some money but you cannot play the game CDs in it. It’s like using a weapon by downloading Ammos from the internet. Old bullets cry alone forever.
If you are among those who are feeling proud of their game CD’s collection, your time is over.
PS5 Digital vs PS5 Standard: Price Difference?
PS5 Digital cost £349.99/$399.99/€399.99 and PS5 Standard cost £449.99/$499.99/€499.99. The price difference is ok, however, there are no changes in the internal hardware. Both are the same, the Standard Edition just allows you to play PS4 games via game disc. If you are among those who are feeling proud of their game CD’s collection, your time is over.
PS5 Standard Edition is not going to tweak the gameplay of PS4 games, it just gives you the freedom to run your old game disc. Like I have Horizon Zero Dawn Disc with me, if I go with the PS5 Digital edition I cannot run it. I will miss you, Alloy.
I will have to rebuy the digital edition of the game or a PS5 upgraded edition from the store. This is where my choice will be PS5 Standard edition at the start because I do not want to sacrifice my previous purchases. I can sell off PS4 and adjust that money to the new console.
PS5 Digital vs PS5 Standard: Design Difference?
Let’s say you are confident enough to pick PS5 Digital Edition, then you get a compact version of the console. PS5 Standard has a disc player that makes it thicker compared to the Digital model. Buying the Digital Edition can make you look rich, it saves 25% of the money. If you choose to keep your PS4 then it spending on the PS5 Digital edition is a wise choice. PS4 + PS5 Digital Edition = Total Fun (-Space on Desk).
Those who had never purchased a game disc can buy a PS5 upgraded version from the store. Those who had purchased a game disc can throw it in water and buy an upgraded version from the store. Isn’t this simple?
PS5 Digital vs PS5 Standard: Games Difference?
Game developers are coming with a strategy to make money from old PS4 titles. PS5 is backward compatible but they are offering a PS5 upgraded edition on a price tag. This puts users in front of two choices. Those who had never purchased a game disc can buy a PS5 upgraded version from the store. Those who had purchased a game disc can throw it in water and buy an upgraded version from the store. Isn’t this simple?
Keeping everything in mind gamers who have a good library of game disc stored in their house can either stick with their old PS4 and buy PS5 Digital Edition or go with PS5 Standard Edition. Gamers who prefer to go with time and are ready to beg PS4 from their friends can stick with PS5 Digital Edition. According to my viewpoints, it may take a couple of years for game developers to purely switch to Digital. It is an early call to pitch consoles with no DVD.
If you are still confused which is the best PS5 version then buy a PC.