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PlayStation 5

Platform(s): PlayStation 5
Genre: Hardware
Developer: SCEA
Release Date: Holiday 2020

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Playstation 5 Console Gets Two Editions, Launch Date, Price, Launch Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2020 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT

PlayStation 5 is Sony's latest gaming console, scheduled for release in Holiday 2020.

PS5’s ultra-high-speed SSD and integrated custom I/O system were developed with the goal of removing barriers to play – specifically loading screens. Developers are able to stream assets into PS5 games at an incredibly fast rate, so PS5 play experiences can be seamless and dynamic, with near-instantaneous fast travel through large game worlds. This enhanced speed will enable game developers to create larger, richer worlds without traditional limitations, such as load times, and also allows gamers to spend more time gaming than waiting.

Additional GPU power will allow for higher resolution in games, but a major new feature that benefits the visuals of games even further is ray tracing. Ray tracing simulates the way light moves in real life, and how it bounces off various surfaces. Games that take advantage of this feature will render objects much more accurately, and with heightened realism. Water, glass, light refraction, a character’s hair and so on, will look even more realistic.

PS5 will also allow games to offer a much deeper sense of immersion through 3D audio. Visuals are of course imperative to the gaming experience, but we believe audio plays a crucial role as well. We wanted to deliver a compelling audio experience for all users, not just those who own high-end speaker systems. So we designed and built a custom engine for 3D audio that is equipped with the power and efficiency for ideal audio rendering. With 3D audio on PS5, the sounds you hear while playing will offer a greater sense of presence and locality. You’ll be able to hear raindrops hitting different surfaces all around you, and you can hear and precisely locate where an enemy is lurking behind you.

On November 12, PS5 will launch in seven key markets: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The global rollout will continue on November 19 with launches throughout the rest of the world, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.

The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for an RRP of $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99. Pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.

Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. Both PS5 models also offer a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, so players will enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.

"Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it's truly humbling," said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. "Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players' expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can't wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November."

Adding to its growing games portfolio, SIE today unveiled several new titles coming to PS5, including:

  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix) 
  • Five Nights at Freddy's Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
  • A new God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)

With titles such as Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon's Souls, the breadth of unique gaming experiences coming to PS5 represent the best lineup in PlayStation history. Exclusive titles from SIE Worldwide Studios will be priced at launch from US$49.99 to US$69.99 (RRP) on PS5.

Forbidden West. While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive.

In addition, SIE today revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection**, a curated lineup of PS4 games that defined the generation, which will be available to PS Plus members to download and play on PS5. The PS Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and many more.

SIE also announced the price for the following accessories that will launch alongside the PS5 console:

  • DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
  • PULSE 3D wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
  • DualSense Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)

PlayStation 5 Launch Day Games from SIE Worldwide Studios

  • Astro's Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon's Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99 (RRP)

PlayStation5 Specifications

CPU

x86-64-AMD Ryzen "Zen 2"

8 Cores / 16 Threads

Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz

GPU

AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine

Ray Tracing Acceleration

Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)

System Memory

GDDR6 16GB

448GB/s Bandwidth

SSD

825GB

5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)

Optical Drive

Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV

BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV

BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV

DVD ~3.2xCLV

PS5 Game Disc

Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc

Video Out

HDMI OUT port

Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)

Audio

"Tempest" 3D AudioTech

Dimensions

PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)

(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)

(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

Weight

PS5: 4.5kg

PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg

Power

PS5: 350W

PS5 Digital Edition: 340W

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

Bluetooth 5.1

DualSense Wireless Controller Specifications

Dimensions

Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)

Weight

Approx. 280g

Buttons

PS button, Create button, Options button,

Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),

R1/L1 button,

R2/L2 button (with Trigger Effect)

Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touch Pad button, MUTE button

Touch Pad

2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism

Motion Sensor

Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)

Audio

Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset Jack

Output : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit

Feedback

Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)

Ports

USB Type-C port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals

Communication

Wireless

Bluetooth Ver5.1

Wired

USB connection (HID, Audio)

Battery

Type

Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Voltage

DC 3.65V

Capacity

1,560mAh


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