PS5 (PlayStation 5): Release Date, Price, Specifications

PS5 (PlayStation 5): Release Date, Price, Specifications

PS5 (PlayStation 5): Release Date, Price, Specifications: In October 2019, Sony officially announced that its fifth console, the PlayStation 5, is coming soon. The subject of many rumors before this officialization, it has since been the subject of countless leaks. Patent schemes, photos, emails, there is a lot of non-certified information gleaned here and there for months. The year 2020 has now started, we take this opportunity to summarize a maximum of official information but also rumors to be taken with tweezers about the PS5. Please note that this file is subject to modifications as new developments follow its publication
PS5 (PlayStation 5): Release Date, Price, Specifications

When is the Playstation 5 coming out and at what price?

For the PS5, the only official release date given so far by Sony corresponds to the holiday season 2020. November 20, 2020, nevertheless returns several times in some leaks. According to several leaks, the price of the PS5 would amount to 499 dollars (therefore, probably 449 euros). According to the “leaker” @ IronManPS5 (on Twitter), the date is right. However, he said it would be released in Japan before the rest of the world on November 14. He claims that, according to his sources, the price of the console would be 499 euros in its standard version and 399 for the "Digital Edition" (the same price as the PS4 in 2013), without a reader. He even adds knowing the price of accessories: a separate DualSense would cost 60 euros, or 30 euros more with a charging station. The official webcam and headset would be sold at 60 and 179 euros respectively.

PS5 (PlayStation 5): Release Date, Price, Specifications
According to Bloomberg, Sony would try to sell it cheaper, around 399 dollars. However, currently, the high cost of electronic components would push the manufacturing price to exceed that of sales. This difference would force the Japanese firm to review the price of its console upward to guarantee its profitability. According to new information, the price is still debated at Sony. The firm would have planned to manufacture only a limited number of consoles at first to play with demand and thus try to justify a higher price. This is currently estimated at between 499 and 549 dollars per unit, due to the cost of its "hardware".

What are the first games announced?

At the major online conference "The Future of Video Games on PS5", Sony presented a long list of the first games to be released on PlayStation 5 when it was released at the end of the year. A good part of them are obviously stamped “PlayStation Studios”, the new label of the brand's exclusives (see below). All the games planned for PS5, as soon as it is released at the end of the year, are referenced below. Additionally, Sony and Rockstar Games have confirmed that GTA Online, the open world of GTA V in online multiplayer, will be available for free on PS5 in 2021.

The list of the first games confirmed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Pragmata
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Jett: The Far Shore
  • Death loop
  • Solar Ash
  • Little Devil Inside
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Bugsnax
  • Project Anthia
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • NBA 2K21
  • Hitman III: Death Awaits
  • Village: Resident Evil (8)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Horizon 2 – Forbidden West
  • Godfall
  • Outriders
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Stray
  • Returnal
  • Destruction All Stars
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ghost Wire: Tokyo