Playstation 5 Quick Review
While the console has been on the market in North America, Japan, and Australia since November 12th, it officially appears on November 19th in the rest of the world.
Price, availability, and differences
The PS5 comes in two different models — one with a drive and one without. The “Digital Edition” without HD Blu-Ray Disc Drive is available in Europe for 399.99 euros, the version with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 499.99 euros.
Consumers can save 100 euros on the purchase, but there is also no possibility of playing games on conventional discs with the “Digital Edition.” It is only possible to download the games from the PlayStation Store or via PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now.
There are no performance differences between the console variants. Except for the drive, they are identical. The devices, therefore, differ only slightly in design and dimensions. While the PS5 with the drive is around 390 mm x 104 mm x 260 mm and weighs about 4.5 kilograms, the “Digital Edition” measures 390 mm x 92 mm x 260 mm at around 3.9 kilograms.
Both models can be set up both vertically and horizontally. The console is only available in white when it is launched, but other colors may appear later.
Sony has also announced that there will be no consoles in stores at the launch — only online. Anyone who has not yet ordered a PS5 must therefore hope that devices can be ordered again as soon as possible from retailers such as Amazon and more. However, especially at the beginning, the quotas should be run out quickly.
Regardless of the edition, the PS5 comes with the console, a DualSense wireless controller, a USB charging cable for the controller, an HDMI cable, a power cable, a base, a quick start guide, and a safety manual.
The free game “Astro’s Playroom” is also preinstalled on the devices. Additional games or a second controller have to be purchased as usual.
These games are available at launch
If you were lucky enough to get hold of a console to start with, you would also be offered a wide selection of new and revised games. These include
- the action-adventure “Bugsnax,”
- a new edition of the cult role-playing game “Demon’s Souls,”
- the loot slasher “Godfall,”
- the comic action “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales,”
- the platformer “Sackboy: A Big Adventure,”
- the Viking epic” Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, “
- the shooter” Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War, “
- the rally racer” Dirt 5 “,
- the basketball simulation” NBA 2K21.”
- and many other titles such as” Watch Dogs Legion, “Borderlands 3, “or” Fortnite. “
The PlayStation 5 also has extensive backward compatibility. Even those who don’t want to buy a new game at the start can access more than 99 percent of the over 4,000 PS4 games available.
The “PlayStation Plus Collection” also enables users with a “PS Plus” subscription to access 20 PS4 blockbusters at no additional cost, including “Bloodborne,” “Days Gone,” “Monster Hunter: World,” “God of War” and “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End”.
Is Playstation 5 worth it?
Definitely, but it might be hard to get one before Christmas if you haven’t pre-ordered it. Try refreshing Amazon website from time to time.