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PlayStation 5 whups the PlayStation 4 Pro in Spider-Man loading times video

The PS5 is clearly much quicker than the PS4 Pro. (Image source: Twitter/Takashi Mochizuki)
The PS5 is clearly much quicker than the PS4 Pro. (Image source: Twitter/Takashi Mochizuki)
Sony has finally shown the PlayStation 5 in action, although unfortunately you don’t get a glimpse of the console itself. A short video clip shared by Wall Street Journal writer Takashi Mochizuki shows the loading times for Marvel’s Spider-Man on both the PlayStation 4 Pro and the next-generation console. The difference is astonishing.

Sony has been showing off the PlayStation 5’s impressive hardware in easily comprehensible visual terms that are highlighted in a clip shared on Twitter by WSJ author Takashi Mochizuki. The next-generation console basically had a race-off against the PlayStation 4 Pro based on loading times for the Marvel's Spider-Man game. It seems the PS5’s vaunted components will make gamers very happy indeed.

While the PS4 Pro saunters along at a reasonable loading rate of 8.10 seconds for preparing Spider-Man for play, the PS5 (labeled as “Next Generation (under development)" in the video) is sitting waiting for its next instructions after loading up the game in just 0.83 seconds. It’s a great way to show how fast the SSD is in Sony’s upcoming console.

The next comparison shows the PS4 Pro doing a fine a job at rendering the city street scenes in a manner that would satisfy even the most demanding of gamers. However, the PS5 yet again makes its predecessor look like a relic from another age as it throws up the graphics in double-quick time in a seamless and smooth process.

Sony has mentioned a new CPU and GPU for the PS5, an SSD, backwards compatibility (believed to be to the PS4), ray-tracing ability, 8K potential, disc support, and 3D Audio. As an official report (PDF) from Sony points out, what is currently missing information about the next-generation console is its launch date, price, games, user experience, and country rollout plans.

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Next Gen console information. (Image source: Sony)
Next Gen console information. (Image source: Sony)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2019-05-21 (Update: 2019-05-21)