Gamers can now breathe a sigh of relief as Sony has officially revealed the pricing and release date for the PlayStation 5 and its discless counterpart.
As revealed during Sony’s State of Play live showcase on September 16, the PlayStation 5 will retail for $499.99, while the discless model will have an RRP of $399.99. Both consoles will be releasing November 19 2020 for most of the world, though November 12 is the release date for US, Japan and more.
It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the price and release date of the PS5 consoles. Xbox was the first to show its hand, much to the delight of many gamers. Along with the price and release date of the Xbox Series X came the price and release date of another console too: the Xbox Series S. You can see the difference in specs of the two consoles by clicking here.
To compare Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen offerings, both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are due to launch 10 November 2020. The Series X will retail for $499 USD, or £449 GBP. The Series S will retail for $299 USD, or £249 GBP.
We already know a number of the games coming in the first year or two of the next Sony console, but rumour says Sony is still holding back when it comes to its bigger reveals. So far, titles including Horizon Forbidden West and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – as well as a new Ratchet and Clank game – have been confirmed to be headed straight to PS5.
In case you missed it, the official Sony PlayStation 5 specs are as follows (note, this is for the main PS5 and not the discless version):
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU Architecture||Custom RDNA 2|
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB SSD|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
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