September 16 saw the Sony Computer Company unveil the PS5s release date & cost. Their announcement followed after Microsoft released details regarding the Xbox Series X. Overall, the response awarded to Sony over Microsoft has been exponential. Gamers have ample excitement for upcoming exclusives with the PS5, which include “God of War: Ragnarök” and “Spider-Man: Miles Morales”.
Pricing for the PlayStation5 was detailed, with two iterations of the console being released on its launch date. There’ll be the PlayStation 5, and PS5 Digital Edition. There’ll be a cost difference of $100.00 when selecting the standard model. That’s because the PlayStation5 maintains a Disc Drive, with the Digital Edition being download only.
Release dates for the Sony’s PS5 alternate depending on the jurisdiction selected. Sony promised an international release for all jurisdictions by November 19, and enabled consumers to pre-order their PS5 on September 17. All available models for sale under the pre-order system were sold out in ten minutes. Sony hasn’t seen pre-order purchasing rates on this scale before, a welcome change for the long-time video game manufacturers.
All confirmed games for the PS5 are listed below.
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Gran Turismo Seven
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- God of War: Ragnarök
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Demon Souls
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
The system will debut in the U.S, Japan, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea on November 12, and the rest of the world on November 19. Pre-orders begin on September 17 at select retailers.
PS5 Cost & Launch
Consumers wanting to purchase the PlayStation5 on its launch date will payout substantial funds. PS5s are listed at $499.00 to $399.00 in the United States, with comparable prices in the United Kingdom/Europe under the Euro/Pound. Outside of these jurisdictions, the currency exchanges start to take effect. Canada is located beside the United States but will payout $630.00 to $700.00 for the PlayStation5. It’s a cost that most cannot sustain in the COVID-19 Era and will see Sony drastically fail in these higher-valued regions.
Regardless, both models of the PlayStation5 are releasing on November 12 in the United Kingdom & United States. Most other territories won’t have access to the PS5 until November 19.