Sony finally unveiled the PlayStation 5 console at its PS5 event today. After more than an hour of showcasing a plethora of games coming to the PlayStation 5 which includes highly anticipated first-party titles from its new PlayStation Studios, the company showcased two versions of the PS5 console.
The PS5 console matches the colour of the DualSense controller unveiled on April 7th with a black and white design. The console stands vertically and it comes in two variants – one with a 4K Blu-ray drive and another without it which makes it a Digital Edition. As expected, the Digital Edition is slimmer in size since it doesn’t come with the 4K Blu-ray drive.
No price has yet been announced by Sony but the Digital Edition should be cheaper than the Standard Edition. We know the console will be released on time for holiday 2020 but Sony hasn’t given an actual release date.
The PS1, PS2, PS3 and PS4 is set to be placed horizontally and same applies to the PS5. The PlayStation 5 stand can be placed either vertically or horizontally as pleased by the player, this flexibility means the console can be installed conveniently anywhere. As revealed earlier in the technical speculations, the PS5 will feature a USB-C and USB-A ports at the front.
The console will be coming with accessories sold separately which includes a charging dock for the DualSense, a 3D wireless headset, an HD camera and a remote controller.
The PlayStation 5 will come with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB of internal SSD storage capable of 5.5GB/s read bandwidth. It is coming with an immersive gaming experience with a tempest 3D audio. It is capable of 8K gaming and 4K gaming at 120Hz refresh rate.
The PlayStation 5 will support most of the PS4 games but it will have its own exclusive games playable only on the hardware.