Sony Unveils Price and Release Date of the PlayStation 5

By Banu Athuraliya | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 3 2020
Tech Talk Sony Unveils Price and Release Date of the PlayStation 5

By Banu Athuraliya

The PlayStation 5 is going to be available this November and it has made all the console gamers worldwide excited for the next generation of gaming consoles. 

The PlayStation 5 stands out this generation due to its unique design and exclusive games that are going to make the console appealing to a lot more people than the competitive Xbox Series X. A lot of people including myself, think Sony has done a lot of things right this time with the PS5 and it is a strong buy.

 At a recent event, Sony announced the most rumored thing about the PS5, and that’s the price. Sony unveiled the official pricing of the PlayStation 5 to be just $499 and the digital edition of the PlayStation 5 will cost just $399. The difference between the two models is that the PlayStation 5 will be having a 4K Blu-ray drive but the digital edition will not be having any type of disk drive. All the games must be downloaded online.

 It’s a good deal if you have unlimited internet because it packs the same performance and specs as the regular PS5, unlike what Microsoft is doing with the Xbox Series X and S. However, I made a video on why it might not be a good idea to buy the PlayStation 5 digital edition in Sri Lanka (at least right now), and I would recommend you to check that out if you’re considering buying the PlayStation 5. You can find that video by going to or by searching ‘Andro Dollar PlayStation 5’ on YouTube.

 The reason why the PlayStation 5 stands out this generation are because of all the awesome games that Sony has coming up for the PS5 on top of the awesome specs. Spec-wise, the PS5 will be powered by an eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom AMD RDNA 2-based GPU and the custom AMD chips will provide 10.28 teraflops of power using variable frequencies on both the CPU and GPU. Sony is also using a proprietary SSD solution to boost load 

times for games. The SSD will provide 825GB of storage and 5.5GB/s of performance. There is also a 2TB variant that will be available for a higher price. The PS5 will also support 8K graphics, 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, 3D audio, and more. All these specs mean you will be able to play some of the best new games without any issues. There’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a gamer.

 PS5 launch title games will include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Gran Turismo 7, Demon’s Souls, and more cool games like NBA 2K21, FIFA 21, GTA V and Online and more coming later. The full list is available on Sony’s official website. There are also a bunch of exclusive games coming to the PS5.

 It’s also worth noting that the PlayStation 5 will include backward compatibility for the majority of the existing PlayStation 4 games. That expanded library might help make it more attractive to potential PlayStation buyers over the older consoles this holiday season. Sony’s also offering a killer deal with PS Plus membership as well with some awesome games included.

 The only thing that is holding Sony back right now from its victory of this console generation is the availability of the PlayStation 5. If Sony can get the availability right with the PlayStation 5, I have a very strong feeling it will outsell the Xbox Series X and S. However, due to production issues due to COVID-19 that might be a slight issue so we’ll have to wait and see how it goes. Sony announced that the PS5 will be available on November 12th in the US, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea and on November 19th in the rest of the world.

 Stay tuned to to see the PlayStation 5 in action very soon as I already have made my order for the PlayStation 5.

By Banu Athuraliya | Published: 2:00 AM Oct 3 2020

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