PlayStation 5

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 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.[2][3]

PlayStation 5
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The base PlayStation 5 console (with optical drive) in rest mode and DualSense controller
Also known asPS5
DeveloperSony Interactive Entertainment
ManufacturerSony
Product familyPlayStation
TypeHome video game console
GenerationNinth
Release date
November 12, 2020
    • AU/JP/KR/NA/NZ: November 12, 2020
    • WW: November 19, 2020
    • INA: January 22, 2021
    • IND: February 2, 2021
    • CHN: May 15, 2021
Lifespan2020–present
Introductory price
Units sold10 million (as of July 18, 2021)
Units shipped10.1 million (as of June 30, 2021)
Media
CPUCustom 8-core AMD Zen 2,
variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
Memory16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
512 MB DDR4 RAM (for background tasks)[1]
StorageCustom 825 GB SSD
Removable storageInternal (user upgradeable) NVMe M.2 SSD, or external USB-based HDD
Display
GraphicsCustom AMD RDNA 2,
36 CUs @ variable frequency up to 2.23 GHz
Sound
Controller inputDualSense, DualShock 4, PlayStation Move
Connectivity
Online servicesPlayStation Network
PlayStation Now
Dimensions
  • Base: 390 mm × 260 mm × 104 mm (15.4 in × 10.2 in × 4.1 in)
  • Digital: 390 mm × 260 mm × 92 mm (15.4 in × 10.2 in × 3.6 in)
Mass
  • Base: 4.5 kilograms (9.9 lb)
  • Digital: 3.9 kilograms (8.6 lb)
Backward
compatibility
Almost all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games
PlayStation 2 (download only, limited)
PredecessorPlayStation 4
Websiteplaystation.com/ps5

7.8 million PlayStation 5 consoles were sold (March 31, 2021).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "PlayStation 5 Teardown". iFixit. November 5, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  2. Warren, Tom (June 11, 2020). "This is the PlayStation 5". The Verge.
  3. Phillips, Tom (May 29, 2020). "New PS4 games must also run on PlayStation 5 from July, Sony tells devs". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  4. "Sony has sold 7.8 million PS5 consoles". www.theverge.com. Retrieved 2021-04-28.