The PlayStation 5 starts at $400 and will launch on November 12
- Sony's next-generation game console, the
PlayStation 5, will arrive on November 12 in select territories, with a worldwide launch coming on November 19.
PlayStation5 starts at $400 for the digital edition.
- There are two versions of the console: one with a disc drive and one without. The disc-drive console costs $500.
The PlayStation 5 is nearly here:
The Japanese electronics giant announced the long-awaited details during a livestream on Wednesday. The console will arrive in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12. Its worldwide launch is scheduled for November 19.The
Though the two consoles are capable of powering the same next-gen games, the digital edition is unable to read discs, while the standard model can. In practice, that means that the digital edition is able to play only downloaded games — the latest step that the video-game industry is taking to move away from physical
Sony first unveiled the look of the PlayStation 5 in June during a similar livestream event.The new console is a major visual departure from previous PlayStation hardware. It's white, asymmetrical, and has a set of fins sticking out of the top.
The PlayStation 5 console matches the new controller — the "DualSense" gamepad — which was revealed earlier this year.Designwise, the two
A handful of major games have been announced for the next-gen PlayStation, including first-party games like "Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales" and next-gen versions of "Assassin's Creed" and "Call of Duty." Returning favorites like "Fortnite" will move to the PlayStation 5 at launch this November.
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