Details about the most anticipated gaming console of the year was finally officially revealed! That’s right, on September 16, 2020, Jim Ryan, the President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the price, the specifications, the new games, and the global launch of the PlayStation 5 (PS5)!
PlayStation 5, the next generation of play, features unique capabilities such as lightning-fast loading, heightened immersion, and a whole new generation of experiences and adventures.
PS5 Official Launch
The PlayStation 5 will be available in in seven key markets starting November 12, 2020 and it will be available for the rest of the world by November 19, 2020.
“We can’t wait for November to arrive – when you’ll be able to get a PS5 console in your hands to begin exploring new adventures and creating new epic memories for many years to come.”– Jim Ryan, the President & CEO, Sony Interactive Entertainment, PlayStation Blog, September 16, 2020
PS5 Launch: November 12
Here are the seven key markets wherein the PS5 will become available as early as the 12th of November this year:
- The U.S.
- New Zealand
- South Korea
PS5 Launch: November 19
The PS5 will continue to roll out on the 19th of November this year for the rest of the word, including the following areas:
- Middle East
- South America
- South Africa
The 2 PS5 Console Options
Furthermore, at launch, the PlayStation 5 console also comes in two different options, the PS5 Digital Edition for gamers who want a digital-only experience and the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for those prefer a disc-based gaming.
Here are the features present at both PlayStation 5 models:
- Custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals
- 4K graphics and ray-tracing support
- Ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading
- Heightened sense of immersion with PS5’s 3D audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller
These two PlayStation 5 consoles, of course, come in different prices and below are the list of their recommended retail price (RRP).
PS5 Digital Edition
Here are the RRP for the PS5 Digital Edition:
- £359.99 (MSRP)
PS5 Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive
Here are the RRP for the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive:
- £449.99 (MSRP)
PS5 New Games
Here is a sneak peek at new games coming to PS5:
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
- Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
- Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
- New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)
PlayStation 5 Specifications
Here are the specs of the PlayStation 5 as provided by Sony Interactive Entertainment on their official PlayStation Blog:
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB|
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
|Optical Drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
|Dimensions||PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)|
|Weight||PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg|
|Power||PS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W|
|Input/Output||USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2|
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1|
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