The good old PlayStation 4 console was released way back in 2013, in the same year when Xbox One arrived in the market. In some way, 2020 will be very similar to 2013 when it comes to gaming, as the next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will emerge by the end of the current year. But plenty of tech and gaming lovers had the concern that they’ll see Sony’s console arriving in 2021.
Initially, every gamer was hoping that Santa Claus will be more generous than ever in 2020 and launch both PS5 and Xbox Series X around Christmas. But it turns out that at least one of the next-generation consoles will arrive at the market at a different date than people expected. Xbox Series X will arrive in November, while we had our doubts about PS5.
Sony confirms that PlayStation 5 will launch in 2020
There’s no use to worry anymore, as Eric Lempel, who is Sony Interactive Entertainment’s head of global marketing, said it loud and clear:
We will launch this year – that will happen – and from my end we will absolutely make sure that we will bring all of the magic and all of the excitement of launches that we have had in the past
We can expect from the PlayStation 5 console features never seen before on Sony’s consoles: the purge of those everlasting in-game loading times that we’re all sick of, video resolution up to 8K, and more. The full main specs of PS5 are the following:
- 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
PlayStation 5 is announced to be supporting backward compatibility for the majority of the PS4 games, so there’s no use of worrying that your favorite titles won’t be playable on the next-generation console.