Creating the perfect gaming console takes years to do. In PlayStation's case, it can take up from several years to nearly a decade before they release a new generation of gaming consoles. 

It is high time for something new to shake up the stale market of consoles today. With the release of PlayStation 5, many people want to know if owning the new console would be a good investment. 


How does it fare against other consoles that were released? Here are the top 4 reasons why you should upgrade to the PlayStation 5.

4 Reasons to Upgrade to the Playstation 5
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Exclusive Games

One of the many reasons why you would want to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 is its exclusive games. These are the video games that you can't play anywhere else aside from this specific console. 

While it depends on whether you are a fan of a certain game or not, Sony has the track record in bringing some of the best exclusive games to their console and fans swarm over them like hungry piranhas the moment they are released.

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Some of these exclusive games include Demon's Souls which is a remake of the PS3 version. Apart from the exclusive games, you also enjoy countless other releases such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, and more.

These must-have titles make it all the more enticing to own a PlayStation 5 as soon as possible.

Better Experience

When it comes to user experience, PlayStation consoles have been notorious for their clunky interface and convoluted navigation. The interface of the previous iteration has been known to be quite uninspired and has rarely been the center of praise for both fans and critics alike. 


This often leads to an unexciting experience that is often outshined by other consoles in the market. Fortunately, Sony has learned their lesson and has made an effort in bringing a better user experience with the PlayStation 5. 

4 Reasons to Upgrade to the Playstation 5
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The interface is cleaner and user-friendly than ever before. Navigating through a series of menus and options are now more fluid. The user interface upgrade also came with a better PlayStation Store. 

If you purchase the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, you can only purchase games through the online store. The massive upgrade in user experience makes it better for gamers to navigate through the store without any issues.

With this upgrade, you will never have to struggle through finding your favorite game within the interface. Sony has truly made it a point to organize its games making for a better user experience overall. 

Backward Compatibility

One of the many reasons that deter people from buying new generation consoles is the fear that it may not be compatible with the games from the previous version of the console. 

Throughout the years, this has been the main reason why gamers would rather stick to older versions up to the very last day. 

4 Reasons to Upgrade to the Playstation 5
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Fans of Sony's PlayStation don't need to worry as the newest console is confirmed to have backward compatibility with the PlayStation 4.

This means that you can play games, DLC, and continue your progress playing the new console without any glitches or issues. 

This also allows PS5 users to play with their friends who are still using PS4. The backward compatibility of the PlayStation 5 embraces the inclusivity that Sony wants you to experience.

Better Specs

The PlayStation 5 boasts better specs across the board. Starting with the new Tempest Audio Engine, the PS5 enhances the sound experience by creating 3D audio. 

Now, you get to enjoy playing your favorite games with top-notch graphics and heightened audio.

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Another great addition to the console is the DualSense Gamepad. The all-new gamepad is a revolutionary step in console gaming as it incorporates advanced haptic feedback in the gamepad. 

While it may be slightly larger than its previous version, this improved version offers more durability, increased tension and resistance, as well as better battery life.

The PS5 also has better specs than most other gaming consoles in the market today. Armed with a better CPU and GPU, gamers will find playing games with fewer framerate drops, more detailed graphics, and an overall better experience. 

Loading times have decreased and many other third-party games can take advantage of the new hardware to push the limits of both graphics and gameplay in PS5 games.


There is a reason Sony is one of the most profitable video game companies around. They know how to create new products that users want. Currently priced at around $499.99, the PlayStation 5 might be a bit expensive but you get a better experience. 

Alternatively, you can check out the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition which comes in with a lighter price tag at $399.