After waiting for almost a year on the PlayStation 5 since it was announced in 2019, now the PS5 console has been fully unveiled. There are actually two models of the PS5, we have the disk drive edition and the Digital version, and both have the same design than is entirely different from PS4. They also have an interface that is 100% different from the PS4. If you’re looking for PS5 price in Nigeria and full details, then you are in the right place. Here, we have the very latest details on the PS5 price in Nigeria and PS5 release date, and also the PS5 specifications and complete details.
PS5 Price in Nigeria & availability
In the US and a few other selected countries, the Sony PlayStation 5 release date is scheduled for November 12, 2020. A few other major markets are planned to arrive only a week later (November 19). So, we are expecting the PS5 in Nigeria (Online retail stores) by November ending or begining of December.
The PS5 price in Nigeria for the standard edition is at $499 ~ N195,000 – N205,000, or $399 ~ N155,000 – N165,000 for Digital Edition.
At a showcase that took place on June 11, Sony unveiled the PS5 layout in full. Both PS5 editions look exactly the same, the only distinction is a slight bump on the standard edition and this is as a result of the drive slot.
It is a gorgeous-looking console with a black and white layout matching the DualSense controller. The PS5 has curves by the side and can stand vertically or laid horizontally. The weight of the PS5 standard edition is 4.5Kg while the Digital edition is 3.9Kg.
PS5 Performance specs
The processor & GPU
Sony has already reported that the PS5 will run on an AMD CPU chip that is based on the Ryzen™ “Zen 2” line. It is an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s 7nm micro process. The custom made CPU features 8 Cores / 16 Threads with a variable frequency of up to 3.5 GHz.
The custom made GPU belongs to AMD Radeon’s Navi family and supports ray-tracing which is seen in the gaming lineup of Nvidia RTX. The GPU is highly optimized for performance and it is capable of up to 10.28TF and makes use of 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency). For reference, the computing performance of the Xbox X Series is at 12TF which is higher than that of PS5. In terms of memory, it is packed with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM /266 bit, with 448GB/s Bandwidth.
In addition, the CPU of the PS5 will allow 3D audio, which will create more interactive experiences.
Superfast Solid State Drives (SSD)
The SSD is essential to the overall PlayStation 5 gaming experience. Internal capacity for the custom SSD will be installed at 825 GB – that is less than what you will find in the Xbox Series X and Its not huge when you consider what next-gen games are likely to occupy. Thankfully, you can expand the storage space via M2 SSD drives, however, the compatibility is not confirmed.
SSDs do not only load super fast but also potentially allow for larger open worlds. This allows developers to create games with larger worlds and no more loading screen when you are about to enter a virtual world in a game. Although SSDs would also allow the PS5 memory to be used more effectively.
In addition, SSDs have even more bandwidth, so when required, data can be loaded from the SSD, rather than lots of potentially unnecessary data loaded into the RAM.
The SSD is the PS5 ‘s hidden weapon. The PS5 reached up to 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw). That’s almost 10x faster than the PS4.
Sony is indeed adjusting how games are store on the next-gen console, due to the fact that the PS5 shifts from disc-based hard drives to SSDs. You can choose specifically what parts of a game you want to store on your console. This means that you can choose to only install the multiplayer mode, or the single-player mode, or both.
You can connect a HDD
An external hard drive disk can be connected via USB, but it seems likely that such a drive is not going to handle PS5 games. However, PS4 games on the PS5 will work fine if saved to a standard HDD.
PS5 Game boost
Sony took a different path on the PS5. It has a variable frequency approach, meaning that the CPU and GPU are permanently powered in boost mode, but the frequency changes. This implies the power draw does not change, so the PS5 is still running at full capacity.
It is a disappointment that we haven’t seen anything concerning the user interface during the recent PS5 showcase. Maybe we’ll be seeing the User Interface in the weeks to come since the PS5 release date is still more than a month.
However, the design team for PlayStation 5 has stated that the PS5 will have a user interface that has undergone a 100% redesign from the PS4. (Subscribe to our notification for update).
PS5 video & audio
PS5 also comes with support for running 4K and 8K resolutions. You can enjoy smooth gameplay at up to 120fps for compatible games, with support for 120Hz output on 4K displays.
Even If your TV doesn’t actually support 120fps, you can still feel the smoothness when you play with the increased framerate.
Sadly, even if you have a 120Hz capable TV you’ll still need to make sure your tv is equipped with HDMI 2.1 and can accommodate a 48Gbps data bandwidth. Not all 4k displays have that, but since you want to play 4K HDR games at 120fps then 48Gbps bandwidth is needed. That’s the only way you can experience 120fps gaming on PS5.
Sony has opted to build its own unique 3D audio tech for the PS5 rather than using a 3D audio technology like Dolby Atmos. To build truly three-dimensional soundscapes, the PS5 will be capable of using 3D audio in its games. This Tempest 3D AudioTech would allow you to be much more immersed in the world of a game than before, this means that sounds and effects will be much more realistic. (Click here to read more on 3D audio tech)
PS5 DualSense contoller
Sony officially unveiled the DualSense controller in April 2020, it is a completely redesigned PlayStation controller. Although the DualSense 5 controller has the traditional button layout, but the style, specifically, the default colorway that Sony unveiled is mainly white with black accents similar to the console, and the traditional light bar emanates from the sides of the touchpad instead of on top like the DualShock 4 light bar.
For the first time, the controller even has adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons, ensuring it matches up to the Xbox controller in a variety of ways. In addition, it has built-in microphones so you can talk without an external microphone.
In a variety of ways, the DualSense 5 controller varies from the DualShock 4. For instance, it’s motion-sensing, size, battery life, a USB Type-C, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback. Also, a create button replaces the share button on DualShock 4.
The Playstation 5 will support old PS4 DualShock 4 controllers but only in a restricted manner. For example, when you choose to play PS4 games on PS5, they can work, but not with PS5 games.
The PlayStation 5 DualSense 5 controller weight about 280grams and it comes with an internal battery of 1,560mAh that will recharge via USB-C.
New games coming to PS5 this holiday
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
- Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
- New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Horizon II: Zero West
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Final Fantasy XVI
- EA SPORTS FIFA 21
- NBA 2K21
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Madden NFL 21
- DiRT 5
PS5 Virtual Reality
Sony’s second-generation VR headset is the PlayStation VR 2, better known as the PSVR 2. The PSVR 2 has not yet been officially confirmed by Sony, however, just as we knew the PS5 was coming even before it was officially announced, we believe that Sony is working on a next-generation VR specially designed for PS5. We know for sure at this point in time that the PSVR 2 is not coming out alongside the PS5 by 2020.
Will PSVR work on PS5? The answer is Yes, PSVR will definitely work on PS5. As far as we know, you can enjoy new PS5 games and backward compatible PS4 games with PlayStation VR. Remember, to be able to play with PSVR, the games that you play need to have virtual reality modes. It is actually questionable if the PSVR will have a PS5 Cinematic Mode.
PS5 Digital edition
As the implies, the PS5 digital edition is “digital”, which means it will not be compatible with games that come on a disk. You’ll have to download the games digitally and store them on your console in order to play.
You may begin to wonder what’s the difference between the PS5 Digital Edition and PS5 Standard edition. We are more than happy to explain. There are two important differences between the PS5 Digital Edition and PS5 Standard edition, which is the 4 K UHD Blu-ray drive and the price. The PS5 Digital Version has no disk drive and costs less than the standard edition.
Since the major difference lies in the disc, it means that there are also some noticeable aesthetic variations between the two. Since the PS5 Digital Edition has no disk drive, it is, therefore, slimmer, smaller, and less heavy. Another important thing to note is that you can’t play DVDs and 4 K UHD Blu-ray movies on the digital edition.
Digital or Standard edition? Which one should I buy?
They are both good choices depending on your preferences. If you’re planning to buy all of your PS5 games from the PlayStation Store, then the PS5 Digital Edition is definitely your option. Meanwhile, the PS5 Standard edition will give you a little more versatility, enabling you to use a mix of physical and digital media.
Thousands of PS4 games have been tested and 99% of them are backward compatible, which means the next-gen console can run with both physical and digital games of PS4. If you are using the same PSN account on PS5, the PlayStation Store can provide you with access to all of your PS4 purchases. This includes PlayStation Plus games – but to play these, you will need to make sure that your subscription is working.
However, it is important to note that only digital PS4 games can be played on PS5 Digital Edition since it has no disc drive.
Even more, PS4 games will run smoother and at more stable frame rates on PS5 than on PS4. This is due to the fact that PS5 uses SSD and has stronger performance capabilities.
- DualSense™ wireless controller – priced at $70 ~ N27,000 – N30,000
- PS5 HD Cameras – priced at $59.99
- DualSenseTM charging station – $29
- PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – priced at $99.99
- Media remote – priced at $29
Meanwhile the PS5 price in Nigeria is expected to be at N195,000 -N205,000. All accessories are expected to launch alongside the console on November 12th.
PlayStation 5 Specs
|Dimensions||PS5: 390mm x 104mm x 260mm|
PS5 Digital Edition: 390mm x 92mm x 260mm
|Video out||HDMI™ OUT port|
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
Digital Edition: 340W
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
|System memory||GDDR6 16GB|
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”|
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine|
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
|Optical drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) |
|Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
|Input/output||Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)|
USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1|
DualSense Controller Specs
|Dimensions||160mm x 66mm x 106mm|
|Motion sensor||Six-axis motion sensing system |
(three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
|Feedback||Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button)|
Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators)
Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)
|Audio||Built-in Microphone Array,|
Built-in Mono Speaker
JackOutput : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit
|Ports||USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB)|
Stereo Headset Jack
|Connectivity||Wireless: Bluetooth® Ver5.1|
Wired: USB connection (HID, Audio)
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