PlayStation 5 is coming!
A long-awaited console update is upon us, Sony has finally revealed its new generation of PlayStation Devices. Here is what we know so far.
PlayStation 5 Editions
Like Microsoft, Sony also decided to launch 2 versions of PlayStations. One with 4K Blue-ray player and another with Digital only functionality. The difference being the Digital one will support either downloads via PlayStation Store or games streaming via PlayStation Now. PlayStation Digital Edition is expected to cost lesser than the other one.
Sony has revealed PS5 technical specifications and which appears impressive. A bit under-powered as compared to Microsoft Xbox One X edition.
|Processor||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2|
|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|
|Optical Drive (optional)||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
|Dimensions||15 inches tall and 3.5 inches at the widest point.|
Sony has kept the release date as vague as Microsoft’s Xbox. PlayStation 5 is expected to launch during US Holidays, typically between November and December 2020. However, I am sure Covid 19 will play its part and things go south we may expect delays.
Considering vague launch dates, it was expected that the prices won’t be revealed. 1TB version of PS5 is rumored to cost around SGD 800 (USD 600), while digital edition may cost under SGD 600 (USD 450).
Sony also introduced a new Dual-Sense controller, HD Camera, Wireless Headset and Media Remote.
PS5 is bigger, taller and under-powered as compared to Xbox One X series console. It is, however, a lot more powerful than any existing consoles. Moreover, Sony’s strength is in the quality titles they showcased during the show, which was simply awesome.
I didn’t like the standing design. The white color with unusual curves can be distracting, even more than the blue led light. Yes, it looks futuristic but not to my taste, but that’s me. All-in-all, this is one of the most awaited the console upgrades and would love to have it on my collection.