Here are Everything That You Need to Know About the Upcoming PlayStation 5

October 23, 2020 at 2:58 AM in Digital Download News, Gaming News, GNews with 1 comment

Any PlayStation 5 questions? We got the answers for you, from the pre-order details, launch titles and so much more!

By   Author Kyle Williams  WilKyle Author Daniel Burrows  Windfell

PlayStation 5

WHAT IS THE PLAYSTATION 5?


The PlayStation 5 or also known as PS5 is the next-generation console to come out of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

 

WHEN IS THE LAUNCH DATE OF THE PS5?


The PlayStation 5 is set to launch on November 12 for US, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. The rest of the world will get the game by November 19.

 

The console had been revealed on June 11 and since then demand for it had been high. Pre-orders had been sold out, and some online stores have crashed due to the high demand.

We have got for you what you can expect from the PS5.

 

The PS5 has an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GDDR6 memory, a custom RDNA 2 GPU capable of 10.28 TFLOPs processing power.

The next-gen console also comes with a Solid State Drive (SSD) and 4K HD Blu-ray player.

Check out the complete PS5 specs below and you will think that this is one beast of a gaming console.

 
  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: Custom RDNA 2 – 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit RAM, 448GB/s
  • Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD Slot, USB HDD support
  • Optical drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
 

PLAYSTATION 5: STANDARD EDITION VS. DIGITAL EDITION


The PS5 comes in 2 editions, one is the Standard Edition and the other is the Digital Edition.

PS5 Standard vs Digital

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PS5 STANDARD AND PS5 DIGITAL?


The Standard Edition comes with all the expected features.

The Digital Edition is the streamlined version of the Standard Edition and it doesn’t have the disc drive and can only play games that had been digitally downloaded.

What’s great is that every PlayStation 5 game will have a digital edition at the PlayStation Store.

This is a great time to introduce digital-only edition consoles too. The digital sales could takeover the physical sales on console for the first time, most possibly because of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

HOW MUCH WILL THE PS5 COST?


 

The Standard PS5 is available at $499.99/€499.99/£449.99.

The Digital Edition is available at $399.99/€399.99/£359.99.

 

WHEN AND WHERE CAN I PRE-ORDER A PS5?


Pre-orders for the PS5 online had not been easy as websites tend to crash because of the large orders of pre-orders.

If you are having a hard time preordering a PS5, rumors have it that a third-wave of open slots will be happening soon.

Right now availability for the PlayStation 5 is lacking but the current rumor suggests that limited stock of the PS5 has arrived in the US on October 16.

Most probably stores like Target, Walmart, and GameStop will have the console in the following days.

Make sure that check the availability on Amazon, Argos, Very and Currys as more stock could be arriving in a couple of weeks as the console’s launch is approaching fast!

 

WHERE CAN I BUY THE PLAYSTATION 5?


PlayStation 5:

PS5 Console    

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition:

PS5 Digital Edition

   

BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY OF THE PS5


Sony already announced that PlayStation 4 games can be played on the PlayStation 5’s Standard and Digital Editions.

The experience will be the same on both versions but the only thing is, the access to the games are different depending on your console.

PS5 Digital Edition

  • If you already own some digital versions of your PS4 games, you are able to play that on the PS5 Digital Edition console. The games that are compatible can be purchased on the PlayStation Store or the PlayStation mobile app.
  • Do note that the Digital Edition has no disc drive, so you won’t be able to play any PS4 disc-based game here.

PS5 Standard Edition

  • Play the digital versions of your PS4 games that had been and will be purchased on the PlayStation Store on PS4, PS5, web or PlayStation mobile app.
  • This edition does come with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive which means you can also play the physical PS4 game discs.

There are 99% of the PlayStation titles immediately available on the PS5 which also includes the PlayStation VR games. That comes to 4000+ games like Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077, DOOM Eternal and FIFA 21.

 

PLAYSTATION 5 EXCLUSIVES GAMES


In choosing consoles, one thing that is considered is the exclusive games that will be available for it.

What’s great with the PS5 is that it actually has a lot of confirmed exclusive games announced, and surely more are to follow.

We have a list of the exclusive games announced right now. Comparing to the exclusive games available when the PS4 launched, the PS5 is a steal as the PS4 had only five exclusive games and the PS5 has these games announced:

 

PlayStation 5 Games


 

SHOULD I GET A PS5 OR XBOX SERIES X?


Deciding on which of the next-gen consoles to use ultimately boils down to personal preference. But we made a quick comparison of the two below:

  • CPU – The Xbox Series X is better with a slightly higher clocked CPU at 3.8 GHz.
  • GPU – The Xbox Series X has 12 teraflops and the PS5 has 10.3 teraflops but with a better frequency than the Xbox Series X.
  • Storage – The Xbox Series X has 1 TB of storage, while the PS5 only has 825 GB SSD. Both use cloud storage. Since the PS5 uses an SSD it can process data at 5.5 GB per second which means that although it is slightly less it can process data much faster.
  • Controllers – The current-gen controllers will be compatible with the Xbox Series X. The PS4 Dual Shock controllers won’t be compatible with the PS5, it instead will have the new DualSense controller with hepatic feedback and adaptive triggers.
  • Backwards Compatibility – Most of the titles available in the PS4 will be playable on the PS5. The Xbox Series X however announced that games from the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Xbox will be available to be played.

In comparison, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X are similar. Choosing which one to purchase will usually depend on preference and habit.

 

IS PURCHASING A PS4 STILL WORTH IT SINCE THE PS5 IS ALMOST HERE?


The PS4 prices have dropped but could still cost at around $250 brand new. The PS5 Digital Edition is priced at $399.

Another thing to think about is that most of the PS4 games will be available to be played on the PS5 and it may even look and perform better on the next-gen console.

If you decide to go for the PS4 because of budget constraints, upcoming PlayStation games will still launch for both consoles, so that you wouldn’t miss out.

 

PS4 AND PS5 COMPARISON


Since the PS5 is the next console up from the PS4, it does have a lot of advantages over the other. Here are the specs comparison for both.

PS4 Pro Specs:

  • CPU: 2.1GHz 8-Core AMD Jaguar
  • GPU: 4.2 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 911MHz
  • Memory: 8GB GDDR5 plus 1GB DDR3
  • Storage: 1TB HDD
  • Expandable storage: Internal HDD Slot
  • Optical drive: Blu-ray Drive

And again, the PS5 specs:

  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: Custom RDNA 2 – 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • Memory: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit RAM, 448GB/s
  • Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD Slot, USB HDD support
  • Optical drive: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

What does the difference in specs actually mean?

The PS5 sure packs a punch, the console is the very first to have HDMI 2.1 output which means that it will support 4K 120Hz gaming reaching up to 8K. As compared to the PS4, that is about double.

The loading times of the PS5 has been greatly improved because of its custom SSD. It is now 18 times faster than that of the PS4.

With all the improvements that the PS5 includes like the support for 8K, this console could most probably last a decade.

 

WHEN WILL THE PS6 BE LAUNCHED?


The PlayStation 5 has not been released yet, but just how long will it be before a PlayStation 6 is announced?

The first PlayStation console was released in December 1994, the PlayStation 2 in 2000, the PlayStation 3 in 2006 and the PS4 in 2013.

Basing on the history of launches for the PlayStation consoles, there would be at least 6-8 years before we see the next PlayStation console.

But with all the fantastic features that the PS5 comes with, it would most likely last up to ten years before another one is launched.

 

PLAYSTATION 5 ACCESSORIES


 

PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller

 

DualSense Wireless Controller

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  DualSense Charging Station  

DualSense Charging Station

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  Pulse 3D Wireless Headset  

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

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PS5 Media Remote

 

PlayStation 5 Media Remote

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PS5 HD Camera

 

PlayStation 5 HD Camera

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The PlayStation 5 is sure to be Sony’s most popular consoles ever. It comes with amazing new features, an improved user interface, exclusive games, and with an affordable price.

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