PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition: which next-gen Sony console will you be getting?

By Sean Carey,
After months of speculation and rumour, Sony has finally unveiled prices and launch dates for its next-gen console. Both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will launch on November 12th for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The rest of the world has to wait until November 19th, a week later, to get their hands on a PS5 console.

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The standard PS5 is priced at $499/£449/€499, while the PS5 Digital Edition will cost $399/£359/€399. In terms of specs, there is nothing between the two. The only real difference is that the Digital Edition does not have a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive, meaning you won't be able to play any physical media on the Digital Edition. At a saving of $100/£90/€100, the all-digital console could be the way to go if you don't buy games physically anymore, or if you're not bothered about playing older PS4 games on your console from a disc. Aside from the lack of Blu-ray drive, both consoles are 4K machines with the same internals.

Of course, this begs the question: which PlayStation 5 console will you be picking up? Pre-orders are currently live, and although it's all a bit of a mess at the moment, many are still managing to drop deposits on next-gen consoles.

Let us know what PlayStation 5 console you'll be buying, and give us your reasons why in the comments below. Have a great weekend!
Which PlayStation 5 console will you be picking up?
  • PlayStation 563.58% (220)
  • PlayStation 5 Digital Edition20.52% (71)
  • Both1.16% (4)
  • Neither10.98% (38)
  • Undecided3.76% (13)
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Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.