After Sony launched its next-generation game console Sony PlayStation 5 in certain regions such as the United States and Japan on November 12, the company finally launched the product in more regions on November 19.
Hong Kong is one of the countries that released the Sony PS5 yesterday. When these devices were launched in multiple countries, the company was struggling to meet demand, which led to price increases.
According to reports, in Hong Kong, the price of PlayStation 5 is as high as HK$7,980, and the retail price is about US$1,029. This is twice the price of a game console, and the standard version of the game console costs $499. With the holidays approaching, it seems that the PS5 situation will not improve anytime soon until Christmas.
However, the shortage of newly launched game consoles is not new, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the situation because the pandemic has severely affected the supply chain.
Sony PlayStation 5 is equipped with a custom eight-core AMD Zen 2 CPU and a custom GPU based on AMD Radeon RDNA 2, which is expected to provide 10.28 teraflops of raw graphics processing power.
Both game consoles have 16GB of GDDR6 RAM. It is equipped with 825GB of SSD storage with a throughput of 5.5GB/s. Users will be able to use Sony’s certified M.2 SSD to expand storage, but the company has confirmed that it will be available at some point in the future (but at the time of release).
The difference between the standard model and the digital version is that the digital model lacks an optical disc drive that supports 4K UHD Blu-ray. Sony PS5 supports up to 8K output and promises to provide 4K graphics at a refresh rate of 120Hz.