At long last, Sony has come clean with the most-fussed-over questions possibly in 2020: when will the PlayStation 5 launch and how much will it cost?
At the PS5 Showcase earlier this week, Sony confirmed that its latest console will arrive on store shelves on 12 November 2020 for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, while it will launch on 19 November for the rest of the world. The standard PS5 will retail for US$499.99, while the Digital Edition will go for US$399.99.
Since its official unveiling in June, expectations for the PS5 have never been higher. This is especially so with the sheer volume of first-party AAA titles that will come with it at various points after the console’s launch, including Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Demon’s Souls, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and God of War: Ragnarok, and third-party titles such as Resident Evil Village, Final Fantasy XVI, and Hogwarts Legacy. Now the question is when exactly these titles will release so we can relish every single pixel of them on the PS5.
Also launching this November are a slate of new PS5 accessories:
- DualSense Wireless Controller – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99
- PULSE 3D wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99
- HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99
- Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99
- DualSense Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99
The release date of the PlayStation 5 comes just a few days after the 10 November launch of the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S.
Marion has a serious RPG addiction. Sometimes it bleeds into real life; he forgets to sleep because he thinks he has a Witcher’s body clock. Forgive him in advance if he suddenly blurts out terms such as “Mind Flayer” and “Magic Missile”, because never once does he stop thinking about his next Dungeons & Dragons game.