The countdown begins as yesterday Sony announced the PlayStation 5 release date, price and peripheral details. In this article, we will inform our readers about the different options available for them should they wish to get their hands on the Japanese time-cruncher console that revolutionizes gaming as the next decade comes roaring in.
With a large size —bigger than the 2001 original Xbox or the 60Gb PlayStation 3— the PS5 is 15.4 inches tall and four inches wide. That’s obesity for a console, larger in size than its next competitor, the Xbox Series X.
PlayStation 5 Release Date, Price, Pre-Order Date and Select Retailers
The new Sony gaming console will be available on November 12, 2020. Pre-orders start today, September 17th, 2020 and its market price is $499.99 US dollars and $399.99 US dollars for the Digital Edition —no CD tray.
This price tags rival Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X lineup which will also be released on November.
The Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console will release on November 12 in the United States of America, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, and South Korea.
Major retailers like Best Buy, Sam’s Club, GameStop, Amazon, Walmart, and Target quickly opened up pre-orders after the official announcement, only to see a major “zerg-rush” swarm of gamers logging in to those websites and pay for the coveted electronic time-cruncher hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, which in turn resulted in stock shortages, broken links and customer support havoc as angry gamers wanted to pay for the item and the platforms couldn’t handle that kind of data traffic.
Sony to Manufacture Extra PS5s as Shortage Imminent
This piece of news might come as a bitter one for our PlayStation fan readers because Sony can barely stock shelves with the PS5 because some reports claim that the company sold more consoles than they could actually produce.
Sony’s deal with AMD brought both companies a great deal of growth, but this symbiosis might flip. At the beginning of 2020, Sony was conservative about the number of PS5 units that they could put up for initial sale worldwide, these numbers seemed to double in the Q2 with a caveat: Sony found some manufacturing issues and their production line fell 50% and Sony couldn’t live up to the 15 million manufactured console mark.
This faux pas puts the Japanese company in a severe disadvantage with its American competitor Microsoft, whose stock of Xbox Series X is ready and waiting for the countdown for their sale in the market.
PlayStation 5 Specs
- AMD Ryzen x-86-64 “Zen 2” CPU, Octa-core sixteen thread 3.5Ghz variable frequency.
- AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine with variable frequency (2.23 GHz) and Ray tracing acceleration.
- System Memory comprised of 16GB GDDR4 RAM. 448GB/s Bandwidth.
- Storage: 825GB SSD hard drives with 5.5GB/s Read raw bandwidth.
- The Optical Drive is Ultra HD Blu-ray.
- HDMI Out port with support for 4K 120Hz, 8K, and VRR
- Audio: Tempest 3D Audio Tech
- Weight: 4.5Kg
- Ethernet 10Base-T 100Base-TX 1000Base-T. Bluetooth 5.1
Games Confirmed for PS5 Release Date
Prices at nearly $70 US dollars, here are some of the games Sony confirmed for the PS5 launch
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Demon’s Souls
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Destruction AllStars
- Devil May Cry 5