PlayStation 5 preorder: Sony's new consoles go on sale Nov. 12 starting at $400

PlayStation 5 preorder: Sony's new consoles go on sale Nov. 12 starting at $400

Ready for the PlayStation 5? Starting Thursday you'll be able to preorder the new console "at select retailers" for $500 (£450, AU$750) for the Blu-ray equipped version or $400 (£360, AU$600) for the digital-only PS5. Both consoles will ship on Nov. 12 in the US. The reveal finally gives a firm price and release date for Sony's next PlayStation beyond the vague "holiday 2020" timeframe the company previously used when describing its forthcoming system. After trailing Microsoft and its upcoming PS5-rival Xbox Series X and Series S in the news department, with Wednesday's announcement Sony is finally setting the bar for what to expect when it comes to pricing its next generation of game consoles. The Series X and Series S will arrive on Nov. 10 for $499 (£449, AU$749) and $299 (£249, AU$499) respectively, or $35 per month and $25 per month on a payment plan. While Sony's said the disc-less PS5 will have the same chips and performance of its Blu-ray-equipped cousin, Microsoft's Xbox Series S is designed as a less powerful sibling of the Series X. In addition to the console price and release date, Sony also detailed pricing for accessories, including $70 for a standalone DualSense wireless controller and $100 for its Pulse 3D wireless headset. Launch title pricing for the PS5 will range from $50 to $70, depending on the game. The pricing caps a long series of announcements from Sony and Microsoft, during which the companies drip-fed information about their ...
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