Developers ask potential buyers to prepare $499 ~ $549 for PlayStation 5


PlayStation 5

After the announcement of the DualSense controller, there is not much suspense left on the Sony PS5. Probably, we only need to see what it looks like, its price and the first games. Recent reports claim that the Sony PlayStation 5 will not produce as many units as its predecessor in the first year. There are also reports that suppliers have begun shipping PS5 components, and mass production will start in June. With this development, some developers are now asking potential buyers to prepare $499 ~ $549 for the PlayStation 5. 

PlayStation 5

Of course, there has been an analysis that if Sony sells the PS5 for $450, it will not be making any money from hardware. The same applies to Microsoft for the Xbox Series X. The idea is that these companies will sell hardware cheaply, and get the cash back from its services. However, frankly, the retail price of PS5 may not be finalized within Sony. Players may wish to wait patiently for Yoshida Kenichiro or Jim Ryan to announce it personally.

SONY PLAYSTATION 5  VS MICROSOFT XBOX SERIES X – SPECS COMPARISON

PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz
(variable frequency, with SMT)
8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz
(3.6GHz with SMT)
GPU 10.28 TFLOPs,
36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
12.16 TFLOPs,
52 CUs at 1.825GHz
GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
Custom RDNA 2
w/ hardware RT support
Memory 16GB GDDR6 16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s 10GB at 560GB/s,
6GB at 336GB/s
Internal Storage Custom 825GB NVMe SSD 1TB Custom NVMe SSD
IO Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw),
8-9GB/s (Compressed)
2.4GB/s (Raw),
4.8GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot 1TB Expansion Card
External Storage USB HDD Support USB HDD Support
Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
HDMI 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR) 2.1 (4K/120Hz, 8K, VRR)
Backward compatibility PlayStation 4 Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Price TBA TBA
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