PlayStation 5 price, release date revealed
Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Here’s when you can play PS5, how much it’ll cost and all the other details from Wednesday’s PlayStation 5 Showcase
The company held a livestream Wednesday to showcase the PS5 and some of its forthcoming games.
At the end of the showcase, the video panned to a shot of the two versions of the new console as the prices showed up next to them.
The PlayStation 5 will launch at $499 and the all-digital version will be priced at $399.
The following screen shown revealed that the PlayStation 5 release date in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea will be Nov. 12, 2020. That’s just two days after the release date of the Xbox Series X, which launches on Nov. 10. The PlayStation 5 will release to the rest of the world on Nov. 19, 2020.
After the price and release date were announced, Sony followed it up with one last game reveal with that being a teaser for a sequel to the 2018 God of War reboot.
Earlier in the livestream, Sony highlighted several upcoming games, some of them known and others being shown for the first time. Here’s a list of what was shown.
All the PlayStation 5 Showcase announcements
Final Fantasy XVI – PS5 console exclusive
Spider-Man: Miles Morales – new gameplay of an epic bridge rescue was shown. The game is coming holiday 2020.
Hogwarts Legacy – open world Harry Potter game coming 2021
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – new info. and gameplay from the campaign shown; PlayStation community can play alpha multiplayer starting this Friday on PS4
Resident Evil Village – coming 2021 – new teaser shown
Deathloop – gameplay shown, coming quarter 2 of 2021 as PS5 console exclusive
Demon’s Souls (remastered) – new gameplay shown, will launch with PS5
Fortnite – available at launch for PS5
PlayStation Plus Collection announced
In addition, Sony announced a new perk for PlayStation Plus subscribers called PlayStation Plus Collection. It’s a service similar to Xbox’s Game Pass and includes select PS4 games that can be downloaded and played on PS5.
The service will be available at launch with the console, so players will have a large library of games to play on day one.
PlayStation 5 accessories
Sony also unveiled prices for the line of PS5 accessories also launching in November. Here they are, slightly modified from the PlayStation Blog.
DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99
PULSE 3D wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99
HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99
Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99
DualSense Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99
First-party PlayStation 5 launch games
The launch lineup of Sony first-party games are as follows, slightly modified from the PlayStation Blog.
Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99
Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99
Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99
It’s important to note that with the list of prices for the PS5 launch titles, Sony has confirmed it will price some of its next-generation games $10 higher than the current generation’s game at $69.99. The price range for the games is $49.99 – $69.99, so it appears budget titles will now be $10 higher as well.
Sony announced via Twitter that pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 will begin Thursday, September 17 but some retailers are already offering the system for purchase.
You can watch a replay of today’s event in the video below via PlayStation’s YouTube channel.