PlayStation5 Launch Date, Price -Everything You Need To Know
The Latest PlayStation5 Showcase has revealed the next-gen console’s release date and price plus some game announcements.
The PS5 will be launching on November 12th in the US, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, South Korea, Mexico, Australia, and 19th November for the rest of the world. The PS5 will cost $499.99 in the US, £449.99 in the UK, €499.99 in Europe, AU$749.95 in Australia, and ¥49,980in Japan. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition costs $399.99 in the US, £359.99 in the UK, €399.99 in Europe, AU$599.95 in Australia, and ¥39,980 in Japan.
PlayStation 5 Specifications:
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz with SMT (variable frequency)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (Custom RDNA 2 architecture)|
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB SSD|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD slot|
|External Storage||USB HDD support|
|IO Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|
There’s no difference between the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition except that the latter doesn’t have a disc drive. In terms of raw performance, the PS5 has the same CPU as the Xbox Series family but they are clocked differently, the same GPU but with fewer compute units (CU) but a higher clock speed, and the same amount of RAM.
PS5’s custom RDNA2 AMD GPU will also make use of both ray tracing and primitive shaders, which will affect both power consumption and heat management. The PS5 will standardize power consumption for each game and make resources available as needed. This should prevent overheating, and excessive fan noise as experienced in previous-gen PS4
PS5 Games And Launch Day Titles
Curious what games you can play on launch day? Assassins Creed Valhalla, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Soul, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition.Here’s a handful list of the most popular titles below, just to give you a taste of what to expect:
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Gran Turismo 7
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Project Athia
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Destruction AllStars
- Oddworld Soulstorm
- GhostWire: Tokyo
- Hitman 3
- NBA 2K21
- Demon’s Souls
- Resident Evil Village
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Dying Light 2
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- Rainbow Six: Quarantine
- Elder Scrolls 6
- Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
- Lord Of The Rings: Gollum
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Heavenly Bodies
- Worms Rumble
You can also expect titles like Cyberpunk 2077, The Witcher 4 to launch on the PS5 very soon.
A lot of these games will cost $69.99, a ten-dollar markup from the common $59.99 price point of recent generations. Demon’s Souls, Destruction AllStars, and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition will cost $69.99 apiece when they launch alongside the PlayStation 5.
“Our own Worldwide Studios titles will be priced from $49.99 to $69.99 on PS5,” Sony Interactive Entertainment president Jim Ryan wrote on the PlayStation Blog, indicating that PlayStation 5 owners should anticipate higher-priced games moving forward.
At launch, the PS5 will be backward compatible with nearly every single game from the PS4’s library. At first, Sony claimed that it would work with nearly all top 100 titles from the previous generation console. But in a recent blog post, Sony has announced PS5 will be compatible with “the overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles.
Playstation Plus Collection
Sony’s PlayStation Plus Collection will let you play a bunch of PS4 classics on PS5 at launch. The games include classics like Uncharted 4, God of War, The Last of Us: Remastered, Bloodborne, plus third-party titles like Batman Arkham Knight, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, and lot more.
You’ll be able to download and play these games directly and Sony said the entire collection will be available when the PS5 launches on November 12th.
Pre-orders for the console opened up unexpectedly shortly after the presentation. And last but not the least, the event was closed with a very brief teaser for the next God of War game, presumably titled Ragnarok.
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