10 Facts About PlayStation 5


PlayStation 5 is a home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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PlayStation 5 is powered by a custom system on a chip designed in tandem by AMD and Sony, integrating a custom AMD CPU with eight cores running at a variable frequency capped at 3.

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Sony developed the PlayStation 5 to consume less energy than the PlayStation 4 for suspended gameplay states.

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Base version of the PlayStation 5 includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray optical drive compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs, standard Blu-ray discs and DVDs.

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PlayStation 5's redesigned user interface is characterized by Sony as "accessible and informative", providing real-time updates of friends' activities, available multiplayer activities, and single-player missions and rewards.

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Matt MacLaurin, the current vice president of UX design at PlayStation 5, described the redesigned user interface as a "very interesting evolution of the OS", and a "100 percent overhaul of the PS4 UI and some very different new concepts".

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PlayStation 5 Store is no longer a standalone application and is fully integrated into the home screen user interface.

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Each PlayStation 5 console comes pre-installed with Astro's Playroom, a game designed to serve as a demonstration of the DualSense controller.

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PlayStation 5 was generally well received at launch, with much praise of its DualSense controller's improved haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

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PlayStation 5 anticipated in August it has enough stock hardware to ship more than 22 million PS5 units by the end of its 2021 fiscal year in March 2022, but this was revised to 15 million units in November.

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