We’ve been so stuck with PlayStation 4 that gamers were starting to lose it with anticipation for 7 years for what the next console would look like. There have been design and specs rumours floating about but last night, finally, Sony revealed the newest gaming device, the PlayStation 5, so here’s what you need to know about it.
…and here it is. Thanks for watching! #PS5 pic.twitter.com/pOzHc31X3G
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) June 11, 2020
Firstly, the design is quite…something. It has a black core piece masked by a white cover, and a blue glowing light. As you can see in the image above, it comes in two options: a PlayStation®5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition without a disc drive.
Not too many Tweeps felt moved by it and the memes had me cry-laughing. Just check this and that hashtag for yourself. @Pixelpar even did a black concept of the console and I’m not mad at it at all:
Ok back to the PS5, despite its stormtrooper looking a** it comes with some games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Sony has shared the following specs:
- haptic feedback
- adaptive triggers
- 3D audio
And these as shared by TechRadar:
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2.
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit.
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s.
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
It is set to go on sale later this year and is estimated to cost upwards of $499 (to be confirmed).