PS5 launches on November 12 features, specifications and price

PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition
PS5 launches on November 12 features, specifications and price

Sony announced the PlayStation 5 price and release date of its next-gen game console on Thursday.  The PlayStation 5 will cost $499, (approx Rs.37,000)while the PS5 digital version will cost $399. (Approx Rs.29,500) The PS5 will be launched in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12 and the rest of the world on November 19, the Japanese tech giant said.  The pre-orders console for the next generation game launches today.  Sony has not yet announced the PS5 price and release date for the Indian market.

Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will compete with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.  The Xbox Series X and Series S prices are $499 and ,$299 respectively.

While the Xbox Series X is a major console, the Xbox Series S is the cheapest console with no physical disk drive.

PS5 launches on November 12 features, specifications and price

Sony’s strategy is similar to that of Microsoft.  It sells two new, next-gen consoles on the market: games can only be streamed and downloaded from the PlayStation Store, which have a 4K Blu-ray drive and a digital version.

The PlayStation 5 uses an eight-core AMDN2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA2-based GPU, which provides 10.28 teraflop power, with 36 compute units at 2.23GHz each.  The system memory is 16 GB.  The PS5 features a solid-state drive (SSD) and supports features such as real-time ray tracing.  The machine also supports 4K graphics, 8K graphics and 3D audio at a 120Hz refresh rate.  Sony said the PS4 will include support for backwards compatibility with PS4 games.  The new system dispatches with the DualSense controller.

CPU: x86-64-AMD Rigennet 2, eight cores, variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz

GPU: AMD Radian RDNA 2 based graphics engine, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFlops)

System Memory: 16GB GDDR6

SSD: 825 GB, 5.5 GB / s read bandwidth

Audio: Tempest 3D Audiotech

Game Disc: Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100 GB / Disc

Video: T: 4K 120H TV, 8K TVs support

When it comes to accessories, the PlayStation 5 supports several peripherals.  Sony’s new DualSense controller will cost $ 69.99, and a rechargeable charging station with two dualSense controllers will set you back $ 29.99.  Meanwhile, the Pulse 3D wireless headset costs $ 99.99 and the console’s media remote costs $ 29.99.  Sony will be selling the HD camera for $ 59.99.

PS5 launches on November 12 features, specifications and price

Marvel’s Spider-Man: PlayStation 5 is getting several high-end games, including Miles Morales, Devil May Cry 5, Fortnite, Demon’s Souls, Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, Deathloop.  The PS5 also gets a God of War: Ragnarok God of War game.  It will come sometime in 2021.  The Hogwarts Legacy, a free-world Harry Potter universe game from Warner Bros., is set to arrive on PS5 next year.

Sony has introduced the PlayStation Plus Collection for the PS5.  This is basically the answer to the Xbox Game Pass.  It is a subscription service that allows users to play PS4 games at no extra cost.  List of games that are part of the PlayStation Plus collection include: God of War, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and more.

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