A recent leak suggests that the next-generation PlayStation will only set you back by a mere $400. Reports suggest that although the Xbox Series X will be the clear winner in terms of performance, the PlayStation will have a massive advantage in regards to pricing. All recent leaks based on the devkit hardware suggest that the Xbox Series X will be at a 12 TFLOP GPU clocked in at a 1.7GHz with 56 Navi Compute Units. The PlayStation 5, however, will be clocking in at 9.2 TFLOPs with about 36 Compute units which is what their previous generation PlayStation 4 Pro features already.
Looking at the specifications and the difference in the cost of developing these consoles make the possibility of having a $400 pricing for the PlayStation 5 more and more reasonable, given how Sony has kept costs down with the lesser specs. What probably may be of concern is whether it will be a smarter purchase as compared to the Xbox Series X and with services like Game Pass and such specs taking the edge and whether a $100 price difference will justify its purchase. The Xbox One was blown out of the competition by the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft will be eager to make a comeback with the next gen console release. Hopefully, the healthier the competition is between the two rival companies, the better it is for us gamers as we get more and more out of it.
Here are some of the expected Specs for the PlayStation 5:
- Custom SoC with second-gen Navi GPU, Zen 2 CPU
- 8-Core, 16-thread Zen 2 CPU at 3.2GHz
- Navi GPU at 2.0GHz with 36 Compute Units
- Navi, Zen SoC uses new AMD RDNA 2.0 architecture
- Ultra-fast SSD
- Support for 4K 120 Hz TVs
- Ray-tracing enabled
- 8K output support (for gaming)
- Backward Compatability