GAMING | Sony to launch PlayStation 5 in November


PS5 rolls out in select markets including North America and Japan on November 12, followed by Europe and additional regions on November 19.

SAN MATEO, CALIFORNIA -– Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) announced launch date and price details for its highly-anticipated next-generation videogame system, PlayStation 5. SIE also revealed new updates to the PS5 game portfolio, including Final Fantasy XVI, Fortnite, Hogwarts Legacy, and a new God of War title.

On November 12, PS5 will launch in seven key markets: the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan 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. The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of $399.99/¥39,980/€399.99, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for an SRP of $499.99/¥49,980/€499.99. Pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.

Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. Both PS5 models also offer a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, so players will enjoy the same transformative gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.

“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” said Jim Ryan, president and chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can’t wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November.”

Adding to its growing games portfolio, SIE today unveiled several new games coming to PS5, including:
• 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)
• A new God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)

With titles such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls, the breadth of unique gaming experiences coming to PS5 represent the best lineup in PlayStation history. Exclusive titles from SIE Worldwide Studios will be priced at launch from US$49.99 to US$69.99 (RRP) on PS5.

To support the PlayStation 4 community as they transition to the next generation when they’re ready, SIE will launch PS4 versions of a few exclusive titles: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden West. 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.

In addition, SIE revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a curated lineup of PS4 games that defined the generation, which will be available to PS Plus members to download and play on PS5. The PS Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5, to name a few.

SIE also announced the price for the following accessories that will launch alongside the PS5 console:

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

PlayStation 5 specifications

CPU: x86-64-AMD Ryzen “Zen 2”; 8 Cores / 16 Threads; Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz; AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine

GPU: 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) ~10xCAV BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV DVD ~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

PS5: approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth) (excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

Dimensions: PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

Weight PS5: 4.5kg

PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg

Power PS5: 350W

PS5 Digital Edition: 340W

USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)

Input/output: 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/ax; Bluetooth 5.1 ; DualSense

Wireless controller specifications

Dimensions: approx. 160mm x 66mm x 106mm (excludes largest projection) (width x height x depth)

Weight: approx. 280g

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)

Built-in microphone array, built-in mono speaker, stereo headset, audio

Jack output : 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

Wireless: Bluetooth ver. 5.1 communication

Battery type: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Wired: USB connection (HID, Audio)

Voltage: DC 3.65V

Capacity: 1,560mAh

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