Sony’s most awaited global event launch featuring the new gaming console “Playstation 5” took place yesterday on its various social media platforms. The event was a huge success but the fans were expecting something more from the launch.
Breaking some old records, over 2 million viewers were watching it live on Youtube and over 1 million viewers watched on Twitch. This data doesn’t include any other language broadcast except English broadcast language.
Sony also announced PS5 Digital Edition, which will be available at launch and will come without the 4K Blu-ray disc drive. Although it is not revealed by them whether it will cost less or offer more storage space as compared to the non-digital console.
Sony Playstation design
The new PS5 console has got complete design change, which is somewhat close to Xbox series X monolithic shape but is much sleeker and fancier. The new black and white theme just looks amazing with the new controller. The new PS5 could be placed vertically or horizontally according to the need the player. It has both USB-A and USB-C ports attached with it. Besides the gaming console, Sony is also offering several accessories such as DualSense charging station, a Pulse 3D wireless headset, a media remote, and even a new HD camera.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
- GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
- Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
- Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
- Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
- IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
- Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
- External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
- Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
Sony on this release, “The PS5 gameplay experience will be the same, so the choice is all yours. While there are some slight differences in the look of each model, for the overall design, we wanted to deliver a console that’s bold, stunning, and unlike any previous generation of PlayStation.”
This event not only introduced the upcoming console but we also got to see trailers for many of its first games, like Horizon Forbidden West, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and a PS5 remake of Demon’s Souls. The PS5 launches late 2020 worldwide.