PS5 price, release date, and technical specifications have been announced by Sony on Thursday for the much-awaited next-generation flagship gaming console. Sony PlayStation 5 will be launched this year on November 12 for US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, while for the “rest of the world” the date has been set to November 19.
According to Sony: PlayStation 5 will cost $499 (approx. ₹36,599 in India) while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $399 (approx. ₹29,599 in India). Pre-orders for the next-generation gaming console have already started online, while the release date and PS5 price for India is yet to be announced by Sony.
PS5 has got the 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive while the PS5 Digital Edition does not include a disc drive and can only download and stream from the official PlayStation Store, which is the reason the latter is inexpensive compared to the flagship variant. Undoubtedly, Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (without physical disk drive) priced at $499 and $299 will face tough competition from Sony PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.
Technical Specifications for Sony PlayStation 5:
CPU (Processor): x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2, 8 Cores / 16 Threads, variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU (Graphics): AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine, Ray Tracing Acceleration, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory (RAM): GDDR6 16GB/448GB/s
Optical Drive (not available in Digitla Edition): Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV
SSD (Storage): 825GB, 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth
PS5 Game Disc: Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out: HDMI OUT port, 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR.
Audio: Tempest 3D AudioTech
Dimensions: PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm and approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm for Digital Edition
Console Weight: PS5: 4.5 kg (and 3.9 kg for Digital Edition)
Power: PS5: 350W (and 340W for Digital Edition)
Input/Output: USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB), USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2, USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax and Bluetooth 5.1
PlayStation 5 will support the new Sony DualSense wireless controller that will cost you $69.99, there is even a charging station that will cost you an additional $29.99, which can recharge two Sony PlayStation DualSense controllers at the same time. What’s more? Pulse 3D which is the all-new wireless headset will cost $99.99 and the media remote to operate the console will cost $29.99. There is also an HD camera priced at $59.99, which will be sold by Sony.
Moreover, similar to Xbox Game Pass, which is a subscription service that allows users to play select gaming titles without any additional cost, Sony has introduced the PlayStation Plus. Some of the most popular gaming titles from PlayStation Plus are God of War, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, while there are even more in the Plus list. Know more on the official PlayStation website.