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PlayStation 5 Release Date And Price Revealed With Two Big Options

PlayStation 5 Release Date And Price Revealed With Two Big Options

Wednesday night brought with it the big moment gamers had been waiting months for, with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) launching the new PlayStation 5 and, in the process, revealing its European release date and price.

The new PS5 will roll out across Europe on 19 November, with two versions available.The PS5 Digital Edition will have no disc drive and a recommended retail price (RRP) of €399.99, while the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray™ disc drive will carry a RRP of €499.99.

The eagerly anticipated console will be initially released in seven other markets on 12 November - namely the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea - before its availability on this side of the Atlantic seven days later. However, the PS5 will be available to pre-order from some retailers as early as today.

PlayStation 5 Price

With the PS5 Digital Edition coming in at €399.99, it is €100 cheaper than the PS5 and does not include a disc drive. However both consoles will have the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K. They both will also have same ultra-high speed SSD and integrated I/O, enabling extremely fast load times. SIE say: "Players will enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose."

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In terms of some of the PS5 accessories that will be available at launch, SIE announced:

  • DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone) – €69.99 (RRP)
  • PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones €99.99 (RRP)
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses €59.99 (RRP)
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services €29.99 (RRP)
  • DualSense™ Charging Station – to charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers €29.99 (RRP)

At the launch, SIE also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, which will comprise of a host of classic PS4 games that will be made available to PS Plus members to download and play on the new PS5. These include the likes of Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, and God of War.

In terms of new titles, fans were given a taster of a variety of games that will be coming to the PS5, including an in-depth look at the exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.

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The game will available upon the PS5's launch and will have a RRP of €59.99 for the normal edition and €79.99 for the Ultimate Edition. Spider-Man and two other Sony exclusives, Slackboy A Big Adventure and Horizon Forbidden West, will also be made available on PS4 at launch, with a subsequent free game upgrade on the PS5.

Other games touted for release on the PS5 include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition, Final Fantasy XVI and, for all you Harry Potter fans, Hogwarts Legacy. 

More in-depth details on the full PlayStation 5 specifications can be found on the PlayStation website here.

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Mark Farrelly
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Balls Media Audience Development Manager. Former Miss World 1997 contestant.

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