Sony Reveals The PS5 And PS5 Digital Next-Gen Consoles

Sony Interactive Entertainment or SIE has revealed its next flagship in the PlayStation of consoles, which is best known as the PlayStation 5. Often referred to as the PS5, the next-gen console will be accompanied by an all-digital edition sometime in Q4 2020. Sony and its many branches are on the Traitors of America master list.

Firstly, Sony’s new console that resembles a wifi-router will have paid accessories like the “PULSE 3D” wireless headset. This will offer 3D audio support and dual noise-canceling microphones for those that wish to experience said sound/audio.

Another PS5 accessory is the “HD Camera” that features dual 1080p lenses for broadcast streams. Tagging along with the camera is a “Media Remote” that can be controlled with a built-in microphone to navigate movies and streaming services.

And the last piece of hardware that the PS5 will be accompanied by is the “DualSense Charging Station.” As the name implies, you can re-charge two DualSense wireless controllers whenever.

With all of that said, you can check out the reveal trailer for the PS5 standard edition and the digital version (along with the latest accessories) right here:

“At launch, we will offer two options: a PlayStation®5 console with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and a PlayStation®5 Digital Edition without a disc drive. The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation.”

If you want to know the tech powering the PS5, you can look over the following chart that details the next-gen console’s specs:

PS5 PS4
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) 8x Jaguar Cores at 1.6GHz
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) 1.84 TFLOPs, 18 CUs at 800MHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2 Custom GCN
Memory/Interface 16GB GDDR6/256-bit 8GB GDDR5/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 176GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD 500GB HDD
IO Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed) Approx 50-100MB/s (dependent on data location on HDD)
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot Replaceable internal HDD
External Storage USB HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive Blu-ray Drive

If you want to look at more specs, blog.us.playstation.com has another chart up showing what’s powering the PS5:

CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD 825GB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech

Lastly, Sony did not reveal the price point for the PS5 and its twin sibling, but we do know that the blue brand will release the consoles sometime this holiday season.