Sony has finally announced the pricing and availability for the PlayStation 5 during its latest PS 5 Showcase event .
If you’ve been following the leaks and rumours round the PlayStation 5’s expected pricing, you’ll already know what’s coming next because the rumours were right.
The PlayStation 5 is priced starting at $499. That’s the worth for the quality PS 5. The digital edition is slightly cheaper at $399. Obviously, at that price, the PlayStation 5 won’t really compete against the Xbox Series S which is priced at $299.
However, it’s important to stay in mind that the Xbox Series S isn’t a flagship next-gen console. It’s getting to be considerably less powerful than the Xbox Series X. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition on the opposite hand, has all the facility of the PlayStation 5, but without a disc reader.
Anyway, Sony also announced the launch dates for the consoles. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will launch on November 12, at some point before the Xbox Series X|S, in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea . However, the rest of the world won’t need to wait too long, with a launch set for November 19.
Also a slate of new accessories price revealed:
- DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone): US$69.99/CAD$89.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
- PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise cancelling microphones: US$99.99/CAD$129.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
- HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers: US$59.99/CAD$79.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
- Media Remote –to navigate movies and streaming services with ease: US$29.99/CAD$39.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
- DualSense™ Charging Station: US$29.99/CAD$39.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)