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FINALLY a Price and Release Date for the PS5!

Sony has finally announced that the PlayStation 5 will arrive November 12th for the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico and South Korea markets but the rest of the world will get it around a week later on November 19th.

Along with the release date comes the price announcement with the various versions of the console. The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive retailing for USD $499, while the Digital Edition goes for USD $399.

Both versions of the console go on sale from the day one launch.

The company also used the presentation to showcase a variety of Playstation Exclusives and while there was a bit of new footage there wasn't a lot of new news apart from a few announcements like the “Harry Potter” inspired game “Hogwarts Legacy,” and few sequels including “Final Fantasy XVI: Awakening” and “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach”.

In Australia the console will have a RRP of $749.95 for the Disc version and $599.95 for the Digital Version, so similar pricing to Xbox Series X for the top of the range consoles, while the Digital Only versions will see Sony's be $100 dearer.

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)

PlayStation®5 Specifications

CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD 825GB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Optical Drive Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV
PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out HDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Dimensions PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)
Weight PS5: 4.5kgPS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg
Power PS5: 350WPS5 Digital Edition: 340W
Input/Output USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth® 5.1

DualSense™ Wireless Controller Specifications

Dimensions Approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)
Weight Approx. 280g
Buttons PS button, Create button, Options button, Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right), Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square),R1/L1 button, R2/L2 button (with Trigger Effect)Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Touch Pad button, MUTE button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Capacitive Type, Click Mechanism
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope + three-axis accelerometer)
Audio Built-in Microphone Array, Built-in Mono Speaker, Stereo Headset JackOutput : 48kHz/16bit, Input : 24kHz/16bit
Feedback Trigger Effect (on R2/L2 button), Vibration (haptic feedback by dual actuators), Indicators (Light bar / Player indicator / MUTE status)
Ports USB Type-C® port (Hi-Speed USB), Stereo Headset Jack, Charging Terminals
Communication Wireless: Bluetooth® Ver5.1
Wired: USB connection (HID, Audio)
Battery Type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Voltage: DC 3.65V
Capacity: 1,560mAh