Sony recently confirmed the official PS5 event slated for Wednesday, September 16th. The event will reveal the PS5 pricing and release dates.
PlayStation fans have been waiting for a while for this information to be confirmed by Sony.
Special PS5 event
The “digital showcase” will run for 40 minutes, which will include updates from first-party Sony game studios and even third-party partners.
Sony dubbed the event as “one more look at some of the great games coming to PS5 at launch (and beyond!)” before the console’s official launch date.
The event will likely see the release date and pricing for the PlayStation 5.
The tech giant confirmed the announcement in an official tweet:
“PlayStation 5 Showcase broadcasts live this Wednesday at 1pm Pacific Time: http://play.st/PS5Showcase”
Similarly, in an official blog post, Sony further explains:
“Before PlayStation 5 launches this holiday, we wanted to give you one more look at some of the great games coming to PS5 at launch (and beyond!).
Our next digital showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes, and feature updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners.”
Microsoft’s Xbox, PlayStation’s primary competitor, also initially announced its plans to launch the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X pricing for next week.
This was before the $299 price of the Series S was leaked across many online communities.
If you’re keeping an eye out to get the brand new PS5, Sony opened up pre-registration pre-orders since last month.
But, the company still hasn’t confirmed a date for official pre orders or pricing and other release date information.
PlayStation fans and gaming enthusiasts can likely expect the price of the next-generation console on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Microsoft will also open up Xbox preorders on September 22nd.
The Xbox Series X console is priced at $499. Sony, on the other hand, presents two prices for its disc-less digital edition PS5 and the regular PS5.
Fans can expect some competitive next-gen console pricing, especially with Microsoft’s $299 price tag for the Xbox Series S.
So what does the PlayStation 5 have in store for gamers?
The next-generation console will feature a custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU clocked at 3.5GHz and a custom GPU based on AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture hardware.
It promises 10.28 teraflops and 36 compute units clocked at 2.23GHz.
The PS5 will also have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a custom 825GB SSD.
Aside from that, it will also feature a 4K Blu-ray drive. The next-gen console may still support discs, but these games will require installation to the internal SSD.
Save the time and date, Sony’s PlayStation 5 event will be live on Twitch and Youtube on Wednesday at 4PM ET / 1PM PT.
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