Sony officially announces PS5 release date and prices

Select territories are expected to receive the console first

Sony has finally revealed the release date and price for its upcoming next-gen console, the PlayStation 5, just a week after Microsoft detailed launch plans for the Xbox Series X.

The upcoming console will retail for £449.99 (US $499.99) and will be available from November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world is expected to receive the PS5 on November 19.

The PS5 digital edition will also be available on the same dates for a retail price of £359.99 (US $399.99). Pre-orders will start as early as tomorrow (September 17), Sony has confirmed.

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Alongside the release date and price reveal, numerous titles for the console were also shown during the PS5 showcase. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was given a gameplay demonstration and is set to headline the launch day titles, alongside Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Destruction AllStars.

Sony also introduced the PlayStation Plus collection. A new service which will allow PS Plus members to download a variety of PS4 games on their PS5 for free. Games included consist of God of War, The Last of Us Remastered, and Detroit: Become Human.

Additionally, each console also comes pre-loaded with Astro’s Playroom, a free game which is designed to showcase the new DualSense constroller. The controller is said to have numerous unique features including adaptive trigger and haptic feedback.

It’s previously been announced that previous controllers won’t be supported for PS5 games, however, they can be used on PS4 titles through backwards compatibility. Other peripherals, such as the official headsets, PS Move controllers, and camera are said to work.

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It was reported yesterday that Sony was facing manufacturing issues with the PS5, however, Sony later came forward and said that the statement was false. To meet demand, the company is said to be booking 60 flights through Delta airline in an attempt to get consoles to retailers as quick as possible.

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