The PlayStation 5 (or PS5), Sony’s much-awaited next-generation gaming console was announced officially in June 2020 with Sony revealing the design of it. In this article, let’s take a deep look to see when do the gamers in Qatar can get their hands on a PS5, what will be the price and what to expect from this brand new gaming console.
What’s the PS5 release date in Qatar?
Sony says the PS5 will launch during Holiday 2020. So expect to see it around November or December in US, just in time for Christmas. This release window hasn’t changed, even in the face of the coronavirus. Most recently, a source revealed that Sony could release the PS5 on 13th November. Anyway, we are expecting the availability on the holiday season and will be bringing the PS5 at Startech Store online and retail stores within a few days of its launch in US.
What will be the price of PS5 in Qatar?
Well, the PS5’s price is shrouded in mystery — at least for now. When the PS4 was out, it undercut the Xbox One by $100 and that strategy worked. We don’t think Sony will be able to use the same trick again, given the rising cost of internal components. We expect the base model to cost $449, while the top-end version could go up to $600 price point. We expect the Qatar pricing to start from QAR 1,699 and it could go upto QAR 2,199 for the top-end variants.
Is there a PS5 Pro?
Sony is neither making a Pro nor a slim version of the PS5. Instead, the PS5 will be made available in a standard version with a 4K Blu-ray drive and the Digital Edition that eliminates the disc drive. As far as the digital edition goes, it would be cheaper, but that would also make users solely dependent on their internet connection in downloading games
What does the PS5 look like?
We knew PS5 was coming but didn’t know how futuristic the design of the console would be. In fact, the PS5 doesn’t look like the concept renders we’ve seen over the past few years. The PS5 is taller and curvy, and that’s exactly what Sony’s new console needed. The PS5 Digital Edition, on the other hand, is slightly slimmer as it lacks a disk drive. Both variants have a white coloured outer shell as opposed to black.
What are the PS5 specs?
The PS5 features AMD’s Zen 2 CPU and a custom GPU from AMD based on the company’s RDNA 2 architecture, which provides 10.28 teraflops of power with 36 compute units running at 2.23GHz each. System memory will be 16GB. The console will support real-time ray tracing for advanced visual effects and will have a solid-state drive (SSD). The PS5 will also support 3D audio.
PlayStation 5 Full Specifications
CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2, eight cores, variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 Tflops)’
System memory: 16GB GDDR6
SSD: 825GB, 5.5GB/s read bandwidth
Audio: Tempest 3D AudioTech
Game Disk: Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video out: Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs
Will the PS5 support a new DualShock controller?
Yes, the PS5 will support a new controller, DualSense. The new wireless controller features a new design, as well as new features like haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and a built-in microphone array.
Will PS5 continue to support PlayStation VR?
It appears that the PS5 will continue to support the existing PlayStation VR. Given how popular the VR headset is, it’s unlikely Sony will ditch the VR headset anytime soon. However, there is no word on whether a new VR headset is in development.
What are the PS5 accessories available?
PS5 has a host of accessories announced by Sony. You can find the details of the new PS5 and its accessories here.
What are the launch games?
During its Future of Gaming event, Sony showed as many as 25 games and more than half of them are exclusive to PS5. Some games announced during the event will launch alongside the console, while clothes will be made available next year. Some of the most anticipated games coming to the PS5 include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Godfall, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Resident Evil 8: Village, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Gran Turismo 7, to name a few. A new God of War game is reportedly in development for the PS5 but Sony is yet to announce the title.
Is PS5 more powerful than Xbox Series X?
The big question, of course, is whether the PS5 is more powerful than the Xbox Series X. Both consoles are capable of 8K resolution and feature a solid-state drive that minimises loading times. Technically speaking, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X will use the same chip based on the AMD Zen 2. It’s the GPU and SSD sides where the PS5 and Xbox Series X really differ. Let’s wait and watch how the two competitors perform on the real world scenario.
Will PS5 be backwards compatible with PS4 games?
Sony has already confirmed the PS5 will be backwards compatible with PS4 games, as the two consoles are built upon similar internal architectures. That being said, the full list hasn’t been confirmed. In March, the company mentioned that PS4’s 100 most played games will be playable on PS5 at launch.
How different is the PS5’s user interface from the PS4?
We don’t have the answer yet. Sony is yet to show the PS5 interface, although many say the interface will likely to remain identical to the PS4.
Gamers in Qatar and across the globe are eagerly waiting for the release of PS5. You can expect the availability of it by December 2020 in Qatar and the prices might be starting at around QAR 1,699. We at Startech Store are excited to bring this new gaming console to our customers as soon as they are available in Qatar. Keep following us on our social media platforms to know the latest updates of Sony PlayStation 5, release date in Qatar, official pricing and features. Cheers!