In this article we are going to detail everything you need to know about PS5 to weigh your purchase now that it is already available in the market
How much does PlayStation 5 cost?
One of the answers that players have been waiting the longest is, precisely, the official price of the new Sony console. Luckily, we already have the official answer from the company , knowing that the digital-only version of PlayStation 5 has a recommended price of 399.99 euros while the most complete version with the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive is available. for a recommended price of 499.99 euros.
The technical specifications of PS5
As we indicated in the previous section, there are two models of the console with a difference of 100 euros between them. Of course, we must point out that both have the same technical characteristics , having the same processing capacity and power, although the big difference is that the digital-only model cannot read physical games. But, in short and contrary to its competition, these two versions of PS5 can be technically compared.
|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
448GB / s broadband
5.5 GB / s read bandwidth (raw)
|Optical unit||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G / 100G) ~ 10xCAV
BD-ROM (25G / 50G) ~ 8xCAV
BD-R / RE (25G / 50G) ~ 8xCAV
DVD ~ 3.2xCLV
|PS5 – Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB per disc|
|Video output||HDMI ™ out port
Support for 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
|Audio||Technology “Tempest” 3D Audio|
|Dimensions||PS5: Approximately 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width / height / depth)
(excluding Protection and Base)
PS5 Digital Edition: Approximately. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width / height / depth)
(excluding Protection and Base)
PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
PS5 Digital Edition: 340W
|Ports of entry and exit||USB Type A port (Hi-Speed USB)
USB Type A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax
What model of PS5 to buy? How are they different?
This is another of the great doubts that, regardless of the time that passes, continues to arise in the minds of many players. Which of the models should I choose? Which one best suits my situation or which one will best suit my space? Actually, one of the questions that a player interested in a PlayStation 5 cannot ask is which of them is more powerful because, as we have said, both have the same components, except that one of the models cannot read physical discs.
Both launch models use the same CPU and GPU, offering high-fidelity 4K graphics, as well as keeping in mind that they use the same SSD. Therefore, we will have both machines benefiting from ultra-speed with built-in I / O that will provide ultra-fast loading to gamers. In this way, and as they have indicated from the beginning, we dismiss the loading times.
The PlayStation 5 catalog since its launch
If we compare with past years and releases of new consoles, possibly the PlayStation 5 may not be the most spectacular. It is also true that we must take into account the situation with the coronavirus, something that has prevented many companies from being able to develop their games on time. Of course, we must bear in mind that the company has had some mischief and has not only focused on games that have been developed exclusively for its console, but launches that have been prepared to be multiplatform.
Launch games for PlayStation 5
Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – Pre-installed on PS5
Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games)
Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV)
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
DmC 5: Special Edition
Godfall Madden NFL 21
Watch Dogs: Legion
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Games available on PlayStation Now
Of course, the PlayStation 5 game catalog is not only limited to being an interesting proposal that focuses on the releases for it or the backward compatibility it has, but it also offers us long hours of fun with the arrival of PlayStation Now . We must remember that this complete service is constantly updated and always looking for the best experience for the players.
For all those who have doubts about what this service can include, we find a large catalog of games that includes proposals for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and, of course, PlayStation 4 . And that, of course, will continue to advance over the months.
PlayStation Plus and Plus Collection
Of course, we cannot forget the wide catalog of games that we can get with our PS Plus subscription. We are facing a subscription service that not only guarantees us to be able to enjoy great games online , but also encourages us to add great successes to our console. Something that is also repeated with PlayStation 5, which has already begun to benefit from these proposals.
But if it still isn’t enough for you, you can’t forget the arrival of the PS Plus Collection. This is a really complete added thanks to the players without having to pay more, can add some of the most successful titles for the company. Among them are Persona 5, God of War, and even The Last of Us Remastered. Works that leave no one indifferent and whose complete list can be found here .
DualSense: This is the PS5 controller
One of the main innovations in the gameplay PS5 have to do with the wireless controller DualSense , whose official suggested retail price of 69.99 euros. What stands out the most about the controller is all the haptic technology, which offers players greater sensations when it comes to playing. For example, triggers are resistive and can be harder, for example, depending on the weapon used to fire the shots.
HD includes vibration control, which can emulate a lot of sensations, textures, tremors, seizures, etc. HD haptic or vibration is so realistic that we allow even feel the drops of rain falling into our hands. But not only the rain, the command will allow reflect other atmospheric effects. This is only one of many possibilities that developers can explore and create through the haptic vibration control of PS5.
You can know all the details of the command of PS5 in the following table:
|Dimensions||160mm x 66mm x about 106mm (excludes protection) (width / height / depth)|
|Buttons||PS button Create button, button Options,
directional buttons / crosshead (up / down / left / right), Action buttons (triangle, circle, Equis, Square)
R1 / L1 buttons,
Buttons R2 / L2 (Trigger Effect)
left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touch Pad, mute button
|Touch pad||2-inch touch pad, capacitive type, mechanism per click|
|Motion sensor||Motion detection system of six axes (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)|
|Audio||Incorporated microphone array, mono speaker built, stereo headphones connector
Audio output: 48kHz / 16bit audio input: 24kHz / 16bit
|Feedback||Trigger Effect (in the R2 / L2 buttons), vibration (haptic feedback dual actuators), Indicators (light bar indicator / player / state muted)|
|Ports||USB Type C® Port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headphone Jack, Charging Terminals|
USB connection (HID, Audio)
|Drums||Built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery
Is PlayStation 5 compatible with PSVR?
One of the great revolutions within Sony consoles was the arrival of PlayStation VR. The company’s proposal has been one of the great attractions for players, so we are facing one of the great wishes for many, especially the fact of being able to play as they want and know the different worlds of games such as prefer. But can we really enjoy this experience on PlayStation 5?
Although at the moment the company has not shared many details about what the renewed PSVR 2 will be like, it is possible to play with the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset on PlayStation 5 . Of course, for this you need a camera adapter that can be ordered totally free on the Sony website.
Accessories available for PlayStation 5
As expected, the Sony console has been more than prepared for gamers to enjoy a wide variety of accessories and opportunities. The selection of extras is more than optional, but when the options are so interesting, why not make the most of it all?
PULSE 3D Wireless Headphones
Have the opportunity to enjoy a feeling of total freedom is something that Sony’s console is to ensure players. Therefore, it is impossible that players do not enjoy the ultimate experience with headphones optimized for 3D audio console Sony. Wireless and all options, provides a great experience for all players.
Of course, not only we have to have the present proposal DualSense but the console also gives us the opportunity to drive in comfort a wide variety of streaming applications. Of course, prepared for multimedia content, it also presents clear options for the most prominent streaming services of the moment.
Another point that many players value is the possibility of having a quality camera at their fingertips. And the best thing is that it can be used for game broadcasts . Well, Sony’s option is not far behind the hopes of the gamers since its HD camera is all one after in many good ways. Especially by offering us a sharp and very clear image.
Apps available on PlayStation 5
The launch of PS5 has been one of the most anticipated and, of course, it brings with it all kinds of interesting proposals for players . But now comes the time to know the streaming applications that we can enjoy from this moment on the new Sony console. Of course, keeping in mind that in the future they will continue to add great successes so that players can enjoy the best quality.
Apps coming in the future
Amazon Prime Video
PlayStation 5 updates
Since its launch, the console Sony has made sure to offer the best possible service for players. In fact, there has only been limited making a very good marketing campaign , but even looking to have new units for players to enjoy the best possible proposals. But now it’s time to know that even after its launch, the console Sony has continued to improve its software.
Although so far there is not a great update history , and you can check the various improvements that have been added since launch. First of all, the company is seeking to achieve the best possible quality by adding new features and refine some existing already.