Sony Officially Announces PlayStation 5 Price and Release Date

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Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation Sony has officially announced the release of their new PlayStation console, the PlayStation 5 will cost $499.99 USD while it’s Digital Edition counterpart will go for $399.99 USD.

Starting on November 12, PS5 will be available in seven key markets: the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The global rollout will continue on November 19 with launches throughout the rest of the world*, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia, and South Africa.

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According to HypeBeast, The PlayStation 4 originally cost $399 USD at launch while its Pro version initially sold for the same price later in the original console’s lifecycle. It was recently confirmed PlayStation 5 will include backward compatibility for an “overwhelming majority” of PS4 titles, although not many games have been confirmed.

Specs-wise:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 gam

The PS5 is backward compatible with “almost all” PS4 games – earlier generations are still to be confirmed. It will launch with support for the majority of the top 100 PS4 games, but it’s been suggested support will extend to most of the PS4’s library. Releasing in this time period allows the PS5 to launch alongside upcoming AAA titles such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Cyberpunk 2077, and Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War which are all due to release in November,

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