SONY PlayStation 5 to cost 499 USD, coming November 12th

Published: 16th Sep 2020, 20:48 GMT   Comments

Sony officially confirms its next-generation gaming console pricing and release date.

Sony PlayStation 5 to cost 499 USD, launches November 12

Sony today announced the price of its next-generation gaming consoles. The device will be available in two variants: with built-in Bluray player for 499 USD and an all-digital model for 399 USD. This means that both high-end competing consoles will carry the same price tag.

Sony PlayStation 5 features 7nm SoC with an 8-core CPU and 36-core GPU (Compute Units). This is far fewer CUs than XBOX Series X (52), but also a lot more than XBOX Series S (20).

Naturally, the built-in GPU is the key aspect when it comes to gaming performance. Despite featuring fewer cores, the GPU will be clocked much higher than XBOX’s, at 2.23 GHz. This unlocks 10.3 TFLOPs of GPU power, just 1.87 TLOPS less than XBOX.

The PlayStation 5 Bluray model will cost 499.99 USD, while the Digital Edition will retail at 399.99 USD. Sony announced that PS5 will be available starting from November 12 in select countries (US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea). The launch date for the world is November 19th.

Sony PlayStation 5 pricing (Bluray Edition – left, Digital Edition – right), Source: Sony

Next-Generation Gaming Consoles
VideoCardz.comSony PlayStation 5Sony Play Station 5 DigitalXbox Series XXbox Series S
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CPU
 
3.5 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
 
3.8GHz (3.6GHz SMT)
 
3.6GHz (3.4GHz SMT)
GPU
 
AMD RDNA2 36 CUs
 
AMD RDNA2 36 CUs
 
AMD RDNA2 52 CUs
 
AMD RDNA2 20 CUs
GPU Clock
 
2.23 GHz
 
2.23 GHz
 
1.83 GHz
 
1.57 GHz
GPU Power
 
10.28 TFLOPS
 
10.28 TFLOPS
 
12.15 TFLOPS
 
4 TFLOPS
Memory
 
16GB GDDR6
 
16GB GDDR6
 
16GB GDDR6
 
10GB GDDR6
Max. Bandwidth
 
448 GB/s
 
448 GB/s
 
560 GB/s
 
224 GB/s
Built-in Storage
 
825GB Custom SSD
 
825GB Custom SSD
 
1TB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD
 
512GB PCie Gen 4 NVME SSD
Storage Speed (Raw)
 
5.5 GB/s
 
5.5 GB/s
 
2.4 GB/s
 
2.4 GB/s
Expansion CardNVMe SSD SlotNVMe SSD Slot1TB card1TB card
Media Support4K UHD Blu-rayDigital only4K UHD Blu-rayDigital only
Performance Target4K @ 60fps, up to 120fps4K @ 60fps, up to 120fps4K @ 60fps, up to 120fps1440p @ 60fps, up to 120fps
Display ConnectorsHDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1HDMI 2.1
MSRP
 
$499
 
$399
 
$499
 
$299
Release DateNovember 12/19November 12/19November 10November 10

Sony PlayStation 5 availability, Source: Sony




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