Is the PS5 Dual Voltage? Can I use PS5 in another country? With Sony’s new home console blown wide open in terms of a release date, price and technical specifications, a lot of folk are starting to question whether or not the PS5 will support dual voltage – something which previous Sony hardware has of course offered.
Is PS5 Dual Voltage?
For those who are out of the loop, dual voltage means the device is capable of accepting both the 110-120V and 220-240V connections. This is a massive deal for importers, as it means you won’t have to worry about grabbing a step-down convertor, which is required for older consoles when importing them.
The US and UK and Europe have different electrical systems, which means that unless they support dual voltage, you won’t be able to play them out of the box. For example, I own a US GameCube, and to play it here in the UK, I had to invest in a step-down convertor to accept the connection, which then plugs into the mains socket.
The PS3 and PS4 were both dual voltage, and while Sony hasn’t explicitly come out and said that this is the case for PS5, this NCC image seems to confirm that PS5 is dual voltage. Furthermore, it would make sense, seeing as how it would work out cheaper for Sony in the long run, and dual voltage has been standard in many devices for some time now.
If you are importing a PS5 from the US to the UK, then this means that you should be able to play it without having to invest in a convertor. This bodes well for those of you who want to get in extra early, as the console comes out in the US a full week before the UK and Europe.