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SONY Showcased A Brand New Playstation 5 [PS5] Game Console

SONY Showcased A Brand New Playstation 5 [PS5] Game Console

Japanese company Sony presented a new generation of game console PlayStation 5 (PS5). The start date of sales and the cost of the console will be announced later.

The company's shares on the Tokyo stock exchange lost in price after the presentation of the console. By the close of trading on Thursday, June 11, the price of one share was 7494 yen ($70.05), at the opening of trading on June 12, it fell by more than 2%. The same situation occurred with Sony shares in February 2013, when the company presented the PlayStation 4 console.

Most of the presentation was devoted to games that will be available on the PS5 and will go on sale on the release date of the game console. A surprise for gamers was the announcement of the game "Spider-Man: Miles Morales." This game is a continuation of the plot of the first part of "Spider-Man," developed by Insomniac Games under the publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. The main character of the new game will be Miles Morales, the successor of Peter Parker (Spider-Man).

Sony also presented several more games that will only be released on the PlayStation 5:

  • Gran Turismo 7 (car simulator);
  • Horizon: The Forbidden West (action-RPG);
  • GhostWire: Tokyo (first-person action);
  • Demon's Souls (a role-playing game in the genre of dark fantasy);
  • Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart (game for children);
  • Returnal (futuristic Thriller).

In addition to the console itself, which will go on sale in two versions — with and without a disk drive (Digital Edition-buying games through the PlayStation Store), the company introduced new gamepads, a separate station for charging them (you can simultaneously charge two gamepads), headphones, a PS5 remote control and a webcam for syncing the game console with devices. All these devices will first be sold separately from the console. Whether the PS5 will go on sale with a full set of accessories in the future, Sony has not yet reported.

The console's technical characteristics look like this:

  • OCTA core AMD Zen 2 processor with a frequency of 3.5 GHz;
  • AMD RANA 2 10.28 teraflops video card with variable frequency up to 2.23 GHz;
  • 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM;
  • 825 GB of NMEA SD memory at speeds from 5.5 to 9 GB/s;
  • The drive for 4K UHD Blu-Ray discs up to 100 GB/s.

Ampere Analysis forecasts that PS5 consoles will sell in the price range of $450 to $499. According to CEO of Kantan Games Serkan Toto, the price of a set-top box in the range of up to $500 will not be such an important factor for gamers, while Sony will be able to set a lower price for a console without a disk drive, according to Bloomberg.

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