Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 Name and Drop Date

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To no surprise, Sony officially confirmed that their next console will be named PlayStation 5 and will drop in time for the holiday rush next year. We can't wait.

In addition to confirming the name and drop date, they also announced it will arrive with plenty of horsepower courtesy eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line and a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware. What does that mean, exactly? Well, it's kind of like going from a Civic to a Aventador. 8K graphics will be easy, as will 3D audio. Load times will also dramatically decrease thanks to new SSD drives.

In addition to the console boost, Sony also announced it will arrive with a slightly reworked DualShock controller with USB-C charging and “adaptive triggers” that respond differently depending on the situation. For example, if your character is shooting a bow, it will feel different than when it's shooting a shotgun. 

No launch titles were revealed but we're expecting news on that shortly. We're also expecting a strong focus on streaming, positioning it as a more approachable solution for desktop play compared to pricier gaming-focused PCs.