PS5 Price, Release Date, and Specifications

Sony has just announced that the PS5 is priced at $499.99, £449.99 / AU$749.95, putting it at the same price as the Xbox collection X price. That should not come as a surprise to many, seeing as it is difficult to envision the PS5 price exceeding $500 when it is up against the very affordable spread set out by Microsoft. On the other hand, the lower-priced PS5 Digital Edition is priced at $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95, beating the Xbox S's $299 price tag.

Nevertheless, Sony has always been quick to point to the prioritization of value over price, so if you are looking for all those hefty hitting PS5 exclusives, it could be well worth shelling out to the less affordable console. Also, we know that the PS5 Digital Edition will operate the very same specifications as the fully-fledged console, further cementing its position in the marketplace as a top value for money option. Not just that, but Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, a gathering of PS4's golden exclusives contained in the PS Plus price moving forwards.

Therefore, if you're edging towards this lower PS5 price, there is less stress of making your physical PS4 collection redundant.

Release Dates

PS5 is going to be launched on 12 November 2020. Nevertheless, the PS5 pre-orders will go live on Sept 17 - so it is time to get ready for the big day. We are going through all you want to know ahead of PS5 pre-purchase day, such as the best ways to target for this coveted first wave shipment.

Nevertheless, if you are shopping in Ireland, you will find PS5 pre-orders have already gone live at GameStop, but in the time of writing, look sold out.

PS5 Pre-order details

PS5 pre orders will be accessible from an enormous assortment of retailers, and we are running by which ones to head to further down the page. However, we are going to be sending out all the best PS5 prices and pre orders as they become accessible to people who sign up below. Which will save you from approving every retailer separately when time is of the character on the big day. PS5 pre orders will go live Sept 17, which means you will be capable of getting your name down on the record sooner than most had expected. With Microsoft's Xbox collection X pre orders going live on Sept 22, Sony might be attempting to get the edge over Microsoft here. You will not be waiting too long to get your hands on your new console, however, with the PS5 stepping from shadows and on the shelves on Nov 12 for the US, Australia, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, and North Korea, and Nov 19 for the rest of the world.

Sony has taken a while to get PS5 pre orders in movement, with its creation of a buff only system to bag the most recent console ahead of the rest of the market-beating concerns of a limited launch. Indeed, before reports stated that Sony was anticipating A limited early launch of its new console, but following news that Sony is working on an increased supply of console to fulfill demand, fears have been somewhat put to bed. With the most recent info surrounding sign-ups for PlayStation buffs only, based on a first-come, first-served basis, however, it is looking likely that PS5 pre orders are going to be a competitive affair.

PS5 Specifications

Sony will even sell a version of the PS5 with a disc drive. The PlayStation 5 utilizes an eight-core AMD Zen 2 processor and custom AMD RDNA 2 based Graphics processing unit that provides 10.28 teraflops of power with 36 compute units operating at 2.23GHz each. System memory is going to be 16GB. The PS5 is going to have a solid-state drive and will support features like real-time ray tracing. The device will even encourage 4K graphics at a 120Hz refresh rate, 8K graphics, and 3D sound. Sony stated the PS5 would consist of support for backward compatibility with PS4 games. The new system ships with a DualSense controller.

PlayStation 5 Full Specifications

CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2, eight cores, variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz

GPU: AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine, variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 Tflops)'

System memory: 16GB GDDR6

SSD: 825GB, 5.5GB/s read bandwidth

Audio: Tempest 3D AudioTech

Game Disk: Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc

Video out: Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs

As for accessories, the PlayStation 5 will encourage a number of peripherals. Sony's new DualSense controller will probably cost $69.99, and a charging station that can charge two DualSense controllers at the exact same time will place you back by $29.99. In the meantime, the Pulse 3D wireless headset is priced at $99.99, and the console's media remote will probably cost $29.99. Sony will also be promoting the HD camera for $59.99.

PS5 Games

The PlayStation 5 is now getting a number of top tier games, including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Devil May Cry 5, Fortnite, Demon's Souls, Final Fantasy 16, Resident Evil Village, Gran Turismo 7, Deathloop, among others.

The PS5 will also receive a God of War game called God of War: Ragnarok. It'll arrive sometime in 2021. Hogwarts Legacy, an open-world Harry Potter world game from Warner Bros, is Coming into the PS5 next calendar year. Sony has also introduced the PlayStation Plus Collection for PS5. It's essentially a response to Xbox Game Pass. It is a subscription service that will allow consumers to play a lot Of PS4 games free of charge price. The list of games that will be part of the PlayStation Plus Collection is the following! God of War, Bloodborne, Monster Hunter World, Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, and much more.

John Robert Samson
John Robert Samson

John is a writer and columnist for many national and international news sites, blogs and is an exceptional activist and traveler.

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