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Sony reveals the new PS5 costs $499 and shipments start November 12 in the US


More than one million people from around the world tuned into Sony’s virtual PlayStation 5 showcase event to learn more details of the highly-anticipated gaming console – specifically its price and release date.

Sony announced the system with a disc drive costs $499 and the digital edition $399, both will be ship on November 12, 2020 in North America, along with Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

The rest of the world can mark their calendars for November 19 when they are set to receive their shipments, but pre-orders worldwide start September 22.

The event started by giving viewers a first look at the upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales, showing the game’s stunning graphics, detailed sound effects and plays out the story that takes place in Harlem, New York that will be released during the holiday season this year.

Sony also announced the PlayStation Plus Collection, which will include a large number of PlayStation 4 titles, including ‘God of War,’ ‘Persona 5″ and ‘Final Fantasy 15,’ among others, that can be downloaded and played when the PS5 launches.

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Sony announced the system with a disc drive costs $499 and the digital edition $399, both will be ship on November 12, 2020 in North America with other countries receiving their systems November 19 – pre-orders start September 22

Sony announced the system with a disc drive costs $499 and the digital edition $399, both will be ship on November 12, 2020 in North America with other countries receiving their systems November 19 – pre-orders start September 22

Another addition came with Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War, which will allow PlayStation 4 gamers to play an open alpha of the game’s multiplayer from September 18 to September 20.

Although more than a million people tuned into to hear about pricing and release dates, the broadcasts main focus was on the new video games set to launch this year and in 2021.

A new game is set to release next year that is based on the world of Harry Potter, called Hogwarts Legacy, where users ‘shape the future of the wizard world.’

Along with brewing potions, taming beasts and mastering spells, you will travel outside the walls of the school to battle furious monsters.

The event started by giving viewers a first look at the upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales, showing the game’s stunning graphics, detailed sound effects and plays out the story that takes place in Harlem, New York that will be released during the holiday season this year 

A new game is set to release next year that is based on the world of Harry Potter, called Hogwarts Legacy, where users 'shape the future of the wizard world.' Along with brewing potions, taming beasts and mastering spells, you will travel outside the walls of the school to battle furious monsters

A new game is set to release next year that is based on the world of Harry Potter, called Hogwarts Legacy, where users ‘shape the future of the wizard world.’ Along with brewing potions, taming beasts and mastering spells, you will travel outside the walls of the school to battle furious monsters

Sony shared trailers and first looks at a number of games during the event that included new entries in familiar franchises such as Resident Evil Village, and Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the digitally downloaded Devil May Cry.

The Marvel superhero game is a brand new game set in the same world — the Multiverse – as the well-received and hugely popular animated movie, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 

New footage of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops- Cold War’ was showcased, describing a mission on a Turkish airfield. 

Users are given a mark named Arash who they must find and kill – the game is set to be released this holiday season. 

New footage of 'Call of Duty: Black Ops- Cold War' was showcased, describing a mission on a Turkish airfield. Users are given a mark named Arash who they must find and kill - the game is set to be released this holiday season

New footage of ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops- Cold War’ was showcased, describing a mission on a Turkish airfield. Users are given a mark named Arash who they must find and kill – the game is set to be released this holiday season

The world received its first look at the PlayStation 5 on June 11, which Sony said is 'The Future of Gaming.' The sleek, white system stands upright and comes with black trimming, but some have said a black model will make its way to market as well

 The world received its first look at the PlayStation 5 on June 11, which Sony said is ‘The Future of Gaming.’ The sleek, white system stands upright and comes with black trimming, but some have said a black model will make its way to market as well

A selection of accessories will also be available for PS5, including a wireless charging station for its DualSense controllers

A selection of accessories will also be available for PS5, including a wireless charging station for its DualSense controllers

The first trailers for Devil May Cry 5, Final Fantasy XVI, Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach and New God of War were also shown during the event .

The world saw the PlayStation 5 on June 11, which Sony said is ‘The Future of Gaming.’

The sleek, white system  stands upright and comes with black trimming, but some have said a black model will make its way to market as well.

One model will include a standard a disc drive, while a second option, called ‘PlayStation 5 Digital Edition,’ will lack a disc drive and likely only play games downloaded over the internet but not physical discs bought in stores.

‘We’re pleased to provide choice to gamers with two PS5 console options at launch, depending on if you want a digital-only experience or prefer disc-based gaming. Whichever PS5 you choose, you’ll enjoy the same breathtaking, next-gen gaming experiences, Sony shared in a blog post. 

‘Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals, including 4K graphics and ray-tracing support, as well as the same ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading. PS5’s 3D audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller will also provide the same heightened sense of immersion on all PS5s.’

A selection of accessories will also be available for PS5, including a wireless charging station for its DualSense controllers, a media remote control for those who want to use it to stream video, and PlayStation-branded over-the-ear headphones with 3D audio support.

The console will feature an 8-coreAMD Zen 2 CPU, a powerful AMD RNDA 2 graphics processor, 3D audio output, and a speedy solid-state drive that will help games load faster. 

PlayStation 5 games announced already

GAME 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla 

Astro’s Playroom 

Bugsnax 

Control

Deathloop

Demon’s Souls Remake 

Destruction Allstars 

Dirt 5

Destiny 2 

Fortnite 

Ghostwire: Tokyo 

Godfall 

Goodbye Volcano High 

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Gran Turismo 7 

Hitman III 

Horizon Forbidden West 

Jett: The Far Shore 

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits  

 RELEASE DATE 

Same as the PS5 launch date 

Holiday 2020

TBA

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2021 

TBA

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Same as the PS5 launch date

TBA 

TBA

TBA 2021

TBA 2021

TBA 2021 

TBA 

January 2021 

TBA 

Holiday 2020

TBA  

 GAME

Little Devil Inside 

Lord of the Rings: Gollum

NBA 2K21 

Oddworld: Soulstorm

Outriders

Pragmata

Project Athia 

Quantum Error 

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil: Village 

Returnal 

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Scarlet Nexus 

Solar Ash

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Stray 

Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2

Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 

Watch Dogs: Legion 

 RELEASE DATE

TBA

2021

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TBA 2020

Holiday 2020

TBA 2022 

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 2021

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TBA 2021

Holiday 2020

TBA 2021 

2021 

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