At today's PlayStation 5 Showcase, we finally got the release date and pricing information for the PlayStation 5. The new console will launch in the U.S., Japan, Canda, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12th and the rest of the world on the 19th. The normal console is priced at $499 and you can get the digital edition for $399.
The game of chicken is over, thanks maybe to a leak last week, and we finally know just about all we need for the next generation of consoles. The big question remains up to the individual, however: which one are you going to get?
Well, there is one other big question left: when can you pre-order the PlayStation 5? Seeing as there's already concern about its limited availability, the next pieces of information everyone is looking for is just how to get your hands on one.
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020
For those pre-orders, we're still waiting on details of exactly when tomorrow and which ones. But there's some confusion in the mix, as Geoff Keighley is reporting that some retailers may start doing pre-orders today.
have mine just ordered in Ireland, GameStop pic.twitter.com/6Kr7ID7opf— Peter (@Peter_K91) September 16, 2020
So, it appears that some retailers are. We have no confirmation of which ones or what part of the world. If you want to get one early, it may be best for you to start looking at the various retailers in your region.
We also have a good idea of what launch titles we'll see. So far, they include Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon's Souls, Destruction AllStars, Sackboy A Big Adventure, Astro's Playroom, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and several more third-party titles. Beyond that, there will be several releasing soon after the console's launch, like Outriders.
If you're planning on getting one of the next-gen consoles, are you looking at the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X? Howe much does a gamepass-like service from PlayStation affect your decision now? Let us know in the comments below!