PlayStation 5 Showcase Event - A New Generation

Updated: Sep 17, 2020

It’s official, the PS5 will be launching on Thursday, November 12th in Australia. The PS5 comes in two versions of itself, the PS5 Digital Edition will retail for $599.99 whilst the PS5 Launch Console will retail for $749.95.

The Digital Version of the console contains no disc tray so only games bought on the PSN store will be playable on this console.

The Launch Console contains a disc tray that allows you to play using both discs and games purchased from the PSN store.

Sony also announced that the PS5 will be backward compatible meaning almost all PS4 games can be played on the PS5. It will launch with support for the majority of the top 100 PS4 games, but it's has been suggested that this will extend to most of the PS4's library. You will still be able to use the PS4 Dualshock controller and PS4 headsets to play PS4 on the newest console.

Next-Gen will also still support the VR headset.

Below are the internal components released by Sony regarding the PS5 hardware

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)

  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)

  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2

  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit

  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s

  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD

  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)

  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot

  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)

  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

The PS5 will also introduce a new gamepad, the Dualsense PS5 Controller. The PS5 new controller will include haptic feedback from the new L2 and R2 buttons located on the back of the controller. Sony described that these new buttons will allow players to “feel the tension of the action, like when drawing a bow”.

Of course with a new console, new games will be released as well. A list of all the upcoming PS5 games can be found here.