The fifth generation of Sony’s video game arrives on November 19 in Brazil, in time for Black Friday 2020. And, along with the PlayStation 5, there are a number of questions about the operation, price, compatibility, control, games, versions, size and specifications. Check out our selection of PS5 questions and answers.
1. What’s new on PlayStation 5?
The PS5 takes over after seven years since the launch of the PlayStation 4. This new generation is focused not only on graphical improvements – 4K, 120 FPS, ray tracing – but, mainly, at the highest speed of reading and writing with the SSD ( solid state drive) instead of an HD (hard disk), reducing loading time considerably.
2. What are the pre-sale and launch dates?
The pre-sale of the PlayStation 5 began on September 17, 2020, in online retail. The launch in Brazil takes place on November 19.
3. Do you have more than one version?
Yes, Sony has also chosen to launch a “Digital Edition” of the PlayStation 5. The only difference is that there is no Blu-ray player. This means that the player must choose only digital games, purchased from the PS Store. On the other hand, the disc version allows you to enjoy both physical and digital games.
4. What are the technical specifications?
|CPU||AMD Ryzen with Zen 2 architecture, octa-core at up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD with Radeon RDNA 2 architecture with 2.23 GHz frequency
Acceleration for ray tracing
10.3 teraflops with variable frequency
|RAM memory||GDDR6 16GB at 448 GB / s|
|SSD||825GB with 5.5GB / s readout|
|Video output||4K up to 120 Hz, with 8K support|
|Optical drive||Blu-ray 4K UHD|
|Audio technology||Tempest 3D AudioTech|
5. How much does the PlayStation 5 cost?
- R $ 4,999 for the standard version, with disc (US $ 499 in the United States);
- R $ 4,499 for Digital Edition, without disc (US $ 399 in the United States).
6. How big is the PlayStation 5?
Much is said about the size of this new console, and, in fact, it is huge compared to the others that are already on the market. In fact, it is the largest console ever made in the video game industry. We have:
- PS5: approximately 39 cm x 10.4 cm x 26 cm (width x height x depth)
(does not include the largest projection, nor the base);
- PS5 Digital Edition: approximately 39 cm x 9.2 cm x 26 cm (width x height x depth) (does not include the largest projection, nor the base).
If you compare it to the Xbox Series X / S, the difference is even more evident. Prepare not only the pocket, but a very generous space in the furniture where it will be.
7. What about the new PlayStation 5 controller?
The PlayStation 5 controller is called DualSense, unlike what Sony has been doing with DualShock. The accessory got its name from the tactile experience it offers the user, something that must be different from the traditional vibration motors of other controls – similar to what Nintendo does with HD Rumble.
DualSense also features adaptive triggers and a built-in microphone, so you no longer need to use an extra accessory (a headset with the microphone) to chat with friends while playing.
8. What other accessories in the line?
Along with DualSense, Sony also showed the line of accessories of the new generation:
9. What is the price of DualSense and other accessories?
- THE DualSense arrives in Brazil costing R $ 499;
- Pulse 3D wireless headset: R $ 599;
- HD camera: R $ 449;
- Media control: R $ 199.
10. Is DualSense compatible with PS4?
No. The new controller is exclusive to the PlayStation 5.
11. Can DualShock 4 (from PS4) be used on PS5?
Yes. Sony has confirmed that DualShock 4 will work on PS5, but only for PS4 games with backwards compatibility. That’s because one of the goals of DualSense is to bring more immersion to the player, so games released for PlayStation 5 will require DualSense.
12. What will happen with PS Plus?
Apparently, the service will remain the same on PlayStation 4. For those who have a PS5, there is the new PlayStation Plus Collection: a library of PS4 games for the PS5, with no additional subscription fee.
At least at the beginning it will work like that, with 18 popular or classic games like The Last of Us Remastered, God of War (2018), Persona 5, Until Dawn, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and others.
As it is the beginning of a generation, it takes a while for there to be other games to be offered for free, as with the monthly games on PlayStation 4.
13. Is it the end of PS4?
The PS4 is Sony’s main player base. Over 110 million consoles were sold worldwide. For this reason, the company has yet to support these users for a long time.
The transition is gradual, so much so that the new games available at the launch of the PlayStation 5 will also be on the PS4, as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Horizon Forbidden West.
14. What games are available at the launch of the PS5?
One of the most important and often decisive factors in the decision to purchase a console is the games available for it. At the launch of PlayStation 5, we will have at least 11 games ready to play: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Sackboy: The Great Adventure, among others.
THE Tecnoblog published a list of PlayStation 5 launch games.
15. Does PlayStation 5 have backward compatibility?
Yes. However, Sony has not yet given details on how backward compatibility will work on the PS5. The company expects more than 4,000 PS4 games to work in the new generation, with better frame rates and resolution. There is nothing mentioned about previous generations (PS3, PS2).