Sony’s latest PlayStation 5 Showcase started with the usual previews of upcoming games, fromOddWorld SoulstormtoDemon’s Souls. But anyone patient enough to wait until the end of the stream got a reward—pricing and a release date. The Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $399, and the standard edition will cost $499. Both release on November 12.
For comparison, the Xbox Series S will cost $299, and the Xbox Series X will cost $499. That puts the “standard edition” of each next-generation model on square footing. Microsoft has the edge on pricing for the lower-tiers, and through a payments program, but Sony retains the lead in exclusives.
For instance, on the day launch, PS5 owners who also subscribe to PlayStation Plus get a grabbag of free games to download immediately. Those games includeGod of War 5,Bloodborne,Monster Hunter World,Final Fantasy XV,Fallout 4, Mortal Kombat X,Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Ratchet& Clank,Days Gone,Until Dawn,Detroit Become Human,Battlefield 1,Infamous Second Son,Batman Arkham Knight,The Last Guardian,The Last of Us Remastered,Persona 5, andResident Evil Biohazard.
If that pricing and a release date wasn’t enough to brag about, Sony had one more tease for you. At the very last moment, it played a short clip letting us know thatGod of War Ragnarokis coming.
The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital edition will release on November 12, just two days after the latest Xbox consoles.