PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12 and will be priced at $749.95
The highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 next level gaming console will be launched on November 12 and will be priced at $749.95 alongside the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition for $599.95.
Sony made its announcement overnight and confirmed the release date after only specifying the release window as Holidays 2020 for months.
The launch date announcement from Sony comes a week after the Xbox Series X and Series X launch dates and pricing were confirmed.
PlayStation 5 will be the same $749 price as the Xbox Series X and will be released on November 12 – two days after the Xbox Series X.
PlayStation 5 will be available in Australia, US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12. The rest of the world has to wait until November 19.
The PlayStation 5 harnesses the power of a custom CPU (central processing unit), GPU (graphics processng unit) and SSD (solid state drive) with Integrated I/O (input/output) for faster loading.
Users will be able to maximize their gaming sessions with near instant load times for installed PS5 games.
The new PS5 console’s system has been optimised to allow creators to access data from the onboard SSD so quickly they can design games in ways never before possible.
Players will be able to immerse themselves even further into these digital worlds with a new level of realism thanks to a technology called ray tracing with simulates each ray of light individually to create true-to-life shadows and reflections in supported PS5 games.
The PlayStation 5 includes a 4K player for games and movies and supports up to 120fps with 120Hz output for smooth and fluid high frame rate gameplay.
PlayStation 5 also supports HDR (high dynamic range) so if you have a 4K TV and a supported PS5 game you’ll see vibrant and lifelike range of colours.
And if you plan on upgrading to an 8K TV, the PlayStation 5 has got your back with support for 8K output to enjoy your games on your 4320p resolution display.
The PS5 Dual Sense Wireless Touch controller has also been redesigned with new adaptive triggers that allow users to feel the tension of their actions like drawing a bow to shoot an arrow.
Sony wants players to feel like this controller is an extension of themselves.
Play a back catalogue of PS4 games on your PS5 console
Enjoy faster and smoother frame rates in select PS4 and PS VR games.
Upgrade PS4 games to digital PS5 games
The PS5 console gives game publishers the ability to let players upgrade their disc and digital PS4 games to digital PS5 games.
PlayStation VR integration
Connect your PlayStation VR to your PS5 console to enjoy supported PS VR games. To set up your PS VR with your PS5 console, you’ll need your PlayStation Camera for PS4 and a PlayStation Camera adaptor (no purchase necessary). More details on how to claim an adaptor will be shared on PlayStation.com when available.
PS5 Digital Edition
PS5 Digital Edition is an all-digital version of the PS5 console with no disc drive. Sign into your account for PlayStation Network and go to PlayStation Store to buy and download games.
On the game side here’s what we will see at launch:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Experience the rise of Miles Morales as the new hero masters incredible, explosive new powers to become his own Spider-Man.
Horizon Forbidden West
Join Aloy as she braves the Forbidden West — a majestic but dangerous frontier that conceals mysterious new threats.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Blast your way through an interdimensional adventure with Ratchet and Clank.
Gran Turismo 7
Gran Turismo 7 builds on 22 years of experience to bring you the best features from the history of the franchise.
Break the cycle of chaos on an always-changing alien planet in this third-person roguelike shooter.
Sackboy A Big Adventure
Take Sackboy on an epic 3D platforming adventure with your friends.
Take part in the eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins.
Hunt for loot and don legendary armour sets in a new looter-slasher for PlayStation 5.
With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything is Game.
EA Sports FIFA 21
Whether it’s on the streets or in the stadium, FIFA 21 has more ways to play than ever before – including the UEFA Champions League and CONMEBOL Libertadores.