The PlayStation 5 (PS5) was launched in 2 variants. They are;
- The standard edition.
- The disc less or digital only edition.
The standard edition comes equipped with a Blu-ray disc drive and a hard disk drive. The disc less edition comes equipped with only a hard disc drive.
If you purchase the PS5 Digital Edition, it means you won’t be able to play PS5 games stored on Blu Ray CDs because it has no disc drive. You can only play games downloaded to your hard drive from the PlayStation and affiliate stores.
Aside from these differences, both PS5 editions have the same specifications.
The official price for the standard edition goes for $499 while that of the digital only edition goes for $399.
Why you should buy the PS5 Digital Edition
- It is $100 cheaper, and with the same power and performance of the standard edition.
- If you have a cheap and fast internet. connection in your area. This will enable you to download games cheaply and economically.
- You want a less weighty PS5.
- You prefer digital game and movie downloads/ streaming, to buying the same on a Blu- ray disc.
- You have a means of easily paying for digital games and movie downloads from PlayStation and affiliated stores.