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For the digital only version of the PS5, see PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.
PlayStation 5
Basic Information
Home Console
Sony Corporation
PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, PlayStation 4 Slim
Xbox Series X
Technical Information
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition
DualSense Wireless Controller
European Union European Release
November 192020
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release
November 122020
Australia Australian Release
November 122020
United Kingdom British Release
November 192020
Japan Japanese Release
November 122020
New Zealand New Zealand Release
November 122020
South Korea South Korean Release
November 122020
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The PlayStation 5 (PS5) is a home video game console developed by Sony as the successor to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles. It was released in Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and South Korea on November 12, 2020, with a worldwide release following a week later. The PS5 is part of the ninth generation of video game hardware, along with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, which were released in the same month.

The base model includes an optical disc drive compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, though a variant of the PS5 was also launched for people who prefer to buy games through digital download.

Technical Specifications[ | ]

Technical Specifications
CPU AMD Zen 2 8-Core (16 threads) @ ~3.50GHz
Graphics Custom RDNA 2 @ 10.28 TFLOPs
GPU 36 CUs at ~2.23GHz
Resolution 2160 x 3840 (4K) resolution @ 120 Hz
8K resolution supported
Internal Storage 876 GB NVMe SSD
External Storage USB HDD supported
Audio AMD 3D Audio
Optical Drive UHD Blu-ray Drive
100 GB triple-layer disc support
Networking Bluetooth 5.1, 802.11 AX
Connectivity USB
Input DualSense Wireless Controller
Other Features Ray-Tracing Support
Backward compatibility PlayStation 4 & PlayStation VR titles

Features[ | ]

DualSense controller[ | ]

The DualSense Wireless Controller for the PlayStation 5 was revealed on April 7, 2020.[1] It is based on the prior DualShock controller but with modifications influenced by discussions with game designers and players.[1] The DualSense controller has adaptive triggers with haptic feedback, supporting experiences such as virtually drawing an arrow from a bow.[2] The DualSense maintains the same buttons as the DualShock 4 Controller, with the slight change of the "Share" button being renamed to "Create" with additional means for players to create and share content. A new built-in microphone array was added so players can speak to others using only the controller,[1] and the included controller speaker has been improved.[2] It has USB-C connectivity, a higher-rated battery, and an audio jack.[2][3]

Additional accessories[ | ]

Accessories include a charging station for the DualSense, a new HD camera, and a media remote control.

The PS5 is backward compatible with most existing PS4 controllers and accessories for PS4 games only - some with limited functionality. PS5 games can use the existing PlayStation Move, PlayStation Camera, PlayStation VR Aim Controller, officially licensed headsets, and specialty controllers with official licenses like flight sticks and racing wheels. Sony announced the PlayStation VR2 system built for the PS5 in January 2022.[4]

Titles[ | ]

On June 11, 2020, Sony officially unveiled the PlayStation 5 during a YouTube premiere titled "The Future of Gaming". It was revealed that there would be a regular PlayStation 5 console that comes with a UHD Blu-ray disc drive, and a Digital Edition that does not come with an optical drive. The show confirmed the following PlayStation 5 titles:

In June 2022, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 recieved ports for classic games from the PlayStation. Such Games include;

Ape Escape
Hot Shots Golf
Intelligence Qube
Jumping Flash!
Mr Driller
Syphon Filter
Tekken 2
Worms Armageddon
Worms World Party

See also[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nishino, Hideaki (7 April 2020). Introducing DualSense, the New Wireless Game Controller for PlayStation 5. PlayStation Blog. Sony.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Rubin, Peter (8 October 2019). Exclusive: A Deeper Look at the PlayStation 5. Wired.
  3. Gravelle, Cody (8 April 2020). Don't Worry, The PlayStation 5 Controller Has An Audio Jack. Screen Rant.
  4. Warren, Tom (23 February 2021). Sony announces next-gen VR headset for the PS5. The Verge.