The PS5 is the latest video game console released by Sony at the end of 2020. The firm has chosen to offer its machine in two models, the Playstation 5 Standard and the Playstation 5 All Digital. Thus ensuring the backward compatibility and the physical reception of the games, while the second is devoid of it. It is this element in particular that distinguishes their prices, the PS5 Standard being at 499 euros when the digital one is at 399 euros. Because as far as the technical characteristics are concerned, they are the same on both machines. The PS5 logically succeeds the PS4 and introduces with it a new hardware architecture with an Octa-Core AMD CPU clocked at 3.5 GHz supported by 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU, in addition to a disk ultra-fast SSD drive.
Where and how to find the PS5 on the internet?
PS5 stocks still remain lower than demand, even though a growing number of gamers have managed to get Sony’s console. The drops are more and more numerous, and the returns to stock have been accelerating for three months now. To increase your chances of having the console, several tips should be put into practice: anticipate and register on the various e-commerce sites before the PS5 drop, try your luck on a computer rather than on a smartphone, be vigilant in the morning and follow whistleblowers on social networks in particular. PS5 sales are mostly online, and several e-commerce sites manage to regularly offer Playstation 5 drops.
PlayStation 5: how to find a console despite being out of stock
Want to play Horizon: Forbidden West or make sure you don’t miss the launch of God of War: Ragnarök this fall? So to play these exclusives, you need a PlayStation 5. However, since its launch in November 2020, the PS5, the latest “next gen” console from Japanese giant Sony, has been a victim of its own success. It seems impossible for ordinary mortals to easily get their hands on it. Consumers are often obliged to multiply the calls, the kilometers in the car, even to install certain alerts online before finding a machine on the shelf.
It must be said that the console is very popular with players. She also owes her scarcity to the Covid and semiconductor crisis which have drastically reduced PlayStation 5 stocks. Result: for more than two years, buyers (increasingly impatient) are throwing themselves at all the offers they can find online .
This summer, new restockings were announced and several brands have already communicated on the consoles they were going to receive in August. Sony also revealed that the situation should improve this winter. Hiroki Totoki, Sony’s chief financial officer, has confirmed to the firm’s investors that PS5 stocks will improve significantly in the last months of the year, thus anticipating an “improvement in the supply of components”. Good news for those who would finally like to put a PS5 under the tree in 2022…
But the best way to guarantee this acquisition is still toopen one’s eye and the good. It might also be wise to buy your Christmas present now to avoid any unpleasant surprises. Communication to reassure investors should not be confused with the reality on the ground… RTL gives you some tips to find, without sweating too much, a PlayStation 5 this summer.
PS5: What are the characteristics of Sony’s console?
Rather PS5 Standard or Digital?
Allowing you to play physical games. The Digital Edition, as its name suggests, only allows you to play games purchased and downloaded via the PlayStation Store.
The two consoles otherwise have the same specificities, namely: the x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ Zen 2 processor, an 825 GB SSD and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU. You enjoy fluid gameplay, with a high frame rate , going up to 120 FPS. It features accelerated loading times, as well as deeper immersion thanks to haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D audio. The PlayStation 5 also comes with the DualSense wireless controller. Finally, Ray Tracing technology brings an exceptional level of realism to all your PS5 games.
How to get your PlayStation 5?
The PlayStation 5 is a rare commodity on the market… Indeed, for almost two years the latter has been out of stock on almost all sites. The reason ? A shortage of several components essential to the manufacture of the console. The console has been appearing for several months more regularly in stock, on reseller sites and even on Sony’s official site. To boost your chances of getting the console, you can register on the official Sony waiting listbut also activate the email alerts available on the sites of the various resellers or even put the console upstream in your basket when you can.
PlayStation 5: everything you need to know as a gamer
PlayStation 5 release date
The PlayStation 5 was released in Europe on November 19, 2020. Unfortunately since its launch (which actually didn’t really take place due to Covid) Sony’s console has been continuously out of stock. The slowdown in production following the global pandemic and successive confinements and the scarcity of micro-conductors have not done the business of the Japanese manufacturer, which accuses a colossal and is struggling to keep up with demand. Gamers are annoyed and scalpers are filling their pockets.
PlayStation 5 price
To play, you will need a digital version of your favorite games. The PS5 Digital Edition is slightly smaller than the PS5 Standard Edition. Regarding the gaming experience, it is strictly identical on the two consoles.
PlayStation 5 performance
The PS5 is Sony’s most powerful console. Compared to the PlayStation 4, it has more graphics power. The next-gen console plays titles at 120 fps compared to 30 for the PS4 Slim and 60 for the PS4 Pro. Another major change: the arrival of images in 8 K. As a reminder on the PlayStation 4 Pro, the resolution did not exceed 4K and it peaked at 920 x 1080p on the PS4 Slim.
The catalog of PlayStation 5 titles
At the launch of the console, Sony had promised a catalog of exclusive titles probably to encourage gamers to buy. It is clear that this is not quite the case especially with Spiderman Miles Morales. If you have a PlayStation 4, it is not to be thrown away or in any case keep your favorite games. They may well be backward compatible on the next gen console. On the PlayStation 5, don’t miss the sublime Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring. Real graphic and narrative slaps.
PlayStation 5: where to find the PS5, Sony’s next-gen console, in stock?
CURRENT OFFERS FOR THE PS5
Today, SFR offers stock for the PlayStation 5, via a pack with its Fiber subscription. The classic PS5 is then available at 169 euros to be paid once + 8 euros per month for 24 months and the Digital Edition at 69 euros per month to be paid once + 8 euros per month for 24 months. In both cases, you will have to subscribe to an SFR Fiber offer offered at 42 euros per month the first year, then 60 euros per month, which commits you for 2 years.
PS5: A TRULY NEXT-GEN CONSOLE
The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s new console, which offers a very different design compared to its predecessor the PS4, with interchangeable shells, as well as a brand new controller. No more DualShock, now here is DualSense. This controller fits the shape of the hands better, keeps the analog sticks aligned and above all brings new features, such as adaptive triggers or haptic vibrations, which represent a real game changer to promote immersion in a game. Autonomy n is not improved, but the; controller charges much faster than before thanks to its USB-C port.
In terms of the technical sheet, we find a power of 10 teraflops thanks to AMD’s RDNA 2 architecture, with the possibility of running games up to 8K according to what is displayed on the console box. Anyway, most games of the moment run in 4K at 30 or 60 fps, even 120 depending on the title and if you have a compatible television. Moreover, the PS5 recently updated to improve visual quality by now allowing VRR (Variable Refresh Rate).