The difference between PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

If you’ve been paying attention to Sony’s recent PlayStation reveals, you noticed there are two different PlayStation 5 models arriving in November – PlayStation 5 at $499 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at $399. So what’s the difference?

The most obvious difference is PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will not have a disc drive, meaning games can ONLY be downloaded on the console. The standard PlayStation 5 will come equipped with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive where both physical discs and digitally downloaded games can be played on the console.

The Digital Edition will also be a bit smaller in size at approximately 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth) compared to the standard’s 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth).

The Digital Edition will also be a bit lighter at 3.9kg compared to the standard’s 4.5kg.

The Digital Edition will require less power at 340W compared to the standard’s 350W.

And that’s about it. Both consoles will have an 825 GB solid-state drive, a Zen 2 CPU, an AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based GPU that supports ray tracing, and GDDR6 16 GB system memory. Both consoles will support 4K 120Hz and 8k TVs.