PS5 Ultimate Guide

PS5 Guide Accessories

PS5 or PlayStation 5, is the fifth console from Sony. As the successor of PS4, which was released in November 2013. Sony has announced the PS5 release date on November 12, 2020 in several countries such as US, Japan, South Korea, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. For Indonesia alone, PS5 will be released on January 22, 2021 with the opening of Pre-Order on December 18, 2020. The Sony company has also confirmed How to Pre-Order PS5, PS5 retail price, and where to buy PS5 throughout Indonesia so you can order as soon as possible.

In this article, we have compiled the PlayStation 5 data that we are going to share with you. Including from system hardware, SSD, ray tracing features, and 3D audio. In addition, you can find out what games will be released on PS 5 and PS5 capabilities from previous versions.

PS5 Guide: Hardware

PS5 Guide

The PS5 is the most advanced and innovative console series Sony has ever made. With customization CPU and GPU, the system from PS5 is also equipped with ultra-high speed SSD hard drive so it can reload faster than previous versions. What's more, the console has also announced that the PS5 is also equipped with features ray tracing hardware, support 120 frames-per-second, image with 8K output, and 3D audio.

  • The ultra high-speed SSD meaning that the game loading will be much faster than usual. This also means that there are many possibilities for game developers to develop their games, such as inter-dimensional transitions from games. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • ray tracing hardware allows in-game light rays to be simulated, making reflections and shadows more realistic, than on previous consoles. With this feature, Game Developers are like games Gran Turismo 7 can create visualizations in the game to a better level.
  • Support up to 120 frames-per-second, in some games that have been released on PS4 and can be played on PS5, it will make the game even more smooth rather than playing on PS4. Even though it's handed back to the developer to make the picture / frame rate of the game better or not. But at least Sony has made this feature right?
  • 8K output means the PS5 will be compatible with 4320p resolution displays. Once again, everything will be left to the game developer / developer to make the game he made to support the display up to that resolution or not.
  • 3D audio, comes with PlayStation . proprietary programming Tempest Engine, which can process approximately 1000 sound sources at once. Make a very detailed sound scope for your convenience in playing games on PS5.


PS5 Specifications, or technical specifications, from Sony's PS5 it has very capable specs. Here's a list of its specifications:

Component Specifications
CPU 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (Variable Frequency)
GPU 36CUs at 2.23GHz (Variable Frequency)
GPU Architecture Customized RDNA 2
Memory 16GB GDDR6
Memory Bandwidth 448GB/s
Storage 825GB Customized SSD
I/O Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
Optical Drive (Optional) 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive
Dimensions 390mm x 104mm x 260mm*
Weight 4.5kg*

* Dimensions and weight apply to standard PS5


Sony has made SSDs that can make data transfer speeds very fast. The advantages of this technology allow games to load data faster, and also create possibilities gameplay new from the developer, such as Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. A comparison that shows the difference between the PS5's I/O outputs and the rest.

Component PS5 Xbox Series X PS4
I/O Throughput 5.5GB/s (Raw)

8-9GB/s (Compressed)

2.4GB/s (Raw)

4.8 GB/s (Compressed)


In terms of storage capacity, the PS5 SSD is very unique, namely 825GB, you can also add this capacity by purchasing NVMe SSD drives. For more details, here is the link that we have summarized PS5 Compatible SSD Drives

Ray Tracing

Feature Ray tracing is a graphic technology designed to simulate how light and shadow would look like in the real world. Ray Tracing create and detect any light source, which can make photo-realistic scenes. It is the same technology as CGI films by major film companies like Universal Studio, Disney Pixar and others.

3D Audio

3D Audio, made using a technology specially created by Sony, namely Tempest Engine, which allows simulation of sound from multiple directions and can reach approximately 1000 different sound sources. This technology allows the console to provide a more natural sound, which allows the console to simulate sound more accurately from different directions depending on where your character is.

Not only that, with this feature will also allow all gameplay mechanics, there may be times when the playing area is dark, and you have to use your voice to navigate the character you are playing.


Supposedly, the PS5 can already be played without any problems. But it is undeniable that every machine will always have drawbacks. For example, some PS5 users are having problems PS5 DualSense controller won't charge in Rest Mode, and some have reported problems with download queue. With the spread of this problem, we summarize what are the possible problems that you will experience when you own a PS5.

PS5 Guide: Games

PS5 Guide Games Horizon Forbidden West

A console is useless if there are no games to play, and Sony is promoting the PS5 with the marketing slogan Play Without Limits. Some of the games that you will get from developers who are also from the Sony company, namely SIE (Sony Interactive Entertainment) Worldwide Studio such as:

  • Astro's Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon's Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – IDR 1,029,000 (SRP)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – IDR 729,000 (SRP)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – IDR 1,029,000 (SRP)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – IDR 879,000 (SRP)

You can also see a list of games that will be released on the PS5 console: PlayStation 5 Games to be Released in 2021

Backwards Compatibility

As mentioned above, the PS5 can play more than 1000 PS4 games since its release. For more information, you can see the articles we have summarized: PS5 Backwards Compatibility

PS5 Guide: DualSense

PS5 Guide DualSense Controller

DualSense is the name of the joystick next-gen from the PS5 console, and is the name character of the joysticks produced by Sony since the PS1 Dualshock. The shape is almost the same as the PS4 joystick design, the DualShock 4, but here there will be some very different features from its predecessor. Among the available buttons, there is haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and built-in microphone array. You can learn more in our articles: PS5 Controller: DualSense Features, Price, and Battery Life.

  • Haptic feedback functions the same as the motor vibrations found in the DualShock 4, but the sensation is very detailed, serves to make your playing sensation more challenging
  • Adaptive triggers enable button L2 and R2 to dynamically adjust the pressure as you press it.
  • Built-in microphone array contained in DualSense can be used to communicate when you play Online Multiplayer mode with other players without having to use a headset. You can also use an additional microphone/headset of your choice. But Sony made it a choice optional because it considers that communication in online multiplayer mode is very basic.

Create Button

DualSense Create Button is an evolution of the DualShock Share Button. Located to the left of the joystick, Sony states that “pioneering new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world, or just to enjoy for themselves” meaning, “to be a pioneer in new ways to create play content and share it with the whole world, or just for the enjoyment of individual players”

PS5 Guide: Accessories

PS5 Guide Accessories Sony has announced what accessories will be officially available which are scheduled to be released along with the release of the PS5. The choice of accessories itself consists of: Media Remote, HD Camera, DualSense Charging Station, and Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Kamu dapat melakukan pre-order bersamaan dengan pre-order konsol PS5.

Media Remote

Remote control yang ramping dan stylish, Media Remote PS5 dilengkapi dengan microphone untuk voice recognition. Terdapat 4 tombol di remote ini untuk layanan media, memberikan kamu quick access seperti, Disney+, Youtube, Netflix, and Spotify. Design dari Remote ini selaras dengan warna PS5 dan DualSense, membuat ini sebagai pilihan menarik untuk mengakses seluruh fitur multimedia yang terdapat di PS5.

HD Camera

Sebuat evolusi dari PlayStation Camera, PS5 HD Camera memberikan fitur lensa 1080p dan ditargetkan sebagai aksesoris wajib yang kamu miliki sebagai gaming streamers.

DualSense Charging Station

Dualsense Charging Station untuk mengisi daya dari controller DualSense kamu. Mengadopsi dari desain yang sama dengan controller PS5 itu sendiri membuat nya sangat eye catchy untuk kamu penggemar konsol buatan Sony. Dilengkapi dengan 2 USB-C port pada bagian bawah nya.

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset

Di Desain dengan kompatibilitas teknologi Tempest Engine-3D audio milik Sony, Pulse 3D Wireless Headset juga dilengkapi dengan fitur microphone noise cancelling demi kualitas terbaik selama berkomunikasi dengan pemain lain.

PS5 Guide: PSVR

PS5 Guide PSVR

PlayStation VR merupakan headset virtual reality yang dirilis Sony pada Oktober 2016 lalu. Dikenal sebagai PSVR, teknologi ini juga membuat kamu merasakan pengalaman bermain layaknya kamu sendiri ada didalam game tersebut. Dengan kualitas gambar 3D, seluruh dunia dalam game dari atas, bawah, samping, dan belakang. PSVR akan dapat digunakan di PS5, baik untuk game yang sedang di develop maupun game yang telah rilis di PS4.

Untuk dapat menggunakan PSVR di PS5, kamu tetap membutuhkan adaptor kamera spesial. Pelajari lebih lanjut di: How to Get a Free PS5 PlayStation Camera Adaptor for PSVR

PS5 Guide: UI

PS5 Guide Operating System

Sony telah memperkenalkan UI (User Interference) dari PS5, bersamaan dengan fitur apa saja yang terdapat didalamnya. Meski sistem operasi yang digunakan tidak jauh berbeda dengan PS4, namun didalam PS5 kamu akan diperkenalkan dengan fitur yang sangat berbeda. Dijalankan dalam resolusi 4k dan HDR, User Interference PS5 menunjukkan inovasi baru seperti, Control Center, Cards system, and Game Help. Sebagai tambahan, PlayStation Store telah terintegrasi dengan system level. Bukan merupakan aplikasi tersendiri lagi, akan membuat PlayStation Store dijalankan lebih cepat di PS5. Berikut penjelasan masing-masing fitur UI (User Interference) yang ada di PS5:

Control Center

Fitur tambahan yang paling signifikan dalam UI PlayStation 5 is Control Center. Untuk cara mengaksesnya, kamu dapat menekan tombol PlayStation pada controller DualSense kamu, menu ini digunakan untuk melihat seluruh opsi fitur yang tersedia di PS5. Menu ini memperlihatkan Cards, fitur achievement PS5. Sebagai contoh, bila kamu memainkan game seperti Sackboy: A Big Adventure, kamu dapat menggunakan fitur Cards untuk mengakses level tertentu atau melihat progres koleksi yang telah kamu dapatkan di dalam game tersebut. Dibawah fitur Cards, akan ada sebaris ikon fitur lainnya seperti, Home Screen, mengganti Game terakhir yang kamu mainkan, notifikasi, profile, Party, dan Settings. Bagian ini dapat kamu ubah sesuai dengan kebutuhan kamu di Control Center this.


Diakses melalui Control Panel, fitur Cards System merupakan fitur terbaru dari console buatan Sony, yang dapat kamu gunakan untuk di dalam game dengan cara yang unik. Tekan tombol PS pada controller DualSense untuk membuka Control Center, pilih Cards dan berikut fitur yang tersedia di menu ini:

  • Official news: Kamu dapat melihat update dan news dari game tersebut.
  • Activities: Apabila kamu ingin memainkan level, misi, atau mode yang tersedia di dalam game, dapat langsung kamu akses melalui Cars. Fitur ini disebut Activities, dan dengan menggunakan fitur ini, kamu dapat langsung pindah ke mode game yang kamu pilih. Activity Cards juga dapat merekam berapa lama misi yang kamu mainkan.
  • Game Help: Beberapa game PS5 seperti Sackboy: A Big Adventure, memiliki fitur Game Help. Fitur ini digunakan oleh developer game untuk menyediakan official guides dan video untuk membantu kamu menemukan kolektibel items didalam game tersebut. Namun tidak semua game menyediakan fitur ini demi mencegah adanya Spoiler. Game Help adalah salah satu fitur PS Plus.
  • Recent screenshots or Video Clips: Cards juga memberikan kamu akses cepat untuk melihat gambar yang telah kamu screenshot atau video yang kamu rekam, tanpa harus membuka navigasi media gallery. Dan kamu langung mengupload gambar/video ini ke channel sosial media yang kamu miliki.
  • Parties and multiplayer: Bila kamu ada didalam Party bersama teman-teman kamu di PS5, Cards dapat memberikan akses langsung untuk fitur ini. Dan juga, apabila teman kamu bermain dalam 1 grup, kamu dapat lagsung masuk kedalam game bersama teman kamu dengan mudah.
  • Trophies: Cards juga dapat memperlihatkan Trophies yang sedang kamu kerjakan. Fitur ini dapat menunjukan sampai dimana progress yang telah kamu lalui.

Home Screen

PS5 Home Screen adalah halaman utama yang akan kamu lihat diawal boot saat kamu menyalakan PS5. Terlihat sama seperti halaman utama PS4, dengan beberapa ikon dari game dan aplikasi yang terakhir kamu buka atau mainkan.

In section Explore, tempat dimana publisher dan developer membagikan update baru untuk game yang telah kamu beli. Fitur ini pertama dirilis hanya di US dan negara lain akan dapat mengakses nya dalam waktu dekat

PlayStation Store

Dapat diakses melalui halaman utama, PlayStation Store PS5 ini dibuat lebih menarik di PS4. Tidak seperti PS4 dimana PlayStation Store adalah aplikasi lain, PS Store telah terintegrasi di dalam menu utama PS5

Firmware Updates

Setelah PS5 dirilis, kamu akan menemukan seluruh rekaman PS5 firmware updates. Bookmark halaman ini atau periksa kembali untuk info selanjutnya.

Version Date Overview
20.02-02.25.00 17th November, 2020 Improves system performance
20.02-02.26.00 25th November, 2020 Improves system performance

PS5 Guide: Apps

PS5 Guide Apps

PS5 merupakan game console pertama yang menyediakan berbagai macam multimedia apps. Tidak hanya bermain game, kamu juga dapat menemukan seluruh PS5 apps yang dapat kamu lihat melalui link ini. Beberapa contoh aplikasi yang ada seperti: Netflix, Apple TV, and Disney+ dapat kamu akses melalui tampilan berbeda pada halaman Home PS5 kamu.

Kami telah menyimpulkan seluruh fitur dan apa saja yang terdapat didalam PS5. Jangan lupa untuk bookmark halaman ini dan tunggu update selanjutnya tentang next-gen console milik Sony. Dan apabila kamu memiliki pertanyaan, saran atau tips lainnya dapat kamu isi pada kolom komen dibawah. Happy gaming VCGamers!


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