Since the PS4 took the gaming industry by storm with its power, performance, and top notch exclusive titles, fans have long awaited any scrap of news of the next generation PS5.
Sony have been pretty tight-lipped throughout the year leading up to the inevitable release of the PS5 with only giving us a small insight into the specs and only recently showing us what the console will actually look like. They did however give us a bit of a surprise showcasing the ‘all-digital’ edition, removing the disk drive all together.
As always, there’s also been a bunch of rumors circulating the web and in this article we’re going to try and sum up the ones that are pretty likely to be confirmed thus not leading you down the wrong avenue. What we’ll also be discussing is the PS5 price, release date, and some links for where you can get your order in for your PS5 console whether that be the full spec, full price variant or its digital only counterpart.
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With Sony not coming out and telling us the price (even though we’re only a couple of months out from release) we’ve only got leaks and speculation to go off. Luckily, these bits of information are pretty reliable and certainly point us in the direction Sony are planning with the PS5.
Many have suggested that the PS5 will cost more than the Xbox Series X potentially coming in at $600 and their digital edition only slightly less at $500 but, after Microsoft has detailed their pricing strategy with the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, there’s been new reports that say otherwise.
Now, Sony reportedly did a bit of a 180 degree turn from their initial PS5 pricing and it’ll now cost lower than for the main SKU, and even lower for the digital version in an effort to try and compete with the Xbox Series X. Clearly, thanks to the incredibly low costing Xbox Series S, Sony aren’t going to compete at that level but maybe this slightly lower pricing could still encourage those on the fence to fall on the side of the PS5, especially with the exclusive titles.
After the most recent PlayStation 5 event, we now know the cost of both consoles with the main PS5 SKU coming in at $499 and PS5 Digital Edition at $399.
PS5 Release Date
Again, similar to pricing, there’s been no official word from Sony on a concrete release date for the PS5. However, since we know that the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be launching on November 10th, we have to expect that both PS5 versions will release around that period.
There were multiple rumors floating around that the date would be 10 days later than the Xbox models coming in at November 20th. Now, after that most recent PlayStation 5 event, the release date for both consoles is November 12th for US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea and November 19th for the rest of the world. The initial release is just two days later than Xbox counterparts and eight days less than previously rumored.
Where to buy the PS5
Now we have the official release date for the PS5 and PS5 Digital edition, there’s of course links for preorder that have made available. Here are all the links we have available for you!