PlayStation 5

upcoming home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment

PlayStation 5 (also known by the abbreviated name PS5) is the fifth home video game console made by Sony Computer Entertainment. It will be released at the end of 2020. Most games from the PlayStation 4 work with it. There are two kinds of the console, one with a Blu-ray optical disc drive, and a cheaper version without, where games can only be bought from the PlayStation Store.[1][2]

PlayStation 5
PS5 logo.svg
Also known asPS5
DeveloperSony Interactive Entertainment
ManufacturerSony Corporation
Product familyPlayStation
TypeHome video game console
Release dateQ4 2020
MediaUltra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD (base PS5 only)
CPU8-core AMD Zen 2, variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
StorageCustom 825 GB SSD
Removable storageInternal (user upgradeable) NVMe M.2 SSD, or external USB-based HDD
DisplayVideo output formats HDMI: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K UHD, 8K UHD
GraphicsCustom AMD RDNA 2, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz
SoundCustom Tempest Engine 3D Audio
InputHDMI 2.1
Controller inputDualSense
Online servicesPlayStation Network
Most PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games
PredecessorPlayStation 4


  1. Warren, Tom (June 11, 2020). "This is the PlayStation 5". The Verge.
  2. Phillips, Tom (May 29, 2020). "New PS4 games must also run on PlayStation 5 from July, Sony tells devs". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 29, 2020.