PlayStation 5: price suggestions, release date, specifications and everything else we know


The PS5 is coming.

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Sony announced its next generation PlayStation hardware in April and offered a demonstration in May. We haven't known much about your next console, the PlayStation 5, except that the company says it will offer Big improvements on the PlayStation 4.

The price of the PS5 is still unknown, but it is reported that the manufacturing cost of one $ 450, according to Bloomberg Thursday. One factor that contributes to the high cost is the low supply of DRAM and NAND flash memory used in smartphones. Even so, Sony can still give the PS5 a lower price to compete with Microsoft and its next Xbox Series X.

Here is everything we know so far about PlayStation 5.

When can we expect PS5?

On October 8, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan offered new details about the PS5, including the launch window for the 2020 holiday season.

the official PlayStation 5 website It went on sale on February 4, but there is not much to see. There is a brief message on the site that says "We have begun to share some of the amazing features you can expect from PlayStation 5, but we are not yet ready to fully introduce the next generation of PlayStation." Below is an email record for future details about the console.

What's new on the PS5?

The console will have improved graphics that use ray tracing, which is a new way of handling lighting effects in a game. The technology will be compatible with the PS5 GPU.

According to a December 30 report by Eurogamer, there has been a leak of several performance tests conducted by AMD that are suspected of being benchmarks for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X GPUs. According to reports, the tests show the GPU of the PS5 at 9.2 teraflops, or 9.2 billion floating point operations per second. In comparison, the Xbox Series X GPU has a goal of 12 teraflops. These tests are not official and will not be confirmed until the consoles make their official debut.

Players will see a change in storage. The new PS5 solid state drive means that games will start faster and take less time to load. In addition, the console will allow users to install a multiplayer or single player campaign without installing a completely new game.

the PS5 is also getting a new driver That will be sent with the console. Ryan says The new controller will adopt haptic feedback to replace the old "roar" feeling. There will also be new speakers in the controllers and a USB-C port.

"With haptics, you really feel a wider range of comments, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels very different from making a football pitch. You can even get an idea of ​​a variety of textures. when you run through grassy fields or trampling the mud, "Ryan said in the statement.

The controllers also incorporate adaptive triggers on the L2 / R2 buttons. If developers choose, they can program the resistance on the triggers so you can feel a "tactile sensation" of drawing a bow, accelerating a vehicle off the road and more. It makes games more immersive in general.

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Green technology
In September, Sony also said its new console would be "greener." If 1 million players use the PS5's energy-saving feature, Sony said, that would save the equivalent of the average electricity usage of 1,000 homes in the United States. Both Sony and Microsoft have said they are committed to making greener video game consoles.

Do we already know any games?

Not for PS5, unfortunately. Ryan said Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima are still dating PS4.

How much will it cost?

A fixed price has not been revealed, but Sony has said that PlayStations could be more expensive if the trade wars between China and the United States continue.

Originally published on October 8, 2019 and updated as new information is revealed.
Correction, January 13: An earlier version of this story had an incorrect title for Jim Ryan. He is CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.


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