Sony PS5 Dev Kit
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Mark Cerny first officially broke the news about Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 game console in an interview with Wired back in April 2019. Since then, the company has went on to confirm the name and its planned release of late 2020. So far, we know that it’s powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 nm Zen 2 architecture with 8 cores/16 threads, a Radeon Navi-family GPU using the RDNA microarchitecture, and a custom SSD storage solution. Read more for a video about the dev kit and additional information.

Sony PlayStation AR Headset
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Ginza Sony Park is currently being used to test a Ghostbusters-themed multiplayer experience using a prototype AR headset that the company is working on. This device will feature 6DOF head-tracking as well as hand-tracking, and appear be completely wireless, similar tot he Microsoft HoloLens system. No technical details have been released, but it does include a wrist-mounted haptic device of sorts. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony PS5 Video
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This past week has been a big one for PlayStation fans, as Sony officially announced that the PS5 is going to be released during the holiday 2020 season. New features include a DualShock with haptic feedback, and the ability to install specific portions of games with its powerful SSD. The console will be powered by an AMD-based CPU, based on their third-generation, eight-core Ryzen processor, as well as a custom AMD Radeon Navi GPU, enabling the console to use hardware ray tracing in game. Read more for the video and additional information.

Sony PS VR2 PlayStation 5
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Sony Interactive Entertainment filed a utility patent with the USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) with the title ‘Data processing’ that was recently published on October 3rd. The patent sketches depict a virtual reality headset with a built-in camera and motion detection, which will most likely be the PS VR2. Both this VR headset and the PlayStation 5 are expected to launch during this time next year. Read more for the patent sketch and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Launch Release
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Sony officially confirmed that its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5, will launch during the holiday 2020 season. Aside from the totally redesigned console, the classic controller is also getting some upgrades, with one of them being haptic feedback via adaptive triggers, which have been incorporated into the trigger buttons (L2/R2). This means crashing into a wall in a racing game is going to feel different than tackling someone on the football field. The company even said that you’ll “get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud.” Read more for additional pictures and information.

Sony 16K Crystal LED
Sony unveiled a massive new 16K Crystal LED screen earlier this year, and now, this massive 63-foot display system will soon be available for home installations. Don’t need all that screen? The system is completely modular, which means you can shrink the setup down to 16-foot 4K to the commercial-sized 63-foot 16K. The systems are all based on micro-LED technology, but unlike OLED, each one of these modules measure 16×18 inches in size at 360 x 360 resolution with three tiny LEDs per pixel that produce 1,000 nit of brightness even though they are nearly half the width of a human hair. Read more

Sony 40th Anniversary Walkman
Gone are the days of portable cassette players, but that doesn’t mean Sony can’t revive its Walkman brand. That’s exactly what they did with the NW-A100TPS. This special 40th anniversary edition has a special logo on the rear panel and includes a specially designed soft case package, which draws inspiration from the TPS-L2 Walkman, Sony’s first portable cassette player that was released in 1979. Read more for a video and additional information.

PS2 Portable Mod
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Sony’s PlayStation 2 is currently the best-selling video game console of all time, having sold over 159 million units since its release in 2000. Over 3,800 games have been released for the console, with over 1.5 billion copies sold. There were several smaller, lighter revisions of the console known as Slimline models in 2004, but one thing they didn’t make was a portable version, but Reddit user “darkwingmod” created the next best thing. Read more for a video and additional information.

Sony PlayStation 5 Console Leak Patent
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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.

PlayStation 5 Patent
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The Sony PlayStation 5 is rumored to be officially unveiled on February 12, 2020 during a press conference, but that has yet to be confirmed. However, a design patent recently uncovered reveals what just might be the final design. This patent is significant because it was drafted by Sony’s technical director Yusuhiro Ootori who appeared in the first PS4 teardown. Read more for additional pictures and information.