With the glut of home gaming consoles on the market today, deciding which console is best for your needs can be challenging. The offerings continue to grow, with streaming services, PC gaming, and retro consoles and arcades making a comeback.
Each option has its own advantages that make it an interesting choice, depending on your preferences. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the best reasons to get a PlayStation. Here are the key features that will help you determine which video game system is the best choice for you.
PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro / PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 4 was released in 2013, offering fierce competition to the Xbox One. A more capable version of the console was released three years later, the PlayStation 4 Pro. In November 2020, the PlayStation 5 was released, launching the next generation of consoles. The PS5 is even more powerful than any previous PlayStation console. It rolls its games in 4K at 60 frames per second, pushing up to 120 frames per second for supported titles. The PlayStation 5 is also 8K ready.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 games
Sony has fourteen development studios. Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studio, and Bend Studio are good examples. The PlayStation 5 offers a nice variety of titles, such as Demon’s Souls, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Godfall, and the cute Bugsnax. And the year has just begun! Before long, we can expect to see big names like Deathloop, Dying Light 2, Far Cry 6, Horizon Forbidden West, and Ghostwire: Tokyo.
In addition, several PlayStation 4 titles are getting a free update to be played in PlayStation 5 version. Recent releases such as Marvel’s Avengers, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Immortals: Fenix Rising are examples. These updates allow you to purchase only one version of the game for optimal play on each console.
The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles do not support any old game in a retro-compatible version. However, the PlayStation 5 does more than 4,000 PlayStation 4 games!
It is, therefore, possible to play a selection of the most popular PlayStation 4 games on the PS5. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, and The Last of Us: Part II will be more stable and will take advantage of the fast loading of the PlayStation 5 console. Note that, like the PS4, the PlayStation 5 console is not backward compatible with games from PS3 and below.
Online gaming and digital offerings
The PlayStation Plus online service allows PlayStation 4, PlayStation Pro, and PlayStation 5 gamers to enjoy online multiplayer fun and get digital versions of games. Popular streaming apps like Netflix, Disney+, and Crave are also accessible on the console. Finally, the PlayStation Plus monthly subscription includes many free games to download each month.
The PlayStation Plus Collection
Those who have the PlayStation 5 and subscribe to PlayStation Plus have the chance to access the “PlayStation Plus Collection”. This contains a selection of the most popular PlayStation 4 games for download. The list includes Bloodborne, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, and Persona 5. This addition will allow players to have a good time for the price of a single PS+ subscription.
Sony also offers a good catalog of PS2, PS3, and PS4 games with its PlayStation Now subscription service. However, having purchased these games physically in the past does not allow you to play them for free on PlayStation Now. Recently, the service has been offering some titles for download to play locally. Note that they can also be played on PC! However, most of the titles available in the PlayStation Now library are only playable online via the Internet.
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