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Official: PS5 will release in Europe after the US and start at $400 / £360
Sony’s next-gen console set to release in US, Japan and Australia first on November 12
Sony has officially announced a PlayStation 5 release date of Thursday, November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia and South Korea.
The rest of the world will get the console a week later on Thursday, November 19, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.
The console will be priced at $500 / €500 / £450 for the standard edition and $400 / €400 / £360 for the Digital Edition, with the only difference between the two consoles being the inclusion of a disc drive.
Publishing sources told VGC that stock for the cheaper Digital Edition console was expected to be significantly lower than the standard version worldwide.
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as Thursday, September 17 at select retailers, Sony said. However, multiple retailers went live early with PlayStation 5 pre-orders and have already sold out.
First-party titles available at launch include Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Destruction AllStars and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Astro’s Playroom will come preloaded on all PS5 consoles.
On Wednesday Sony confirmed that first-party PlayStation 5 games will retail up to $70 / £70, mimicking an industry-wide trend towards more expensive games on next-gen consoles.
It also confirmed that some titles previously thought to be PlayStation 5 exclusives would also be released for PS4, including Horizon Forbidden West and Spider-Man Miles Morales.
Peripherals available on day one will include the DualSense controller ($70 / € 70 / £60), Pulse 3D Wireless Headset ($100 / €100 / £90), HD Camera ($60 / €60 / £50), Media Remote ($30 / €30 / £25) and DualSense charging stand ($30 / £25).
In a digital showcase on Wednesday, PlayStation announced several titles coming to PlayStation 5 including Final Fantasy XVI (console exclusive), Hogwarts Legacy and a new God of War.
Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, a selection of PlayStation 4 titles which will be available for free to subscribers on the next-gen console.
The collection includes God of War, Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat, Uncharted 4, Ratchet and Clank, Days Gone, Until Dawn, Detroit, Battlefield 1, Infamous Second Son, Batman Arkham Knight, The Last Guardian, The Last of Us Remastered, Persona 5, Resident Evil 7, Bloodborne and Monster Hunter World.
“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in a prepared statement.
“Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can’t wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November.”