Today has officially unveiled The Sony PlayStation 5 after a number of teasers and it is available in two flavors which include the normal and digital edition. For those wanting to make preorders, wait on 17th September at select retailers.
People should note that the PlayStation 5 will include backward compatibility for an “overwhelming majority” of the existing PlayStation 4 lineup, although details are still slim. That expanded library might help make it more attractive to potential PlayStation buyers over the older consoles this holiday season.
The Sony PlayStation 5 will cost $499.99 which is approximately UGX. 1.9m without taxes being included when it launches on 12th-November with the Digital Edition costing $399.99 which is approximately UGX. 1.5m. The PlayStation 5 price puts it up against the Microsoft’s Next-Gen consoles, with the company set to release its an entry-level Xbox Series S at UGX 1.2m ($299) and its flagship Xbox Series X for UGX 1.9m ($499.99) on November 10th.
For comparison purposes, PlayStation 4 costs UGX. 1.5m ($399.99) at launch, however it is now selling at UGX 1.2m ($299), while the PlayStation 4 Pro originally sold for UGX 1.5m ($399.99), a price it still sells at today outside of major sales like Black Friday.
It’s unclear if Sony is planning to drop prices or discontinue the older models once the PlayStation 5 (PS5) is out later this year. We will let you know.
The PlayStation 5 Full SPecifications
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”8 Cores / 16 ThreadsVariable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engineRay Tracing AccelerationVariable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)|
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB448GB/s Bandwidth|
|SSD||825GB5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)|
|Optical Drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV|
|PS5 Game Disc|
|Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/discHDMI™ OUT portSupport of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)|
|Audio||Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
|Dimensions||PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)|
|Weight||PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg|
|Power||PS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W|
|Input/Output||USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)|
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1|
DualSense™ Wireless Controller Specifications
|Dimensions||Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)|
|Buttons||PS button, Create button, Options button,Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),R1/L1 button,R2/L2 button (with Trigger Effect)Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touchpad button, MUTE button|
|Touchpad||2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism|
|Motion Sensor||Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)|
|Audio||Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset JackOutput : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit|
|Feedback||Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)|
|Ports||USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals|
|Communication||WirelessBluetooth® Ver5.1WiredUSB connection (HID, Audio)|
|Battery||TypeBuilt-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryVoltageDC 3.65VCapacity1,560mAh|