OFFICIAL: Sony PlayStation 5 is launching on 19th November in India

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The highly anticipated Sony’s next-gen console PlayStation 5 is going to be officially launched in India on 19th November 2020.

PS5 is based on the latest AMD hardware that promises strong gaming performance over last-gen the pricing of the console starts at $399.

So, the all-digital Sony PS5 model will cost $399 while the normal PS5 model with a UHD blu-ray drive will cost $499. The pricing in other currencies is €499.99, £449.99, and ¥49,980 for the standard Sony PS5 while €399.99, £359.99, and ¥39,980 for the PS5 Digital Edition.

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This means the Sony PS5 Standard Edition will go head-to-head with the Xbox Series X that will also cost $499. While its Digital Edition costing $399 will be luring ones who want the Xbox Series S which costs only $299.

PlayStation 5 Specifications

CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System MemoryGDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Optical DriveUltra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV
PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video OutHDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
DimensionsPS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
WeightPS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
PowerPS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W
Input/OutputUSB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth 5.1

Sony has also announced the other accessories that can be bought for the upcoming PS5:

  • DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/CAD$89.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
  • PULSE 3D wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/CAD$129.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/CAD$79.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/CAD$39.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
  • DualSense™ Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/CAD$39.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)

The Sony PS5 is a huge improvement from last-gen promising breathtaking, next-gen gaming experiences. Both of the PS5 models use the same custom AMD processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals, including 4K graphics and ray-tracing support, as well as the same ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading.

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A lot of games will be released for PS5 as well including Astro’s PlayroomDemon’s SoulsDestruction All StarsMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Sackboy A Big Adventure on Day One. Other big titles like Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Final Fantasy XVI, and Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition will also be making their way on the next-gen consoles. Know more from here.

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Rahul Roy
I am a computer guy by profession and a sports fanatic by choice.

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