Sony PlayStation 5 Release Date, Price, Specs, And Games

Aadhya Khatri - Sep 17, 2020


Sony PlayStation 5 Release Date, Price, Specs, And Games

The long-awaited gaming console from Sony has finally been revealed. Now we have had a clearer idea of Sony PlayStation 5 release date, price, and specs

The long-awaited gaming console from Sony has finally been revealed. Now we have had a clearer idea of the Sony PlayStation 5 release date, price, and specs.

Here we have compiled a list of everything Sony announced about the console:

Sony PlayStation 5 Price

PlayStation 5 will be available for $499, the same price as Xbox Series X. For $399, you will get the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which is $100 more expensive than the Xbox Series S.

Sony PlayStation 5 Launch Date

PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12 in multiple regions.

PlayStation 5 Unboxing

PlayStation 5 Trailer

PlayStation 5 Console Design And Controller

Ahead of Sony PlayStation 5 release date, interested users have already had an idea of what the PS5 will look like.

The console is narrow, tall, and except for the black middle, the whole device is in white. The overall shape of the PS5 makes it look more like a router than a game console.

PS5 design
The console is narrow, tall, and except for the black middle, the whole device is in white

This design makes for a total contrast to the look of Xbox Series X, which has a cube-like shape.

However, the odd shape doesn’t prevent the console from being useable both vertically and horizontally.

Before Sony PlayStation 5 release date, Sony made public the DualSense controller that will go with it. It has a similar layout to what Sony has been using for all of its PS consoles, the DualShock gamepads. However, the new controller stands out for its friendlier look, white color, and rounded shape.

You can think of it as a gamepad inspired by Big Hero 6’s Baymax, or a small pair of glasses with a huge wig.

PlayStation 5 Specs

Sony went into details about what goes on the inside of PlayStation 5 and so far, most users are impressed.

Under the hood, the game console runs on an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom Radeon GPU, meaning it’s capable of 4K rendering and ray-tracing.

PS5 CPU and GPU
Under the hood, the game console runs on an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom Radeon GPU

The 3D audio unit inside the CPU has support for directional audio, similar to what you have with Dolby Atmos. So what you have with the console is sounds generated from behind, in front, on the sides, or even above, given the speakers are put in the right places. Plus, you will have 16GB of GDDR6 memory.

In the place of the usual hard drive, players now have an 825GB SSD for faster loading speed and support for new features like an instant game startup and suspending multiple games simultaneously.

The disc-less PS5 Digital Edition will be launched along with an optical drive. It will come equipped with an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive that allows users to play UHD Blu-ray movies in 4K resolution.

The Digital Edition will have the same specs with PS5, without the optical drive. This is important as Xbox Series S can’t compare to Xbox Series X when it comes to power.

PlayStation 5 Features

The SSD now enables suspending multiple games at once, slowing you to jump right into any title you like without loading again.

Before Sony PlayStation 5 release date, the company also reveals the new tricks the DualSense gamepad will be able to do, including no-headset voice chat. While this feature might come in handy for many users, others may find it a privacy violation.

Ps5 Dualsense Controller
The gamepad also has enhanced force feedback and adaptive triggers

The gamepad also has enhanced force feedback and adaptive triggers, meaning the R2 and L2 triggers now have added tension.

Sony PlayStation 5 Games

The new generation of the gaming console is already here and with it, players can expect to see a slew of crossovers between PS4 and PS5 games. However, before the Sony PlayStation 5 release date, Sony has made public some new games designed to run specifically on the PS5, which will be out with the console or next year.

The list features sequels of well-known first as well as second-party games, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Final Fantasy XVI, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Resident Evil VIII: Village, along with several other indie third-party games.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Miles Morales

The PlayStation 5 will also have backward compatibility with PS4 and those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus will have access to a library of PS4 games when Sony PlayStation 5 release date comes.

PlayStation 5 Accessories

Sony offers some first-party accessories for the PS5, including a media remote, the Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a charging stand to top up the DualSense controllers.

Pulse 3D wireless headset
Pulse 3D wireless headset

There is a new camera which many people think will be used with PlayStation VR. However, since only Sony PlayStation 5 release date and price were announced, we aren’t so sure about this assumption.

Stay tuned for more PlayStation 5 news!

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