PlayStation 5 Hits Stores on November 12, 2020; Standard Edition Will Be Available for $499.99
The future is (almost) here, as PlayStation 5 will officially make its debut in the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea on November 12 — only two days after the launch of Xbox Series.
That's right, both PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will hit stores in November, and their basic versions will be priced at $499.99. Just like Microsoft's next-gen system, you will be able to choose between two editions of PS5 — one with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive ($499.99), with its disc-less, digital-friendly version costing $399.99.
According to Sony, the PS4 successor's "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." Sadly, that's everything we know about the console's launch schedule at the time of this writing.
When it comes to its launch titles, both Demon's Souls ($69.99) and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales ($49.99) will be available on Nov. 12, with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ($59.99) releasing on Nov. 13.
That's not all, as "99%" of PS4 titles will be playable on the next-gen console via backwards compatibility. If that's still not enough, all PlayStation Plus members will be able to enjoy everything the newly announced PlayStation Plus Collection has to offer — including God of War, Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5, and many more — on PS5 for a single subscription price. Take a look:
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