A Glimpse into the World of Sony PlayStation 5

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The year 2020 is going to be extra special for avid gamers because Sony PlayStation PS5 is going to be launched soon. Legions of fans have been eagerly waiting for the moment. Sony has been tight-lipped regarding the details. But we still have managed to gather bits and pieces of vital details about the much-hyped Sony PlayStation PS5 console. Thankfully enough, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has nothing to do with the release date. According to the Bloomberg reports, we need to gear up as the supplies are expected to be low at the time of launching. Also, as per the speculations, Sony will lower down the promotional stunts this time.

The next-generation console has got the official name of PlayStation 5. If Sony were to follow the PS4 launch shenanigans, then most probably it will organize a special PlayStation meeting event.

Let’s delve deeper into the details that we have gathered in the past few months:

Release date

Sony is on guard regarding such details. But at the same time, it has confirmed a “holiday 2020” launch for the console. So we can expect the movie to release at the end of 2020. 

Price of Sony PS5

Sony has not revealed significant details regarding the price of PS5. But it did mention that the price will be appealing for gamers. We understand that Sony has gained experience from the extravagant price tag of PS3. Hence PS4 was more affordable. We can expect the price to be something around $450-$500.

Backwards compatibility

Yes, there’s a piece of good news. PS5 will be backwards compatible with games of PS4. Both the consoles share the same internal architectures. However, PS4 was not backwards compatible with PS3, PS2, and PS1 games. If you loved PS4 games, then you need not worry as the top 100 PS4 titles will be playable on PS5 as well. Unfortunately, you will need to keep your PS1, PS2, and PS3 consoles if you want to play games from those generations.Oddly enough, the market for the older games is pretty hot right now. Check out The Old School Game Vault and see for yourself.

PS5 controller

Sony has unveiled its DualSense controller back in the month of April this year. The astounding controller is loaded with a wide array of features that are capable of enhancing your gameplay. The lucrative features include adaptive triggers, gritty vibrations, in-game driving, built-inn microphone, and much more. The controller will give a boost to the quality of the entire graphics. You will come across a variety of textures while playing the games.

PSVR support

PSVR gets active support from Sony PS5. Mike Cerny, the brains behind PS5, has himself confirmed this.

Hardware specifications

Sony has been generous enough to share the hardware specifications that too in detail. 

  • GPU: 10.28TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz
  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHZ
  • Internal Storage: Custom RDNA 2
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD Slot
  • External storage: USB HDD Support
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448 GB/s

Gamers all across the globe have been anticipating the launch. With each passing day, they are going frenzy, but at the same time, the details have kept them sane and under control. 2020 is definitely ending on a good note, at least for the gamers.