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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Price and Release Date

PlayStation 5 price and release date
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Sony revealed pricing and release date information for the PlayStation 5 during an online broadcast. It will cost $399.99 for the digital edition and $499.99 for the version with a disc drive. It will release on November 12 in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, followed by the rest of the globe on November 19.

During the stream, Sony also showed footage and trailers from Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War, Demon's Souls, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition and Final Fantasy XVI, among others.

PlayStation 5 price and release date

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Sony also revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of PlayStation 4 games that will be available for immediate download and play on PS5.

Microsoft will release two consoles, the $299 Xbox Series S and $499 Xbox Series X, on November 10. Sony's PS5 is more aligned with the latter, which aims at 4K gaming, while the Series S is aiming for 1440p.

Sony also announced on Twitter that pre-orders will begin at some retailers are early as Thursday, September 17.

  • EridanusSV
    This or 3000 GPU? hmmm
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  • hotaru.hino
    The digital version seems to put the Xbox Series S in a snag. Though I'm sure people will still buy it if they were coming off a Xbox One S and were looking to upgrade.
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  • Ivan Tuzikov
    "Sony also revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of PlayStation 4 games that will be available for immediate download and play on PS5. " How much does this collection/subscription costs??? I'am going to buy PS5 to play mainly PS4 games during the first year of the PS5 life. So deal details would be very interesting.
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  • nightsc
    Ivan Tuzikov said:
    "Sony also revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a library of PlayStation 4 games that will be available for immediate download and play on PS5. " How much does this collection/subscription costs??? I'am going to buy PS5 to play mainly PS4 games during the first year of the PS5 life. So deal details would be very interesting.
    Those games come along with the PS+ service, think it as a PS5 bonus.
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  • EricLane
    Gotta say, I want a PS5 for the upgrades to some PS4 games and PSVR but the only game I have interest in is RE 8 in VR. Kinda bummed out. All the hype for this and then no next gen games of interest. I am still waiting for more info on upgrading the small storage capacity, what the PSVR enhancement will entail, UI reveal. Kinda wish they showed this stuff before pre-orders were made available.
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  • jasonf2
    And so it begins. Both Xbox and PlayStation coming out of the gate at the same price. Xbox having a minor on paper performance lead, Sony pushing exclusives and a hard drive. The fanboy fights will be fantastic, along with the customer reviews on best buy for the consoles 2 months before release from people who have never seen the consoles. Subscription prices have doubled, games have gone up 20 bucks and the PC graphics card industry has pulled solidly ahead again. I am looking forward to freezing my rear off waiting for the midnight release of my chosen one. All is good and normal in the land of consoles.
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  • Mandark
    Why not get both?
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  • neojack
    As always, consoles are "inexpensive" but then you have to subscribe to paid services, pay expensive games etc.

    where on PC we have the steam sales , humble Bundle , GoG feeding us with a nice quantity of inexpensive games. (downward cheap if you bother buying the AAA's from 2 years+ ago)
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  • Chung Leong
    hotaru.hino said:
    The digital version seems to put the Xbox Series S in a snag. Though I'm sure people will still buy it if they were coming off a Xbox One S and were looking to upgrade.

    Microsoft will probably have to throw in 6 months of Game Pass to make the Series S attractive to first-time buyers.
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  • cknobman
    jasonf2 said:
    And so it begins. Both Xbox and PlayStation coming out of the gate at the same price. Xbox having a minor on paper performance lead, Sony pushing exclusives and a hard drive. The fanboy fights will be fantastic, along with the customer reviews on best buy for the consoles 2 months before release from people who have never seen the consoles. Subscription prices have doubled, games have gone up 20 bucks and the PC graphics card industry has pulled solidly ahead again. I am looking forward to freezing my rear off waiting for the midnight release of my chosen one. All is good and normal in the land of consoles.

    A 2TFLOP performance difference is not "minor".
    The PS5 will struggle to maintain good framerates at full 4K and will resort to some sort of scaling/checkerboarding etc....
    Lets not forget all of Sony's claimed performance is max not sustained. Unlike Xbox with locked locks the Sony will be variable depending on thermal headroom and load.
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