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We have a PS5 on hand to review, and we’ll be updating this article soon once we’ve had a chance to spend some time with it. But right now we can share some advice that’s already clear even before launch day on November 12, 2020.
If you have an older console you’re satisfied with, upgrading right away may not even be worth the effort since games that take advantage of the PS5’s upgrades are still just trickling out. And if you haven’t owned a console in a while, it may not be obvious which one makes the most sense for you or someone you’re buying a gift for—in this case, consult our guide to all three game platforms for help in deciding between Sony’s PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox, and Nintendo’s Switch. In some situations, however, it’s much easier to choose the right version of the PS5.
If you have a big collection of physical PlayStation 4 games, if you want to watch 4K Blu-ray discs on your console, or if you’re a deal hunter looking for discounted new and used games on disc, you should get the standard PlayStation 5 so that you can use its UHD Blu-ray drive.
On the other hand, if you don’t want to spend $500 on a new console, you don’t buy or watch movies on UHD Blu-ray, or you don’t care about disc-based games, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition might make more sense. It’s a hundred dollars less, and other than its lack of a UHD Blu-ray drive, it does everything the standard version does.
All of that assumes you want or need a new console, of course. If you’re not sure why you should upgrade—or why you shouldn’t yet—we have more advice below to help you figure out your next move.
Source: The NY Times
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