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PS5 price set at $499 USD, $749 AUD; launching 12 November

Australian pricing has been confirmed.

Update: Sony has confirmed the PS5 will be available locally for $749.95 AUD (PS5) or $599.95 AUD (PS5 Digital Edition). Sony has also said that “PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.”

We’ll keep you informed as we learn more.

Original story: The PS5 price has been set at $499 USD by Sony as part of a Showcase reveal earlier this morning.

The PS5, complete with an optical disc drive, is set at $499.99 USD, €499.99, £449.99 and ¥49,980. The PS5 Digital Edition (without an optical disc drive) is $399.99 USD, €399.99, £359.99 and ¥39,980. As expected, we don’t have Australian pricing yet but we’ll report back as more is known.

The consoles will be available from 12 November in regions including the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, with other regions needing to wait until 19 November for a launch.

This counters Microsoft’s pricing on the Xbox Series S ($299 USD, $499 AUD) and the Xbox Series X ($499 USD, $749 AUD), though Microsoft also allows customers the chance to own a next-gen console through a financing plan called Xbox All Access.

PS5 specs

CPU x86-64-AMD Ryzen™ “Zen 2”
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon™ RDNA 2-based graphics engine
Ray Tracing Acceleration
Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)
System Memory GDDR6 16GB
448GB/s Bandwidth
SSD 825GB
5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)
Optical Drive Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAV

BD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAV

BD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAV

DVD ~3.2xCLV

PS5 Game Disc Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Out HDMI™ OUT port
Support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)
Audio “Tempest” 3D AudioTech
Dimensions PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)

(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)

(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)

Weight PS5: 4.5kg

PS5 Digital Edition: 3.9kg

Power PS5: 350W

PS5 Digital Edition: 340W

Input/Output USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)

USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2
USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)

 

Networking Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax

Bluetooth® 5.1

 

What do you make of the PS5’s pricing and release date?

 

Steve Wrighthttps://www.stevivor.com
Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist for the past ten years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.

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