The Sony PlayStation 5, due later this year, gets its official pricing for India. The standard edition will cost you ₹ 49,990. But the PS5 Digital Edition will set you back by ₹ 39,990. That’s a fair ₹ 10,000 difference between both the editions which seems fair. The Xbox Series prices had been revealed earlier.
The standard edition comes with the 4K UHD BluRay player, which makes up for the ₹ 10,000 extra cost. On the other hand, the Digital Edition is better for people with lower accessibility to game discs. But it is usually not a concern these days. If you want to share your games, go for the standard PS5 version. It costs a bit more, sure. But the benefits are long-term cheaper games.
Talking about long-term cheaper games, the PlayStation 5 generation is expected to last 8 years. I’m sure you’ll save up more by buying discs second-hand. Moreover, the next generation of games is going to cost a lot more as well – ₹ 4999 for bigger titles, and ₹ 3999 for DLC-like standalone releases. That is only if money is a concern to you. Otherwise, the digital edition is a no-brainer as there’s no hassle of managing the discs.
Comparatively, the Xbox Series X costs the same as the standard PS5. The Xbox Series S is slightly cheaper than the PS5 Digital edition, saving you ₹ 5,000. The new Xbox consoles will be shipped from November 10th, but there’s no news on Sony’s part as yet. Due to a debacle, that happening so soon seems unlikely as well.
What about the PS5 accessories, right?
- DualSense Controller: ₹ 5,990
- DualSense Charging station: ₹ 2,590
- HD Camera: ₹ 5,190
Games worth buying at launch includes:
- Demon’s Souls at ₹ 4,999
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales at ₹ 4,999