Updated: September 17, 2020, 7:36:00 a.m.
Sony announced the price and release date of the PlayStation 5, the next generation game console, on Thursday. The PlayStation 5 is priced at $ 499, while the PS5 Digital Edition is priced at $ 399. The Japanese tech giant said the PS5 will launch in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12, and in “Rest of the World” on November 19. Pre-orders for the next generation console game will begin today. Sony has not yet announced the price and release date of the PS5 for the Indian market.
Both PS5 and PS5 Digital Editions will compete with Microsoft Xbox 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 a flagship console, while the Xbox Series S is an affordable console with no physical drive.
Sony’s strategy is similar to that of Microsoft. Also, two new next generation consoles are being sold in the market: one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and a Digital Edition that only allows games to be streamed and downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
The PlayStation 5 uses an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU that provides 10.28 teraflops of performance with 36 compute units at 2.23 GHz each. The system memory is 16 GB. The PS5 has a solid-state drive (SSD) and supports functions such as real-time ray tracing. The device also supports 4K graphics with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, 8K graphics and 3D audio. Sony said the PS5 will include support for backward compatibility with PS4 games. The new system comes with the DualSense controller.
PlayStation 5 Full Specifications
Central processor: x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2, eight 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 Tflops) ‘
System memory: 16 GB GDDR6
SSD: 825 GB, 5.5 GB / s read bandwidth
Audio: Tempest 3D AudioTech
Game disk: Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100 GB / disc
Video off: Support for 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs
As an accessory, the PlayStation 5 supports a number of peripheral devices. Sony’s new DualSense controller is priced at $ 69.99, and the dock, which can charge two DualSense controllers at the same time, is $ 29.99. The Pulse 3D wireless headset is $ 99.99 and the console’s media remote is $ 29.99. Sony will also sell the HD camera for $ 59.99.
PlayStation 5 will receive a number of high profile games including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Devil May Cry 5, Fortnite, Demon Souls, Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, and Deathloop. The PS5 will also get a God of War game called God of War: Ragnarok. It will be out sometime in 2021. Hogwarts Legacy, an open-ended Harry Potter universe game from Warner Bros. is also coming to PS5 next year.
Sony also unveiled the PlayStation Plus collection for PS5. It’s essentially an answer to Xbox Game Pass. It is a subscription service that allows users to play a range of PS4 games at no additional cost. The list of games that will be part of the PlayStation Plus collection is as follows: God of War, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: The End of a Thief and more.
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