If you were considering queueing outside your local game store to purchase a PlayStation 5 console on launch day, you will be disappointed to learn that Sony has announced the new next generation PlayStation 5 console will only be available online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement was made via the official PlayStation blog by Sid Shuman Senior Director, SIE Content Communications.
“Hi all – the launch of the PlayStation 5 console on November 12 (or November 19, depending on your region) is almost upon us! In the interest of keeping our gamers, retailers, and staff safe amidst COVID-19, today we are confirming that all day-of launch sales will be conducted through the online stores of our retail partners.
No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) – please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase. Be safe, stay home, and place your order online.
Gamers who have pre-ordered for pick-up at their local retailer should still be able to do so at their designated appointment time, under the retailer’s safety protocols. Please confirm the details with your local retailer.
A special thank you to our entire community for your continued support this year. Here’s to the next generation of gaming!”
Specifications of the new Sony PlayStation 5 games console include :
– CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency)
– GPU 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
– GPU Architecture Custom RDNA 2
– Memory 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
– Memory bandwidth 448GB/s
– Internal Storage Custom 825GB SSD
– IO Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
– Expandable Storage NVMe SSD Slot
– External Storage USB HDD Support
– Optical Drive 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Source : PlayStation
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