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PlayStation 5 will cost $400/€400, or $500/€500 for disc version

16 Sep 2020 | Rasmus Larsen |

Today, Sony revealed that PlayStation 5 will cost $400 / €400 / £360 for the Digital Edition and $500 / €500 / £450 for the disc version when it launches in November.

Cheaper than Xbox Series X

PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12, 2020, in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. It will launch on November 19, 2020, in the "rest of the world", said Sony. Prices will be $400 / €400 / £360 for PlayStation 5 Digital Edition and $500 / €500 / £450 for the disc version of the console. Launch and pricing details were confirmed today during Sony's PS5 event.

PlayStation 5 price

It means that the digital edition of PlayStation 5 will be significantly cheaper than Xbox Series X, which is Microsoft's most powerful next-gen console. Prices for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 with disc drive will on the other hand be the same. Xbox Series X will cost $499 / €499, Microsoft has confirmed. Microsoft will also launch the cheaper Xbox Series S ($299 / €299) but it will not be nearly as powerful as Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. $400 / €400 is probably lower than many had anticipated. How can Sony sell PS5 at this price? Besides savings on the optical disc drive module, the digital version of PS5 will require users to buy all games from the PlayStation Store. Companies like Sony and Microsoft earn more when selling games digitally as opposed to selling games on discs. For comparison, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro both launched with a $400 / €400 price tag in 2013 and 2016, respectively. PlayStation 3 was more expensive with its $600 / €600 launch price. Further information about the new consoles can be found in our PlayStation 5 section. Now that Sony has confirmed launch details, it is clear that next-gen console gaming kicks off in November. PS5 pre-orders are live now amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.de and soon in other regions too. Sony also announced prices for its PS5 accessories, also launching in November:
  • DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/€69.99 (RRP)
  • PULSE 3D wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/€99.99 (RRP)
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/€29.99 (RRP)
  • DualSense Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/€29.99 (RRP)
    PS5PS5 Digital Edition
    Price$499.99 USD/€499.99/£449.99$399.99 USD/€399.99/£359.99
    CPUx86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2” 8 Cores / 16 Threads Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHzx86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2” 8 Cores / 16 Threads Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
    GPUAMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine Ray Tracing Acceleration Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine Ray Tracing Acceleration Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
    System MemoryGDDR6 16GB 448GB/s BandwidthGDDR6 16GB 448GB/s Bandwidth
    SSD825GB 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)825GB 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
    Optical DriveUltra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G)
    ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G)
    ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G)
    ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV
    PS5 Game DiscUltra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
    Video OutHDMI OUT port Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)HDMI OUT port Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
    Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
    DimensionsApprox. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection, excludes Base)Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
    Weight4.5kg3.9kg
    Power350W340W
    Input/OutputUSB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB) USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2 USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB) USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2 USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
    NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.1Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax Bluetooth 5.1



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