Update: September 17, 2020 7:36:00 am
Sony On Thursday, the price and release date of the PlayStation 5, the next-generation game console, was announced. The PlayStation 5 costs $ 499 and the PS5 Digital Edition costs $ 399. Japan’s tech giant said the PS5 will be available in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12th and in “other countries” on November 19th. The next-generation game pre-order console begins today. Sony has not yet announced the price and release date of the PS5 for the Indian market.
Both PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition conflict MicrosoftXbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The Xbox Series X and Series S are priced at $ 499 and $ 299, respectively. The Xbox Series X is the flagship console, while the Xbox Series S is an inexpensive console without a physical disk drive.
Sony’s strategy is similar to Microsoft’s strategy. There will also be two new next generation consoles on the market. One is a 4K Blu-ray drive and a digital edition that only allows you to stream and download games from the PlayStation Store.
PlayStation 5 uses an 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. This will provide 10.28 teraflops of power with 36 compute units running at 2.23 GHz each. The system memory will be 16GB. The PS5 features a solid state drive (SSD) and supports features such as real-time ray tracing. The machine also supports 4K graphics, 8K graphics and 3D audio with a 120Hz refresh rate. According to Sony, PS5 will include support for backward compatibility with PS4 games. The new system comes with a DualSense controller.
PlayStation 5 full specifications
CPU: X86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2, 8 cores, variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 T flop)
System memory: 16 GB GDDR6
SSD: 825 GB, 5.5 GB / sec read bandwidth
audio: Tempest 3D AudioTech
Game disc: Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100 GB / disc
Video output: Support for 4K 120Hz TV, 8K TV
For accessories, PlayStation 5 supports many peripherals. Sony’s new DualSense controller costs $ 69.99, and a charging station that can charge two DualSense controllers at the same time pulls back $ 29.99. Meanwhile, the Pulse 3D wireless headset costs $ 99.99, and the console media remote control costs $ 29.99. Sony will also sell HD cameras for $ 59.99.
PlayStation 5 has many notable games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Devil May Cry 5, Fortnite, Demon’s Souls, FINAL FANTASY 16, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, and Deathloop. PS5 also has a war god game called “War God: Ragnarok”. It will arrive someday in 2021. Hogwarts Legacy, the Warner Bros. open-world Harry Potter universe game, will also be available on PS5 next year.
Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus collection for the PS5. It’s essentially the answer to the Xbox Game Pass. This is a subscription service that allows users to play a series of PS4 games at no additional cost. Here’s a list of games that will be part of the PlayStation Plus collection: God of War, Bloodborn, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: Ascives End, and more.
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