Ps5 Release Date and Review
You are probably here because you’ve been wondering what PS5 has to offer; what makes it exceptional as well as when PS5 is going to be released, seeing that it has been seemingly difficult to get hold of which makes you wonder if the few out there are just test sample or not. The PS5 was launched by Sony on November 12 2020 in the U.S., and spread to the U.K. and most other parts of the world on November 19 based on pre-order. So most of those in possession of the latest Sony PS5 made orders before its release.
This review focuses on five major aspects of the new Sony ps5 which is less than 3 months in the market. These aspects include:
- The design Looks and feels.
- Interface and performance
- Backward compatibility and new game lineups.
- Supported apps.
PS5 SPECIFICATIONS (at a glance)
Price: $499 (standard), $399 (Digital Edition)
CPU: 3.5GHz, 8-core AMD Zen 2
GPU: 10.3 teraflop RDNA 2 GPU
RAM: 16GB GDDR6
Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
Expansion: NVMe M.2 SSD slot
Disc drive: 4K Blu-ray player
Size: 15.4 x 10.2 x 4.1 inches
Weight: 9.9 pounds
The standard PS5, comes with a 4K-Blu-ray drive at the cost of $499, while the PS5 Digital Edition goes for $399 without the Blue-ray drive.
The PS5 a huge piece of machinery when compared to existing gaming consoles with 15.4 x 10.2 x 4.1-inch dimensions. It’s also far bigger than its new next-gen rival in the Xbox Series X and makes the Xbox Series S look like a children’s toy.
The PS5 is a system packed with attention to details which makes it look less likely to any console we’ve seen in the last decade. The PS5 package comes along with a detachable stand that allows you to position the massive console vertically or horizontally. The system stands up securely in vertical mode with the base attached but it’s advisable to lay horizontally To avoid accidentally tipping it over.
The PS5 has an eye-catching futuristic aesthetic with attractive LED status lights on each side of the interior, which is both slicker and more pronounced than the status light on the PS4. It is designed with a massive internal fan and large vents along the inside of the chassis which makes it stay cool and mostly quiet during runtime. The PS5 is blissfully quiet and rarely overheats.
The design team incorporated the tempest engine into the ps5 to deliver 3D audio for supported games. This allows you to hear game sounds with greater directionality than standard stereo audio output in most gaming consoles. This 3D audio works well with most existing headphones and headsets. Ultimately, like other features in the new Sony Ps5, it is left to developers to make the most of the console’s 3D audio technology.
The PS5 is packed with the standard array of ports with support for modern conveniences. There are two SuperSpeed USB-A ports, an Ethernet jack, an HDMI 2.1 port, and an AC adapter. The PS5 has ditched the PS4’s optical audio port, which may be a bummer for folks with high-end audio devices with optical connections. there’s also a PCIe 4.0 M.2 expansion slot that you can access by opening up the console if you wish to expand on the PS5’s built-in 825GB of SSD storage. The PS5 also works with standard external hard drives, but only for carrying over your digital PS4 games or save files.
The PS5 is designed to work with most first-party and officially licensed PS4 accessories, and you won’t have any issues bringing your existing last-gen gear over. Connecting DualShock 4 to the PS5 is as simple as plugging it in via USB cable, and headsets worked just fine with the DualSense’s 3.5 mm audio jack.
PS5 INTERFACE AND PERFORMANCE
The clean and visually appealing interface of the PS5 is an evolution of the PS4 software. Navigating through, in, and out of the game menu is easy and instant; thanks to the ps5 interface. The ps5 interface introduced some exciting new ways to get to what you’re playing even faster. There’s a handy Explore tab that shows news and updates, as well as a Game Library tab which allows for an instant downloading of PS4 titles collection as well as let you capture videos and screenshots, or stream to YouTube or Twitch with a quick tap of the Create button. The ps5 interface lets you customize the control center to have quick access to features such as network settings, accessibility options and broadcast controls.
When it comes to the performance capacity of the ps5 to deliver an amazing gaming experience, you can’t go wrong with it’s powerful 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor, 10.3 teraflops of graphics power and a ridiculously fast custom SSD, the PS5 promises some of the best performance to ever come out of a games console. You would be amazed at how Sony’s Ps5 console can perform well interns of pump framerate and, most importantly, load speeds.
Added to the ps5 ray-traced visuals and 60 fps performance modes, the PS5’s lightning-fast SSD makes the console feel next-gen. When booting up a game, there’s almost zero downtime between selecting the title from your home screen and being out on the street, beating up bad guys. When it comes to load time, every single game seems too loaded fastest on PS5.
PS5 DUAL SENSOR CONTROLLER
The PS5 DualSense controller gamepad comes with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and a built-in speaker that works together so well with each other, such that it creates a deep level of immersing experience. With the colorful 3D platformer, you can feel and hear the subtle impact of grains of sand while walking through a storm, or experience a smooth gliding sensation when skating over ice, just to name a few examples.
The triggers are adaptive and impressive, as they can become harder to actuate based on what’s happening in-game. Sony’s new controller packs a built-in microphone, which allows you to chat with friends when you don’t have a gaming headset handy. Beyond its advanced haptics, the DualSense fares pretty well as a standard controller.
PS5 GAME LINE UP AND BACKWARD COMPATIBILITY.
The PS5’s game line include:
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate,
NBA 2K21, etc.
While you don’t necessarily need a PS5 to play some of the biggest new games from both Sony and third parties, you will enjoy much better versions of them on the new system.
The PS5 works with nearly all PS4 games, which is a huge step up from Sony’s complete lack of backward compatibility the last generation. Both digital and disc-based PS4 games worked without a hitch on my PS5, and my physical movies worked just fine on the system’s 4K Blu-ray drive.
The PS5 allows you to take advantage of any PS4 Pro enhancement game offers, so games that have higher resolution or frame rate modes benefit the most from Sony’s new console.
The PS5 has access to pretty much every entertainment app you’ll need, including Disney Plus, Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, and, new to the PlayStation ecosystem, Apple TV Plus. These apps all worked identically to their PS4 counterparts. Apps loaded quickly and streamed reliably. Most important are the streaming apps, the PS5’s streaming apps are easier to access than before thanks to a handy Media tab that’s just a button press away on the home screen. That’s a nice upgrade from the PS4, which buried all of its streaming apps in a slow-loading TV & Video menu.
Ps5 is a game console made by Sony, having an SSD that is Incredibly fast; faster than the PS4 series and Microsoft Xbox series. The DualSense wireless controller it came with is inventive. The interface is clean with Gorgeous 4K visual still compatible with games from the previous PS4 series which is impressive, allowing them to run and load even better.
Though the design seems massive with the controller feeling too big for some, the PS5 is a genuine leap forward for console gaming, that makes playing games more immersive than ever.
The ps5 is carefully crafted to give you a next-gen gaming experience. When you succeed in getting one, be ready for a mind blowing gaming experience.
But if you manage to pick a PS5 up now, know that you’ll be treated to a true next-gen experience complete with advanced haptic, beautiful graphics, and almost zero friction between you and the games you want to play.