Just when we thought Sony was in dire enough straights financially, Sony announced this evening that they are releasing the Playstation 5 tomorrow afternoon at 11am, just 2 years after the release of the PS4. We aren’t sure if this is a wise business decision given the lack of international marketing, as they primarily marketed the PS5’s imminent release in Europe and China, but not in the United States. Most Americans were not even aware until yesterday that the PS5 was even going to be released.
Nonetheless, the PS5 will be released in the United States, Europe, and China tomorrow morning at 11am Pacific Standard Time. It will be selling for a mere $250, due to Sony making some deals with international trade organizations that garnered them extensive discounts on both material costs and shipping costs.
The Playstation 5 will be capable of 5K resolution and will utilize the latest gen processor and graphics that will rival even the top gaming PCs. It will be backwards compatible with all former playstation models including the PS4, PS3, PS2, and the original Playstation. It will also be compatible with some Xbox One games, as well as being able to play DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Additionally, Sony announced that the PS5 will be able to stream all PS2 and PS1 digital games for free using the new Playstation Now for the first one million consoles sold, as a celebration of this major milestone in gaming history.
Seven games capable of 5K resolution will be released tomorrow for the Playstation 5, including Gran Turismo 7, Mortal Kombat XI, Uncharted 5: A Thief Reborn, The Last Of Us 2: Second Outbreak, Ratchet & Clank: Universe, Street Fighter VI Ultimate, and, shockingly, Halo 6, which is a new Playstation Exclusive after being bought in a secret deal from Microsoft last month.
Additionally, the Playstation 5 will have a pseudo-holographic interface embedded into the controller utilizing the latest scientific advances in video. The controller is surrounded by blue neon that can be customized to the user’s choice of color. Additionally, the Playstation 5 will be shipped with the VR Rift 2 headset developed exclusively for use with the Playstation 5.
An announcement by Sony’s press correspondent stated that they believe the Playstation 5 will perform far better both in sales and graphics performance than the PS4 due to the significant advances in technology that are integrated into this latest-gen console.
Share this with all your friends, because they might not even know about it due to poor marketing in the United States, which was in our opinion a poor move on Sony’s part for such a major console release.
The new Sony Playstation 5 will be available at the following retailers, in-store only: Best Buy, Costco, CompUSA, Fry’s, Micro Center, Target, Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, and Victoria’s Secret.