Sony unveils PlayStation 5 along with new games and accessories

Highlights
  • The new PlayStation 5 comes with a White and Black design and can be placed vertically or horizontally
  • PlayStation 5 is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • Sony has also announced new accessories for the PS5 console

Sony, on Thursday, has finally revealed the hardware design of the new PlayStation 5. The new PlayStation 5 comes with a White and Black design and can be placed vertically or horizontally like the Xbox Series X console. Sony has unveiled two models of the PS5 console – one with a 4K Blu-ray disk drive and a Digital Edition that does not include an optical disk drive. Since PS5 Digital Edition does not include a disk drive, it looks much slimmer compared to the regular model.

Sony has also announced new accessories for the PS5 console that includes a DualSense charging station, new HD camera, Pulse 3D wireless headset, and a media remote. Just like the PS5 design, the accessories also include a White and Black color design.

The DualSense charging station can charge up to two DualSense wireless controllers simultaneously. The new HD camera comes with a dual Full-HD (1080p) lenses to make it easier for streamers to live stream with PS5 console. The Pulse 3D wireless headset supports 3D audio and comes with a dual noise-cancellation microphone. On the other hand, the media remote also comes with a built-in microphone for voice commands.

Sony also announced games that are coming to PlayStation 5. The list of games includes Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Resident Evil 8, Horizon Forbidden West, HITMAN 3, an enhanced version of Grand Theft Auto V, Demon’s Souls, GhostWire: Tokyo, Godfall, Gran Turismo 7, NBA 2K21, Astro’s Playroom, Bugsnax, DEATHLOOP, Destruction AllStars, Goodbye Volcano High, JETT: The Far Shore, Kena: Bridge of the Spirits, Little Devil Inside, Oddworld Soulstorm, Pragmata, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Sackboy A Big Adventure, Solar Ash, Stray, The Pathless, and Tribes of Midgard. The Spider-Man: Miles Morales game is expected to release later this year alongside the PS5 console.

The Sony PlayStation 5 console is powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz (variable frequency) paired with a custom GPU based on AMD RDNA 2 architecture, that includes 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz (variable frequency). The console includes 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD. The console also supports USB hard drives and comes with an NVMe SSD slot for storage expansion.

Sony has not revealed any pricing details or the exact launch date of the PlayStation 5 console yet. However, the console is expected to release around Holiday 2020 in the United States.

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