News

Buy a PS5 Slim or wait for the PS5 Pro?

The PS5 Slim recently arrived in Brazil. As its name suggests, it is a more compact version of the original PlayStation 5 model and has practically the same hardware, with the exception of the internal SSD which now has 1 TB of capacity, that is, 175 GB more than the “Fat” model. “.

Nonetheless, Rumors point to the launch of the PS5 Pro for the end of this year. For those who don't know, the product will be an improved version of the original Playstation 5, just like the PS4. Therefore, many players were faced with a big dilemma: buy the PS5 Slim or wait until the Pro model was released?

And to help you with this choice, today Voxel brings the advantages and disadvantages of each model to help you make your decision, based on what we know so far about the products. Check out!

The advantages of the PS5 Slim

The main advantage of the PS5 Slim is its availability. The console recently arrived in Brazil and is already on sale for R$3,799, and there are many stores that offer a discount for this amount when paying in cash, by debit or credit card, or through PIX.

The PS5 Slim is already being sold in Brazil in its digital versionSource: PlayStaiton

Another advantage is that The PS5 Slim is smaller in size compared to the original PlayStation 5 model. See the comparison between the consoles:

  • Original PS5 with disc player: 390 x 104 x 260 mm;
  • Original PS5 without disc reader: 390 x 92 x 260 mm;
  • PS5 Slim with disc reader: 358 × 96 × 216 mm;
  • PS5 Slim without disc reader: 358 × 80 × 216 mm.

Finally, for those who have an extensive game library, the PS5 Slim has an internal SSD with more storage than the PS5 Original. It has 1 TB of space, compared to 825 GB for the traditional model. It is worth mentioning that both consoles allow you to add an SSD to expand internal storage.

The PlayStation 5 Slim has an SSD with 1 TB of storage spaceThe PlayStation 5 Slim has an SSD with 1 TB of storage spaceSource: PlayStation

The disadvantages of the PS5 Slim

For the Brazilian consumer, one of the biggest disadvantages of the PS5 Slim is that, to date, only the digital model, a console without a disc slot, is being officially sold in Brazil. In other words, players who need the other version will have to wait for it to arrive in the country, or buy a version from other regions.

The PS5 Slim disc drive can be purchased separately, but is not yet sold in BrazilThe PS5 Slim disc drive can be purchased separately, but is not yet sold in BrazilSource: PlayStation

It is worth remembering that the PS5 Slim Digital allows the consumer to purchase the disc player separately to be attached to the console. However, this drive is also not being sold in Brazil, as is the base that keeps the video game upright, as it does not come with any version of the PlayStation 5 Slim, and also needs to be purchased separately.

The advantages of the PS5 Pro

The main advantage of the PS5 Pro is precisely its hardware. Rumors on the internet suggest that the new console will be so powerful that Will stand up to even the most robust PCs, which nowadays have almost twice the capacity of the most powerful video games today, in this case the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Game graphics on PS5 Pro will have a leap in quality, without losing FPS, says rumorGame graphics on PS5 Pro will have a leap in quality, without losing FPS, says rumorSource: PlayStation

These rumors suggest that the console will have such high potential that will be able to run games, which are already available for the platform, at even higher resolutions. Ray Tracing would have a double update that would allow games to double their FPS, without losing quality in the reproduced image.

Another advantage of the PS5 Pro's potential over the traditional model is its useful life. Even though the future Playstation 6 is nowhere near being announced and released yet, the Pro model could help extend the lifespan of the current platform. It is worth remembering that this happened to its biggest competitor: Microsoft, which launched the Xbox One X with similar potential to the Xbox Series S, the current generation console, and caused many players to postpone the video game update.

The Xbox One X arrived on the market with potential close to the current generation of video game consolesThe Xbox One X arrived on the market with potential close to the current generation of video game consolesSource: Xbox

Another strong rumor about the PS5 Pro is in relation to naccessory eggs available, with some being sold alongside the video game. Among them, a DualSense that is more modern compared to the traditional one, but not as efficient as the Dualsense Edge.

The disadvantages of the PS5 Pro

First of all, it is necessary to remember that, To date, the PS5 Pro has not been confirmed by Sony. In other words, the product cannot even be launched: even if rumors point to its launch this year, it cannot even reach the market in the coming months or years.

However, if it is indeed confirmed by Sony, its price should be much higher compared to the traditional PS5. For comparison purposes, the PS4 Pro hit the market for US$399, while the PS4 Slim arrived months later for US$299, that is, a difference of 100 dollars.

When it hit the market, the PS4 Pro cost $100 more than the Slim model, which could dictate the price of the PS5 ProWhen it hit the market, the PS4 Pro cost $100 more than the Slim model, which could dictate the price of the PS5 ProSource: PlayStation 4

Currently, the PS5 is priced at $499 for its most expensive model, with disc. Therefore, the likely price of the PlayStation 5 Pro would be somewhere around US$549 to US$599, following the same mathematics.

Is it worth the wait?

Ultimately, the big question that defines whether it's worth buying or not is your desire to have a new generation console from Sony now. After all, the PS5 Slim exists and is available for purchase on the marketwhile the rumored PS5 Pro hasn't even been revealed and may not be released at all.

If you want to enjoy new generation games now and are looking for a Sony console right now, the PS5 Slim ends up being an interesting option as it offers more storage than the original version, in addition to its compact size. On the other hand, if you don't mind waiting or are only interested in future titles, like the highly anticipated GTA 6 from 2025, waiting for new hardware to be released could be an interesting option. But it's better to be prepared, as the product should be more expensive, if it is actually launched.

And in your opinion, is it worth buying the PS5 Slim or waiting for the PS5 Pro? Tell us on Voxel’s social media!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *