Most of us knew that 2020 is going to be the best year for the console world. Both Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series S and X are releasing this year. But, until a few weeks ago, we had no idea when these consoles would come out and what they would bring to the table. We got a first glimpse of the PlayStation 5 summer around in June and we got a look at the Xbox a lot earlier than that. Since then, we have had no other information about these two devices.
However, finally, in September, we got pricings, release dates, and specs for both the Xbox and the PlayStation. It looks like the speculations were right. We are going to get very powerful consoles this time around. Personally, I think there has not been a better console release in the past. But, we still have to wait till October to we can get some real benchmarks and hands-on reviews of these two devices.
But, let us look at all the information we got about the PlayStation 5 today.
PlayStation 5 Pricing
The most interesting bit of information that we got about this console is its pricing. Just two weeks ago, Microsoft released the price tag for both the Xbox Series S and the Xbox Series X. I have to admit that Microsoft is being very competitive with the prices for these two devices. The Series S is going to cost you $300 dollars while still packing enough power to hold against 1440p resolution at 60 fps. The Series X will be $500 equipped with even more powerful components that can allegedly run 4K at 60 FPS.
With these two price tags, there was only one option for Sony. The PS5 has to be around $400 and that is exactly what happened. The digital edition of the PS5 is $400 while the other edition with the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive is $500.
From tomorrow, people will be able to order this device.
We are going to get both the Xbox and the PS5 in the same month. The more affordable Xbox, the Series S will and the flagship Series X are both coming on November 10th. Just a week after that, the PlayStation 5 will also start showing up in stores and shipping to those that have pre-ordered it. The official release date is November 12th for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The release day for the rest of the world is on 19th November.
This time around, the consoles we are going to get from both Sony and Xbox are a little bit more special than any other previous release. This is mainly because of AMD’s cheap, efficient, and a very powerful rising CPUs. Both of these companies decided to run their systems on a custom 7 nm AMD Zen 2 architecture. The PS5 comes with a CPU with eight cores that is able to boost up to 3.5 GHz.
The same thing applies to the GPU. Both systems will have an AMD GPU based on the RDNA 2 architecture. Sony’s GPU has 36 CUs and it will be able to boost up to 2.23 GHz. If all of this sounds too complicated for you, to put it simply, this will be a powerful system. It may actually be on par with today’s high-end PCs.
It also comes with 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM, 825 GB SSD with 5.5 GB/s read bandwidth.
2020 might be the best year for PC, causal, and gaming enthusiasts. We got to see amazing GPU’s from Nvidia, amazing CPUs from AMD, Intel finally becoming competitive in the CPU world and both Sony and Microsoft delivering very powerful consoles at an affordable price