Sony recently explained the details about the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5, which has been one of the exciting features of the new gaming console.

But before getting yourself a PS5, you have to know first the differences between its two variants: the PS5 Digital Edition console and the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive.

As the name suggests, the PS5 Digital Edition console allows users to play the digital versions of compatible PS4 games, including ones that have already been purchased or games available on the PlayStation Store on PS4, PS5, web, or via the PlayStation mobile app. The setback, however, is that users cannot play their PS4 disc-based games as it has no disc drive.

The PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, meanwhile, allows users to play disc-based games on top of getting to play digital versions as well.

Apart from the difference in terms of disc-compatibility, the two models are pretty much the same. Sony clarified both of them could play 99% of PS4 games, such as the “The Last of Us II” and “Ghost of Tsushima.” They also carried the same quality performance and sports a similar design.

The PS5 Digital Edition costs $399 or roughly P20,000 and is now available for preorder. The PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, on the other hand, sells for $499 or about P25,000.

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