The Sony PS5 goes official: Here is everything we know so far

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The Sony PlayStation 5-Branics Blog

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

CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”8 Cores / 16 ThreadsVariable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPUAMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engineRay Tracing AccelerationVariable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD825GB5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Optical DriveUltra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV
PS5 Game Disc
Video Out
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
PowerPS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W
Input/OutputUSB 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

Credit: Sony
DimensionsApprox. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)
WeightApprox. 280g
ButtonsPS 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
Touchpad2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism
Motion SensorSix-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
AudioBuilt-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset JackOutput : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit
FeedbackTrigger 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
CommunicationWirelessBluetooth® Ver5.1WiredUSB connection (HID, Audio)
Battery TypeBuilt-in rechargeable lithium-ion batteryVoltageDC 3.65VCapacity1,560mAh

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