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The standard model differs from the digital edition in that it retains the disc drive traditionally found on gaming consoles. The Digital Edition will rely purely on digital downloads and streaming, whereas with the standard edition, you’ll be able to play physical game discs as well as other physical media, such as 4K Blu ray DVDs. Combine this with the media remote that Sony has made available for the console in time for launch, and you’re looking at a home entertainment behemoth.
The PS5 Standard Edition boasts a £449.99 RRP here in the UK, slightly undercutting most analytical predictions that itched it around £500 throughout most of 2020. This results in a £90 price difference between the Standard and Digital PS5 SKUs, but the latter could save you money in the long run thanks to the included disc drive, which frees you up to shop for your games freely at a range of British retailers.
Both PlayStation 5 variants – Digital and Standard – hit UK store shelves on November 19th, 2020. This is actually a week after other territories like USA, Japan and New Zealand are scheduled to receive it, and roughly 9 days after the console’s competitor, Xbox Series X | S, officially launches. Pre-orders for the PS5 Standard Edition dried up extremely quickly, though there’s hope that more units will be available on launch day.
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is certain in terms of how plentiful PlayStation 5 stock will be on November 19th, 2020. However, Sony has stated that they expect to sell seven million units (Digital and Standard Edition combined) before March 31, 2021, forecasting that they expect PS5 to outsell PS4 in the same launch window. Be sure to check Console Deals around then to find yourself a PS5 Standard Edition.
|Release Date||November 19th, 2020|
|RAM||24GB total with reportedly 20GB GDDR6|
|Storage||825GB Custom SSD|
|Chipset||Bespoke 8-core AMD|
|Maximum Framerate||120 frames per second|