PlayStation 5 has finally been shown to the public, and it has done it presenting two different models. During the event on June 11, Sony showed for the first time a console without a disk reader, made to work exclusively with digital games. This prompted many questions, especially those related to price and features.
Sony CEO Jim Ryan has spoken these days with different media to give a few more brushstrokes on both models of PS5. He already explained that the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition has been created due to the boom in digital consumption. Sales of movies, music, and video games in this format have grown so much that the company has decided to launch a console designed only for digital video games.
However, many are still wondering if this edition of PS5 will have more storage capacity and a lower (or higher) price. Ryan has confirmed that they are “identical” products in his interview with CNET. “As we saw, there is a slight difference in the shape of the two consoles,” he began by saying. “The aesthetics of the basic design are important, and the digital edition has no disk drive. Except for that, they are identical products .” Remembering that PS5 will have 825 GB, we can assume, in Ryan’s words, that both consoles would have the same storage capacity.
Ryan once again acknowledges the boom in digital sales and ensures that the standard version of the console will also be backward compatible. “As time goes by, our community becomes more digitally oriented. In the first quarter of this year, two-thirds of the new games purchased were downloaded digitally,” said Ryan. “Obviously, the version of the disc will also offer backward compatibility with older versions of discs .”
Do not miss all the announcements, videos, and games of the PS5 presentation event to know in-depth what awaits us in the new generation of Sony consoles. In addition, we have also compiled all the features that were presented a few months ago to compare with what was shown during the event.