NPD Group Inc. this week said Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 5 hardware ranked as the best-selling game hardware in Nov. at U.S. retail.
In Nov., the PS5 held the highest launch month unit and dollar sales for a video game platform in U.S. history.
The hardware includes an eight-core AMD Ryzen CPU based on the 7nm AMD Zen 2 architecture at 3.5Ghz variable frequency. The custom Radeon GPU includes 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.
In addition, the new chipset includes 3D audio to better represent sound from various directions.
The hardware includes 16GB GDDR6 RAM. Memory bandwidth totals 448GB per second.
For storage, a new 825GB solid-state drive is 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 sells at $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition sells at $399.