After almost a year after the release, the PlayStation 5 in Australia is popular as ever and still running out of stock across the globe. PS5- a beast gaming machine, a true generational leap over the PS4. This new game console has been highly anticipated among the gamers and it surely meets or let’s say exceeds all the expectations. The PS5 is fast & powerful with a 4K HDR-capable GPU and SSD that loads games at a lightning speed.
In Australia, PlayStation 5 price ranges from AU$749 for the standard console, while the PS5 Digital Edition (no disc-drive) is AU$599. PS5 offers a gaming experience that exceeds the previous PS4 Pro & Xbox One X. Sony’s last console, the PlayStation 4 took over the gaming world, selling more than the Xbox One. With the release of PS5, after seven years of the PS4 release, Sony is looking forward to replicating the success this time.
PS5 relies on updated graphics, a newly designed controller and exclusive games to convince gamers to buy this next-gen beast! PS 5 offers an Ultra HD Blu-ray player that the previous PS4 lacked and a new Dual Sense gamepad loaded with some cool haptic features. It’s just not a 4K gaming experience or advanced haptics, what makes this machine stand out is a speedy SSD and impressive 3D Audio. All these features and more combine together to deliver a console that truly offers a next-generation gaming experience. Sony’s PS5 was released in Australia, last year on November 12 and the pre-orders sold out when the PS5 went live in September. The Sony PlayStation 5 in Australia is still hard to come by more than a year after its release, and it’s still challenging to find in stock around the world. That’s unsurprising, given that it’s a brilliant gaming console that marks a true generational shift above the PS4.
Before you plan to buy this gaming giant, read our Sony PlayStation 5 reviews. Let’s dive into the review. Our Bondi Beach techs will explain everything about the gaming beast in this article.
Sony PS 5 Release Date in Australia
On November 12, 2020, the PlayStation 5 was released in Australia, North America, Japan, South Korea, and New Zealand, just two days after Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, were announced. The console was made accessible to the rest of the world a week later, on November 19.
Sony PlayStation 5 Review
Before we start our Sony PlayStation 5 reviews, let us tell you that you won’t find this new beast easily even after a year of its release, PS5 still goes out of stock across the globe. The PlayStation 5 is a powerful and well-designed console that delivers an exciting next-generation gaming experience. Its exclusive game selection continues to be a showcase for the PS5’s fantastic DualSense controller, spatial 3D audio technology, and super-fast SSD, and it’s why so many gamers will be lusting after Sony’s next PlayStation platform.
However, it may be too large for some installations, and a handful of flaws keep it from being a five-star product. It is, however, a welcome upgrade over the PS4 and a thrilling gateway to next-gen gaming.
Sony PlayStation 5 Price
Talking about PlayStation 5 price, it costs more than the PS4 and PS4 Pro, which both launched at $399.99. However, the PS4 and PS4 Pro were released seven and four years ago, respectively, meaning you’re getting a generational leap in hardware for more money. Don’t get us wrong: the PS5 is still expensive, but the price hike feels justified for what you’re getting.
Sony PlayStation 5- Design
The PS5 is a massive piece of technology. Sony’s 15.4 x 10.2 x 4.1-inch console surpasses almost every game system released in the last ten years, including the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. It’s also far larger than its new next-gen competitors, the Xbox Series X, and makes the Xbox Series S look like a toy.
The system’s subtle lighting effect, which generates a calming colour while the console is in operation or rest mode, is a nice addition. The light strip contributes to the PS5’s space-age appearance and provides a good link to the PS4.
The PlayStation 5 contains a USB-A and USB-C port on the front, as well as two USB-A ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, an Ethernet port, and a power port on the back. The console has no proprietary ports, which is always a plus if you need to replace a cable.
Sony PlayStation 5 Review- Performance
The PS5 is a technically remarkable piece of hardware when it comes to specs. There’s also an octa-core AMD Zen 2-based CPU with a 3.5GHz clock speed, as well as a new bespoke RDNA 2 GPU that can push 4K resolution at 120 frames per second. The PS5 can also generate 8K resolution, but we’ll have to wait for Sony to release a software update before we can do so.
To begin with, most new PlayStation 5 Australian users will notice a significant change in loading times. When it comes to playing on PS5, graphical upgrades, particularly in terms of resolution, are the next obvious advantages. Sony’s take on Dolby Atmos, or spatial audio in general, is the PS5’s 3D Tempest Audio. It works with any headset, and thanks to a recent upgrade, 3D audio compatibility for TV speakers is now available. The PS5’s massive size gives it a big advantage over its predecessor in that it is virtually silent – and produces very little heat.
Sony PlayStation 5 Review- Interface
The PS5 interface is an evolution of the PS4 software that is clean, appealing, and quick. PS4 owners will recognise the home screen, which features a horizontal row of tiles that displays your most recent games.
Fast and clear software is fantastic, but when you start playing a game, the PS5 interface really comes to life. While playing a PS5 game, pressing the PlayStation button brings up the Activities menu, which displays information such as your mission’s current status, a list of trophies you can earn, and a list of in-game activities you can do right away.
Sony PlayStation 5- Verdict
The PS5 is a true step forward in console gaming, with beautiful 4K resolution, lightning-fast load times, and a game-changing controller that makes gaming more immersive and tactile than ever before. It supports nearly all PS4 games and, in many situations, improves their performance and loading times.
To wrap our Sony PlayStation 5 review, we believe Sony has always been effective in capturing the basic sensation of being a gamer with its technology, and the PS5 does it again; that sense of belonging and immersion in an exciting world where you’re always a few steps away from jumping into another fantastic virtual world.
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