PS5 Release Date and Price Finally Confirmed By Sony
After a long wait, Sony has officially confirmed when the PS5 will be launching, along with its final price for both versions of the system.
With the next-gen consoles on the horizon this holiday season, the anticipation behind the PS5 and Xbox Series X has only grown as consumers have been waiting for two of the most important pieces of info on the systems: their price and release date. Microsoft finally showed their hand last week with the announcement that the Xbox Series X and Series S will debut on November 10, leaving many to wonder when Sony would share when the PS5 will debut. Thankfully, Sony has finally answered and given us the exact timing and price range for both models of the PS5 this holiday season.
During its PlayStation 5 Showcase today, Sony finally detailed the release date and price for the PS5 at the end of the show. As announced by Sony, the PS5 will launch on November 12, 2020 in select regions (US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea), followed by November 19 worldwide, with the Digital Edition of the system retailing for $399, and the standard version of the system with a disc drive coming in at $499. Sony however noted that the launch date for the console in China will be announced at a later date.
The November release for the PS5 has been widely expected for some time, and puts Sony’s next-gen console directly in competition with Microsoft’s upcoming hardware before Black Friday. Traditionally this has been the optimal time for new consoles to release in order to capitalize on holiday sales. However, with the ongoing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it was unclear if the pandemic would have any effects on Sony or Microsoft’s strategies with releasing their next-gen hardware. Specifically, up until now, Microsoft and Sony were locked in a stalemate of when to announce their price and release, before Microsoft finally budged after leaks revealed the expected release date and price of both the Series X and the Series S, a smaller, more affordable next-gen entry for consumers.
With around two months left until the system releases, Sony will likely have more to share on the PS5 ahead of its holiday launch. However, the release date and price have been among the most important details that we’ve been waiting to hear on. Thankfully, we now know the exact prices that both versions of the PS5 will launch at, and won’t have to wait too much longer for it.
The PS5 will officially launch on November 12, 2020; stay tuned for more information on the system here at DualShockers as news develops, including how to pre-order the console.