PlayStation 5 (also known by the abbreviated name PS5) is the fifth home video game console made by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released at the end of 2020. Most games from the PlayStation 4 work with it. There are two versions of the console, one with a Blu-ray optical disc drive that costs $500. The second version costs $400 and does not have the disc drive. On the version with no disc drive, games can only be bought and downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
|Also known as||PS5|
|Developer||Sony Interactive Entertainment|
|Type||Home video game console|
|Units sold||10 million (as of July 18, 2021[update])|
|Units shipped||10.1 million (as of June 30, 2021[update])|
|CPU||Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2,|
variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM|
512 MB DDR4 RAM (for background tasks)
|Storage||Custom 825 GB SSD|
|Removable storage||Internal (user upgradeable) NVMe M.2 SSD, or external USB-based HDD|
|Graphics||Custom AMD RDNA 2,|
36 CUs @ variable frequency up to 2.23 GHz
|Controller input||DualSense, DualShock 4, PlayStation Move|
|Online services||PlayStation Network|
|Almost all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games|
PlayStation 2 (download only, limited)
10.1 million PlayStation 5 consoles were sold (Thursday, January 27, 2022).
Both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X/S are known to be widely unavailable, with many people paying much above the original price for them.
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