The PlayStation Store has made a lot of gamers happy since it harbors a very large collection of titles. Those owning a PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 3 console can purchase and download their favorite games from the online store. Judging by how things evolve, there’s no reason to believe that the future owners of the PlayStation 5 console won’t have access as well to the PlayStation Store.
After 13 years since it was launched, the PlayStation Store is getting an overhaul next week. Sony itself made the big announcement.
Live October 21-26 on the web
Sony announced that the overhauled store would be going live on October 21-26 on the web, as well as on October 28 for the mobile version. The new PlayStation Store won’t be listing games for PS3, PS Vita, and PSP. Along with the new update, you’ll have to say goodbye to the wishlist feature. We can hope that the new store will bring a new wishlist feature, although only time will tell for sure.
The upcoming PlayStation 5 console will arrive in stores starting November 12, and it will be vastly superior to its predecessor console. The announced specifications of the next-generation gaming machine speak for themselves:
- 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
- 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 PlayStation 5 console will also be capable of backwards compatibility when it comes to the majority of the games available for PlayStation 4. Those willing to get their hands on the PlayStation 5 will have to pay $499.99 for the main version or $100 less for the Digital Edition that lacks a disc drive.