The much-anticipated PlayStation 5 has been around for a few months now, but its hype is still unbelievably high. You might have seen that it sells out within minutes, wherever it becomes available. Sony presents it as its version of the next-gen gaming consoles which will have graphics like never seen before and extremely powerful processors. Resultantly, it has become the fastest-selling video game console in US history, according to sales amounts. 

Things to Know before Buying PS5

Things to Know before Buying PS5

Therefore, the PS5 is obviously the next big thing, and if you’re a console gamer, you might be interested in it. However, if you want to get it soon, you’ll have to keep a constant lookout for where it gets stocked and act quickly. Otherwise, you’ll miss your chance as it gets sold out within minutes. You’ll be making good use of those Spectrum packages you got for your internet needs and will have to be vigilant. So, because of all the effort involved, you have to decide if it’s really worth it. Take a look at what you should know before you take the leap, and decide accordingly.  

  • Mind-blowing Graphics

The unbelievable graphics are one of the biggest selling points of the PS5. Its GPU is the AMD Radeon RDNA 2 with variable frequency going up to 2.23 GHz. In addition, it has hardware-accelerated ray tracing and 10.3 teraflops. 

This means that it can easily support 4K resolution, with support possible for 8k resolution in the future as well. Resultantly, you’ll see graphical details like never before, with games like Marvel’s Spiderman: Miles Morales truly shining on your screen. However, you must first make sure you have a 4K TV to be able to view these graphics at their best.  

  • Two Versions

One of the best ideas Sony came up with for the PS5 is offering two versions. You can opt for either the standard version, priced at USD 499 or the digital version, which is more affordable at USD 399. These days, many gamers choose to buy digital versions of games rather than going for discs. So, think about your preferences and choose accordingly. 

  • Exciting Exclusives

The reason why Sony dominates the console market is the amazing exclusives it offers. PC gamers have to wait for years or miss out completely on stellar titles like The Last of Us. The PS5 is no different in this regard, with titles like God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Stray slated for release.  

  • Backwards Compatibility

Fortunately, getting a PS5 doesn’t mean you won’t be able to play older games anymore. It is backward compatible, so you can access around 4,000 PS4 titles on it as well. If you currently feel that the PS5 doesn’t have enough games out, you can play older games on it until its next-gen games roll in. 

  • 5x More Powerful Than The PS4

While talking about Things to Know before Buying PS5 you must know that the processors used in the PS5 make it a monster machine compared to the PS4 and the Xbox One X. Its frame rates can go as high as 120 fps, meaning that lag will not be an issue anymore. Combined with cutting-edge graphics, this will give you the smoothest gaming experience of your life. 

  • Fast Charging DualSense Controllers

Your news DualSense controllers come with a charging station that has a USB Type-C connection. Therefore, your controllers will charge much faster, and will not be taking up USB slots on your PS5 most of the time. 

In addition, Sony has changed its classic controller shape significantly to make your gaming experience more comfortable. With longer handles and with triggers that your fingers rest more naturally on, long gaming sessions won’t give you carpal tunnel anymore. 

  • Haptic Feedback

Previously, Sony’s older DualSense controllers used rumble technology to interact with games. In the PS5, they’ve replaced it with haptic feedback technology, which is miles better. Now, you will be able to feel sensations such as pulling a bow or holding an object. Once games integrate this technology more efficiently, you’ll experience a whole new level of immersion in your gaming sessions. 

In conclusion, the PS5 is an exciting piece of technology that is ideal for console gamers. It has a lot to offer, but is a bit hard to get, so consider whether you need it now or can wait a few more months.

By Karan Bhardwaj

Karan Bhardwaj, Founder of Geeknism worked as a Digital Marketer since 2012 and has expertise in Tech Niche. You can follow him on Facebook and Twitter.