What You Need to Know About The PS5
The PlayStation 5 is finally here!
After what seemed like months and years of hints, speculations, and a slow drip of information, the successor to the Sony PS4 is finally out in the public eye. But what entails the newest entry into Sony’s successful line up of gaming consoles?
Read on to find out more.
The Pure White, Eccentric Design
It’s definitely an odd choice of design.
Past iterations of the popular gaming console have seen its fair share of jet-black, sleek designs making the cut. Whereas this time, the company has decided to change it up with a sort of spaceship vibe going on — with big white plastic fins on the side to boot.
There will be two versions of the PS5: A digital-only console and the classic one with a disc drive bumping out. Both are huge and likely to be the biggest console you’ll own.
The PS5’s Release Date
Sony has confirmed that the much-anticipated PS5 will be released this year on the 12th of November in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. For the UK and the rest of the world, the 19th of November is when you’ll get to get your hands on the vaunted console.
The PS5’s Specs
As far as specs go, you have some of the top-of-the-line console components making up the PS5. Here’s some additional spec information of the PS5:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
The PS5 Exclusive Games
Sony is planning a whole lineup of exclusive games coming to the PS5 in the near future including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War: Ragnarok, and more!
However, the thing about the PS5 is that it will be backwards compatible. Meaning, anything you have on the PS4 will also run seamlessly (and at a higher quality) on the PS5.
Arguably one of the biggest question pertaining to the console, Sony has just announced that the price of the PS5 will sit at $499.99 for the disc drive edition and $399.99 for the digital-drive edition.