During their latest PS5 showcase, Sony has officially a release date and price for their upcoming PlayStation 5 console, as well as some more games.
Back in June, Sony announced that the PS5 will come in two variants, the standard version and the PlayStation Digital version.
The box itself is quite a departure from past PlayStation consoles, which had a more boxy/squarish design. The PS5’s design is much more rounded and uses the same black/white/blue colour scheme found on the new DualSense controller.
The PlayStation 5 uses a custom CPU based on AMD’s Ryzen line and a GPU using their Navi lineup.
The upcoming console will feature a next-gen solid-state drive (SSD), can read 100GB Blu-ray discs and the console can be used as a 4K Blu-ray player. There will also be support for ray-tracing and 8K video output.
The standard PS5 will cost $629 CAD ($499 USD) and the digital version will retail for $499 CAD ($399 USD).
In addition to the console, Sony has announced pricing for some of its PS5 accessories, which will launch alongside the console in November.
- DualSense Controller – $89.99 CAD
- DualSense Charging Station – $39.99 CAD
- HD Camera – $79.99 CAD
- Pulse 3D Wireless Headset – $129.99 CAD
- Media Remote – $39.99 CAD
The PS5 will be launching on November 12th (just two days after the Xbox Series X & S) in Canada, the US, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
A week later on November 19th, the PS5 will be launching in the rest of the world. The console will be coming to China at a later date.
Pre-orders for the PS5 officially start tomorrow (September 17th) at select retailers.
But some retailers have already launched pre-orders including
- Best Buy Canada
- EB Games
- Walmart Canada
Now that we know when the PS5 is launching, let’s talk about some games coming at launch.
Sony will be offering something called the PlayStation Plus Collection, which features a curated library of PS4 titles like Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and more.
The PlayStation Plus Collection will be available for those who subscribe to PlayStation Plus.
For first-party titles from SIE Worldwide Studios, we have:
Astro’s Playroom, which will be pre-installed on the PS5.
Destruction All Stars
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be available standalone for $64.99 CAD ($49 USD) or in an Ultimate Edition for $89.99 CAD ($69 USD).
The Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition is a bundle of the standalone expansion and a remastered version of Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS5.
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales will also be available on PS4.
Sackboy A Big Adventure
Sony also teased a new God of War title from their Santa Monica Studio coming in 2021. No other details were announced for the upcoming game
Source: PlayStation Blog
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