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Go Inside the New PlayStation 5 Console

Sony held its big PlayStation press conference on Thursday, June 11, to showcase the next-gen PS5 console and its slate of upcoming games. After skipping E3 2019 and announcing its plans to sit out of what would have been this year’s E3, as well, the company’s virtual briefing represents the culmination of two years’ worth of anticipation. We got a close look at the upcoming console and its hardware. 

Now, we know what the PlayStation 5 looks like; we know what’s in it; and we know what games to look forward to. But we still don’t know how much it’ll cost yet—nor how much the Xbox Series X will go for later this year. It’s an odd, curvy artifact of the Y2K era. People seem to be warming to it, judging from the reactions on social media.

PlayStation 5 console

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The PS5 has an eight-core AMD Ryzen CPU, an AMD Radeon graphics processor (with ray tracing), 3D audio output, an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive (on the disc version), and will support 120Hz and 8K screens. At launch, you’ll also have the option of a “Digital Edition” with no disc slot.

PlayStation 5 render

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Alongside the console, Sony’s also putting out a range of worthwhile accessories for use with the PS5: the Pulse 3D wireless headset, a dual-lens 1080p HD camera for streaming, a PlayStation 5 media remote with a built-in microphone, and a DualSense charging station to keep the new DualSense controller powered up and ready to play. There’s been little talk of new PSVR peripherals to go with the new console, but it sounds like the PS4 VR headset will run just fine on PlayStation 5.

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“With PlayStation 5, we are making a significant leap to deliver a truly new generation of transformative play experiences that will redefine expectations for what games can be,” SIE president Jim Ryan said in a press release. “Worlds will be richer and more beautiful, they’ll captivate your senses in ways you didn’t think possible, and you’ll be able to experience them much more seamlessly, with lightning-fast loading. Today’s showcase is just a glimpse of what’s to come in the next generation.”

The PS5 is set to launch during the holiday 2020 season.

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