Retailers are often the source of reliable leaks in the gaming industry. Whether it’s a rogue employee or a corporate mishap, you can bet they will spill the beans in one form or another.
GameStop is the latest to make this fumble as they published unannounced details about the PS5 in their pre-registration page. It has since been updated, but you can check out a cached version here (I love the internet sometimes). Let’s find out what they leaked!
GameStop’s Mistake Reveals New PS5 Specs
Looking at the cached version of GameStop’s page, we can see some new spec details that were otherwise rumors until now (they still are, but this adds credibility).
Some sites are reporting that the backwards compatibility for PSVR and PS4 titles is news, but Mark Cerny already confirmed that a while back, something we reported on here.
Now, what is actually new here are some fresh specs:
- Full 8K Support
- A Bespoke (custom) 8-Core AMD Chipset
- 3D Audio
- SSD Storage
- Backwards compatibility with PSVR and PS4
- Ray Tracing Capabilities
While this doesn’t officially confirm that the system is more powerful than the recently revealed Xbox Series X specs, it does show that the PS5 is shaping up to be an equally impressive console.
The page goes on to mention other things we already know about, namely the DualShock 5’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. The page has since been updated to remove the unconfirmed details, but the information is already out there.
Now, Sony, can you please just give us some details! We can’t have Microsoft taking all the glory with their surprise Xbox blog post. Let us know what you think of these details in the comments!
Article by – Bradley Ramsey
Insert date – 2/28/2020