5 Reasons to Choose PlayStation 5 As Your Next Console
That’s . . . actually soon. It seems crazy to think that a new console generation has finally begun. Although the PS4 and Xbox One have been available for seven years, it still feels like yesterday in some ways.
The PS4 Pro and Xbox One X have both received a “mid-cycle” update since then, bringing 4K gaming or at least upscaled 4K gaming to the masses. The designs of both systems have been updated. Particularly, the Xbox One’s design was significantly superior to the original’s.
However, even with this update, it has been seven years since the last console generation, so it is high time for something new, especially since the PS5 and Xbox Series X will both have many games that are compatible with older versions.
1. The only ones.
Naturally, the games themselves are the primary reason to purchase a PlayStation 5. Particularly the video games that can only be played here.
Of course, it all depends on which games you like, but I think Sony has always had the best exclusives. That might start to change as a result of Microsoft’s buying spree, which included the acquisition of Bethesda, the developer of Skyrim. With all these new studios, Xbox Series X will get more and more diverse content, but almost all of it will also be available on PC, usually at the same time as Xbox. Additionally, a number of Xbox Series X games will also be released for the Xbox One, albeit with lower graphics and slower loading times.
Sony, on the other hand, has real PlayStation exclusives. Although some of these will also be available on PS4, we can anticipate that all Sony exclusives will soon be available on PS5. The Demon’s Souls remake, which is exclusive to PlayStation 5, is the launch’s crown jewel.
However, Sony’s strategy does appear to be evolving. Death Stranding and Horizon Zero Dawn were both recently made available for PC. However, for the time being, these are the exceptions. Additionally, they do not simultaneously release on PC and console.
Therefore, in order to play Spider-Man: Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank, Miles Morales, or Demon’s Souls Remake: You’ll need a PlayStation 5 to play Rift Apart. However, if you want to play the Xbox Series X exclusives, you can also play them on PC, and with an Xbox Game Pass subscription, you can sometimes just connect an Xbox gamepad to your phone instead of a console. Ironically, this is also an advantage for Xbox as a platform).
The point is that the PS5 will be more of a “must-have” system than the Series X because it will have a walled garden around its exclusives (some of which will also be on PS4).
2. The new Storm Motor.
In addition to the Dual Sense controller, we have heard a lot about the PlayStation 5’s excellent new 3D audio. The new Tempest Audio Engine will significantly improve the sound of games by producing audio that is realistic to 3D.
Your games will benefit more from your shiny new PlayStation 5 if you have a better headset or surround sound system. It resembles graphics. The best graphics won’t help you if you don’t have a nice TV or monitor. However, a great screen brings them to life.
Your games and other media will sound better than ever thanks to the PS5’s brand-new 3D audio capabilities, which should make it the best-sounding console currently available.
3. The price (for the Digital Edition)
$499.99 is the price of the PS5 and Xbox Series X. At just $299.99, the Xbox Series S is significantly less expensive.
However, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which retails for just $399, might just be the sweet spot. Even though that is more money than the Series S, we are talking about a console with the same amount of power as the standard PlayStation 5 for one hundred dollars less.
I am aware that this might not be an option for many people. This is due to the fact that you are unable to exchange your used games for new ones. Despite not being printed on physical media, digital is frequently (ironically) more expensive than traditional media.
However, this is a great deal for those who have no interest in used games in the first place. Although it was the only one of the two I could find, this is the version I purchased. On the Xbox Series X, I figure I can simply watch any disc-based media.
4. The Dual Sense gamepad.
Despite our lack of experience with one, the DualSense gamepad appears to be a true next-generation controller.
The advanced haptic feedback sounds amazing, making games of the next generation feel more real. Every time an announcement about a game’s next-generation port is made, it emphasizes how cool the DualSense is and how it alters the experience. Seriously, check out these announcements about Fortnite and No Man’s Sky.
When it comes to the brand-new Xbox Series X gamepad, there is neither the same outpouring of praise nor even a practical inclusion. While I’m sure it’s an excellent gamepad, it doesn’t sound quite as revolutionary. When I’m not using a mouse and keyboard, I typically use Xbox controllers on my PC, so I’m not a Sony fanboy here. However, the DualSense really ups the ante, and I can’t wait to try one.
7. The custom NVME SSD storage.
There is no doubt that the Xbox Series X has the beefier specs, including more raw power, between the two, at least on paper.
In contrast, the PS5’s custom NVME SSD drive is approximately twice as fast as the storage solution on the Xbox Series X. Microsoft’s control center additionally has a NVME SSD drive, yet its throughput is simply 2.4 GB/s contrasted with Sony’s 5.5 GB/s.
It is unknown how this will affect game performance on either system, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the PS5 simply loads everything faster. When both systems go live next week, we’ll know for sure what that means. However, developers who have worked with the PS5’s drive have given it a lot of praise, and it sounds very fast.