Playstation 5 is expected sometime in 2020, possibly March like the same month in which the Nintendo Switch was released in 2017, or closer to Christmas, or ‘the holidays’ as they call it in Americaland.
Thanks to Reddit user RuthenicCookie4, who also correctly predicted that Sony would not be attending E3 in 2019, and as confirmed to us by Rich from ReviewTechUSA, the console is expected to have a Ryzen 8-Core processor, and will cost $500, which is a stack of money and equates to £450, the same cost of the Xbox One when it came out and included the enforced Kinect 2. I ignored that console, but went for the Xbox One S when it was released two years later for £200, including a game.
The PS5 is also expected to contain PSVR 2 as standard, and will be more integrated, so there’s likely to be no ‘breaker’ box – i.e. that irritating mess inbetween the headset and the PS4, which requires a degree in Wires Management every time you set it up, as you’ve forgotten what goes where. Plus, trying to include a capture card (eg. Elgato HD60S) is another task, as you redefine the word ‘daisy-chaining’.
However, all that integration bulks up and the cost, and remember back to the Kinect 2 I mentioned? No-one wanted that enforced as it upped the price (okay, no-one wanted it anyway, but…), and while the PS4 innovated with the touchpad, hardly any non-launch games have used it.
Personally, as I did with the PS4, I think I’ll leave it a couple of years, by which time Sony will release the slim version for around half the price, by which point they’ll have figured out what keeps making the new machine crash(!)
Also, it’s Sony’s turn to get it wrong next time. They priced the PS3 at about $600 at lunch, which annoyed everyone, then the Xbox One launched about $500 with the enforced Kinect 2 which no-one wanted, and the PS5 will come with an enforced PSVR 2 internals.
My PSVR is great, but most people won’t care, and they certainly won’t want to effectlively pay for part of it upfront, hence I reckon the slim PS5 will cut it out.
I expect the PS5 Slim will come about October 2022 for around £250 including Uncharted 5 and Last Of Us Part II Remastered Again. Now I’m off to put the lottery numbers on 😉
Check out Rich’s video below:
Previously on DVDfever:
Playstation 5 is coming… at some point, but it might be sooner than you think.
With the PS4 being released in 2013, Sony brought us a slight – and unnecessary – update with the PS4 Pro in November 2016…. which Microsoft then trounced with last year’s Xbox One X, but that wasn’t particularly necessary, either, and if I had a 4K TV, I’d mostly be interested in the 4K UHD Blu-ray player, which is already in my Xbox One S, that player being something Sony omitted to include in the PS4 Pro.
Dreamcastguy has put out a great new video where he comments on the Playstation 5 specs which have been leaked so far and as well as it being codenamed Project Epsilon (the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet), it also includes the following specs:
- CPU: AMD “Zen”, 8 cores, with a single chip custom processor
- GPU: 14.20 Teraflops. AMD “Navi” graphics engine (AMD’s new generation graphics system)
- Memory: 32GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD storage
Well, I have a 2TB hard drive in my PS4, although it’s not SSD.
And a price? He reckons in the US it will be $600. That’ll be before sales tax over there, while our prices include VAT, so expect an equivalent price of £500-550. Would enough numbers really spend that on a brand new console?
He comments how Sony are most likely not pleased with this. Well, Sony, perhaps you’d better change your UK PR team because they’re doing a terrible job.
Dreamcastguy has done an excellent job, however, and his video is well worth checking out for more info on this as he’s one of the most passionate gamers vlogging today, so I highly recommend you subscribe to his channel for future videos, which include Top 10 Thursdays – my favourite part of his channel.
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