It’s only a matter of time before Sony will release its next-generation console to the gaming market. Namely, PlayStation 5, the new machine will revolutionize the gaming world with its advanced specifications. The loading times before starting games and levels will be gone for good, as there will be much more hardware power than the predecessor PlayStation 4 has.
With 110.4 million units sold worldwide, PlayStation 4 is the best selling game console of all time. However, the expectations are even higher for the upcoming PlayStation 5 console.
Output doubled to 10 million units
Oddly enough, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has a positive effect this time. It led to the increasing of demand for gaming, as more and more people are spending extra time playing rather than socializing in real life. This is a very predicted scenario for the COVID-19 era, as social interaction is greatly discouraged.
Although Sony’s previous plan was to produce 5 million to 6 million PlayStation 5 consoles by the end of March 2021, the amount has now been doubled.
PlayStation 5 specs
The upcoming console might make gamers forget about other consoles once and for all, as it’s capable of 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.
Although Sony hasn’t yet revealed a price for PS5 yet, analyst predictions are pointing to amounts that revolve around $499 / £449 / AU$749. Only time will tell for sure, and we’ll soon get rid of all doubts. There are plenty of high-end games confirmed to be running on PlayStation 5, and we can mention GTA V, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Godfall, Starfield, Watch Dogs: Legion, Sniper Elite 5, FIFA 21, and a lot more.