Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) on Thursday announced November 12 as the launch date for its highly anticipated next-generation videogame system, PlayStation 5, which will be priced $399.99 or ¥39,980. SIE also revealed new updates to the PS5 game portfolio, including Final Fantasy XVI, Fortnite, Hogwarts Legacy, and a new God of War title.
On November 12, PS5 will be launched in seven key markets — the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The global rollout, including India, will be on November 19, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.
The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99. Pre-orders will be available starting Thursday, Sept. 17 at select retailers, said Sony in a statement.
4K high-fidelity graphics
Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, besides the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. Both PS5 models offer a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, enabling players the same transformative gameplay experience regardless of which PS5 they choose, said Sony.
“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
“Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can’t wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November.”
New Games on PS5
In addition, Sony has also unveiled several new games coming to PS5, including:
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
- Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
- Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
- A new God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)
With titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls, exclusive titles from SIE Worldwide Studios will be priced at launch from US$49.99 to US$69.99 (RRP) on PS5. However, to support the PlayStation4 community as they transition to the next generation when they’re ready, SIE will launch PS4 versions of a few exclusive titles:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales,
Sackboy A Big Adventure, and
Horizon Forbidden West.
While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive.
In addition, Sony has revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a curated lineup of PS4 games that defined the generation, which will be available to PS Plus members to download and play on PS5. The PS Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 among others.