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Sony Announces PlayStation 5 Release Dates And Prices

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Sony hosted a new digital showcase event for the PlayStation 5, on Thursday, September 17, Manila time, where it finally revealed what many have long been waiting for: the next-generation console’s release date and price.

The base PS5 model starts at $499 while the Digital Edition starts at $399. It’s releasing on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 for the rest of the world. The key difference between the models is the Digital Edition will not have a disc drive.

The PS5’s rival, the Xbox Series X, will debut on November 10 for $499. A less powerful variant, the Xbox Series S, will retail for $299 on the same day.

In a blog post, Sony also showed the recommended retail price for PS5 accessories:

  • DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – 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 gameplay – US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99
  • Media Remote to navigate movies and streaming services –US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99
  • DualSense Charging Station to charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers – US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99

In the same post, Sony confirmed first-party launch day games, also confirming gamer fears that some full-priced next-generation titles will be $70, up from $60:

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99
  • Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99
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The 40-minute presentation also featured new looks and updates at games coming to the console.


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