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Why I didn't / don't want to buy the PS5. (PS4 is solid!)
Reviewed in India on 20 September 2020
First of all, Xbox is not for me as its exclusive game library is not as good, and the ones that are, can be played on PC! Moreover, I dont think the upcoming Series S is worth it, as its has meagre 512GB storage (of which usable will be even less) and since its only digital, over a long term, its gonna be expensive as hell.
Now, I only own a 1080p 60Hz monitor. so the question boiled down to whether higher FPS and next-gen features like load times and ray tracing were important enough for 40k-50k price for ps5.
The answer is that they are important, but not this early in the life-cycle. That said, I am mostly looking forward to the ps5 slim whenever it comes. At that point, games will properly utilize these features also. Moreover, you can install SSD into PS4 to cut load times by upto 50%!
Therefore, I went ahead for this sweet piece of hardware that is ps4. In addition, if you have been following, ps4 is receiving heavy discounts on digital games. Fifa20 was recently <300Rs!, just 1-2 years later from like 3000+!!!. All games look really pretty and run smoothly (30FPS). Not to forget most of the newer PS5 titles will be available for PS4 in next 1-2 years!
And TBH, I really don't care about graphics that much. What we should really focus on is the entire experience (including story, acting, gameplay), which is where PS4 heavily outclasses the pros of xbox bandwagon, and even ps5 (albeit only in terms of price of games, which are going to drop for ps4 post PS5 release).
Imagine owning several games like Jedi: Fallen Order (giving a cross-platform example for reference). Well that right there is the ps4 experience! I am talking about God of War, Uncharted, The Last of us series, Heavy Rain, Beyond two souls, Ghosts of Tsushima, Shadow of colossus, Until Dawn, The Order: 1886 among many others. Spiderman is for childhood memories (I still remember playing the very first 3d one) and Days Gone for casual fun.