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Sony's fifth video game console, the PlayStation 5, will launch on November 12, 2020 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. The PS5 will launch in other countries a week later on November 19th. It will be available in two different models as one of the models is digital only as it has no disc drive.


On April 16, 2019, Mark Cerny (Lead System Architect) officially announced that a fifth generation PlayStation console has been in development since 2015.

The PlayStation 5 is said to be focusing on things like faster load times, hardware-based ray tracing, and backwards compatibility. The system will come with a solid-state drive designed to speed up, if not eliminate load times entirely. The controller will focus on haptic feedback over simple rumbles, while also featuring adaptive triggers that allow for programmable resistance.

System Specs

CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 8 Cores / 16 Threads at 3.5GHz (variable)
GPURay Tracing Acceleration, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
GPU ArchitectureAMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Memory/Interface16GB GDDR6/256-bit
Memory Bandwidth448GB/s
Internal StorageCustom 825GB SSD
IO Throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable StorageNVMe SSD Slot
External StorageUSB HDD Support
Optical Drive (optional)

Ultra HD Blu-Ray (66G/100G) ~ 10xCAV

BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~ 8xCAV

BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~ 8xCAV

DVD ~ 3.2xCLV

PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-Ray, up to 100GB/disc
Audio"Tempest" 3D AudioTech
Video Out

HDMI Out port

Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver 2.1)


PS5 - 390mm x 104mm x 260mm

PS5 Digital Edition - 390mm x 92mm x 260mm


PS5 - 4.5kg

PS5 Digital Edition - 3.9kg


PS5 - 350W

PS5 Digital Edition - 340W


USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB

USB Type-A port (Super Speed USB 10Gbps) x2

USB Type-C port (Super Speed USB 10Gbps)


Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

Bluetooth 5.1

Launch Titles

North America - November 12, 2020

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