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There’s been no official leaks about the PlayStation 5, but Sony has hinted at a November 2020 release, just in time for the holiday season. The console will most likely be backwards compatible with PS4 games, since both are rumored to feature similar internal architectures. Inside, it’ll be powered by a semi-custom 7-nanometer, 8-core AMD Ryzen CPU and a Radeon Navi GPU with support for 8K gameplay.
Instead of a disc drive, this next-gen console should be SSD-only for quicker loading games. Could this design patent show a possible PS5 dev kit? Some think so, but if so, it looks nothing like previous development kits, as the PS4 version resembled a PC box with controller plugs as well as a disc drive up front and power / connection ports out back.