PlayStation 5 event: $499 with a disc drive, $399 without, on Nov. 12

As part of a PlayStation 5 showcase today, Sony finally revealed the launch pricing for the PlayStation 5: $499.99 for the standard edition (€499.99, £449.99, ¥49,980) or $399 for the “All-Digital” version without a disc drive (or €399.99, £359.99, ¥39,980).

Both consoles will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, followed by a November 19 launch in the rest of the world. Pre-orders will be available at select retailers starting Thursday, September 16, Sony said after the event, though some retailers like Walmart in the US intermittently made the console available as soon as Wednesday. (Update, 5:20pm EDT: Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed five first-party launch titles shipping alongside PS5 on November 12: Astro’s Playroom (pre-installed for free on all PS5 consoles), Demon’s Souls, Destruction All-Stars, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure.)

The $499 price matches Microsoft’s Xbox Series X pricing on the top end of the next console generation. The All Digital Edition, however, comes in at $100 more than the similarly discless Xbox Series S, which is also a step down in hardware power from the Series X.

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