Sony offers two models of the new PlayStation 5 gaming platform, a digital edition at $ 399, and a model with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive at $ 499, although the digital model is $ 100 less. However, choosing the regular PlayStation 5 model that includes a hard drive is the right choice for most gamers.
Here’s why the regular PlayStation 5 model is more valuable than the digital model?
More money means more alignment:
By purchasing the regular PlayStation 5 model, you are practically guaranteeing that the device will be compatible with the games of previous releases, because you can play most of the PS5 games as digital versions, but any PS4 games you have on discs will not be usable in the fully digital PS5 system.
In addition, it seems that the regular PlayStation 5 model is very suitable and more valuable for players who enjoy collecting special versions of their favorite games in DVDs and are not ready to give them up at any moment, as many games, such as: Cyberpunk 2077, offer special versions of the game called (Collector’s Editions), on DVD. Hence if you purchase the digital model then game discs like this one will be unusable with this model, and as such, purchasing the regular PlayStation 5 model is the only way to ensure that these games are played.
Eliminate storage and download issues:
The main concern that many players face when buying a PlayStation 5 is the storage space they have, as Sony has already confirmed that the PS5 platform will not support an increase in storage space via SSD at launch, and with some games such as: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which has an average size of over 100GB, is important to have plenty of storage space.
Hence, using the PlayStation 5 model that contains an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive allows you to buy a copy of the game saved in a DVD and insert it into the port and start playing directly, thus you will avoid not consuming too much storage space in your PS5.
Plus if you don’t have a fast internet connection at home, then buying the regular model is the right choice for you because you don’t need to set time for long online downloads to get your games.
This means that large game files such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will take a long time to download completely. Downloading a 100GB file takes roughly nine and a half hours on a 25Mbps connection, but with your PS5 featuring a drive, you can eliminate long download times for high volume games by running them directly from the drive.