In November, the world of gaming will be a lot richer with the arrival of both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. Telling for sure which one of them is better could be the century’s challenge, as they both feature advanced hardware. But today we’ll be focusing on PlayStation 5, as we finally have real photos of the machine thanks to Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) and The Verge.
As you can conclude for yourself below, the upcoming PlayStation 5 console will be bigger than expected. In fact, it’ll be the largest console in modern history:
Credits for all the images go to Taiwan’s NCC.
If you plan to own a PlayStation 5 console, you should know that it won’t be cheap at all. The standard version will be available for an RRP (recommended retail price) of $499.99 USD/$629 CAD/¥49,980/€499.99/£449.99 (MSRP). As for the Digital Edition that lacks the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive present on the standard version of the console, it has an RRP of $399.99 USD/$499 CAD/¥39,980/€399.99/£359.99 (MSRP).
The prices are totally worth it, though, considering that there are a lot of exciting games that will be running on the PS5 console. We can mention titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, The Elder Scrolls Online, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Watch Dogs: Legion, Far Cry 6, FIFA 21, Outriders, DOOM Eternal, Gran Turismo 7, Hitman 3, Dying Light 2, Godfall, Madden NFL 21, Fortnite, Marvel’s Avengers, Starfield, Dirt 5, Scarlet Nexus, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, GTA V, and many more.
The PS5 console will be capable of some impressing stuff, as it will be featuring the following specs:
- 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 itself has confirmed that the PS5 release date is set for 12th November in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. On 19th November, the console will arrive in the UK and the rest of the world.