PlayStation 5 Price, Launch Date, and First-Party Launch Lineup Revealed

PlayStation 5 Price, Launch Date, and First-Party Launch Lineup Revealed - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 October 2020 / 4,130 Views

Sony Interactive Entertainment announced the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand, and in the rest of the world on November 19.

The PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99/£449.99, while the Digital Edition will be priced at $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99/£359.99.

Sony has said PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.

Here is the list of launch titles for the PS5 from Sony Interactive Entertainment:

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – $69.99 / €79.99 / ¥7,900
  • Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – $69.99 / €79.99 / ¥7,900
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – $49.99 / €59.99 / ¥5,900
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – $69.99 / €79.99 / ¥7,900
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99 / €69.99 / ¥6,900

Read all the latest information on the PlayStation 5 below:

As we have just announced in our PS5 Showcase, we’re only a couple of months away from launching the next generation of play. Starting on November 12, PS5 will be available in seven key markets: the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The global rollout will continue on November 19 with launches throughout the rest of the world*, including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa.

PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99 (MSRP), and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for an RRP of $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99 (MSRP). Pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers, so please check with your local retailer.

We’re pleased to provide choice to gamers with two PS5 console options at launch, depending on if you want a digital-only experience or prefer disc-based gaming. Whichever PS5 you choose, you’ll enjoy the same breathtaking, next-gen gaming experiences. Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals, including 4K graphics and ray-tracing support, as well as the same ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading. PS5’s 3D audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller will also provide the same heightened sense of immersion on all PS5s. 

We are proud of the breadth of games being created for PS5, and it’s our goal to continue filling our portfolio with new, rich experiences from the most talented game creators in the industry. Today we shared a sneak peek at the following new games coming to PS5:

  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)  
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games)
  • New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)

These newly revealed titles, along with the games we’ve shown previously, represent the best lineup we’ve ever seen in PlayStation history. Games like Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, and Demon’s Souls will launch alongside the console. Our own Worldwide Studios titles will be priced from US$49.99 to US$69.99 (RRP) on PS5. 

Additionally, we know that the PS4 community will transition to PS5 at different times, and we’re happy to announce PS4 versions of some of our exclusives. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden West will also launch on PS4. While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and its unique next-gen features like the ultra-high-speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive.

For PlayStation Plus members, we’ll have a special new offering on PS5 – the PlayStation Plus Collection**. PS5 owners with PS Plus will be able to download and play a curated library of PS4 games that defined the generation, like Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and many more. The PS Plus Collection will be an added benefit to the existing PS4 benefits that PS Plus members receive for a single subscription price. 

Also launching this November is a slate of new accessories:

  • DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
  • PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
  • DualSense™ Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)

This year has been unlike any other, and there have been many challenges the world has faced. Everyone at PlayStation, along with all of our partners in development, publishing, technology, and retail, have devoted a lot of effort to launch PlayStation 5 in time for the holiday season. We’re all working closely together to achieve our mission of delivering the best that gaming has to offer to our community. I truly want to thank you, the fans, for your tremendous support (and patience!), while we take this journey to PS5. We can’t wait for November to arrive – when you’ll be able to get a PS5 console in your hands to begin exploring new adventures and creating new epic memories for many years to come.

*Availability in each country subject to local import regulations. PS5 launch date for China is still under exploration and will be announced at a later date.

**Availability of PlayStation Plus Collection titles may vary by country. The Plus Collection is not available in China.

PlayStation 5 Launch Day Games from SIE Worldwide Studios

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99 (RRP)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99 (RRP)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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57 Comments

VAMatt (on 16 September 2020)

Exactly what everyone expected.


TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 16 September 2020)

I was hoping it would cost £10 + a banana


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coolbeans (on 16 September 2020)

Maybe not the 80 Euros retail price. :P


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NobleTeam360 (on 16 September 2020)

So, am I the only one disappointed that Sony has decided to charge 70 for new games in the US and 80 in Europe? No? Ok then.


VAMatt (on 16 September 2020)

That's terrible.


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Airaku (on 17 September 2020)

I'm interested if it's going to go up in Canada or if it won't because it went up last gen in Canada, but not in the US. I point this out because it could be generation defining for the entire country. Microsoft is deciding to eat the loss in Canada and the Xbox is cheaper in Canada than in the US after exchange rate where the PlayStations are not. This means if Sony raises PS game prices and Microsoft doesn't. The battle may be decided here. The Series S is is $30 cheaper than the Digital Edition and the Series X is $30 cheaper than the PS5 core. If games are $10 cheaper and accessories are cheaper.... then Microsoft may hold a dominance in Canada. That seriously adds up.


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Airaku (on 17 September 2020)

I'm interested if it's going to go up in Canada or if it won't because it went up last gen in Canada, but not in the US. I point this out because it could be generation defining for the entire country. Microsoft is deciding to eat the loss in Canada and the Xbox is cheaper in Canada than in the US after exchange rate where the PlayStations are not. This means if Sony raises PS game prices and Microsoft doesn't. The battle may be decided here. The Series S is is $30 cheaper than the Digital Edition and the Series X is $30 cheaper than the PS5 core. If games are $10 cheaper and accessories are cheaper.... then Microsoft may hold a dominance in Canada. That seriously adds up.


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Airaku (on 17 September 2020)

That totally double posted. Quick correction. I was referring to the offset prices. Should be noted the Series S is $130 cheaper than the PS5 DE in Canada. My bad.


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VAMatt (on 17 September 2020)

You're right. That is interesting.

It does look like MS is going to stick with $60 for now. That seems like an easy PR win for them. Also, the predictability of Gamepass subscriptions is good for both MS and the consumer. Then you have the All Access option (does that exist in Canada?), and MS comes out of this looking much more consumer friendly.


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SuperNintend0rk (on 17 September 2020)

The Series S is $120 cheaper than the PS5 DE in Canada, not $130. Still a great deal though and $20 cheaper than the current price of the Switch here which blows my mind! Sony published PS5 games are already listed for $90 in Canada so they'll be $10 more expensive than last gen. And yes, All Access will be available in Canada at EB Games.


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Signalstar (on 16 September 2020)

Let's not ignore the fact that Sony is encouraging the increase in retail price of new games to $69.99...


VAMatt (on 16 September 2020)

Are they, really?


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badskywalker (on 16 September 2020)

It looks to me like they are entertaining the thought of having that be the base from now on. I don't know if I like this. It really depends how much content is in the game.


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haxxiy (on 16 September 2020)

People will be all over the PS5 DE, you can bet on it.


CGI-Quality (on 16 September 2020)

Yeeep.


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VAMatt (on 16 September 2020)

I hope that we will get to see the breakdown at some point.

I'm generally not a digital game purchaser. But, I may well end up going the digital-only route for PS5. The primary appeal of physical media for me is the ability to buy used (or otherwise cheap) and resell. But, as I've become busier in life, reselling games has taken a back seat. And, there's no denying that digital is more convenient. So, this may well be the point at which I finally make the change.


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KLAMarine (on 16 September 2020)

Is inclusion/exclusion of a disc drive really a $100 difference?


UnderwaterFunktown (on 16 September 2020)

Probably not, but they make more money off of digital games, so they're probably willing to take a hit on the console price to get a higher percentage of digital games sold.


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AFattyGamer (on 16 September 2020)

A standalone high quality 4k blu-ray player is upwards of $150 to $200. $100 difference of Sony PS5 disc version makes sense to me.


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dharh (on 16 September 2020)

If it's a 4k UHD Blu Ray drive then it just might be.


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scrapking (on 16 September 2020)

Heh... re-read the article, it's apparently $100.09 cheaper! ;) ("The PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499.99 / ¥49,980 / €499.99 in the US, while the Digital Edition will be priced at $399.9 9/ ¥39,980 / €399.99.") $499.99 vs. $399.9. ;)

Yes I know it's a typo, but it's nonetheless amusing to me.


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Signalstar (on 16 September 2020)

It's about options. The PS5 with the disc drive can do everything the Digital version plus you can play PS5 disc games Backwards Compatible PS4 games, Blu-Ray Movies, and you can rent, borrow, shop around for deals whereas digitally the PS Store is your only real vendor.


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Blood_Tears (on 16 September 2020)

“But but.. $399.99 was not likely because they're selling at a loss and now they have increased shipping cost of Air freight added on.” Right?


AFattyGamer (on 16 September 2020)

And Sony went on record actually to state that Bloomberg report as false. In terms of them not having enough PS5 units, 10+ million for their fiscal year ending March 2021.


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badskywalker (on 16 September 2020)

I thought they only debunked it, I still have never heard what the official number was, if there was ever one.


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TallSilhouette (on 16 September 2020)

As expected. Now let me preorder!


trunkswd (on 16 September 2020)

Looks like pre-orders will open for select retailers tomorrow


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fauzman (on 16 September 2020)

I am fascinated by the list of countries that are getting first pick at the console. Clearly those doing well against COVID, except USA of course, which is a covid basketcase but too important to ignore.


VAMatt (on 16 September 2020)

Almost no chance that has anything to do with it.


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fauzman (on 17 September 2020)

Really? You are probably right but it seemed to make sense to me. Normally we in NZ are some of the last to get consoles released so this is unusual.


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KazumaKiryu (on 17 September 2020)

Day 1 in November, together with Demon Souls Remake and the new Spiderman. Kenia and Ratchet & Clank in the first 2021-months then =)


SuperNintend0rk (on 16 September 2020)

Just a heads up everyone: pre-orders have already started going live, at least in Canada anyway. I happened to be on the Best Buy website at just the right time and managed to snag a PS5 DE before it sold out. Sooo fucking excited!!!


AFattyGamer (on 17 September 2020)

So lucky man...


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SuperNintend0rk (on 17 September 2020)

Yeah I definitely lucked out. I don't think all pre-orders have gone up yet so you might get lucky too!


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LivingMetal (on 16 September 2020)

Go South Korea!


halil23 (on 17 September 2020)

@ dane007 & Zyphe, so you guys complain about PS5 not being cheaper than xbot cause it only 17% less power but dane007 brought overpriced/rip off xbone FOR $100 MORE AND 50% LESS POWER than the beastly PS4??! Do you realize how ignorant and childish you are? Not only that but it comes off as a blatant xbot fanboy/troll...


Rab (on 16 September 2020)

500 Euro is 600 US.. jeez!


hiccupthehuman (on 16 September 2020)

399$ is a great price for the DE, but I'll probably wait until the physical edition comes down in price (and becomes available in black!). Disappointed about the game price hike, but this makes me feel that physical games will be worth it.


AFattyGamer (on 16 September 2020)

I gotta say. This is more than I expected. Sony launching the digital PS5 at $399 is very competitve. I personally want the $499 disc PS5. And I already seen articles Sony PS5 pre-orders sold out in France and Germany ALREADY when they went live not too long ago :O. Sony PS5 pre-orders go out tomorrow in North America. Whooo baby Sony PS5 is really brewing up a storm! Demon Souls and Spider Man Morales :D!!!


Norion (on 16 September 2020)

The digital one looks better and is a good amount cheaper. I expect it to make up the majority of PS5 sales, at least long term.


Jranation (on 16 September 2020)

that is a really good price point. They sat between the 2 xbox.


Ryotsu (on 16 September 2020)

PS5 InstaBuy


crissindahouse (on 16 September 2020)

Almost $100 for games in Europe... Also good night to the last gaming stores with Series S and now PS5 discless for 100 bucks less


Ryotsu (on 17 September 2020)

Your avatar is racist


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dane007 (on 16 September 2020)

Dmc 5 is not new game 🤣 and hogwarts is also with ms and pc lol.


halil23 (on 17 September 2020)

@ Zyphe, can't reply to your comment cause of neg votes disable the reply button. Just curious did you buy xbone back when it came out?


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dane007 (on 17 September 2020)

I did. I actually bought both ps4 and xbox one when it came out. My ps4 launch game was killzone shadow fall which was terrible game and my xbox one game was ryse


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Zyphe (on 16 September 2020)

Not enough value than what xbox offers and not as powerful for the same price? Nah! Pass..


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Cerebralbore101 (on 16 September 2020)

Series X is something like 17% more powerful than PS5. PS4 was something like 30% more powerful than XB1.


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Jannlee48504 (on 16 September 2020)

How the ps4 was i believe 1.84 teraflops xbox one was either 1.31 or 1.34 teraflops.... the xbox series x is a full 2 if not 3 teraflops more because maxed out the ps5 will drop down to 9 point something teraflops so explain how


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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 16 September 2020)

400 dolars and same power


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Azzanation (on 16 September 2020)

Same power?


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ArchangelMadzz (on 16 September 2020)

As PS5 Digital Edition..


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ArchangelMadzz (on 16 September 2020)

Can't delete comments lol, I assume he means the Digital Edition is 400 and same power as the normal PS5.


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AFattyGamer (on 16 September 2020)

The disc version and physical will be exact same power and hardware besides the 4k blu ray player...


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