Sony Reveals PlayStation 5 Price and Release Date

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After months of silence, Sony finally announced today how much the PlayStation 5 will sell for and when the console will launch.

The PlayStation 5 will carry a $499 price tag, while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $399. Keep in mind the two consoles are virtually identical, save for the lack of a disc drive on the latter console.

As for the release date, Sony announced the PlayStation 5 will launch November 12 in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The console will then have a worldwide launch one week later on November 19.

The good news is pre-orders will open tomorrow at select retailers, according to industry journalist Geoff Keighley on Twitter. Some retailers might even make some inventory available sometime today.


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Williams Pelegrin is a Managing Editor for Back to the Gaming. When he’s not writing up news, he’s talking a walk around the neighborhood with his wife and his dog. Either that, or drinking a cup of hot chocolate. Or both.

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