Sony Reveals the PlayStation 5 Release Date and Price
During the PlayStation 5 showcase, Sony revealed that the PlayStation 5 will launch on for the price of $499.99 and $399.99, depending on if you get the disc or disc-less system.
The launch day for the PS5 is for November 12 in the USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The rest of the world will need to wait until November 19.
The PlayStation 5 is the long-awaited next-generation console from Sony, which will include a Custom Flash Controller connected to a twelve channel interface to deliver 5.5 GBs of flash memory. Kraken decompression has been installed along with a Dedicated DMA controller, Two I/O Coprocessors, Coherency Engines, Cache Scrubbers, and On-Chip Ram all packaged in the Main Custom Chip, which is a part of the system memory. As a developer, you don’t need to know this, though; it will work invisibly to you at very high speeds. Basically, this is all makes no load screens possible.
Backward compatibility is possible by inserting a PlayStation 4 HDD into the PlayStation 5. This will give players access to their full library games from the PlayStation 4. When it comes to PS5, the console will only be compatible with games available on PS4. However, testing still needs to be done on all games as there have been mixed results, and they are still working on getting the tech right to play all PS4 titles.
Power consumption has also been addressed in this new console. This is seen in games like God of War, which typically speeds up the PS4’s fan during gameplay. For PS5, the team has built an RDNA 2 Cu, which is run in boost and reaches the cooling that the system requires.
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You can watch the reveal trailer below:
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