Insta-Forum: Are You Going All Digital or Physical with the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Insta-Forum: Are You Going All Digital or Physical with the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

With the next-generation consoles on the horizon for this year, we want to know: are you planning to go all digital on PS5 or Xbox Series X?

2020 has definitely been an eventual year, to say the least, but for the latter half of the year we’re still on track to see the long-awaited debut of the next-generation consoles on the horizon. Both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are expected to launch during holiday 2020, bringing the current-generation of consoles to a close and the beginning of a new generation.

Alongside the major technical innovations and improvements that the next-gen systems will bring this year (such as reduced loading times and more), one of the biggest conversations happening around the PS5 and Xbox Series X has been the increased movement towards playing and purchasing games digitally. As we saw last month during Sony’s The Future of Gaming reveal event, the PS5 will feature two versions of the system, a Digital Edition that exclusively plays digital games, and an iteration that includes a disc drive to play physical games. At the moment, the Xbox Series X has been confirmed to feature a disc drive, but rumors speculate that an all digital version of the system (codenamed “Lockhart”) is planned to be revealed later this summer.

While we have several months to go until the systems make their debut this holiday, we want to turn to the DualShockers community to ask: are you planning to go all digital or physical on either the PS5 or Xbox Series X? What is your reasoning behind going all digital or physical? Have you embraced the all digital lifestyle or still want to hold onto physical games and collector’s editions? Are you still undecided? Let us know in the comments below.

Personally, I’ve been asking myself this a lot over the past few months, especially as we’ve gotten to know more about both the PS5 and Xbox Series X recently. While I’m unsure at the moment whether I’ll be able to get one (or both) of the systems when they launch later this year, for now I’m most likely going to go digital for whichever system that I wind up getting. At this point, I’ve largely transitioned most of my game purchases to being digital, and with an increased focus on bringing games from previous generations over to the next-gen systems (through backwards compatibility or otherwise), I’m confident that at least most of my digital library on PS4 or Xbox One will wind up on the next-gen systems someday.