Sony Entertainment recently revealed it’s upcoming gaming console PS 5. The launch event was held on 12th June 2020 1:30 Am IST. There was high speculation in the market about PS 5 when it announced in 2019.
In this article, we tried to cover most of the information about this upcoming gaming console like its expected price range, games, design, and more.
PS 5: The announcement and launch event
The official announcement of Play Station5 happened in April 2019 by Sony Entertainment. Sony launched the PS4 Pro in September 2016. and since then, we all were eagerly waiting for the Play Station 5, but it took three years long to announce the latest edition of this much-awaited gaming console.
In June 2020, Sony officially revealed PS 5 to the world, and it’s started trending after its first look all over the world. Sony announced two versions of Play Station 5 one is an Optical Disk Drive where you can insert the disk and play games, and the second one is an entirely Digital Edition. The price of the digital edition expected to be less compared to the disk version.
Design and Specification
The design of the new Play Station 5 is unique and very interesting. You can set it in vertical as well as horizontal. The color of the console and controller will be a combination of black and white colors. Along with the console and controller, Sony launched some additional accessories too, which will enhance your gaming experience to the next level.
These accessories are charging station for the DualSense wireless controller, HD camera, media remote control, and a 3D wireless headset having amazing audio quality with inbuilt 3D technology.
One of the most exciting and interesting feature of this latest PS 5 is its Dual Sense wireless controller, which comes with features like haptic feedback, longer battery life, immersive design, built-in microphone, and many more.
Coming to the specification of PlayStation 5, The first and most crucial feature of this console is, it has backward compatibility. So if you have PS 4 games then most of the games you can play in this new PlayStation 5 too.
The next specification is its hardware, and Sony has put lots of effort into this console’s hardware that makes this console the best in the gaming sector at this point. Please have a look at the below table for detailed hardware specifications.
|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||6GB GDDR6 / 256-bit|
|Internal storage||Custom 825GB SSD|
|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|
Coming to the software of PlayStation 5. Sony introduced completely renowned software for better user experience, and if you are a PlayStation user, Then you already know how good Sony is providing time to time software updates. Here too, Sony promised a timely software update, which makes the user experience better over the period.
PS 5: Games, Price in India, and Pre-order
Along with the announcement of PlayStation 5. There were a bunch of games also announced which developed keeping in mind with the latest powerful hardware which PS 5 has. The list of games given below.
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Sackboy A Big Adventure
- Gran Turismo 7
- Destruction AllStars
- Demon’s Souls
If you look carefully at the above list, One thing is clear that it is going to be lots of fun for game lovers.
Coming to the price of PlayStation 5 in India. It is one of the most discussed topic after its launch. But, Sony didn’t reveal anything about its price. As per the speculation going on the cost of PS 5 disk version is expected around 500 USD and as I mentioned earlier, Digital version will be cheaper than disk version, and it will be around 450 USD in the global market.
In the Indian market, the price of PS 5 will be a little costly compared to USD price. If you remember when Sony launched PS4 its price was at 399$ and if you convert that into INR at that time it was around 24,000. But, In India, it priced at 39,999 INR.
Keeping the same thing in mind, We can say the price of this latest edition gaming console is going to be for disk version is around 50K INR (50,000 )or more, and for Digital version it will be around 45K INR (45,000). We will update the price details whenever Sony reveals it.
A few days earlier, Both India’s top e-commerce site Amazon and Flipkart started teasing about PlayStation 5. Sony also on its website revealed that PS5 would be going to be launch in Holiday 2020. Since the whole world is suffering from COVID-19 pandemic, it’s expected that the launch will be delay by some time.
Still, we can expect the pre-order and booking of PS5 will be anywhere in late 2020. We will update all the details here whenever we have anything about its price, pre-order or anything else. So, we expect you to keep checking this section for updates.
So we have all the details about PS 5. Now the question is whenever the booking is going to start, Should we buy it? If you have PS4, What will happen to that? Will there be any exchange offer?
So if you are having a PS4 or PS4 pro, then you already know what it feels like playing a game on console and since this new PS 5 is coming with lots of exciting features. I would suggest if you dont have any budget issue the go for it without any doubt. However, you can wait for some time after the launch watch some reviews of it, get aware of what all games are compatible and etc.
But, If you are a person who wanted to buy a PS 4 and love gaming. Then it would be better if you can wait a little more for this latest console. I am sure your patience will be worthful. Till then you can enjoy games on your PC and mobiles we will publish soon list of games for high and low-end devices. We will suggest you to keep checking our blog regularly for the latest updates.
There may be a possibility for some exchange offer for existing PS 4 customers. We will update that too in this article whenever we have something.
We tried to cover all the information about PS 5. We hope this article will help you to know about all of them.
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