Sony announced the cost, release date and launch line of PlayStation 5 games
Last night, Sony finally held a new full-fledged presentation of the next-generation PlayStation console. As part of the broadcast, the company named the exact release dates and cost of the two versions of the PS5, and also made a lot of announcements.
Sony PlayStation 5 consoles will go on sale on November 12, but only in a number of countries. The worldwide retail debut is scheduled for November 19. But the reception of pre-orders starts today, September 17. The basic PS5 will cost $499, and the option without a disk drive will cost $399.
Sony also announced the cost of PS5 accessories. So, the DualSense gamepad was priced at 70 euros, the PULSE 3D headset costs 100 euros, the HD camera will cost 60 euros, the remote control costs 30 euros, like the DualSense charging station.
PlayStation 5 specifications
x86-64-AMD RyzenTM "Zen 2"
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
AMD RadeonTM RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) -10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) -8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) -SxCAVDVD -3.2xCLV
|P55 Game Disc|
Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
HDMITM OUT port Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
"Tempest" 3D AudioTech
PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
PS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W
USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2 USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 80211 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth 5.1
The launch line of games for the PlayStation 5 will include Astro's PlayRoom, Demon's Souls. Destruction All Stars, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. By the way, a funny incident happened with the demonstration of the remake of the precursor of Dark Souls. In the video shown at the presentation, it was said that the hardcore RPG will be released on personal computers. However, Sony was quick to deny this data. As expected, Demon's Souls will be a full PlayStation 5 exclusive. Notably, some titles from the PS5 starter line will also be transferred to the old PS4 - for example, Horizon Forbidden West and Miles Morales.
The undoubted advantage of the new PlayStation will be that the console, according to the manufacturers, supports 99% of PS4 titles for backward compatibility. But where there is good news, there is bad news: games for the Sony system will rise in price to 70-80 euros.