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Here�s Everything We Know About the PlayStation 5 So Far And It Already Sounds Awesome



Sony recently announced new hardware features that give us a better picture of the PlayStation 5. Mark Cerny, the chief architect of the console explained the hardware in a deep dive presentation earlier this week. We decided to compile every official information we know about the upcoming console including specifications and other features that you may have missed previously: 

1. Specifications

PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know © YouTube/Sony Computer Entertainment

The PlayStation 5 is already sounding closer to a gaming PC with impressive specifications that will power the console. From super-fast Solid State Drives (SSD), to new CPU and GPUs by AMD and interesting audio features - the console has a lot going for it. We also know that the console will be able to support up to 8K resolution and higher refresh rates, thanks to the upgraded hardware. If you are wondering what specifications we know of so far, you can have a look at the table below:

PlayStation 5


8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)


10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)

Die Size





16GB GDDR6/256-bit

Memory Bandwidth


Internal Storage

Custom 825GB SSD

IO Throughput

5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)

Expandable Storage


External Storage

USB HDD Support

Optical Drive

4K UHD Blu-ray Drive

2. Nomenclature and Design 

PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know © Youtube/Sony Computer Entertainment

Sony confirmed that the next console will be called the PlayStation 5 and revealed the official logo at CES earlier this year. It doesnât look any different than the PlayStation 4 logo but it made the nomenclature of the console official. As far as the design of the console is concerned, Sony has not revealed the official design and is waiting for the right moment to unveil it to the world. Sony may show off the design sometime in June but there is no telling as the Japanese company has been very secretive. We do however, know what the development kit looks like as it has been leaked from various sources:

PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know © Twitter/Alocoholikaust

It certainly is a very odd design but we can expect the final PlayStation 5 design to take inspiration from the development kit. We predict the consoleâs design will be a bit bulkier as the new hardware needs better heat dissipation. We will only know for sure when Sony unveils the final design in the coming months. 

3. It Supports Backwards Compatibility 

PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know © YouTube/Sony PlayStation

The PlayStation 5 is confirmed to support some PS4 and PS4 Pro games at launch as indicated by Mark Cerny during the presentation earlier this week. âWe recently took a look at the 100 top PlayStation 4 titles as ranked by playtime, and we're expecting almost all of them to be playable at launch on PlayStation 5,â said Cerny. However, it is worth pointing out that the console may not support every PS4 game at launch as Sony âexpectsâ them to be supported. It could mean that it is entirely up to the developers to support their older games on the PlayStation 5 and will not be playable by default. Users will be able to bring over their PS4 library to the PlayStation 5 and can even play the games using a USB 3.2 HDD or via the SSD. 

4. Launch Date and Pricing 

We currently donât know the exact launch date of the console but Sony has confirmed it will launch sometime this Holiday season. Having said that, there is a good chance that the console might get delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. If the console is not delayed, we can expect a gradual rollout specific to regions and in limited quantities. 

PlayStation 5: Everything You Need To Know © YouTube/Sony PlayStation

As far as the pricing is concerned, rumours have been all over the place, but a recent report suggested that the PlayStation 5 could cost  $450 to make and it translates to little over Rs 32,000 when converted. This means that Sony will probably have to sell the console at a loss and recover revenue from other sources. Sony could take a similar route as the PlayStation 4 and launch the PlayStation 5 for $470 dollars to keep the price of the console lower than expected. For the Indian pricing of the PlayStation 5, assuming the console has a retail price of $470 dollars, it comes to around Rs 43,000. This price includes 28% import duty that the Indian government imposes on game consoles imports. 

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