Sony’s PlayStation 5, that features revolutionary controller haptics has gone on sale from Thursday, November 12th, 2020 in Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, North America and South Korea. The PS5’s console offers a compelling next-gen gaming experience and gameplay with powerful and well-designed setup. It comes with an impactful Activity card that offers various functions like allowing you to rack trophy progress, see how far along you are on a game level, jump into specific parts of a game like a challenge or multiplayer mode, see news from a developer or with the help of picture-in-picture mode, you can also watch a Livestream of your friends’ gameplay
PS5 Controller :
A new gamepad – Sony DualSense controller will be required for the console gaming, which would come in with the PS5 itself. DualSense in PS5 gives a similar experience like DualShock in 4 that featured with PS4. The DualSense comes in with a concave control stick and is well balanced and light-weighted as most of the weight falls in the grip of the controller.
PS5’s DualSense comes up with added new buttons like mute buttons for turning off the user’s microphone. The controller is equipped with adaptive trigger buttons which allow developers to add resistance to certain in-game actions. This adaptive trigger creates various sensations that mimic real-life actions by using resistance.
The highlight of this model is its haptic feedback, which is a huge superior replacement that gives the user a feeling of the surface the character is running on.
The DualSense can be charged either by directly connecting with the PlayStation 5 with a USB-C to USB-A cable or opt for DualSense Charging Station with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
The PS5 features SSD memory of 825 GB with a data input speeds of 5.5 GB per seconds with much more compressed data, making it 100 times faster than the PS4. PS5 secures 16 GB of RAM with 8-core Zen 2 CPU at 3.5 GHz and a 10.28 TFLOPS of GPU. The console is compatible with 99% of the over 4,000 existing PS4 games and additionally, the retro compatibility is improved by Game Boost that guarantees more than 60 FPS visuals.
One can also find an integration of Spotify music and party chat that allows you to share the screen. The built-in mic in the DualSense helps in supporting voice dictation for messaging.
Exclusive games available at launch:
Astro’s Playroom – (pre-installed in all PS5 devices),
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – (also available for PS4),
Sackboy: A Big Adventure – (also available for PS4)
Third-party games available with PS5 launch
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Bugsnax – free with PS Plus
Dead by Daylight
Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (Digital)
No Man’s Sky
Observer: System Redux
Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
Watch Dogs Legion
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship
Customers with PlayStation Plus subscriptions will get three free games and the members will also be able to access 20 games that “defines the generation.” According to Sony, PS5 has come in two variants – The Digital Edition which is a completely digital model is priced at $399, which altogether dispenses the disc slot; and the console with a standard version with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive is priced at $499.
One can avail their PS5 from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop and Sony’s official website.
Apart from Australia, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, North America and South Korea, the Sony PlayStation 5 will be available from November 19th, 2020 for the rest of the world, however, its launch in India is not yet confirmed.
PS5 Specs Chart
|CPU||8–core Zen 2 at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU Architecture||custom-built RDNA 2|
|Storage||custom-built 825GB SSD|
|IO||5.5GB/s (pure), 8-9GB/s average (compressed)|
|Storage Expansion||Slot NVMe SSD|
|External Storage||Compatibility USB HDD|
|Optical reader||4K UHD Blu-ray|