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A quick look into the new PS5 console

The PS5 has finally had a full reveal, and it goes without saying that it's, a little different...

The design of the PS5 is a black and white colour, shaped almost like a home router - The controllers also take on a new identity, appearing to look completely different to the PS4 design.

A quick look into the new PS5 console

In the release event, Sony teased some of the great new games set to come out before the end of the year/early 2021, including the likes of Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil 8 - A total of 24 new games were announced, which were showcased with an hours worth of game play.

Although the price and release date have not yet been confirmed, it is known that Sony will release their new PS5 alongside the Xbox Series X before the end of the year. Remarkably, it is 7 years since the two console giants last released a full generation of consoles, where back in 2013 Microsoft released the Xbox One, and Sony released the PS4.

One thing that Sony is doing, is releasing new games which will only be made available on its new console, as opposed to Microsoft's Xbox, who are allowing games to work on their current generation of console as well as the Series X. Despite this, it is predicted that the PS5 will probably outsell the Xbox Series X. It outsold the Xbox One by a ratio of more than 2:1 globally.

A quick look into the new PS5 console

This margin was much less in the USA, with almost all western states seeing sales figures for the PS4 being lower than the Xbox One - This might be due to Microsoft's social media presence and use of advertising in the west, especially so in states like Nevada and California.

In terms of the hardware features coming with the PS5, players can expect to benefit from 3D audio, much higher storage capacity, and next generation VR (Virtual reality), once those kinds of games become available to the public.

The controller has better performance levels and is more reactive, console loading speeds have been announced to be much better than the PS4, and in-game graphics are set to look far better than what current generation gamers are used to.

A quick look into the new PS5 console

The PS4 looks very promising as a console, but it might not be the best idea to buy it straight after the release date. Why? Because it will be pretty expensive for starters, and there's no guarantee that any of the games listed during Sony's announcement will be ready to launch alongside the PS5 on release day.

This isn't saying it won't turn out to be a great console - The PS5 will for sure be a great addition to Sony's portfolio, it may just take a year or more to fully get into swing.

It is looking likely too that this might be as far as Sony can go in terms of upgrading console generations (The same is true for Microsoft's Xbox). Only faster speeds, 5K/6K graphics and enhanced virtual reality can be seen as elements that can be further progressed. Do they warrant for a generation of consoles after the PS5 and Xbox Series X? Perhaps not, but who's to say what's up Sony's and Microsoft's sleeves?

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