Walmart to sell PS5 launch units Nov. 12

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Walmart Inc. this week will sell Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5 at its online division Nov. 12.

The retailer will hold four chances to purchase the hardware – 12PM ET, 3PM ET, 6PM ET, and 9PM ET.

PS5 launch territories include the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.

It will be sold in other territories, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa, Nov. 19.

The PS5 will include an eight-core AMD Ryzen CPU based on the 7nm AMD Zen 2 architecture at 3.5Ghz variable frequency. The custom Radeon GPU will include 36 compute units at 2.23Ghz for 10.28 TFLOPs capability, 8K graphics support, and ray-tracing to model the travel of light against 3D models.

The hardware will include 16GB GDDR6 RAM. Memory bandwidth will total 448GB per second.

For storage, a new 825GB solid-state drive will be included to decrease load times and increase the amount of data pushed to render graphics. An NVMe SSD slot will allow for additional storage.

Finally, the console is backwards compatible to the PS4 and the PlayStation VR headset.

The PS5 will be sold at $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition will be sold at $399.


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