After a dry spell of news, Sony suddenly announced both the retail price and release date for the PS5, their upcoming home console.
The announcement came on Wednesday, on the heels of Microsoft’s revelation that their XBOX Series X and S consoles, which will be priced at $499 and $299, will be available for purchase starting November 10th.
Here’s what we know about Sony’s PS5:
PS5 Price and Release Date
There are two editions of the PS5, the “regular” edition and the “digital” edition. The regular edition will be more traditional and contain a disc drive for physical games, while the digital edition will not have a disc drive and can only play digitally downloaded or steamed games.
The regular edition of the PS5 will cost $499.99. The digital edition will retail at the lower price point of $399.99.
Both editions will go on sale on November 12th in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. They will then become available in all other international markets on November 19th.
PS5 Launch Titles
The PS5 will launch with the following exclusive titles:
- Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
- Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – $69.99
- Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – $69.99
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – $49.99
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition – $69.99
- Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – $59.99
Other popular titles such as Fortnite or the highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 (which is slated for a November 19th release date) will be available across multiple platforms, including the PS5.
How To Pre-Order
The PS5 is already available for pre-order at major retailers from GameStop to Walmart and Target.
Sony CEO Jim Ryan also assured players that more PS5 units will be available at launch than PS4s during its 2013 launch.