You have the questions surrounding the PS5 and we attempt to answer them to the best of our abilities below.
Can I get the PS5 in different colors?
Whilst the white-and-black color scheme is to the taste of many, others would probably prefer an all-black or all-white console, or other exciting combos. Whilst the official color is currently white and black combo, you can customize your PS5 console to different color schemes and designs using 'face plates' - it might require some skill (accurately placing it on the side of your PS5), but this site has enabled such possibilities.
What's more, we expect Sony to officially reveal different console packages which will deliver different color schemes with some game branding too.
When was the PS5 released?
The PS5 was released on 12th November 2020 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, and 19th November 2020 in the UK and the rest of the world.
What is the release price of the PS5?
The official release price is $499 / £449 for the disc edition and $399 / £349 for the digital edition.
How much more powerful will the PS5 be than the PS4?
In short: a lot more powerful. Sony has experimented with the latest graphics technology, including ray tracing, which uses lighting to simulate realistic objects and environment effects. Cerny is proud of the solid state drive (SSD) in the PS5, which he considers to be head and shoulders above the average market SSD. It is estimated that the PS5 can load PS4 content in 0.8 seconds where before it took 15. That should give you an indication of how much more powerful the machine actually is.
What’s inside the PS5?
For a start, we have that solid-state drive, which will boast 825GB of storage space, as well as expandable storage bays. We’ve also got an AMD 3rd generation Ryzen CPU with 8 cores of 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Graphics-wise, Sony has gone with Radeon, so there’ll be a custom Navi card inside the machine. There is also be a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive in the console, so you can play physical media. You can find a more detailed breakdown of the PS5's specs right here.
Does the PS5 have a physical media drive?
Yes. The disc-version of the PS5 console sports a 4K Blu-ray drive that will play movies and physical games alike - however, the digital edition of the console won't obviously have a media drive.
Is the PS5 backwards compatibility?
This question has a pretty clear answer, and it’s yes. Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 5 is able to play “an overwhelming majority” of PS4 games. Thus, you can put many PS4 discs in your non-digital edition of the PS5 console allowing you to enjoy many games from your PS4 collection. Much of your game library is safe and you can even transfer digital games from a PS4 console to your PS5 console.
Does the PS5 support PSVR?
Another very clear answer here: yes it does. The PlayStation 5 continues to support the current existing PSVR headset. That also means you’ll still be able to play all your current PSVR titles on the PS5, as well as meaning some new games will be in development for the device. You might like the next question asked.
Will there be PSVR 2?
Sony are tight-lipped about their future VR strategy, but a PSVR 2 is not unimaginable given the original device’s runaway success. Frankly, it would be more of a surprise to us if Sony didn’t make another PS VR headset.
Will there be a PS5 Pro?
Nothing official here, but we expect there to be an upgraded version of the console which will hop between now and next-gen.
Will there be a PS5 Slim?
Again, nothing official, but we expect a slimmer edition of the console.