Sony’s $499 PlayStation 5 launches November 12

Sony's $499 PlayStation 5 launches November 12

Per week to the day after Microsoft introduced pricing for its imminent next-gen consoles, Sony struck again with agency particulars of its personal throughout a digital occasion on Wednesday. The PlayStation 5 will price $499, whereas the disc-less PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will price $399 once they launch on November 12 in a number of nations. Preorders will begin tomorrow at choose retailers.

Microsoft’s flagship Xbox Series X will also cost $499 when it launches November 10 alongside the stripped-down $299 Xbox Series S. That’s an extremely aggressive worth for the extent of {hardware} contained in the Xbox Series X. Microsoft’s console probably puts your PC to shame.

The PlayStation 5 packs most of the identical uncooked elements as its rival—each consoles will provide customized AMD chips with eight Ryzen cores, Radeon GPUs infused with the corporate’s ray tracing-capable RDNA 2 structure, and speedy PCIe Four NVMe SSDs. The two consoles deploy very totally different graphics configurations, nonetheless. The PlayStation 5 leverages AMD’s SmartShift technology to attain blistering 2.23GHz GPU speeds when the system can siphon vitality away from the CPU. The Xbox Series X, alternatively, runs its graphics cores at a locked 1.825GHz that’s effectively behind the PlayStation’s tempo. Microsoft’s console packs in considerably extra cores nonetheless, at 52 compute items versus Sony’s 36.


The $399 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition affords the total energy of the PS5, simply and not using a disc drive, whereas the Xbox Series S pares again the GPU capabilities dramatically, focusing on 1440p efficiency as an alternative of 4K.

Shut up and play the hits

On paper, the Xbox Series X may have a severe technological edge over the PlayStation 5 (in addition to the $400 Radeon RX 5700 XT, which sports activities 40 CUs at 1.75GHz). But whereas we PC fanatics wish to nerd out over specs, console success isn’t all about speeds and feeds. Microsoft’s been banging drums over the way it’s bringing the Xbox One and far of the Xbox 360 library ahead to the Series X, full with some severe visible enhancements, and the enchantment of its wonderful Xbox Game Pass service. But the corporate has caught lots of flack for providing a comparatively lackluster library of new video games to point out off the console’s horsepower at launch, particularly after Halo Infinite’s delay into 2021.

Sony’s conventional power lies in its exclusives and powerful video games lineup. It pressed that benefit throughout at present’s occasion. Before revealing the PlayStation 5’s worth, it revealed a blockbuster lineup of video games scheduled to launch on the console, together with Final Fantasy XVI, a brand new God of War teaser, Resident Evil VIII, a beautiful Demon’s Souls remake, Hogwarts Legacy, contemporary appears to be like at Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition, Oddworld Soulstorm, a brand new Five Nights at Freddy’s entry, and an attention-grabbing wanting sport from Bethesda’s Arkane Studio dubbed Deathloop (once more).

Sony additionally introduced “The PlayStation Plus Collection” for PS Plus subscribers, providing a treasure trove of PS4 -defining titles to play instantly on the PlayStation 5. It contains heavy hitters like God Of War 4, Bloodborne, Until Dawn, The Last Of Us, Fallout 4, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and extra, provided “free” together with your PlayStation Plus subscription. That’s fairly darn cool.

All of the brand new video games appeared spectacular working on the PlayStation 5, in distinction to the ho-hum look of Xbox Series X’s Halo Infinite, whose low-texture Craig the Brute spawned a legion of memes. Many of the titles Sony confirmed off at present received’t be accessible at launch, it’s price noting, and a number of other if not most third-party video games (together with Final Fantasy and COD) will even come to PC.

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