PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition console is Sony’s all digital next-generation console. It has all the same hardware and features as the PlayStation 5 without the 4K UHD Blu-ray drive at a lower price.

Below is my unboxing video I have put together for you to show you the physical contents of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition’s box. This includes the console, the DualSense Wireless Controller, stand, HDMI 2.1, power cable and the physical box itself.

Leave a comment below in the comments section and let me know what you think of my PlayStation 5 Digital Edition unboxing video. And, for those looking to learn more about the console, I’ve posted some information below these pictures. Enjoy!

What is the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition?

The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is Sony’s all-digital next-generation console and successor to the PlayStation 4. The console can handle 4K visuals at 60 frames-per-second all the way up to 120 frames-per-second. It’s also 8K capable! It comes with an ultra fast 825GB SSD with transfer rates up to 9GB/s. As a result, there are very little if any load times in games.

What is the difference between PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition?

It’s very simple when it comes to the difference between the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. Aside from price, the only difference is that the PS5 includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and the PS5 Digital Edition does not. That’s it! Everything else is completely the same!

Furthermore, both consoles offer the same gameplay experience as each other and have the exact same technical specifications. The only difference is that one will accept physical games and the other one is download only.

The DualSense Wireless controller

The PlayStation 5‘s controller, called the DualSense Wireless Controller, is an evolution of the DualShock 4 controller. However, it retains much of what PlayStation fans love about the DualShock 4. And, it includes new features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. With haptic feedback, games now have a variety of powerful sensations that you actually feel when you play.

For example, you can now feel the slow grittiness of driving a car through mud in racing games like Dirt 5. Additionally, the controller has adaptive L2 and R2 triggers. This allows you to feel the tension of things like drawing a bow to shoot an arrow. Moreover, the share button from the DualShock 4 has been replaced with a “Create” button that features new and innovative ways to share content with the world.

Additionally, the DualSense controller comes with a built-in microphone array that allows you to quickly jump into a conversation without the need of a headset. 

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition backwards compatibility 

The majority of, the over 4000, PlayStation 4 games available are backwards compatible with the PlayStation 5. As a result, you’ll be able to play your favourite PlayStation 4 games like The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima on PlayStation 5. And, PlayStation 4 games will run at a more stable frame rate and some games will even have higher resolutions.

All of your PS4 games that have been purchased digitally, will be available for download on PlayStation 5. On the other hand, physical PS4 games must be inserted into the disc drive of your PS5. And, the game will be downloaded onto your PS5. Just like on PS4, every time you want to play the game, you will have to insert the disc into the drive to play.

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