Last updated: Jan 25, 2023
Sony PlayStation 5 (PS 5)
The PS5 or PlayStation 5 was launched recently on November 12, 2020, in the USA. The 825 GB PS5 model was priced at USD 499.99 and the digital edition was USD 399.99. The PS5 has been up to the gamers' expectations after its predecessor model's success. Sony has introduced a new DualSense controller for PS5 which is highly clever and comes with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. The Sony PS5 comes with a fresh user interface, rapid SSD-fueled times, immersive 3D audio ability, and effective hardware. The PS5 has taken an enormous leap in comparison to the PS4 as a model. The PS5 model comes with VR support for the PS5.
The PS5 comes with a technically impressive hardware system. It has a new RDNA 2 GPU which will push 4K resolution at 120 frame refresh rate per second. It has 16 GB of DDR6 memory, making the machine an incredible gaming device. PS5 can work with 8K resolution and the upcoming firmware updates will enable the system. The standard 825 GB storage might seem less in terms of memory, but reducing physical space has helped the device cut costs. With a usable physical storage of 667.2 GB space, it can hold a decent 16 games in its memory. However, the number can vary depending on the size of the game.
Play Station 4 (PS4)
The PlayStation 4 or PS4 comes in two variants; the middle variant is PS4 slim, Bottom is PS4 Pro. The product was launched on November 15, 2013, in North America. The PS4 (500 GB) costs USD 399, the PS4 slim (500GB) costs US 299, PS4 Slim (1 TB) USD 349, PS4 Pro (1 TB) is USD 399. It is an excellent all-rounder gaming console. The PS4 slim is a game changer with the same configuration as PS4 but has benefited from a slimmer figure. The PS4 slim has gained attention which slimmed down from the original PS4 model. Setting up PS4 is seamlessly easy and it can run on all the cables from PS4 or PS3 which would connect with the TV.
PS4 sticks with its HD Blu-ray player with a strong deck. The entire PS4 range comes with HDR support. It has added greater details for images which are staples for tv. The streaming services and apps are given in PS4 return which includes Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer and Hulu in the USA. Besides PS4 users have access to Sony’s movie rental platforms to enjoy the latest Hollywood releases.
Play Station 3 (PS3)
PS3 was released on November 17, 2006, with PS3 20 GB priced at USD 599, USD 425 for 60 GB, and USD 599 for 60 GB. PS3 Slim has been priced at USD 299, and PS3 Super Slim was priced at USD 269 for 250 GB. The PS3 was associated with The Sixaxis DualShock 3 Controller. The PS3 has a simple interface that resembles the Sony PSP interface. PS3 has considerable media playability which can show photos, music, and videos with ease. The PS3 profiles a Profile 2.0 Blu-ray disc in full high-definition and DVD movies.
PS3 has a built-in web browser, and the device can be connected with a USB keyboard. However, there is a limitation of particular keyboards which can connect to PS3. PS3 has access to PlayStation Network where games and services are accessible to the users. Users get a free connection to PlayStation Network but multiplayer gaming, and other content would come at a price. It has made available free demos of the game where they play the game before making a purchase.
Play Station 2
The PlayStation 2 was introduced in the market on October 26, 2000. The product came in two variants; PS2 priced at USD 299 and PS2 slim priced at USD 149. The PlayStation 2 can stand upright or lay down on any surface and it can be installed with a home theatre which will generate a sharper picture and better sound. The PS2 has brought in a built-in optical digital audio jack which provides surround sound options. As there are graphics library updates PS2 will come with an HDTV resolution and comes with 16:9 wide-screen settings. Games like Tekken 4 look brilliant with HD graphics and can rival the competitors.
There are two USB plugs and IEEE 1394 ports given on the front of the device. The product has plans to come with a digital camera option, keyboards, and mouse connectivity. The users can use two controllers at a time. The PS2 can play the DVDs out of the box. The video quality is passable but has only basic playback controls. The PS2 allows multiplayer options through broadband or dial-up connection through an additional Online Adaptor accessory. The Emotion Engine provides decent in-game graphics and the output is good and does not show any flaws in the system.
The first PlayStation came in two models; PlayStation priced at USD 299 and PlayStation One at USD 99. The product was launched in the market on September 5, 1995. The PlayStation One was released in 2000 in Europe. The product was celebrated as the first gaming console. It is a product meant to compete against Nintendo and Sega which were stiff competitors in the market. It is among the leading retro gaming consoles available in the market. The design of the PlayStation Classic is tiny and compact and smaller than its predecessor Play Station which was later redesigned as PlayStation One.
The box PlayStation is capable of playing original audio and video CDS. However, the on-screen controls are essential. The PlayStation came with a memory card slot where users could save their progress in the games. The memory card slot provided a physical space for storing game memories which is an added advantage for the device. PlayStation came with its brand of leading games like Tekken 3 and Resident Evil Nemesis which were loved by gamers. PlayStation is a console that is meant to become the flagbearer of Sony Gaming consoles in the market and future.