Sony Announces New PlayStation 5 Restock

There’s no wonder how 3.8 million units of the PlayStation 5 console were sold worldwide already. Sony created a far superior machine compared to any of its previous ones – PS5 has haptic controllers, support for 8K resolutions, ray tracing, and more.

Comicbook.com brings the news that Sony Rewards has announced the availability of a limited number of PS5 consoles. This means Sony’s first PS5 restock of 2021.

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The official Sony Rewards account for Twitter doesn’t reveal additional details, which means that keeping an eye on the latest news is a great idea.

The PS5 price revolves around $499 (£449 / AU$749.95), meaning the same cost as the one for Xbox Series X. Getting your hands on a PS5 is certainly worth it, as the console also features backward compatibility for the majority of games available on the previous PS4 machine. PS5 also has several exclusive games, with the most resounding being Gran Turismo 7, God of War: Ragnarok, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.

The list of specifications for PS5 speaks for itself:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

One of the most anticipated games to be running on PS5 and other platforms in the future is Sniper Elite 5, and the release date should be announced anytime now. Most rumors point to a 2021 release, and we can even expect the game to be a PS5 exclusive.

Based out of Detroit, Tonia Nissen has been writing for Optic Flux since 2017 and is presently our Managing Editor. An experienced freelance health writer, Tonia obtained an English BA from the University of Detroit, then spent over 7 years working in various markets as a television reporter, producer and news videographer. Tonia is particularly interested in scientific innovation, climate technology, and the marine environment.

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