During its CES 2020 press conference on Monday evening, Sony, alongside its PSVR sales milestone, revealed the Playstation 5 logo (aka PS5).
As far as the logo goes, from what we can see, it looks exactly as you would expect it. It follows the same design path as the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4’s design. Same font, same minimalistic design, and no special flourishes. The only thing that has changed, as you would expect, is the number.
What we know about the PS5 so far
- The confirmed name is Playstation 5
- The PS5 will be released in time for the holiday season 2020.
- Hardware specs include a custom AMD CPU based on Ryzen, as well as a custom GPU based on AMD’s Navi RDNA architecture that will sport Raytracing support, as well as 8K output (although unlikely as render resolution for games).
- The console will feature a high-speed SSD that is said to be “faster than any other SSD”. Bold claims, probably a PCIe 4 NVME drive.
- A new DualShock Controller has been announced. Changes compared to the PS4 controller include an updated design and new haptic feedback technology that promises a “broader range of feedback”. The new system will replace Sony’s Rumble technology used in previous controller generations.
- The PS5 controller will also feature “Adaptive Triggers”, which will go in the primary L2/R2 triggers on the PS5’s controller. The technology allows developers to program the resistance of the triggers.
- Wired managed to get their hands on a prototype of the controller, and although Sony itself has not confirmed anything, Wired reports that the PS5’s controller uses USB-C and has a larger battery.
There is still a lot we don’t know about Sony’s next-gen console, though. The design of the Playstation 5 has yet to be revealed and despite an official release announcement from Sony, we haven’t heard about pricing either. But with the holiday 2020 release date announced, I doubt it will take long before we get some more information. Mark E3 2020 in your calendars.
As far as the PlayStation VR headset is concerned, Sony has sold more than 5 million devices since its launch in October 2016. Additionally, Sony says it has sold 104 million PS4 units, which makes it the second best selling game console in history, behind the PS2. In the PS2’s lifespan, it has sold more than 158 million units, making it unlikely that the PS4 will be able to catch up before the release of the PS5.
What are your thoughts on the PS5? Which console are you eager to get your hands on? Let me know in the comments.
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