PlayStation 5: Rumors, Dates, and Features

Since the initial release of the PlayStation back in 1994, kids and grown-ups all over the world have experienced a new level of gaming fun. One of the best things about the PlayStation is its simplistic and unchanged design – its controller has faced minimal changes through the decades. This makes it an excellent universal controller for old and new players alike.

The next generation of this console, the PlayStation 5, may find itself in stores near you soon.

PlayStation 5 Leaks and Rumors

The question is, how soon is soon? Rumors started swirling about a potential PS5 release as early as this December. However, a more realistic bet would be sometime in 2020. While everyone is simply basing these rumors on ‘leaks’ circulating online, we can still hope for an early release.

The PlayStation has had a pattern of releasing on average, every six years. First was 1994, then 2000, 2006, and the PS4 came out last 2013. This puts us in that sweet spot of a next generation release in the next year or two.

The Good News

So what are these ‘rumors’ all about? Well, for starters, we may have a new design concept already. The price may also be set at around the $500 mark on release day. With a bit of time left, players can start saving in order to get the PS5 on its launch day.

Another prominent rumor is that AMD will supply both the CPU and GPU for the PS5. The most important aspect when it comes to ‘next gen’ consoles is the hardware. To run the latest games, it requires powerful specs. AMD has a history of high-performance hardware, so this is a big plus.

The Bad News

To accommodate the next generation of games, the PS5 would undoubtedly have better specs than its previous incarnations. However, with the rising trend of ridiculous game requirements, it may not be enough. Another issue would be its hard drive capacity. Newer games tend to go beyond the 100 GB mark, limiting games it can store. The PS4 for instance only had 500 GB for storage.

The PS5 will surely have more, but it may take a bit of budgeting for players and their games.

Playing the Odds

These rumors started gaining momentum this month since the holiday season is closing in. The holidays are an excellent time to purchase gadgets – and companies know it. If they were to release a new ‘toy’ for players everywhere, now is the perfect time to do so. Another reason to get excited about the PS5 release date is that its rival, the Xbox usually releases around the same time as well. Therefore, for fans of Microsoft’s Xbox, the PS5 release date would also hold a lot of interest.

The most ‘realistic’ date would be December of 2020 – a year from now. The first quarter of 2020 may also see Sony unveiling publicly more information about the PS5. While that may sound disappointing, fans of the PlayStation still have the excellent PS4 to use while they wait.

11 thoughts on “PlayStation 5: Rumors, Dates, and Features”

  1. The storage might be a problem but that is what makes it fun for gamers. They will spend money for their tech because that what makes a good game/ device more satisfying. I would not worry about the console but rather if games can deliver on their promises. Case and point Diablo Immortal. Imagine walking into a room filled with PC/ console users only to announce a mobile game. To this day that blunder is getting noticed in a bad way.

  2. PlayStation 5 will be out soon. That is a nice advancement for the company and new cgallenge for tge end users. Yet, I didnt know that PlayStation was initially released in 1994.

  3. The release of PlayStation in the year 1994 was a nice one. Ever since then, there had been improvement on the hardware and the game till now. We have PS5 to be released soon. I am looking forward to that.

  4. Thanks for this news, I hope it wouldn’t just be a rumour. From the features, I will love to own a PS5. I just have to start saving a bit for it as a gamer.

  5. I have loved PS games since childhood and I know I will like to get this new PS. It really affordable too. At least with $500 one is sure of owning one.

  6. I am looking forward to getting the Playstation 5. I have been a Playstation gamer since the first one, and Sony really hasn’t disappointed me yet. I love this brand because of its impressive quality.


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