On Friday, the 11th of June, many avid gamers around the world were tuned in for one huge event, ‘The Future of Gaming Show’, a live stream event that revealed the new PS5 console as well as some games and the graphic display to be expected. The initial release, expected on the 4th of June was moved forward to stand in solidarity with Blacks all over the world who were protesting racial injustice.
The PS5 is a slender console that stands tall and sleek on a disc shaped stand which is flexible and can have the console in a horizontal position also. Coming as a surprise to many was the reveal of two different models. Both models boast of the same specs except that one of them – called the PS5 Digital Edition, does not feature a 4k Blu-ray disk drive.
The lack of this feature gives the console a sleeker look and has raised speculation that Sony is using this avenue to price bait and improve competition within its own ranks–– if this is the plan, there is no denying that it is a solid one.
The world is perhaps entering one of the worst recessions that it has seen according to economic experts. A strategy of pricing two of the same products with a single differing feature will be incentive enough for customers to buy one or the other without the company losing out on profits. PS5 reveal, PS5 News, PS5 Cost, PS5 Specs
For the Digital edition, gamers will have to purchase and download the games from the PlayStation Store thereby resulting in even more monetary gain for Sony. It is yet unclear the nature of sharing for the games downloaded – that is, if that is possible or not.
PS5 Cost and Release Date when ps5 will come out
Pricing for this console has however not yet been revealed. Like its biggest competitor, Microsoft’s X-box series X, they both seem to be waiting for one another before announcing the price, keeping the rest of us in suspense. Like its cost, no specific date has been announced yet but according to the brand, the PS5 will be released around Holiday 2020. So any time between November and December 2020.
Some games premiered on the reveal include; Spider Man: Miles Morales, Gran Turismo 7, Resident Evil 8, and Horizon Forbidden West. Grand Theft Auto V also made a return making this it’s third Play Station Console generation – from the PS3 to the PS5.
Beyond the Blu-ray Disc drive difference, both consoles specs are
-An AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores
-SSD solution providing 825GB of internal storage (recommended for game downloads)
-5.5GB per second of Performance
-Cinematic 8k graphics assets and 4k graphics (at 120Hz refresh rate)
-3D Audio and
-Dual Sense controller featuring adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and a new create button that is designed to share gameplay content.
Other accessories featured
Media Remote control
Dual Sense Charging Station
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Pulse 3D Wireless Headphones
Watch a replay of the Live Stream Launch here
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