- The PlayStation 5 (Standard Edition) will come priced at $499.99, matching the price of the Xbox Series X.
- The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will be priced at $399.99.
- Next-gen PS consoles will be available starting November 12 in select markets, and November 19 in the rest of the world.
Last week, we finally got to know the price of Microsoft’s Xbox console. And now, Sony has finally revealed the PlayStation 5’s price and release date. Therefore, if you’ve been waiting for the final piece of the puzzle, now’s the time to decide on which console to buy. This especially goes for those looking for pre-order next-gen consoles.
As you probably know, the PlayStation 5 will come in two versions – with and without a disc drive. The price of the standard PS5 will be $499.99 USD ($629 CAD, ¥49,980, €499.99, £449.99), while the price of the PS5 Digital Edition will be $399.99 USD ($499 CAD, ¥39,980, €399.99, £359.99).
Also, you’ll be happy to know that the PlayStation 5 release date has been confirmed. We’re less than two months from the console's release, which will be available starting November 12 in seven 'key' markets. This includes countries like the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
When it comes to the rest of the world, you can expect the PlayStation 5 to become available on November 19. Also, keep in mind that availability in each country is subject to local import regulations. In addition, the only country without a release date for the new console is China, which is still “under exploration,” as Sony states.
Allow us to remind you that Microsoft’s Xbox Series X will also come priced at $499.99 – which means that Sony has matched the price of its rival. We’re talking about the companies’ most powerful consoles, which can be compared directly. Both of them support up to 8K gaming, come with high-end processors, custom-made disks, and they’re both designed to bring a truly next-generation experience.
Microsoft also has a less-powerful console, called Xbox Series S, priced at $299.99. In combination with the company’s Xbox Game Pass (offering more than 200 games right now), it’s clear that Microsoft has created a valuable offer. With that said, Sony’s PS5 Digital Edition comes priced at $399.99 – but offers 8K gaming and better specs, outperforming the Xbox Series S.