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Sony reveals PlayStation 5 pricing and release date

Sony held a presentation of the PlayStation 5, which introduced several new games, as well as showcased the fresh gameplay of the already announced game titles. In addition, the company has finally announced the prices for both versions of the set-top box and the date they will go on sale. Recall that PlayStation 5 will be released in two versions at once: with and without a Blu-ray drive, in the form of the so-called Digital Edition

As a quick reminder, the PlayStation 5 is powered by a custom-designed 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor with a 3.5 GHz variable clock speed. The chip is equipped with a graphics subsystem based on the new RDNA 2 architecture, which includes 36 compute units (Compute Units, CU), providing performance at the level of 10.28 teraflops. In addition, the set-top box is equipped with 16 GB of GDDR6 memory supporting 256-bit bus width and 448 GB / s bandwidth.

For installing and storing games, a high-speed 825 GB NVMe solid-state drive is provided. The permanent memory of the set-top box can be expanded by installing a larger NVMe drive or by supporting an external hard drive

As mentioned above, one of the PlayStation 5 versions is equipped with a 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive. The digital version has no drive. Installation of games on it is possible only through the PlayStation Store. In all other respects, the characteristics of both versions are the same.

The PlayStation 5 with a floppy drive will cost $499. The digital version of the box without a floppy drive is priced at $399. On November 12, both versions will go on sale in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. And on November 19, the consoles will be released around the world. PS5 pre-orders will be available tomorrow, though only from select sellers.

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