Sony’s PlayStation 5 pre-order fiasco is still ongoing, but some lucky gamers in Japan have already managed to get their hands on the actual production console. Though we don’t get a glimpse of the user interface, there’s plenty of gameplay to whet your appetite. Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO, claims that thousands of games have been tested for PS4 backwards compatibility and 99% an be played on the next console. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Photo credit: Jerry Yin
The original Sony Xperia Play was released on April 1, 2011 and basically a smartphone with PlayStation elements. It was a horizontally sliding phone with its original form resembling the Xperia X10, while the slider below takes inspiration from slider of the PSP Go. Featuring a 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Qualcomm Adreno 205 GPU, a 4.0-inch TFT LCD display, 5.1-megapixel camera, 512MB of RAM, 400MB of internal storage and a micro-USB connector. XDA-Developers community member Jerry Yin managed to get his hands on a prototype of its successor. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Taiwan National Communications Commission (NCC) has received at least one production Sony PlayStation 5 console for approval testing. For the record, the disc edition measures 390 millimeters x 104 millimeters x 260 millimeters, while the discless version clocks in at 390 millimeters x 92 millimeters x 260 millimeters. Both measurements were taken without the detachable base. We also get a glimpse at the new DualSense controller. Read more for additional pictures.
It’s official, the Sony PlayStation 5 arrives on November 12, 2020 for the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea markets. The global release continues on November 19 with launches around the world, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa. Best of all, the PS5 Digital Edition is priced at just $399.99, while the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for $499.99. Pre-orders start as early as tomorrow at select retailers. Read more for the PS5 games showcase stream today and additional information.
Photo credit: Jaewon Yeo via Yanko Design
Audiophiles might be familiar with Bang & Olufsen’s Beosound 9000 Mk3, which can switch between 6 discs, but what if you were to apply the same design to a PlayStation game console? Meet the PlayStation x CD Player by industrial designer Jaewon Yeo. Let’s face it, even though most, if not all, video games in the future will be available digitally in the cloud, some still prefer physical versions, and this console will definitely suit that group. Read more for additional pictures.
Yes, the PlayStation 5 will be here before you know it, and the next issue for most will be actually locating a console on launch day. Sony is now allowing existing customers with a PlayStation ID to register to be one of the first for a guaranteed PS5 console. Unfortunately, not everyone will get an invite, as the company will send them out based on previous interests and PlayStation activities. Read more for a video and additional information.
UK-based Truly Exquisite is a luxury brand known for customizing various technology devices with precious metals, including Swarovski crystals, and their latest offering is 24K gold, 18K rose gold as well as platinum Sony PS5 consoles. We see a matching gold-plated DualSense controller and headphones, but there’s no official word on if these will go into production. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sony has been known to release some unusual PlayStation-themed items in the past, but these new sneakers from Zara may not be for hypebeasts – those devoted to acquiring fashionable items. Inspired by the original PlayStation console, each shoe features a full-color logo, while the heels have PS1 “Power” buttons. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the laces have been replaced with an elastic band that stretches across the top. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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ResetEra allegedly received some promotional material directly from Sony, and in one corner, there appears to be a black and red PlayStation 5 console with a matching DualSense controller. This might be the real deal, as Sony’s Jim Ryan stated that both white and black colors will be available for the launch, followed by additional ones / special editions later on. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Ubisoft Forward online event brought forth several announcements, including the release date for Watch Dogs: Legion, which is set for launch on October 29, 2020 for the Xbox One / Series X, PlayStation 4 / 5, Stadia as well as Windows PC platforms. It’s built with a next-gen concept and introduces “Play as Anyone,” a never-before-seen gameplay innovation that gives players the entire city of London to choose their roster of resistance members from. Read more for two videos, including an in-depth gameplay dive, and additional information.