The situation around Playstation 5 is still tense. Many fans and interested parties are angry at how Sony designed the pre-order. Meanwhile, Sony has apologized and praised the improvements. Rumor has it that many retailers may have ordered more PS5 consoles with UHD Blu-ray devices and do not assume that there would be many customers who want to pre-order the PS5 Digital Edition. A major retailer in the UK said that about 75 percent of the storage is PS5 with a UHD Blu-ray drive and that only 25 percent of the storage space is for PS5 Digital Edition. Many retailers expect customers to prefer the standard Playstation 5 with Blu-ray drive, which costs almost 500 euros, and not the 100 euros cheaper Digital Edition.
This fact should have meant that it was even more difficult for those interested to pre-order a PS5 Digital Edition than with the regular version. Neither of the two PS5 versions can be pre-ordered at this time as they are sold out everywhere. Retailers should inform in good time when there will be PS5 consoles for pre-order again. Sony does not want to do it itself.
A few weeks ago, Playstation Vice President and CEO of Worldwide Marketing & Consumer Experience, Eric Lempel, told journalist Geoff Keighley: “We will notify you when pre-orders will be placed. It will not happen a few minutes before. We will do so notify you at a specific time when you can pre-order PlayStation 5 exactly. “
|Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S||Sony PS5||Sony PS5 Digital Edition|
|architecture||AMD Zen 2 (7 nm)||AMD Zen 2 (7 nm)||AMD Zen 2 (7 nm)||AMD Zen 2 (7 nm)|
|Data||8 Core, 3.8 GHz / 3.6 GHz (with SMT)||8 Core, 3.6 GHz / 3.4 GHz (with SMT)||8 cores, up to 3.5 GHz (SMT)||8 cores, up to 3.5 GHz (SMT)|
|architecture||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2||Custom AMD Radeon RDNA 2|
|Data||52 CU, 1.8 GHz||CU: er, 1565 GHz||36 CU, 2.23 GHz||36 CU, 2.23 GHz|
|Number of shades||3,328||no information||2,304||2,304|
|force||12.15 TFLOPS||4 TFLOPS||up to 10.28 TFLOPS||up to 10.28 TFLOPS|
|Hardware Accelerated Raytracing||Yes, DirectX-Raytracing||Yes, DirectX-Raytracing||And||And|
|Supported HDR standards||HDR 10, Dolby Vision||HDR 10, Dolby Vision||HDR 10||HDR 10|
|Performance goals in games||Play in UHD at up to 120 frames per second||Play in 1440p at up to 120 fps||Play in UHD at up to 120 Hz||Play in UHD at up to 120 Hz|
|Audio||Room sound, 3D sound||Room sound, 3D sound||Tempest 3D Audio||Tempest 3D Audio|
|Dolby Atmos||Dolby Atmos||–||–|
|capacity||16 GiByte GDDR6||10 GiByte GDDR6||16 GiByte GDDR6||16 GiByte GDDR6|
|Storage connection||10 GiByte with 560 GB / s||8 GiByte at 224 GB / s||448 GB / s||448 GB / s|
|6 GiByte with 336 GB / s||2 GiByte at 56 GB / s|
|capacity||1 TByte PCI-Express 4.0, NVMe||512 Gigabyte PCI-Express 4.0, NVMe||825 Gigabyte PCI-Express 4.0, NVMe||825 Gigabyte PCI-Express 4.0, NVMe|
|Reading speed (uncompressed data / compressed data)||4.8 GB / s / 2.4 GB / s||4.8 GB / s / 2.4 GB / s||8-9 GB / s / 5.5 GB / s||8-9 GB / s / 5.5 GB / s|
|Next generation games||Yes, with its own SSD card||Yes, with its own SSD card||Yes, only M.2 SSD certified by Sony with PCI Express 4.0||Yes, only M.2 SSD certified by Sony with PCI Express 4.0|
|Media, apps etc.||Yes, via a USB connection||Yes, via a USB connection||Yes, via a USB connection||Yes, via a USB connection|
|optical unit||Yes, UHD Blu-ray drive||No||Yes, UHD Blu-ray drive||No|
|Video and audio output||1x HDMI 2.1||1x HDMI 2.1||1x HDMI 2.1||1x HDMI 2.1|
|network||1x LAN, Wi-Fi 5 (Dual-Band)||1x LAN, Wi-Fi 5 (Dual-Band)||1x LAN, Wi-Fi 5/6||1x LAN, Wi-Fi 5/6|
|Accessories (peripherals, external memory expansion)||3x USB 3.1 (Type-A), built-in radio receiver (peripherals only)||3x USB 3.1 (Type-A), built-in radio receiver (peripherals only)||2x USB 3.2 (Type-A, 10 Gbit / s), 1x USB-3.2-Type-C, 1x USB 2.0 (Type-A), Bluetooth 5.1||2x USB 3.2 (Type-A, 10 Gbit / s), 1x USB-3.2-Type-C, 1x USB 2.0 (Type-A), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Dimensions (width x height x depth in cm)||30.1 x 15.1 x 15.1||27.5 x 6.5 x 15.1||39 x 10.4 x 26||39 x 9.2 x 26|
|Weight||4.46 kg||1.93 kg||4.5 kg||3.9 kg|
|Award||499 Euro||299 Euro||499 Euro||399 Euro|
The only thing Sony announced publicly in its own blog was that the pre-order for the Playstation 5 and its accessories will start on September 17. However, this information came just hours before the actual start, without further notice. As a result of this announcement, some interested people apparently stormed the online stores during the night, so that no Playstation 5 during the day 17.09 could be ordered and is still today. Currently, anyone interested in a PS5 should be careful, as some retailers on Ebay take advantage of this chaos when pre-ordering and charge up to € 10,000 for a console, but the usual price is € 500. Let’s see how quickly the announcement of the renewed pre-order of PS5 is made.
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Collection for pre-ordering chaos on Playstation 5:
- Many retailers expect customers to resort to the standard Playstation 5 with Blu-ray drive, which costs almost 500 euros, and not the 100 euros cheaper Digital Edition.
- For this reason, it is especially difficult to pre-order the PS5 Digital Edition as retailers have reserved much less storage space for it.
- Neither of the two PS5 consoles is currently available for order. The retailer should inform in good time when the option to pre-order Playstation 5 is available again.
Sources: Eurogamer, Twitter
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