PS5 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Console Hardware

Surprising many fans at the PlayStation 5 event was the reveal of the console itself, and it's certainly a striking bit of kit. Whatever you think of the white and black console, Sony also surprised us with a second SKU of the next-gen machine -- a Digital Edition, one without a disc drive. We weren't necessarily expecting this, but it makes complete sense when you think about it.

Jim Ryan provides a very simple answer on this subject to the BBC. While the PlayStation boss could not be drawn on pricing, he did comment on why the disc-less alternative exists. "Many of our consumers are purchasing solely digitally these days," Ryan notes. "We thought that we would do what we typically try and do, and just offer choice."

As to the question of price, Ryan won't bite, but does say the company is working on "getting the value equation right". It's not the first time he's emphasised value rather than raw consumer cost. From our perspective, it would seem Sony is looking to make up for a somewhat lofty price tag with a varied and quality games library from the start.

Anyway, a Digital Edition of PS5 seems like a sensible idea in this day and age. Will you be buying the Digital Edition, or do you want the extra functionality of the Blu-Ray drive? Have your say in the comments section below.

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