Sony announces PlayStation 5 launch pricing and release date

Sony announces PlayStation 5 launch pricing and release date

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  • Sony will release the PlayStation 5 on November 12 starting at a price of $399.
  • It also previewed a slew of games, including Final Fantasy XVI.

After months of playing a game of chicken with Microsoft, Sony has committed to a release date and price for the PlayStation 5 during its latest showcase stream. The company’s next-generation video game console will arrive on November 12 in several countries (November 19 in others) starting at $399 for the Digital Edition, and $499 for the ‘full’ PS5 with a Blu-ray disc drive.

The system will have several high-profile games arriving at or near launch, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, and an upgraded version of Fortnite.

PlayStation Plus subscribers who buy the PS5 will also get a collection of some of the PS4’s defining games, including God of War, Uncharted 4, and The Last of Us: Remastered.

The showcase also provided premieres for multiple games, including brand new titles as well as PS5 updates to existing titles.

The high-end model’s pricing puts the PlayStation 5 on par with the Xbox Series X, and might leave gamers with a tough choice when the two consoles are released this fall. However, the lower-end versions are more complicated. While the disc-free PS5 costs $100 more than the Xbox Series S, it also delivers the same performance as its more expensive counterpart. The budget Xbox is a cut-down system — you’ll have to decide whether it’s worth the extra money to get that enhanced experience.


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