PlayStation 4 VS PlayStation 5

The time we waited for so long is finally here; behold PS5. Although PS5 is still not the fastest console globally, it is still a significant upgrade from its predecessor, PS4.    

PS5 comes in two packages; standard and Digital Editions. It is truly a beast of a machine. However, a lot of questions will linger about this console. Do we upgrade to PS5 from PS4? Or if you are buying PlayStation for the first time, which console you have to choose?   

It is without a doubt PS4 has been exceptionally well for Sony over the last six years. But, with the born of PS5, it might shake PS4’s standing.  

However, it is also really too soon to say PS5 will dominate the gaming market. And that is why we put together this PS5 VS PS4 to help buyers figure out the best console for them.    

PS4 vs. PS5 Specifications   

With just a glance at the specifications, it already reveals PS5 is in a different league than any of PlayStation consoles. Sony has improved the PlayStation capabilities in many ways; more storage, fasters processor, support larger capacity disks, and higher resolution.    

To sumarize, below is the table of comparison between PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 4 Pro;

  PlayStation 5  PlayStation 4  PlayStation 4 Pro  
CPU  8-core, 16 thread, up to 3.5Ghz  
(variable frequency)  
8 Jaguar Cores, 1.6GHz  8 Jaguar Cores, 2.1GHz  
GPU  36 CUs at 2.23GHz, 10.3 TFLOPs  
(variable frequency)  
18 CUs at 800MHz, 1.84 TFLOPS  36 CUs at 911Mhz, 4.2 TFLOPS  
Memory  16GB GDDR6  8GB GDDR5  8GB GDDR5  
Internal Storage  Custom 825GB SSD  500GB, 1TB HDD  1TB HDD  
External Storage  NVMe SSD slot, USB HDD  2.5-inch HDD, USB HDD  2.5-inch HDD, USB HDD  
Optical Drive  Ultra HD Blu-ray  Blu-ray  Blu-ray  
Video Output  4K at 120Hz, 8K  1080p  4K  

PS4 VS PS5 Designs 

Certainly, both of the consoles have good design. PS4 is like a console – flavored sandwich. This console is fatter and sits in a similar footprint in your cabinet.    

Meanwhile, PS5 is more extensive, more solemn, and taller than PS4. It looks somewhat new with its white elements and looks far better standing rather than laid flat. Both of its sides have faceplates that contain an enormous fan and vacuumable dust ports.   

One of the noticeable things about PS5 is it ran silently thanks to its powerful processing and design, which keep it cool. While on the other hand, PS4 always sounds like a motorboat in the water and runs so hot.    

How Much Powerful is PS5?   

The PS4 Pro is a powerful version of the standard PS4. It’s capable of playing 4K games and has some extra memory to switch between apps.

Meanwhile, PS5 has some serious upgrades over both PS4 because it has a customized SSD, which makes loading games much faster.  

The PS5 also play games in 4K and display up to 120 frames per second. To summarize what PS5 capable of; full 4K support, fast SSD, superior graphical effects, higher frame rates, and higher resolutions.   

Is it Worth Upgrading from PS4?   

The trickiest question and the dilemma that all PS4 owners will have right now is does upgrading to PS5 really worth it? Since PS4 is six years older than the PS5, it is a big jump in power when you switch between them. 

But before upgrading, you might want to look at the PS5 cost first. Sony offers the PS5 in two versions; the standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. PS5 will cost around $500, and the Digital Edition is at $400. This price will include the console, one DualSense Controller, and Astro’s Playroom game.    

To cover the cost of PS5, maybe you are thinking of selling your current console and offset the price for PS5. On the other hand, you could stick with PS4 that you currently have and wait for the PS5 price to drop.    

Whatever your decision is, always remember that most games will release on both consoles at the beginning of PS5 life. Wait until Sony released games on PS5 that you can’t live without. And then, maybe it’s the time to say goodbye to your PS4 and invest in PS5. 


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