According to Sony’s official website, you can buy PS5 in the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, & New Zealand on the 12th of November. The rest of the world could buy the console on the 19th.
So, should you stick to your good old noisy PS4 or buy your PS5 once it arrives? To find out, we have answered these five questions!
Prices: Do I have the money?
Around $399.99 minus tax will cost the cheapest PS5, the ‘Digital’ disc-less version. The standard version will start in the US market at $499.99 and in the UK at £449.99. Quite frankly, though the first PS4 was introduced within the same price range, that’s a lot of money.
If the answer is no, then do not upgrade just yet, of course. If yes, is the answer, then hang on. For the other four questions, you still have to answer.
Gaming Time: How many hours can I dedicate to playing games?
Gaming generates good fortune for some individuals. A powerful PS5 will support your daily job as a regular gamer, whether you’re a pro or an amateur e-Sport athlete, or a let’s-play YouTuber. PS5 will be armed with the AMD Zen 2-based CPU with eight cores at 3.5 GHz, 16 GB GDDR6 / 256-bit, well-customized 825 GB SSD storage, and a plethora of powerful hardware to support it. Hailing the tagline ‘play has no limits,’
Suppose you’re just an irregular gamer who has to attend class or work a 9-to-5 job, and you hardly find time to play games. Then holding your horses is the best option. It’s not worth spending a reasonable amount of money on something you’re barely using, is it?
Size: Do I have enough space?
To some, in this classic PS5 vs. PS4 battle, this is the deal-breaker. The upcoming PS5 is the greatest gaming console in modern history, even bigger than the ‘Fat’ PS4. The PS5 is about 15.4 inches tall and 4.09 inches wide, which will undoubtedly take up a lot of space in your room.
If you don’t have that much room, maybe it’s best to wait until the ‘Slim’ version is released. In 2009 & 2016, three years after the original consoles’ releases, Sony announced PS3 & PS4 Slim, respectively, to put stuff into perspective.
Games: Are my favorite games only coming out on latest console?
Apparently, some games, like Resident Evil 8: Village, will not be released for PS4 gamers. To inform the fans that Capcom decided to scrap the PS4 and Xbox One versions to improve the game’s ultra-realistic graphics, an insider took to Twitter.
If only your favorite PS5 game comes out, then it’s logical for you to buy the console once it hits the market. The release of PS5 will not, however, be the end of Sony’s support for PS4, just like the previous generations. Most game developers will wait for everyone to switch to PS4, which is likely to take over a year or two to complete.
Software Stability: Am I Okay with Sluggish Software and Unstable Hardware?
Let’s be truthful. Although Sony claimed that PS5 was the most advanced console system in gaming history, the adjustment will take some time. That said, you will be one of the first beta testers for Sony as an early adopter. Initial PS4 and early PS3 versions, like the previous systems, also had their software and hardware issues, which can be solved only through constant updates and upgrades.
Are you all right with that? While nothing feels better than bringing home a brand new, next-gen console that everyone in the world is talking about, that’s the negative of being an early buyer.
These five questions should help you shape your decision and end the PS5 vs. PS4 long-term debate because there is no right option at the end of the day.