Now that PS5 is available almost everywhere in the world, the question that’s everyone thinking about is whether should you upgrade to a new console. The buying process is still as difficult as ever, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about upgrading or if it is worth upgrading. Sony has released the PS5 as the ultimate gaming console. Not only the PS5 is much more powerful, but it’s also GPU and CPU hold so much more power than the PS4 Pro. Your games will load much faster all thanks to the NVMe SSD. What makes things even more interesting is the DualSense controller that offers better haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to make sure your games feel much more immersive. Still can’t decide between PS5 Vs PS4? Keep on reading ahead.
The PS5 has all the things going for it and it is a brilliant recommendation if we’re to compare the consoles. Although the price of the PS4 Pro makes it a brilliant contender, it becomes even more attractive when you realize that all the Sony PlayStation 5 games are coming to PS4 Pro. While PS4 Pro is still great for all sorts of games, Sony has decided to pull the plug on the last-gen console so time might be running out if you’re planning to buy the PS5.
The PS4 Pro Vs PS5 decision will be made by a lot of gamers in the upcoming months. To make you decide we’ve created this guide for comparing PS5 Vs PS4.
PS5 Vs PS4 Price Comparison
Sony’s top PS5 costs $499.99/ £449.99 / AU$749.95 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (which comes without a disc drive) is available at $399.99 / £349.99 / AU$599.95. Both versions of the PS5 are available worldwide and the wait for Sony’s next-gen console has ended and gamers can finally get their hands on the console.
The PS5 costs $100 more than the PS4 Pro launch price but given the specifications under the hood, the hefty price was expected. It’s a brand new console and it uses nothing but the best technology, while the PS4 was merely an upgrade to the PS4 and it was considered a small-level update.
You can get great discounts on the price of PS4 Pro and that may be reason enough to purchase the PS4 Pro. If money is your biggest concern like it is for most gamers, then PS4 Pro will be the cheaper option out of the two consoles. Although, is it worth purchasing now that the PS5 is available across the globe?
PS5 Vs PS4 Pro Specs
We don’t have to say it, the PS5 was released as Sony’s ultimate gaming console and it offers impressive specs. It comes equipped with AMD Zen-2 based CPU and a custom RDNA 2 GPU with more than 10.28 TFLOPs of computing power. All that power will allow you to run your games at 4K/60FPS. Although that’s not the case with all the games, some games can even achieve 4K/120FPS resolution. According to Sony, there’s even support for 8K gaming in the future. Here’s the complete spec sheet for the next-gen gaming console.
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz (variable frequency) with RDNA 2 architecture
- CPU: AMD Zen-2 CPU with 8 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- Memory: 16GB GDDR6, 256-bit interface, 448GB/s bandwidth
- Storage: Custom 825GB SSD with 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot, USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical: 4K UHD Blu Ray drive
- Visuals: Native 4K 120Hz + 8K
- Audio: Tempest 3D
The PS5 is also capable of a graphic improvement feature known as Ray Tracing. Ray Tracing is found in some of the best gaming PC available out there. If you don’t know it, Ray Tracing is an innovative method of rendering lights and shadows in games. To put it simply, Ray Tracing will help games like Horizon Forbidden West will look more realistic in every single way.
If that doesn’t fulfill your expectations then Sony has claimed that PS5 will have 8K gaming support in the future. Currently, there’s no option for 8K gaming in the PS5 but it will be available after future firmware updates.
Apart from the Ray Tracing, another feature that PS5 has is the SSD, it is one of the long-awaited features that all the console gamers were waiting for. While the SSD is only 825GB out of which you can only use the 667.2GB storage, it is still better than the older drives.
The PS4 Pro however is still stuck on the HDD. The PS4 Pro’s UI is one of the best features of the console as you can pick the game from where you left it weeks ago. However, PS4 Pro players won’t be able to enjoy any loading screen time as the users of PS5 can. If you want, you can upgrade your PS4 Pro with an SSD, it still won’t be able to offer the same power as the PS5.
PS4 Pro also lacks the 4K Blu Ray Player that the PS5 proudly boasts. It doesn’t even offers the digital option like the PS5, but if we’re being honest, as a gamer we would prefer having discs. Let’s not wait any longer and go through the spec sheet of the PS4 Pro:
- CPU: 8 Core x86-64 AMD Jaguar
- GPU: AMD Radeon with 4.2 TFLOPs
- RAM: 8GB GDDR5
- Storage: 1 TB HDD
While the specifications of PS4 Pro are much better than the base PS4 as it supports 4K streaming on Amazon and Netflix, but 4K gaming isn’t available on all games and if you find a game with 4K capabilities it maxes out at 30FPS.
If you’re all about the graphics and can’t keep your mind away from the graphics, then PS5 is definitely the better option for you.
PS5 Vs PS4 Pro Design Comparison
Let’s be honest here, the design of PS5 is still under debate. Even on our team, there were some mixed reaction about the design. The simple reason for that is that PS5 design is a different approach from Sony’s usual design choices in the past. The PS5 offers two-tone color scheme and a curved futuristic design.
In terms of size, the PS5 is also the biggest gaming console that Sony has ever made. The PS4 Pro on the other hand looks more like a traditional gaming console and it’s so much easier to fit on any entertainment unit. It weighs around 3.3 KGs and it’s quite easy to handle. As for the PS5, the design choice is different yet interesting, although most gamers won’t be able to fit it in their ordinary entertainment unit.
The big, bulky design of PS5 does offers it one significant advantage over the PS4 Pro. It’s basically silent and it produces minimum heat. The PS4 Pro can produce a lot of sound and heat while playing certain types of games.
PS5 Vs PS4 Pro Games Comparison
If you purchase a PS4 Pro right now, make sure you have time for huge games like Bloodborne, God of War, Uncharted 4, The Last of Us and The Last of Us 2, Marvel’s Spider-Men are exclusive to Sony’s gaming consoles.
The best thing is that almost all the games are backwards compatible on the PS5. Some games like the GTA 5, Madden 21 and Destiny will soon get PS5 updates. Sony’s new PS Plus subscriber perk, PlayStation Plus Collection offers PS5 owners free access to 20 best PS4 games to download on their brand new console from the get go. It will also include titles like the God of War, Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank and Bloodborne. Although to keep using the games, gamers will have to keep subscribe the services. Basically, you’re getting tons of games for not a lot of money.
Apart from that, the PS5 has a number of games that will be available to just the PS5. Games like God of War 2, Demon’s Soul and Final Fantasy 16 will only be available to users of PS5. So if you wish to play the best games available then it will be worth having the PS5 for those games and you can even play the games available only on PS4. Here are all the confirmed games of PS5:
- Rainbow Six Siege
- WRC 9
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Demon’s Souls
- Battlefield 6
- Tribes of Midgard
- The Pathless
- God of War 2 (working title)
- Final Fantasy 16
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Goodbye Volcano High
- GTA 5
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
- Dying Light 2
- Project Anthia
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Destruction All-Stars
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Solar Ash
- Hitman 3
- Astro’s Playroom
- Little Devil Inside
- NBA 2K21
- Resident Evil 8
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Gods and Monsters
- Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
- Far Cry 6
- FIFA 21
While you’re getting a lot of games, you will also have to spend more on all the games. 2K games recently announced that the NBA 2K21 on PS5 and the Xbox Series X will cost $10 more than the PS4 Pro. It won’t be a small increase in price as most games can’t afford the games they want to play at the moment. The good thing is that we don’t expect the price to keep growing, but we can’t say anything for sure.
Final Take: PS5 vs PS4 Pro
As of right now, it doesn’t make much sense to purchase the PS4 Pro. Not only is the PS5 much more powerful, but it also comes with backward game compatibility, which means you can play the best PS4 Pro games even if you purchase the PS5. Most of the games will work much better on the PS5 anyway, for example, “Ghost of Tsushima” will now run at 60FPS on PS5.
If you’ve been waiting for a long time to purchase the PS4 Pro, then we suggest you wait a bit longer, and upgrade to PS5.