Following the recent announcement from Microsoft on the next generation Xbox, Sony has revealed more information on their newest video game console. The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will release on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea; it will release one week later on November 19 for the rest of the world.
The PlayStation 5 costs $499.99 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition costs $399.99, so the standard console is the same price as the Xbox Series X, while the discounted console is $100 more than the Xbox Series S.
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The two console giants are set to go toe-to-toe this holiday season, with both the Xbox Series X and the PS5 coming in at $499.99.
The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition does not have a disc tray for physical games (like the Xbox Series S), so all games and shows/movies must be played digitally, as the name indicates.
While the new Xbox consoles will not be available for pre-order until September 22, the PlayStation 5 will be available for pre-order “starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.” Meanwhile, the Xbox Series X and Series S will release on November 10, two days earlier than the PS5.
The PlayStation 5 will release on November 12.