When you talk about gaming consoles, it is almost impossible to leave Sony out of the conversation. The company has not only established itself among the most rated gaming console companies in the world, but their gaming products have also cemented their place among the to-haves in the modern gaming world.
The PlayStation, the most popular gaming console produced by Sony, is the most sought after in the world today. Just when the world is still savoring the dynamism, creativity, and efficacy of the PlayStation 4, Sony announced the introduction of another breath-taking console — The PlayStation 5.
After leaving gaming technology speculators to debate endlessly over what the next PlayStation console would look like, Sony eventually revealed the design of the PlayStation 5 on June 11, 2020. The company unveiled two version of the console — a standard version and a digital version, which has no optical drive.
The PlayStation 5 sports a sleek, vertical design featuring a curved black interior sandwiched between white outer panels.
PlayStation 5 (PS5) Price in South Africa
Estimating the exact price PlayStation 5 will go for will be quite challenging as it is yet to the released into the market. According to reports from the company’s camp, the gaming console should be released into the global market in subsequent months. You can expect a delay in its availability in the South African market though.
Based on pre-order figures made available from offline and online stores all over the world, the PlayStation 5 will be available for anything between R$15,120 – R$23,400 depending on the version you are going for. You should also expect factors like place of purchase, period of purchase and more importantly, currency exchange rate at the period of purchase to affect how much it goes for.
PlayStation 5 Review
Although it has not been released, PlayStation 5 is currently the most talked about gaming console in the universe. We might need to wait till later parts of 2020 to fully enjoy the gaming experience, but the world are already licking their lips with lots of teasing facts about the gaming console.
It should be noted that the PS5 details have not been officially released but according to reports from Sony, we can highlight some features of the console. Here are some basic things you might want to note about the PlayStation 5.
There are no official pictures of how the PlayStation 5 will look yet, but based on recent reports and if several leaks are true, then you can expect the gaming console to don a totally different look to pre-existing PlayStations.
According to the leaked images, the PS5 features 5 USB ports to the right, which includes one USB 2.0 and five probable USB 3.0 ports – the final port being covered by a cable. It also features a USB type B port. There is also a small circle just above, this could well be a camera built into the console.
Fascinatingly, there seem to be rubber feet on the top side of the console, which suggests that devs are being inspired to either flip the console for stress testing and suitability, or to load them when working on highly demanding games.
PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility
One of the main questions fans have been asking ad regards the introduction of PlayStation 5 is to confirm whether they’d be able to play their PS4 games on the console. The good news is, although unofficial, there is a confirmation that the upcoming console will be compatible with present PS4 titles. It is still not sure whether it will encompass the entire library and all existing PSVR experiences though.
This has left fans curious to see whether the PlayStation 5 will apply assistance to existing games in a comparable way to PS4 Pro. Imagine playing some top-notching and demanding games, like the popular Days Gone and Horizon Zero Dawn at a rock-solid 60fps. This will take the gaming experience to a whole new level.
PlayStation 5 Controller
Here is another exciting part we all look forward to. The PlayStation 5 will come with its own unique controller, according to the parent company – Sony. The controller, although there is no official name for it yet, will include haptic feedback to substitute the DualShock 4’s rumble tech. This looks to develop the controller’s feedback and further player’s immersion.
The PS5 controller will also boast adaptive triggers which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2), according to Sony. These triggers will further allow developers to program the resistance to simulate actions more precisely.
In terms of design, the potential PS5 controller seems slightly chunkier with an inbuilt microphone and larger triggers. There are also no light bars and smaller sticks like some other PlayStation controller models. It also appears the DualShock 4’s micro USB port has been swapped with a smaller USB-C port, which is positioned on the top rather than the base of the controller.
PlayStation 5 VR
According to news emanating from Sony’s camp, existing PlayStation VR headsets will definitely work with PlayStation 5 at launch, which means there are currently no plans for a new recapitulation of the hardware to be released together with Sony’s console. This curbs some worries while also nurturing a bunch of stimulating questions. For instance – will virtual reality experiences establish precisely for PS5 also work on these headphones?
All in all, the PlayStation 5 promises to be exciting and scintillating. You can gear up for a new dimension of gaming experience with a lot more fascinating features. Yes, the console is quite expensive, maybe even more expensive than imagined, but be very sure to get value for the money you will be spending on the console.