PlayStation 5

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PlayStation 5
The base PlayStation 5 console (with optical drive) in rest mode and DualSense controller
Also known asPS5
DeveloperSony Interactive Entertainment
ManufacturerSony
Product familyPlayStation
TypeHome video game console
GenerationNinth
Release date
November 12, 2020
    • AU/JP/KR/NA/NZ: November 12, 2020
    • WW: November 19, 2020
    • INA: January 22, 2021
    • IND: February 2, 2021
    • CHN: May 15, 2021
Lifespan2020–present
Introductory price
Units sold30 million (as of January 4, 2023)[1]
Units shipped32.1 million (as of December 31, 2022)[2]
Media
Operating systemPlayStation
System-on-chip usedS.O.C
CPUCustom 8-core AMD Zen 2,
variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
Memory16 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
512 MB DDR4 RAM (for background tasks)[3]
StorageCustom 825 GB SSD
Removable storageInternal (user upgradeable) NVMe M.2 SSD, or external USB-based HDD
Display
GraphicsCustom AMD RDNA 2,
36 CUs @ variable frequency up to 2.23 GHz
Sound
Controller inputDualSense, DualShock 4, PlayStation Move
CameraBingusLite
TouchpadS
Connectivity
Online servicesPlayStation Network
PlayStation Now
PlayStation Plus
Dimensions
  • Base: 390 mm × 260 mm × 104 mm (15.4 in × 10.2 in × 4.1 in)
  • Digital: 390 mm × 260 mm × 92 mm (15.4 in × 10.2 in × 3.6 in)
Mass
  • Base: 4.5 kilograms (9.9 lb)
  • Digital: 3.9 kilograms (8.6 lb)
Backward
compatibility
Almost all PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR games
PlayStation 2 (download only, limited)
PredecessorPlayStation 4
Websiteplaystation.com/ps5

The PlayStation 5 (also known by the abbreviated name PS5) is the fifth home video game console made by Sony Computer Entertainment. It was released at the end of 2020. Most games from the PlayStation 4 work with it. There are two versions of the console, one with a Blu-ray optical disc drive that costs $500. The second version costs $400 and does not have the disc drive. On the version with no disc drive, games can only be bought and downloaded from the PlayStation Store.[4][5]

As of January 2023, over 30 million PlayStation 5 consoles have been sold.[6]

Non-gaming features[change | change source]

Streaming services[change | change source]

Generally considered one of the best non gaming feature of PS5 is it's streaming capability. Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and other streaming platforms are available on PlayStation 5.[7]

Remote Play[change | change source]

Remote Play is another feature of PS5. Using remote play you can play PS5 games on other compatible devices like PCs and mobile phone.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Romano, Sal (January 4, 2023). "PS5 sales top 30 million". Gematsu. Archived from the original on January 5, 2023. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  2. Romano, Sal (February 2, 2023). "PS5 shipments top 32.1 million". Archived from the original on February 2, 2023. Retrieved February 2, 2023.
  3. "PlayStation 5 Teardown". iFixit. November 5, 2020. Retrieved March 7, 2020.
  4. Warren, Tom (June 11, 2020). "This is the PlayStation 5". The Verge.
  5. Phillips, Tom (May 29, 2020). "New PS4 games must also run on PlayStation 5 from July, Sony tells devs". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  6. Romano, Sal (January 4, 2023). "PS5 sales top 30 million". Gematsu. Archived from the original on January 5, 2023. Retrieved January 4, 2023.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "PS5 uses other than gaming | Maximizing Your PS5: Non-Gaming Features and Benefits". gamebuddy.tech. Retrieved 16 January 2023.