Finally, Sony has unveiled the pricing and availability details of its upcoming PS5 right after the launch of the Microsoft Xbox Series S and X consoles last week. It’s based on the latest AMD hardware that promises strong gaming performance over last-gen and as per rumors, the pricing of the PS5 is exactly the same – starts at $399.
So, the all-digital Sony PS5 model will cost $399 while the normal PS5 model with a UHD blu-ray drive will cost $499. The pricing in other currencies is €499.99, £449.99, and ¥49,980 for the standard Sony PS5 while €399.99, £359.99, and ¥39,980 for the PS5 Digital Edition.
This means the Sony PS5 Standard Edition will go head-to-head with the Xbox Series X that will also cost $499. While its Digital Edition costing $399 will be luring ones who want the Xbox Series S which costs only $299.
Sony has also announced the other accessories that can be bought for the upcoming PS5:
- 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-canceling 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)
When the availability comes into play, both the Sony PS5 consoles will be launching on November 12 in certain countries like the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. While for the global availability one has to wait until November 19 including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia, and South Africa. The pre-orders will be starting as early as today via select retailers.
PlayStation 5 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|
The Sony PS5 is a huge improvement from last-gen promising breathtaking, next-gen gaming experiences. Both of the PS5 models use the same custom AMD processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals, including 4K graphics and ray-tracing support, as well as the same ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading.
A lot of games will be released for PS5 as well including Astro’s Playroom, Demon’s Souls, Destruction All Stars, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Sackboy A Big Adventure on Day One. Other big titles like Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Final Fantasy XVI, and Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition will also be making their way on the next-gen consoles.
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