The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s next generation console, which will be replacing the very successful PlayStation 4 console. Since the PlayStation 5 release date is set at end of 2020, we have been seeing more announcements coming out.
A lot has been revealed about the hardware which the new PlayStation will have. In fact, below you can find all of the main hardware components which the PlayStation 5 will have:
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
Controller: Totally redesigned, with haptic feedback and force feedback.
When is the exact release date?
Sony did not yet release a definite day, only stating”Holiday 2020″. Expect the release date to be somewhere close to 1st December, just before the Christmas holidays. Also expect different regions to have the same release date.
What games have been announced?
Sony has already announced various titles, such as Ghost of Tsushima. More titles will be announced as we get closer to December.
Will Virtual Reality be supported?
The new PlayStation 5 has been built to support the use of virtual reality headsets. There are also rumours of a new PSVR2.
How much will the PS5 cost?
The PS4 and PS4 Pro were both around €399 at launch. Considering inflation, expect the PS5 to cost around €499 to €599.
Do PlayStation 4 games and hardware work?
Sony has confirmed that nearly all PlayStation 4 games will work on the PlayStation 5. You can also play PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 games as well thanks to PlayStation Now.
The same cannot be said for the PlayStation 4 controller. The new PlayStation 5 has a totally redesigned controller, so don’t expect the old controller to be compatible.
Will coronavirus delay the PS5 release?
Sony has assured us that the release date has not been affected by the coronavirus.
PlayStation 5 pictures and leaks
We have not yet come across any pictures of the new PlayStation 5 design. Although pictures of the PlayStation 5 prototype have surface online, these do not look anything like the production console.