Sony has finally taken the wraps off its upcoming gaming hardware called the PlayStation 5, which has been nearly 7 years in making. At the launch event, Sony revealed various new titles that are going to be announced on the next-gen gaming console along with the complete design. We already had an idea of what the PS5 would look like, but Sony’s demonstration has revealed two variants for the device. One will have a 4K Blu-ray disc player while the second one will only be a Digital Edition sans the disc drive.
PlayStation 5: Expected price, specs and upcoming titles
At the event, Sony was expected to reveal the price of the PS5 and its release date, but it did neither of those things. However, previous reports have indicated that the device will be priced around $500 in the US which is about Rs 38,000. The console happened to be listed on UK’s Amazon website as well for £599 which is about Rs 55,000. This seems to be on the higher side so we suggest you take this information with a pinch of salt. As for availability, we don’t know the exact date but Sony has revealed that the console will be arriving this holiday season. The PS5 will go head-to-head with Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X next-gen console and is expected to be priced higher as well.
Talking about the design of the PS5, it is clearly oozing futuristic overtones with a dual-colour design and blue accents. The looks of the Sony console appear to be the major differentiating factor from the boxy, PC-like design that Microsoft had revealed for the Xbox Series-X back in December. For the first time, the PS can be placed vertically like the Xbox or Nintendo Switch.
The version without the Blu-ray disc player looks to be a lot slimmer than the one with the disc player. At the moment there appears to be only one colour for the PS5 which is a dual White and Black variant. Alongside the PS5 a number of new accessories such as the new DualSense Controller, which had been revealed back in April, a DualSense charging station, a new HD camera, 3D wireless headphones, and a media remote. None of the accessories have been priced as of yet or have been revealed to come with the console.
In terms of raw processing power, the PS5 is powered by the 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU which is complemented by a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU. From what Sony reveals, the PS5 will have a computing strength of 10.28 teraflops. Unlike all previous gaming consoles, the PS5 will implement a proprietary SSD which will have 825GB of storage and speeds of 5.5GB/s. The combination of graphics and storage will enable the PS5 to render 8K grahics along with 4K @ 120fps.
As far as titles are considered, the PS5 will support almost all the titles that were launched for the PS4 and also GTA V, which happened to be announced for the PS3. Sony revealed a few more titles that are coming for the PS5 which include Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil: Village, Horizon: Forbidden Forest, Gran Turismo 7, Hitman 3 and more.
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