PlayStation 5

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PlayStation 5
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Home Console
Generation
Ninth
Sony Corporation
Series
Upcoming
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro
Input(s)
DualShock 5 Controller
United Nations International Release
2020
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The PlayStation 5 is an upcoming video game console and Sony's successor to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro home consoles; the name PlayStation 5 was confirmed by Sony on October 8, 2019, and is planned to be released Holiday 2020.[1]

Features[edit | edit source]

Based on an interview that Mark Cerny did with Wired,[2] the following features were cited as being expected for this new console:

  • Backwards compatibility with PlayStation 4 titles, as well as with PlayStation VR. It is unknown if the DualShock 4 or other PlayStation 4 accessories will be backward compatible.
  • AMD 8-core 16-thread "Zen2" 7nm-process CPU based on the third generation of Ryzen processors
  • AMD Radeon RDNA "Navi" series graphics, with ray tracing and 8K resolution support
  • 2160p (4K) @ 120 Hz refresh rate, with 4320p (8K) Support
  • AMD 3D Audio
  • Internal SSD
  • USB HDD Support

After the PlayStation 5 name reveal in October 2019, Sony confirmed that haptic feedback and adaptive triggers would feature on the new, unnamed controller, while Wired confirmed the following additional features:[3]

  • 4K UHD Blu-ray support
  • Video games will use 100 GiB BD-ROM discs
  • GPU-accelerated ray tracing support
  • Modular support for software installations (i.e. single-player and multi-player content treated as independent software packages)
  • Revamped UI to focus on real-time data and suggestions
  • USB-C to be used on the controller, with a battery capacity and overall weight bigger than the DualShock 4

On March 18, 2020, Sony published a press conference on YouTube titled "The Road to PS5", in which the systems architecture of the PS5 was discussed and elaborated on. This press conference officially confirmed PlayStation 4 backward compatibility, and also confirmed the type of SSD that would come with the PlayStation 5. It was revealed that the SSD will use the NVMe interface, and the console would come bundled with an 825 GB SSD. Sony confirmed that while the hardware doesn't yet exist in the retail market, users would be able to self-upgrade this SSD with regular retail NVMe SSD once they are introduced to market. The throughput of the SSD was given as ~5.5 GiBs (as raw throughput) and 8-9 GiBs (as compressed throughput).

On April 7, 2020, Sony revealed that the controller for the PlayStation 5 would be named the DualSense Wireless Controller.[4] Confirmed features were Haptic Feedback, Adaptive Triggers for the L2 and R2 Buttons, and a Built-in Microphone (and Microphone Mute Button); the Share Button is now replaced with the Create Button, and the Lightbar is now next to the Touchpad. The previously-round PlayStation Button is now shaped like the PlayStation logo. The controller will still use an internal rechargeable battery, like the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 controllers. The controller will also have Headset support.

On June 11, 2020, Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 5 during a YouTube premiere titled "The Future of Gaming". It was revealed that there would be a regular PlayStation 5 console that comes with a UHD Blu-ray disc drive, and a Digital Edition that does not come with an optical drive. The show confirmed the following PlayStation 5 titles:

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