Since its great launch, the PS5 It has become one of the most desired consoles on the market. This new generation of gaming consoles created a contest that resembles a sporting event, with waves of actions hitting the shelves every now and then, only to sell out a few minutes later.
The global pandemic has understandably contributed to the great console fever, as many of us are still confined to our homes. The system shortage, combined with PS5 resellers grabbing for supplies, means that many console gamers are on the hunt for PS5 restocks, looking for whatever advice they can get.
While I admit I was initially tempted to buy the PS5, I don’t think I need one, at least not this year. Simply put, beyond being able to say that you are a proud owner of a PS5, there really aren’t many reasons to buy one right now.
There’s a distinct lack of PS5 exclusives
The fact that virtually every upcoming PS5 release will be available for the PS4 is reason enough to wait. With minor exceptions like Deathloop, most of the highly anticipated PS5 games like Resident Evil Village, Batman: Knights of Gotham and Hogwarts legacy they are also slated to go out to Sony’s previous generation console.
One of the few exclusive games currently worth buying for the PS5 is Demon’s Souls. In our revision of the game, our game publisher called it a “standout title among the PS5 launch line,” noting that the new version is the “best reason to own a PS5” thanks to its intriguing story and great visuals.
When one of my most anticipated games, Little Nightmares 2, it came out on February 10th, I was surprised to see that the game was available only for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia and Nintendo Switch. The versions of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X / S will not be released until later this year. Even game studios don’t seem to be in a rush to release games for the newest consoles, especially when so few players have one.
Compare the PS5 to the Nintendo Switch, for example. Despite its launch in 2017, the handheld console recently became the the best-selling console at the moment, outperforming both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X / S. The Switch is considerably cheaper than next-gen consoles. But more importantly, if you want to play popular Nintendo exclusive titles like Pokemon, Animal crossing or The legend of ZeldaYou just don’t have a lot of options.
My PS4 still does its job admirably
Compared to the PS4, the PS5 features significantly improved hardware. With technical specs like an 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU, 16GB of RAM, 825GB of SSD storage, and ray-tracing capabilities, the PS5 has the PS4 Pro beat. The PS5’s new DualSense controller also features a clear improvement over the DualShock 4, with cool features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
When I started actively gaming in 2017, I bought my trusty PS4 Pro for about £ 350 ($ 480). From that point on, the console became a staple in my setup, even after I bought the Razer Blade 15 Quartz like my first gaming laptop. Even now, I still turn to the PS4 when I want to kick back and play more “casual” single-player games on my couch.
The overwhelming backlog of games for the PS4 also influences my decision. With critically acclaimed games like God of War, Bloodborne, Ghost of Tsushima, and Horizon Zero Dawn still topping the top of my “to-do” list, it might be a while before I’m ready to pack up my PS4.
Being an early adopter of the PS5 would certainly be exciting. As it stands, however, due to a lack of exclusive games and ongoing global stock shortages, you may want to think twice before investing both your time and hard-earned money on a new console. , just for the simple fact of having one. My tune is likely to change once more games come out and the PS5 becomes easier to buy. But now is not the time, at least for me.