PlayStation 5 to be priced below $499 says Ex-Xbox marketing lead
The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is an upcoming home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced in 2019 as the successor to the PlayStation 4, it is scheduled to launch in late 2020. The platform is anticipated to launch in two varieties, as a base PlayStation 5 system incorporating a Blu-ray compatible optical disc drive for retail game support alongside digital distribution via the PlayStation Store, and a lower-cost Digital variant lacking the disc drive while retaining digital download support.
The PlayStation 5 retains the same AMD-branded CPU family as the PlayStation 4 but features a customized solid-state drive designed for high-speed data streaming to enable significant improvements in graphical performance. The hardware also features a custom AMD GPU capable of ray tracing, support for 4K resolution displays and high framerates, new audio hardware for real-time 3D audio effects, and backward compatibility with most PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games.
With all of the amazing games in PS4’s catalog, we’ve devoted significant efforts to enable our fans to play their favorites on PS5. We believe that the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5. We’re expecting backward compatible titles will run at a boosted frequency on PS5 so that they can benefit from higher or more stable frame rates and potentially higher resolutions. We’re currently evaluating games on a title-by-title basis to spot any issues that need adjustment from the original software developers.
said Hideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management
Former Xbox marketing chap Albert Penello has said that there’s ‘no way’ the PS5 price will clock in at over $499, as speculation continues to mount on how much Sony’s next-generation console will cost.
I believe in the saying "never say never"
But I gotta say never. No way this console is over $499.
— Albert Penello (@albertpenello) June 12, 2020
Sony has confirmed it will launch two versions of the system at launch; a digital-only SKU and a regular model featuring a disc drive, hopefully, a price point isn’t too far away. By the time don’t forget to keep an eye out for more PlayStation 5 updates down the road, and meanwhile, check out the chart below for the official list of PS5 specs.
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”|
|8 Cores / 16 Threads|
|Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine|
|Ray Tracing Acceleration|
|Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)|
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB|
|5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray™, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Out||Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)|
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
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