Sony has finally introduced its next-generation gaming console on Thursday, and pictures of the new system quickly populated social media.
The greatly-awaited console is tall and thin, its front is white, and it has a black back. The console is lit up by vibrant blue lights, and some black accents are giving it an extra touch of style.
Though we are months away from the day, we can play on the new PlayStation. We can still admire the design of the console.
The response of the community varied from user to user. Some users admired the sleek design of the console:
the ps5 looks like a new expensive campus performing arts center that replaced three academic arts departments and cost $60 million dollars pic.twitter.com/mLwL921kRs
— but then a strange thing happened (@matthiasellis) June 11, 2020
However, others were not so generous with their comparisons.
One twitter user associated the new gaming console with a heater:
— The Ginger Gamer (@Ginger_Gamer72) June 11, 2020
Some people were a bit more creative and compared the new console with the beak of a duck:
The PS5 design is pretty fowl pic.twitter.com/VeoWeCnNBN
— Anthony (@kindekuma) June 11, 2020
The console’s looks are indeed a bit odd, but it’s the insides that matter.
Sony’s console has some amazing specifications. Its specifications are:
- 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5 GHz with variable frequency
- 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23 GHz with variable frequency
- 16 GB of GDDR6/256-bit RAM
- Its memory bandwidth is 448GB/s.
However, the most impressive feature of the PS5 is its custom 825GB SSD, which is supposed to be responsible for nearly instantaneous loading speeds.
The storage of the system can be expanded with the help of an NVMe SSD slot.
The main rival of the Sony PS5 is Microsoft’s Xbox Series X. Microsoft chose to go all-out publishing the specifications of their new console a few months ago, while Sony was a bit more discrete. The two systems have some subtle differences when it comes to hardware, but as we already know, it’s about the final gaming experience rather than the hardware, so numbers might not be that important.
We expect to see new games introduced at the ongoing PlayStation Event, so stay tuned to learn more about the upcoming titles for Sony’s next-gen console!