PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition – Which console should you buy?

If you are one of the enthusiastic PlayStation players of this generation, then you must have heard about the huge announcement by PlayStation at their live event on the 11th of June.

Well, it was about the launch of their latest PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. With this, the players will now be getting an option to choose between a traditional disc version and an entirely digital version.

You must be wondering, what makes the two different and which one should you go with? We have got it all covered in this article. So, keep reading to find out the most suitable option for yourself.

Major Differences

Whether you are talking in terms of fast SSD or quality graphics, you will get the same no matter which version of the console you choose.

There are about three main differences between the Standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition.

Disc drive

The Standard PS5 comes with a disc drive and the PS5 Digital Edition does not, this is the most significant difference between the two PlayStations.

The digital version of the PS5 is completely digital which means you will have to download the games online and store them straight on your console to play games on the PS5 Digital Edition. The games that come on a disc will not be supported by PS5’s digital edition.


The design of the two consoles differs, of course, because of the disc drive or lack thereof.

The PS5 digital Edition has a sleek and more symmetrical design because it does not have any space at the bottom to carry disc drive. Whereas, the standard version of PS5 has a bulge at the bottom for the disc drive.


Although the PlayStation has not announced the price of its latest PS5 edition, the speculation right now is that the PS5 Digital Edition will be cheaper than the standard PS5.

As the digital version of the PS5 lacks hardware components and the disc version has them. So, it is believed that the former should cost lesser than the latter.

Probably, you will be able to pre-order your PS5 in a few weeks from now, which means you have just these few weeks to decide which one will suit your gaming style.

So, let us take a deep look at both of the PlayStations and choose the best one.

The Standard PS5

With the disc version of the PS5, you do not have to buy a separate Blu-ray disc player because the PlayStation itself supports ultra HD Blu-ray discs. If you are one of those players who love to show off their games collection with physical disc copies, then you will probably want the disc version of PS5.

Plus, if you experience a shoddy WiFi connection, then PS5’s digital edition will get irritating while downloading the game. You must consider the standard version of PS5 in such a case.

It is expected that the disc version is going to cost more, but if you don’t want to trash your disc collection, then this will be worth every penny you spend.

The Digital Edition

If you have purchased digital copies of games for a PS4 then worry not, there are not going to waste. Sony has already announced that you will be able to transfer those digital copies for PS4 to the PS5 Digital Edition.

You can go with this comparatively cheaper option if you are fine with the fact that you will have to first download the game. The PS5 Digital Edition will have an 825GB SSD but if you download too many games this storage will fill up in no time. And the additional SSD card should be certified by Sony. So you will have to be mindful of your downloads.

Hope that this article helps you in deciding the best version of the upcoming PS5.

Mia Watson is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at Blogs Book, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world. Read My Site the-ratings


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