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PS4 Vs PS5: Which One to Buy and What To Expect

Planning to upgrade to the new PlayStation 5? But have a question which is better PS5 or PS4? You are not alone, gamers around the world have the same question. In addition to this, they also want to know what to expect from PlayStation 5? Is it worth upgrading to PS5? What’s the difference between PS4 and PS5? To get answers to these questions, read the below article.

Sony has confirmed they are going to launch the next-gen console i.e. PlayStation 5 somewhere between October and December 2020. But there’s not much information about new PlayStation 5, the only thing we are sure of is PS5 will be replacing PS4 and PS4 Pro soon.

Whatsoever, one thing is sure after the launch of PS4 and PS4 Pro, Sony is the undisputed winner in the home console war with Microsoft Xbox.

Both PS4 and PS4 Pro were released for the same price where PS4 was released in 2013, PS4 Pro was launched in 2016. The only difference was in the specifications. In market you can find PS4 and PS4 Pro games, however, there is no official announcement for PS5 games.

Looking at the history we can expect some changes in the controllers, graphics, gameplay, price, etc in PlayStation 5. But, will gamers like it or not, is still a question?

To get the answer and to understand latest gaming console let’s read further.

PS4 VS PS5: What are the Differences Between Both Gaming Consoles?

There are different things in which you will see a difference like specifications, price, design, etc. We will cover each thing in details step by step.

Major Difference between PS4 vs PS5: Specifications

PS4 vs PS5
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You will see a lot more changes in PS4 vs PS5 graphics. Both PS4 and PS4 Pro run on AMD four core modules (total eight cores) processor while PS5 is expected to have a CPU from the AMD processor having eight cores with 16 threads. Furthermore, you will get upgraded controllers for next-gen gaming and Blu-ray player built-in with PlayStation 5.

PS4 Pro Specs

CPU: 2.1GHz 8-core AMD Jaguar

GPU: 4.2 TFLOP AMD Radeon (36CU, 911MHz)

Memory: 8GB GDDR5 + 1GB

HDR: Yes

Resolution: 4K

Storage: 1TB

PlayStation 5 specs

CPU: Custom AMD Zen 2

GPU: Custom AMD GPU (supports ray-tracing and 3D Audio)

Memory: Unknown

HDR: Yes

Resolution: Supports 8K

Storage: SSD

PS4 vs PS5: Will Price be the major difference between PS4 and PS5 gaming console?

The difference between PS4 and PS5
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Well, here comes the most important thing the price factor. The starting price of PS4 is $299.99 MSRP on Sony’s official website. While PS4 Pro costs around $399.99 on Sony official website.

We expect PlayStation 5 system to be around $499.99. But this is not yet official. However, rumors suggest PlayStation 5 wouldn’t be much expensive.

Also Read: Top Free Games You Can Play on Your PS4

Major Difference between PS4 vs PS5: Design

PS4 vs PS5 specs
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Yes, there will be a change in PS5 design. Although the design hasn’t been revealed officially but you can see the final design on Sony’s official website. In the above image as per the renders from Sony’s patent, there are a number of buttons like on/standby, eject, reset, network and system initialization. There are also several status lights like “0 to 7” which are likely related to CPU cores but, it could also be for controllers connected with the PS5. Nevertheless, since the above image is not the final output or final design for the PS5 console, we will be considering something new to come.

Major Difference between PS4 vs PS5: Controllers

What is the difference between PS4 and PS5
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According to Sony PS5 will come with a new controller. This new PS5 controller will get haptic feedback to replace DualShock 4’s rumble technology. You will also get adaptive trigger buttons(L2/R2) in the PS5 controller, which allow developers to program the resistance of the triggers to simulate actions more accurately.

In an interview with Business Insider Japan (translated by Gematsu), SIE CEO Jim Ryan said: “3D audio and the haptic feedback support of the controller are also things that, when you try them, you will be surprised at how big a change they are. Even just playing the racing game Gran Turismo Sport with a PlayStation 5 controller is a completely different experience. While it runs well with the previous controller, there is no going back after you experience the detailed road surface via haptic control and play using the adaptive triggers.”

Sony is going to move solely onto PSVR 2 in PS5 controllers, and we are hoping the console will have a different meaning of tracking the controller otherwise, compatibility issues will be there.

Also Read: Top Free Games You Can Play on Your PS4

Major Difference between PS4 vs PS5: Games

PlayStation 5 vs PlayStation 4
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There’s no official update for PS5 games. However, rumors suggest we might get to play:

  • Gods and Monsters
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Godfall, Call of Duty: Black Ops 5
  • Horizon Zero Dawn 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • God Of War 2
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Elder Scrolls VI
  • Death Stranding
  • Spider-Man 2
  • The Lords Of The Rings: Gollum
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Dying Light 2
  • GTA 6
  • Assassin’s Creed: Kingdon
  • Uncharted 5
  • Dragon Age 4
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Batman: Arkham Legacy
  • Gran Turismo 7 and last but not the least FIFA 2020.

From the game point of view, at this point Ghost of Tsushima to The Last of US 2 would be prime for PS5 cross-gen upgrades.

There are plenty of rumors churn about PlayStation 5 and PlayStation VR headset. As we have touched the Virtual reality already and you might get VR headset in PS5- this time though.

Conclusion- With the launch of new-gen PlayStation 5, PS4 and PS4 Pro might vanish from the gaming console world. But one thing is definite PS4 is current-gen console and we have high hopes from PlayStation 5 to com. Surely, we will have to wait for PS5 but it will be worth. Until then, enjoy playing games in PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro consoles.

Above are the differences between PS4 and PS5 consoles in terms of pricing, specifications, controllers, design, games, etc. If we have missed any important updates, feel free to mention them in the comments section below.

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