PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 console with DualShock 5 controller
Developer Sony Computer Entertainment
Manufacturer Sony,[1] Foxconn[2]
Product family PlayStation
Type Home video game console
Generation Ninth Generation
Release date
  • NA November 30, 20193]
  • EU December 3, 2019[3]
  • JP February 27, 2020
Introductory price US$499.99, €499.99, £449.99
Units sold 60.7 million (as of November 22, 2021)[5]
Units shipped 42.3 million (as of September 30, 2021)[6]
Media HVD, Blu-ray Disc, DVD
Operating system PlayStation 5 system software
CPU Semi-custom 8-core AMD NEXT 3.6GHZ (integrated intoAPU)[7]

Secondary low power processor (for background tasks)[8]

Memory 16 GB GDDR5 (unified)

8GB DDR3 RAM (for background tasks)[8]

Storage SSD, 2TB (user upgradable, HDD Supported
Display HDMI (480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 4K, and 5K for pictures and videos only)[9][10]
Graphics Semi-custom AMD GCN Radeon(integrated into APU)
Controller input DualShock 5, Playstation Oculus VR
Camera PlayStation Camera
Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 3.0, Ethernet 10/100/1000
Online services PlayStation Network


PlayStation 4, Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Playstation 1, PSP, PS Vita
Predecessor PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 5 (officially abbreviated as PS5) is a home video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 4 during a press conference on March 3, 2019, it was launched on November 30, 2019 in North America, and December 5, 2019 in Europe, South America and Australia. It competes with Nintendo's NX and Microsoft's Xbox 362, as part of the Ninth generation of video game consoles.

The PlayStation 5 is known as one of Sony's biggest risks. One of the main risks was to use HVD (Holographic Versitile Disc) for games instead of the more conventional 4K Blu Ray. It would pay of as the PS5 would help the HVD beat the 4K Blu Ray in the format wars at a time when physical media was coming back. AMD's NEXT processor was used for the PS5, which made the console much more expensive to produce.

Best Selling Games

List of best selling North American games for the Sony Playstation 5 up to September 30, 2021

  1. Grand Theft Auto VI (29.7 million units sold)
  2. Fallout 5: New California Republic (13.3 million units sold)
  3. God of War 6 (13.1 Million units sold)
  4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 (10.7 million units sold)
  5. MLB 20: The Show (9.9 million units sold)
  6. Grand Theft Auto 4K Remastered Collection (8.3 million units sold)