Sony Wants to Take Over the Gaming World Again with PS5
By John Saavedra
On Nov. 12, Sony will release the PlayStation 5, the next-gen console it hopes will crush the competition.
Last generation, the PS4 unquestionably outsold the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. This time around, Sony wants to keep that going with the PS5.
On paper, the PS5 has a lot going for it: a unique design, exciting first-party exclusives like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and a lightning-fast SSD that is said to be a game-changer.
The SSD will reportedly almost completely eliminate load times, enabling developers to create more immersive game worlds free of annoying loading screens.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a multiverse-spanning adventure, provides a particularly good example of how the PS5 SSD allows players to seamlessly explore multiple game worlds.
But at launch, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the Demon’s Souls remake will be the best showcases of the PS5’s power.
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a continuation of the PS4 game starring Spidey-in-training Miles as he tries to protect New York’s Harlem, which is being terrorized by a villain named the Tinkerer.
Fortunately, Miles will get some help from the mighty Spider-Cat!
Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls brings FromSoftware’s classic action RPG to next-gen with modern graphics and controls. The game looks better than ever.
Although some fans are also a bit concerned about the Demon’s Souls remake...
Fortunately, there will be plenty of other PS5 games to choose from at launch to put the next-gen console to the test.
And a brand new controller called the DualSense for fans to obsess over.
Will the PS5 tower over the Xbox Series X? Well, if it’s height we’re talking about, the console is indeed almost 4 inches taller than the competition.
And it’s also the third heaviest console ever built, weighing in at 9.9 pounds.
Some gamers have declared the massive console an absolute chonk.
Regardless of its games or components, the PS5 definitely has a very big presence. We’ll see if that’s enough for Sony to take down Microsoft once again.