The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is a disc-less PS5, as the name suggests. There are two differences between the standard PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition: the price and the disc drive. Other than that, the two consoles are exactly the same.
Here’s how the two look on their side with the digital edition on the left and the standard PS5 on the right:
PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition
The PS5 Digital Edition features the same hardware specs of the PS5, the only difference is there’s no disc drive. The PS5 Digital Edition costs $399 USD and the standard edition with a disc drive costs $499 USD.
Console Hardware Specifications
- CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5HGz
- GPU: Custom AMD Radeon Navi – supports Ray Tracing and 3D Audio
- Memory: 448GB/s
- Storage Size: Custom 825GB SSD Storage Drive
- External Dimensions: The PS5 console is approximately 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth), excluding the Base. The PS5 Digital Edition console is approximately 390mm x 92mm x 260mm.
- Mass: The PS5 weighs in at around 4.5kg. The PS5 Digital Edition console weighs in at around 3.9kg.
- AV Output: 8K Support Included.
- Included Peripherals: DualSense Controller.
As the Digital Edition has no disc drive, you won’t be able to use any PS4 games you own physically. There is no way to verify that purchase for a digital version either, so you’ll need to purchase that game again if you want to play it. However, if you have PlayStation Plus, you might have that game on PS5 digitally already through the PlayStation Plus Collection.