PlayStation 5 to Launch on November 12th with Starting Price of $399

Sony has just announced that the Playstation 5 will launch on November 12th for $499 and $399. The standard version with the optical drive is priced as same as the Xbox Series X whereas the digital-only pack will be available for $399.

The pricing is very competitive it really puts the Xbox Series X under pressure. The PS5 will be launched on November 12th in countries like the US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. Whereas, the rest of the world will be getting the new console on November 19th.

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Sony further showcased some next-gen games including Spider-Man Miles Morales, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Deathloop, Demon’s Souls, Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, and Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach.

Since then the full PS5 specs have been confirmed:

  • The console will have an 8-core, 16-thread CPU.
  • The graphics will run on a custom AMD GPU.
  • The new console will have custom 825GB SSD storage built-in.
  • The optical drive will run 4K Blu-ray discs.
  • The PS5 is expected to have a revamped user interface
  • The controller will have adaptive triggers and haptic feedback for more immersive gameplay event.
  • The memory interface will be 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • The memory bandwidth will be 448GB/s
  • The IO throughput will be 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • There will be an NVMe SSD slot for expandable storage
  • The PS5 will support USB HDD external storage for PS4 games
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