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The much-awaited PS5 has finally been launched. But should you upgrade or should you stick with your existing console? Aditya Swaminathan tells us the answers to these queries!

Design

The PS5’s design is radically different to its predecessors. In fact, It is the most unique console on the market. At it’s longest, the PS5 stands at 40.6 cm. It towers over its rivals and predecessors alike. The PS5 also weighs at 4.6 kgs making it one the heaviest consoles ever assembled. The PS5 is designed for vertical use, but there is a stand provided that can be used if you want to place the console horizontally. Placing it horizontally, however, will restrict airflow and will also completely take away the aesthetic factor. The PS5 has a USB-A and USB-C port at the front of the console, and the back contains two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.1, an Ethernet port, and a power port.

Hardware

The PS5 contains AMD’s new RDNA 2 GPU that can run 4K video at 120 fps, along with the 8 core AMD Zen 2-based CPU with a 3.5GHz clock speed. It also sports an 825 GB SSD. Sony claims that future titles can also run at 8K, 60 fps. As of now, the PS5 has not faced any issues with overheating as well as noise. When compared to the PS4, it is literally silent.

The DualSense is the most exciting feature about PS5 though. This new controller has been radically redesigned to move away from the old generation. Sporting the same two-tone color combination as the PS5, it is aesthetically the best controller Sony has made. It is lighter and bigger than the DualShock 4 and also fits perfectly in the hand.

Games

The PS5 is backwards compatible. You can port your old PS4 games to play on the PS5 if you don’t feel that the launch titles are to your liking. Aside from that, the launch titles releasing with the PS5 are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Watchdogs: Legion, Godfall and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

Final Verdict

With the PS5 set to be priced at 49,990 and the PS5 digital edition set to be priced at 39,990, the PS5 is not the most affordable gadget in the market right now. However, if you are a gamer, and you want to move on to the next generation of consoles, the PS5 is perfect for you. Sony have been making consoles for 3 decades, and they have been building upon their success, but the PS5 may be where they have perfected the art of consoles.

Will you be upgrading to a PS5 anytime soon? Please drop a comment with your views

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