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Sony has finally released PlayStation 5 in a virtual launch tagged ‘Future of Gaming event’. The PlayStation 5 has a sleek design, exciting specifications and comes with a handful of accessories as well.

Many gamers and gaming enthusiasts cannot wait to get their hands on it. Regardless, Sony is making us wait for the price!

PlayStation 5

During the launch, Sony surprised many by revealing two consoles- the Standard one (4K Blu-ray drive ) and the digital edition.

For the digital edition, it has no optical disc drive. This means Sony is anticipating a time when games are simply purchased and downloaded digitally.

A closer look at PlayStation 5

Design

The new PS5 design is the same as the other versions. The only difference is that it is predominantly white in colour with black space and blue highlights.

Of course, the console design is smooth and it can be positioned either horizontally or vertically just like Microsoft’s Xbox series X.

If you worry about the console falling, Sony has a stand for either orientation. Meanwhile, the top of the PS5 console seems to feature air vents for heat to find its way out, with USB-A and USB-C ports at the front.

PlayStation 5

Accessories

The following accessories for PlayStation 5 were revealed by Sony:

1.) Pulse 3D wireless headset

2.) HD Camera

3.) Media Remote Control

Specs

Processor 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at max 3.5GHz
Graphics AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 36 CU at 2.23GHz (10.3 TFLOPS, FP?)
Video Memory 16GB GDDR6 with a 256-bit interface (448GBps)
Storage 825GB SSD at 5.5-9GBps; NVMe SSD slot; support for USB HDD
Optical drive Yes, 4K Blu-ray
Maximum output resolution 8K
Maximum frame rate 4K/120fps
Audio 3D, accelerated by custom Tempest Engine hardware; for headphones only at launch, supplemented by virtual surround for speaker audio
New controller features Haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, USB-C connector
VR support Yes, compatible with PSVR headset
Console streaming Yes (Remote Play)
Backward compatibility PS4 games
launch game(s) Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Godfall, Gods and Monsters, Observer: System Redux, Rainbow Six Siege, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Watch Dogs: Legion
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Release Date

The PS5 will be released globally in time for Holiday 2020 according to Sony. So this may be between October and December 2020.

Price

Sony is yet to announce the official price for PlayStation 5. However, according to reports, it might likely be in the region of between $400 and $800.

PlayStation 4 price currently starts from $299.99. You can also pre-order for PlayStation 5 on Amazon, Best Buy, and other popular online stores.

Musa Suleiman
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