Sony has said it will unveil “a unique vision of the future” at its Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 press conference on January 6.
The electronics giant says its CES showing will bring “creativity and technology together like never before, to unleash new sensations and emotions,” although there’s no suggestion that the products on show will include PlayStation 5.
Sony typically uses CES to showcase its latest consumer electronic devices such as televisions and cameras, however it has had some gaming presence at the show in the past.
PlayStation 5 is set to launch at the end of 2020. If Sony’s marketing plan matches its PlayStation 4 schedule, then the platform holder could officially unveil the console as early as February.
The Sony CES 2020 Press Conference will be broadcast live on Jan 6 at 5 PM PST / 1am BT.
According to AMD test data obtained and verified by Digital Foundry, PS5’s GPU – codename ‘Oberon’ – will be able to operate at 9.2 teraflops and use GDDR6 memory – the same as the RX 5700-series Navi cards in the PC space.
Author Richard Leadbetter wrote: “The PlayStation 5 spec outlined in the leak points toward a device with more of a balance between price and performance.
“Assuming we’re looking at a not implausible 16GB of GDDR6 and a 1TB SSD, this is still an expensive-looking device – but stacked up against the monstrous Series X, it obviously stands more of a chance of hitting the magic $399 launch price-point that served PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro so well.
“On the face of it, Microsoft has the more powerful machine, but some might say that in the console space, the price-point is of paramount importance.”