Japanese multinational company, Sony, will release its next-generation PlayStation 5 this fall. The anticipation regarding the upcoming Sony PS5 is growing and potential buyers can not wait for November. With the public reveal of the PS5 design, hardware as well as some of its games, we are now left with its price. Recently, the Sony PS5 landing page appeared on Amazon Germany. Now, the Sony PlayStation 5 pre-order page is now active on Amazon Australia. The landing page includes information on the console, various accessories, and first games. However, there is no information on the price of the console.
Last week, analyst Roberto Serrano emphasized that Sony will announce the PS5 price as soon as possible, possibly today (July 13). Unfortunately, there is no news yet. Moreover, Sony officials did not give a specific time for the PS5 price announcement. This, we could only take Serrano’s statement as a speculation and nothing official.
Amazon Australia sales page includes PS5 optical drive version, PS5 digital version, Dualsense controller, DualSense charging station, multimedia remote control, camera, and Pulse 3D headset. In terms of price, there are rumors that the PS5 optical drive version starts at $499. However, the speculated price of the non-optical drive version is about $299-399.
SONY PS5 HARDWARE
The Sony PlayStation 5 uses a custom AMD 8 core 3.5GHz Zen 2 CPU, a custom RDNA 2 GPU containing 36 sets of CU units, a floating-point computing capability of 10.28 TFLOPs, a 16GB GDDR6 memory, a custom 825GB SSD, and a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive. SSD is the key to PS5 performance improvement. The seek time of PS4 takes 2-50 seconds, while PS5 is almost instant. In terms of loading speed, PS5 can load 2GB of memory in 0.27 seconds, while PS4 takes 20 seconds to load 1GB. Sony believes that the new SSD will significantly speed up the PS5 game loading speed. According to the company, games can launch within a second with almost no loading time.
A recent leak shows that PS5 players can try a game in the PS Store without downloading it. This trial will help the player make a decision (whether to purchase it or not). The principle of download-free play is more popular with cloud gaming. Just like Sony’s current PS Now service, you try the game on a remote host over the internet. You can try it at any time as long as you have an internet connection.