Those lucky gamers willing to test out the advanced and next-generation hardware of the PlayStation 5 console will get that chance starting November 12. Sony’s new gaming machine will arrive in stores as a standard version at the price of $500 and at $100 less for the Digital Edition, which only allows players to enjoy games downloaded from the console and not by inserting any physical discs.
Sony’s PlayStation 4 console sold seven million units from its launch at the end of 2013 through the end of March 2014. Sony is hoping to exceed that milestone, and all clues point to the idea of a mission accomplished.
15 million PlayStation 5 consoles sold by the end of the existing fiscal year
Daniel Ahmad, a Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, said:
“Jim Ryan, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said in an interview with Korean media that he expects PS5 to sell more in its first fiscal year than PS4.
Second round of pre-orders for PS5 will open in Korea on Oct 7 at noon.”
The specifications of PS5 will be significantly superior to those of the previous PS4 console:
- 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
- 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
The upcoming PlayStation 5 console will be capable of running most of the games available for the PS4 console, and many others. The most notable titles would be FIFA 21, GTA V, Little Devil Inside, Marvel’s Avenger’s, NBA 2K21, Cyberpunk 2077, Gran Turismo 7, Hitman 3, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Far Cry 6, and many more.