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Sony Reveals Release Date for the PlayStation 5

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The PlayStation 5 was officially revealed on March 20, 2019, just one week after Sony’s PlayStation 4 celebrated its fifth anniversary. The announcement came during the 2019 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco and featured an appearance by new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, who announced that the console would be released in 2020 to coincide with the company’s 50th anniversary as a video game developer. While many rumors had predicted that Sony would announce the PS5 at this year’s E3 conference in June, there was little foreshadowing and speculation about an upcoming release date.

The History of Play Station

The original Play Station, released in 1994 in Japan, was not actually Sony’s first foray into video games; that honor goes to their earlier and more primitive system, called Play Station (the capital S represents that it is a proper noun). It was an 8-bit system with good graphics for its time. The game disk had memory capacity of only 128KB. In comparison, you can fit around 170 times more data on a single CD than you could have on one of these disks.

The Rumors

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However, there’s a long time until 2019, so already, we have begun hearing rumors about what Sony has in store for us next time. The most interesting of these is that it will be backwards compatible with all previous PlayStation consoles, including PS4 and PS3 games! This would allow you to play all your old favorites on your new console. What’s more, it could also mean that Sony might release remastered versions of their classic games from yesteryear. That would be awesome! I mean who wouldn’t want to play Crash Bandicoot again? I know I do!

 

PS5 Specs and Tech

Sony hasn’t unveiled specifics about its next gaming console, but reports suggest it will include a processor as powerful as three of Nvidia’s latest gaming GPUs and feature 128GB of GDDR6 RAM. It will also come equipped with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive, 4K resolution, 8K resolution support and more. The company is reportedly readying two versions: one for hardcore gamers, and another that might be more affordable for casual players. Additionally, PS5 games might require up to 100GB in storage space (compared to current-gen titles that average between 40GB and 50GB), so prepare to upgrade your hard drive if you want to take advantage of all those new features.

Should you upgrade?

Now that Sony has unveiled its next-generation gaming console, you may be considering whether to upgrade. Before you make your decision, learn about what’s new with Sony’s PlayStation 5: Full virtual reality experience, self-repairing system, and more. Read More…

 

When is it coming out?

The release date of Sony’s next-generation gaming console is still unconfirmed, but we should see it launch in late 2021 or early 2022. The device will be compatible with 4K and 8K TVs and support new forms of virtual reality, so gamers can look forward to even more immersive experiences in video games. With that said, we shouldn’t expect any official details until at least 2019.

 

Where can I buy it?

If you’re looking to get your hands on Sony’s latest video game console, you won’t be able to buy it online. You can only pick up a PS5 in person at physical retail locations (for now, at least). It’s also worth noting that some retailers may have restrictions on who can purchase a PS5. For example, GameStop has an age requirement of 18. The retailer will be distributing tickets to those interested in purchasing a PS5 and selecting select pre-orders from their store. Other retailers are likely to follow suit with age restrictions or limits on how many consoles each customer can purchase.

 

Questions Answered

When will Sony’s next-generation console be released? How much will it cost? What new games can we expect to see at launch? Which developers have signed on to develop titles? Are there plans to release any additional peripherals or add-ons alongside of, or after, its release date? The answers to these questions and more.

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