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Playstation 5 is introduced: price, specs and release date

Playstation 5 is introduced: price, specs and release date
Playstation 5 is introduced: price, specs and release date

It’s official now, Sony introduced PlayStation 5, here you can find its price, specs and release date.

Sony will release two versions this time. A standard version with a disc player, and a digital edition. PS5 will be available for purchase worldwide from November 19, just in time to compete against the Xbox and for the Christmas campaign.

Official price of the PlayStation 5

The PlayStation 5 with 4K Blu-ray player has the same price tag as the Xbox Series X: $499. PS5 Digital edition is $100 more expensive than the Xbox Series S, it will be sold for $399.99.

PlayStation 5 release date

When will it be available? On November 12 it can be purchased in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. It will come out on November 19 worldwide.

Playstation 5 is introduced: price, specs and release date
Playstation 5 is introduced: price, specs and release date

A catalog of exclusives to compete against Game Pass

PlayStation 5 will hit the market accompanied by great franchises, such as ‘Spider-Man Miles Morales’, ‘Gran Turismo 7’, ‘Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart’, ‘Horizon: Forbidden West’, ‘Godfall’ and ‘Residen Evil VIII: Village’, among others. The vast majority of them are well-known franchises that have been very popular on PlayStation 4 and Sony doesn’t want to miss the opportunity to take advantage of these games to boost its new console.

In terms of technical specifications, the PlayStation 5 promises to achieve a resolution up to 8K thanks to a 10.28 teraflops GPU with a custom AMD RDNA 2 architecture and 16GB GDDR6. However, its main attraction is the 825GB SSD hard drive, with 5.5 GBps (raw data) and between 8 and 9 GBps (compressed data) transfer rates. With that SSD, the company claims to be able to load 2GB in 0.27 seconds, the aim is to spend minimum time at loading screens.

The company has not forgotten about ray tracing and sound quality. They use Tempest 3D Audiotech technology, which aims to create surround sound for elements such as rain, gunshots or the voices of characters. You will have to wait to see how ray tracing impacts performance and how this audio technology translates into the gaming experience.