The next generation PlayStation " PlayStation 5 " (PS5) is scheduled to be released in the holiday season of 2020.
On Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 5:00 a.m. (Japan time), a video event called " PLAYSTATION 5 SHOWCASE " was held to reveal the latest information about PS5, and a lot of new information was announced!
However, what you are most interested in is the information about the PS5, right?
Don't worry! The release date and price of PS5 were also announced!
Finally, the PS5 release date and price have been announced!
PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12, 2020!
The "PlayStation 5 " with disc drive will be priced at 49,980 yen (excluding tax), and the "Digital Edition " without disc drive will be priced at 39,980 yen (excluding tax)!
Pre-orders will be available after 10:00 a.m. on September 18, 2020 (Friday)!
I have to admit, I was expecting the price to be higher, and I'm screaming with joy because I didn't expect pre-orders to start so soon!
If you are currently playing a PS4 title that is scheduled to be upgraded to PS5 and are currently playing the PS4 packaged version, you will need a PS5 with the drive as you will need to insert the disc to upgrade.
So, depending on your current situation, consider which one you'd rather buy!
Accessories, launch title, and specs revealed!
Along with the announcement of the PS5 release date, information about PS5 accessories and launch titles have also been revealed!
The accessories that will be released with PS5 are
- DualSense Wireless Controller (single item): 6,980 yen (excluding tax)
- PULSE 3D Wireless Headset : 9,980 yen (excluding tax)
- HD camera : 5,980 yen (excluding tax)
- Media remote control : 2,980 yen (excl. tax)
- DualSense charging stand : 2,980 yen (excluding tax)
I thought DualSense might cost 10,000 yen, so this one is cheaper than I thought too!
And the PS5 launch titles for SIE WWS are
- Astro's Playroom (JAPAN Studio) : pre-installed on PS5 console
- Demon's Souls (Bluepoint Games / JAPAN Studio) : 7,900 yen (excluding tax)
- Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) : 7,900 yen (excluding tax)
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) : 5,900 yen (w/o tax)
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition : 7,900 yen (w/o tax)
- Livitz! Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) : 7,900 yen (excl. tax)
The following is a list of the titles.
Demon's Souls and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales are launch titles! This is bad!
And now we have detailed specs for the PS5 and DualSense, all of which had not been announced until now!
|PlayStation 5 Specifications|
|CPU|| x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ "Zen 2"
8 cores / 16 threads
Frequency: variable up to 3.5GHz
|GPU|| AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray tracing acceleration
Frequency: variable up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
|System Memory|| GDDR6 16GB
Bandwidth: 448 GB/s
Read Speed: 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
| Optical Drive
| Ultra HD Blu-ray™ (66G/100G) ~10xCAV
BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV
|PS5 Game Discs||Ultra HD Blu-ray™ (up to 100GB)|
|Video Output|| HDMI® OUT jack
4K 120Hz TV, 8K TV, VRR compatible (per HDMI 2.1 standard)
|Audio||"Tempest" 3D audio technology|
(Excluding maximum protruding parts and base)
| PS5: approx. 390 mm x 104 mm x 260 mm (W x H x D)
PS5 Digital Edition: approx. 390 mm x 92 mm x 260 mm (W x H x D)
|Weight|| PS5: approx. 4.5 kg
PS5 Digital Edition: approx. 3.9 kg
|Maximum power consumption|| PS5: 350W
PS5 Digital Edition: 340W
|Input/Output|| USB Type-A terminal (Hi-Speed USB)
USB Type-A terminal (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® terminal (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
|Communication|| Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
|DualSense Wireless Controller Specifications|
(Excluding maximum protruding parts)
|Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (W x H x D)|
|Buttons||PS button, Create button, Option button, Directional keys (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action button (△/○/×/□), R1/L1 button, R2/L2 button (trigger effect), Left stick/L3 button, Right stick/R3 button, MUTE button Touchpad button, MUTE button|
|Touchpad||2-point touchpad, capacitive, click mechanism|
|Motion sensor||6-axis detection system (3-axis gyro, 3-axis acceleration)|
|Audio|| Built-in microphone array, built-in monaural speaker, stereo headset jack
Output : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit
|Feedback||Trigger effect (R2/L2 buttons), vibration function (haptic feedback with dual actuators), lamps (light bar/player lamp/MUTE lamp)|
|Terminals||USB Type-C terminal (Hi-Speed USB), stereo headset jack, charging terminal|
|Communication|| Wireless: Bluetooth Ver5.1
Wired: USB connection (HID, audio)
|Battery|| Type: Built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery
Voltage: DC 3.65V
I had a hunch from the announcements that have been made, but both the console and controller have specs befitting a new generation of game consoles!
You have to get your hands on one to experience the PS5!
The initial lot is expected to be a hotly contest ed one, so make sure to pre-order your PS5 starting Friday, September 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to be the first to get it on November 12, the day it goes on sale!
For more information, please visit the PlayStation Blog!