PlayStation 5: Sony does not anticipate a delay, despite the coronavirus


Sony PS5

Sony and Microsoft have already said that the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X will be available at the end of 2020, but will the schedule be maintained given the situation with the coronavirus? The question may arise, especially with potential production problems. Well, Sony has responded and the release date of its console has not changed.

A spokesperson for the group told Bloomberg that it did not see any significant impact on the launch of its console for this year and the release schedule has not changed: still at the end of 2020. For its part, Microsoft has not not yet made a specific statement on the subject, but its site still mentions a launch for the end of the year.

Sony has recently revealed the technical characteristics of its PlayStation 5. The console will be, on paper, a little less powerful than the Xbox Series X from Microsoft. However, it will have a faster SSD. As for the design, it is unknown, whether for the console or the controller. On the opposite, Microsoft has already revealed everything to the players.

PlayStation 5 Vs Xbox Series X

PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
Processor 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at max 3.5GHz 8-core AMD Ryzen Zen 2-architecture CPU at 3.6 or 3.8GHz
Graphics AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 36 CU at 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS, FP unit unknown) AMD Navi/RDNA 2-family GPU with 52 CU at 1.825GHz (12TFLOPS FP32)
Video memory 16GB GDDR6 with 256-bit interface (448GB/sec) 16GB GDDR6 with 14Gbps 320-bit interface (10GB at 560GB/s allocated to GPU, 6GB at 336GB/s allocated to rest of system with 3.5GB for GPU)
Storage 825GB SSD at 5.5-9GB/sec; NVMe SSD slot; support for USB HDD 1TB NVMe SSD; proprietary 1TB SSD add-on module; USB 3.2 external HDD support
Optical drive Yes, 4K Blu-ray Yes, 4K Blu-ray
Maximum output resolution 8K 8K
Maximum frame rate 4K/120fps 4K/120fps
Audio 3D, accelerated by custom Tempest Engine hardware; for headphones only at launch, supplemented by virtual surround for speaker audio Ray traced
New controller features Haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, USB-C connector Share button, Dynamic Latency Input
VR support Yes, compatible with PSVR headset Unknown
Console streaming Yes (Remote Play) Yes (Console Streaming)
Backward compatibility PS4 games Xbox One and supported Xbox 360 and Xbox games
Notable launch game(s) Godfall Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Minecraft
Subscription tie-in PS Now Xbox Game Pass
Release date Holiday 2020 Holiday 2020
Price Unknown Unknown
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