The highly anticipated PlayStation 5 entertainment console has an official launch date and price: it will arrive in Canada on November 12 for $629 for the version with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive or $499 for the Digital Edition. But some retailers are already offering pre-orders for those who are extra enthusiastic about owning one.
Both models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same ultra-high speed SSD with integrated I/O that will deliver lightning-fast loading. Both also support DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities.
“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” says Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment. “Now we are just a couple of months away from launching PS5, which will offer a new generation of experiences that go beyond players’ expectations of how games can look, feel, sound, and play. We can’t wait for our fans to experience for themselves the incredible speed, the heightened immersion and the breathtaking games on PS5 when we launch this November.”
Adding to its growing games portfolio, SIE today unveiled several new titles coming to PS5, including: Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom), Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix), Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames), Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games), and a new God of War title (Santa Monica Studio).
Other popular titles will also be available for the console, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls. Exclusive titles from SIE Worldwide Studios will be priced at launch from $65 to $90. Sony will alos launch PS4 versions of some titles for those who aren’t yet ready to make the transition, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Sackboy A Big Adventure, and Horizon Forbidden West. While these three games were designed to take advantage of PS5 and features like the ultra-high speed SSD and DualSense controller, PS4 owners will also be able to enjoy these experiences when they launch. The PS4 digital versions of launch games include a free upgrade on both PS5 consoles, while the PS4 disc versions of these games include a free upgrade on the PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-Ray disc drive.
In addition, SIE today revealed the PlayStation Plus Collection, a curated lineup of PS4 games that defined the generation, which will be available to PS Plus members to download and play on PS5. The PS Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5, and more.
Available accessories for the PS5 include the DualSense Wireless Controller for $90, Pulse 3D wireless headset with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones ($130), HD Camera with dual 1080p lenses for broadcasting gameplay moments ($80), a Media Remote for navigating movies and streaming services ($40), and the DualSense Charging Station for charging two DualSense Wireless Controllers ($40).