Sony PlayStation 5 Officially Announced

While Sony’s next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5, broke cover months ahead of its rival (that’s the Xbox Series X), the company did not reveal the price nor the availability. That changes earlier today when it gave us the numbers (and a date).

We already know what there is to know about the PS5, both the inner workings and the design. So we shall dive straight into the availability and pricing.

Sony PlayStation 5 Arrives in November

The PS5 will be available in seven key markets, namely, the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, starring on November 12, 2020.

Global rollout will begin on November 19 with the console reaching countries in Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.

The PS5 Digital Edition has a recommended retail price of US$399,99 while the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for an RRP of US$499.99.

Pre-orders will kick off tomorrow (September 17) at select retailers.

Sony PlayStation 5 Arrives in November

Along with the announcement of the availability and pricing, Sony Interactive Entertainment also reveal the first few games for the next-gen console and they includes Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition), Sony PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy XVI, Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach, Hogwarts Legacy, and a new God of War title.

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These games are in addition to those announced previously during the official revealing. Expect each copy of the games to cost anywhere from US$49.99 to US$69.99.

Detail specs of the new PlayStation 5 after the jump.

PlayStation®5 Specifications

CPUx86-64-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)
System MemoryGDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
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)
Audio“Tempest” 3D AudioTech
DimensionPS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
WeightPS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
PowerPS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W
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)
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1

All images courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment.