Sony has officially announced the PlayStation 5’s price and release date during last night’s PlayStation 5 showcase. After several months of painfully waiting, fans now know when they will begin playing the PlayStation 4’s successor.
Hoping there are no more delays, both versions of the PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12 in select regions and November 19 in the “rest of the world.” The standard edition will cost $499 while the Digital Edition is priced at $399. This announcement ended rumors about how expensive Sony’s next-gen console will be and whether it would match the prices of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Sony has already announced several big PlayStation 5 exclusive games such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales as a launch title and other games releasing in 2021 including Ratchet & Clank and the most awaited sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn – Horizon Forbidden West.
The company also got a number of deals from third-party developers to make their future games a PlayStation 5 exclusive upon release such as Bethesda’s Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop.
Fans who follow the gaming industry closely have been preparing for a higher than usual price ever since the PlayStation 5’s specs were revealed to the public.