The Playstation 5 will go on sale in Germany on November 19th. It will cost 500 euros with a drive, just as much as the competing console, the Xbox Series X. Sony is also offering a version without a drive, which will be available for 400 euros.
Sony announced the prices as part of a live stream. The price of the Xbox Series X was already known: It costs 500 euros and will be launched on November 10th. A smaller version, the Series S, is available for just 300 euros. It has less power compared to the full version. Offers in some countries
The Bloomberg news agency recently reported alleged production problems with the Playstation 5. The yield of the SoC is only 50 percent, wrote Bloomberg. Sony wants to produce 11 million copies of the game console by the end of March 2021 instead of the 15 million previously planned. Sony has denied the alleged production problems, but did not provide any information on production capacity.
The core of the PS5 is a SoC designed by AMD with eight Zen-2 processing cores up to 3.5 GHz, 2304 shader units and its own SSD controller, coupled to 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM.