The PS5 proves itself to be both powerful and well-designed. A few small issues hold it back from being a five-star product at launch, but otherwise it’s a welcome upgrade on the PS4 and an exciting portal to next-gen gameplay.
The PlayStation 5 is massive. Not just in its actual size, which is almost comical by typical console perspective, but in terms of new technology bringing the console into the modern era with crisp graphics, fast refresh rates, and a custom SSD that makes you wonder how you ever lived with a hard drive. It’s taking steps toward the PC gaming realm, but with all of the PlayStation.
PS5 Digital Edition price: $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95
Ps 5 specification:
In terms of specs, the PS5 is a technically impressive piece of hardware. There’s the new custom RDNA 2 GPU that can push 4K resolution at 120 frames per second, and the octa-core AMD Zen 2-based CPU with a 3.5GHz clock speed.
Add on 16GB of GDDR6 memory and the NVMe SSD and this is a machine with some seriously good-looking specs.
The console comes with 667.2GB of usable storage, which we found held around 16 games: two PS5 titles, which were Astro’s Playroom and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and various PS4 games like God of War and Detroit: Beyond Human.
External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive
The PS5 measures 15.4 x 4.1 x 10.2 inches (390 x 104 x 260 mm), and that’s without the base, which you need whether you keep it vertical or horizontal. The Xbox Series X is 11.8 inches tall and has 5.9 x 5.9 inch-sides, making it seem relatively compact in comparison. The launch PlayStation 4 measured 11.8 x 2.1 x 10.8 inches, while the PS4 Pro was 11.6 x 2.2 x 12.9 inches, so this is some serious growth.
What about heat, noise and power?
The PS5’s monstrous footprint gives it one significant advantage over its predecessor in that the console is basically silent – and heat production is also minimal.
It’s a really great improvement over the PS4 and PS4 Pro, which were renowned for their ability to kick up the system fans to obnoxious levels and output lots of heat, particularly on the earlier models.
How About PS5 Dualsense CONTROLLER?
New DualSense Controller feels like a revolution over the DualShock 4, highlights are the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback.
Mute button can mute your mic or if your TV has HDMI CEC.
The PS5 DualSense is fairly light and balanced as well.
To navigate this brave new world of console gaming, you’ll need a new gamepad – namely, the new Sony DualSense controller. You’ll be pleased to hear that you get a DualSense controller in the box with your PS5.
The DualSense feels similar in the hand to the DualShock 4 that shipped with the PS4, and we found it to be incredibly comfortable to hold for extended periods.
In fact, if you look closely, the texture is made up of tiny PlayStation face buttons, which is a neat little touch.
The two-tone PS5 controller color scheme extends to the four face buttons, which still consist of the classic Triangle, Circle, Square, and Cross (or X); however, these are now devoid of color and remind us of the PS Vita’s minimalist approach.
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