Sony’s PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, its next-generation game console without a Blu-ray disc drive, will cost $399.99, the company announced Wednesday as part of its PS5 price reveal live stream event.
That’s $100 less than the standard PS5, which Sony announced today would match Microsoft’s Xbox Series X at a price of $499.99. Still, that makes the PS5 Digital Edition $100 more than the less performant Xbox Series S.
Both PS5 devices will ship in the US, Japan, and other territories on November 12th, with a worldwide availability on November 19th. Sony announced after the end of today’s event that preorders are starting tomorrow at select retailers, though the company declined to specify which ones.
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020
It was an open question just how much of a price reduction Sony would offer with its digital edition PS5, considering the lack of a Blu-ray drive could have translated into anywhere from a $50 or more price cut over the standard version of the next-gen console. Now fans have a clear idea of the cost comparisons both between Sony’s devices and Microsoft’s two-tier Xbox Series X / S offering.
Following the price reveal, Sony published a blog post with a few more details about the next-gen launch. That includes a list of confirmed launch games and the associated prices, some of which have jumped up to $70 for the first time (making Sony another major publisher, joining Take-Two Interactive, to publicly commit to raising the price of some next-gen titles):
- Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
- Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – $69.99
- Destruction All Stars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – $69.99
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – $49.99
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition – $69.99
- Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – $59.99
Sony also confirmed the associated PS5 accessories and pricing:
- DualSense controller (standalone) – $69.99
- PULSE 3D™ wireless headset, with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones – $99.99
- HD Camera – $59.99
- Media Remote – $29.99
- DualSense charging station – $29.99