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PlayStation 5 with 8K graphics set for Christmas 2020 release

Faster-loading memory and new controller also coming

A gamer plays on a Playstation VR with virtual reality goggles at the digital games fair Gamescom in Germany on Aug. 21.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Sony's next-generation video game device, the PlayStation 5, will go on sale during the 2020 year-end holiday season, and it will be compatible with ultrahigh-definition 8K displays, the developer said Tuesday.

Games for PlayStation 4 will work with the new device, as will the PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, Sony Interactive Entertainment said in a blog post. A new controller is planned as well, according to the post.

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