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Sony's PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 with a standard edition priced at $500 and a digital edition with no disc drive priced at $400. Preorders have been appearing at various retailers, but inventory is limited.
Sony confirmed the new console's price during a September showcase event that also included gameplay trailers for upcoming titles like "Spider-Man: Miles Morales," "Final Fantasy XVI," and "Resident Evil: Village." Other confirmed PlayStation 5 titles include "Gran Turismo 7" and "Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart."
The PlayStation 5 will be available first in North America, Japan, Mexico, Austrailia, New Zealand, and South Korea, followed by a worldwide launch on November 19.
The PlayStation 5 will compete with two new Xbox consoles for the affection of gamers throughout the 2020 holiday season. Microsoft confirmed that the $299 Xbox Series S and $499 Xbox Series X will be available on November 10, just two days before the PlayStation 5.
The PlayStation 4 is the most popular video-game console of its generation, having sold more than 100 million units worldwide since November 2013. While new PlayStation and Xbox consoles are just a few months away, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles are selling out amid the coronavirus pandemic and shelter-in-place orders.
Preorders for the PlayStation 5 continue to pop up at Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and other major retailers. GameStop said more standard PS5 consoles will be available to customers who preorder in person on September 25, though stock is still limited. We'll continue to update this post as preorders become available at other stores.
Updated on 9/25/2020 by Kevin Webb: Updated preorder details.
The PlayStation 5 will be released on November 12 in two different models — one that has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive and a "digital edition" with no disc drive at all. The standard model is priced at $500, and the digital edition is priced at $400. While the digital edition is $100 cheaper, you might need to use your PlayStation 4 discs to claim the PlayStation 5 versions of those games later on.
Several stores, including Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart have started preorders, but quantities are limited. Some people on social media have reported being able to preorder the console in person at GameStop stores. You can check the links below to see if PS5 preorders are currently available at each retailer.
Sony has said the PlayStation 5 will boast much more powerful hardware than the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. Upgrades include a solid-state hard drive and a graphics card capable of ray-tracing technology.
"Fortnite" creator Epic Games used the PlayStation 5 for an impressive technical demonstration of its upcoming Unreal Engine 5 software, giving gamers an early look at the new console's potential.
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