PS5 Pre-Orders Are Up, Launching On November 12 For $499
Sony has announced the launch date and pricing for the PS5. The console is confirmed to launch on November 12 and will come with two different versions.
After Microsoft confirmed the price for their Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Sony has followed it up and shared price and details for their console as well. The launch lineup for the PS5 is also confirmed and some of the games included in the launch lineup will also release for the PS4, as per Sony.
The digital edition of the PlayStation 5 will cost $399 while the disc edition will be expensive at $499. Both consoles will be released on November 12 in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. For the rest of the world, the launch is planned for November 19.
Where To Pre-Order PS5?
At the moment, the high demand has led to most stores reporting the console as out of stock. Expect for the situation to improve in the lead up to the launch of the PS5.
What Are PS5 Launch Games?
- Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
- Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/CAD$89.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/CAD$89.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/CAD$64.99/¥5,900/€59.99 (RRP)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/CAD$89.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
- Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/CAD$79.99/¥6,900/€69.99 (RRP)
These are the confined first-party games that will launch alongside the PS5 on November 12. In addition to these, the upcoming announced games include Final Fantasy XVI, Horizon Forbidden West, God of War sequel, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, and more All of these are planned to launch with the first year for the PlayStation 5.
Sony has also shared the details on the pricing for the accessories that will launch alongside the PlayStation 5.
- 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 to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments 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 – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/CAD$39.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
Lastly, here’s a look at the PS5 hardware specifications.
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
|GPU||AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
|System Memory||GDDR6 16GB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
|Optical Drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV|
|PS5 Game Disc||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Out||HDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
|Audio||“Tempest” 3D AudioTech|
|Dimensions||PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)|
|Weight||PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg|
|Power||PS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W|
|Input/Output||USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
|Networking||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1|