18 Oct 2021 8:55 AM +00:00

Should I Buy A PS5 Or PC? Here's What We Think

People often struggle with the age-old debate of console vs PC and with the introduction of the next-gen, they often ask 'should I buy a PS5 or PC'.

The PS5 is a powerhouse designed specifically for gaming, whereas a PC provides a diverse range of functions but requires more investment to achieve the same or higher level of gaming.

Before you make any sort of decision, there are a number of factors worth considering.

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PS5 Vs PC Price

The PS5 comes with a fixed price, with the Disc Edition coming in at $499 / £449 while the Digital version will set you back $399 / £349.

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While a PS5 will cost you a fair chunk of change, a PC at a similar price will not be able to offer the same performance when gaming, so you're going to need to spend more for a similar experience.

Although it is incredibly difficult to find the 'exact match' in terms of specs, we'd say a PC with similar specs to a PS5 is going to cost you upwards of $1200 / £1000.

However, PC's have higher potential, if you're willing to spend the money on building one, or buying one of the best gaming PCs around, you can get one that vastly outperforms the PS5, but you're looking at upwards of 3000 pounds or dollars.

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PS5 Vs Pc Specs

When it comes to power, the PS5 has a 3.5 GHz 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor and AMD RDNA 2 GPU (10.28 teraflops) which combined with 16GB of RAM offer outstanding performance while gaming.

It's also got the highly attractive 4K at 120fps on select titles, which is great, and with 8K on the horizon with a future firmware update, there's a lot to look forward to.

So, if you grab yourself any of the best 4K TVs or HDMI 2.1 monitors to match your PS5, you're games should look seriously impressive and feel incredibly smooth.

The PS5 also comes with 825GB of lightning-fast internal storage, with staggering load speeds of 5.5GB per second.

While 825GB is a nice amount of storage space, if you need more you can grab yourself any of the best M.2 SSD's for PS5 and it can be expanded with up to an additional 4TB.

When it comes to PC specs, they are interchangeable and limited only by your budget, with the best processors and GPU's offering higher performance than PS5, though at more expense.

Many of the best gaming PC's can make full use of devices that a PS5 can't such as standout 240Hz monitors.

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PS5 Vs PC Games

One of the other things to consider when facing the debate of PS5 or PC is the availability of games.

While there are many titles available on both devices, there are many which are exclusively PC or only on PlayStation.

When it comes to the sheer volume of games, PC trumps Playstation by a long way with many of the most recent AAA games and PC exclusive classics such as World Of Warcraft and League of Legends.

However, some of the biggest and most sought after games are exclusive to PlayStation such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Demon's Souls, God of War and Gran Turismo 7 to name a few.

It is worth considering the types of games you like to play and looking into specifics before you make a decision and find your favourite game is missing from your platform when it's too late.

PS5 Vs PC, Which Should I Buy?

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While answering the question 'should I buy a PS5 or PC' ultimately comes down to personal preference, for us the PS5 is the best option.

At $499 / £449, the PS5 (comparative to gaming PC's) is relatively affordable, and you don't need to worry about swapping out parts to keep up to date.

Plus, if you're not worried about peripherals like being able to play Blu-rays on PS5, you can save $100 / £100 and go for the Digital Edition over the Disc console.

The Sony exclusive games are also an important factor, however, if you're someone that prefers PC exclusives, then this can be a big factor.

Neither is necessarily the 'right' or 'wrong' choice but ultimately comes down to budget and the gaming experience you're looking for.

Many of us (myself included) will in fact opt for both, however, this isn't an option for many people and we'd say if you are solely looking to get the best gaming experience for the best price, go for the PS5.

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