PS5 release date, prices, pre-order details and launch games

PlayStation 5 prices, release date, pre-order time and launch games revealed at PS5 showcase.

Finally we have a price and release date for the PS5 and Digital Edition, as well as a better look at some of the games you'll be able to play on Sony's next gen console. The PS5 showcase has just wrapped, and we have all the important info about the console in one place for you to pore over before hitting pre-order. So here's the PS5 price, release date, where to pre-order and what launch games you can play on the big day.

PS5 price details

The PS5 comes in one of two varieties: the PlayStation 5, and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. The Digital Edition doesn't come with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disk drive, so you'll need to rely on downloading games from the store. They both come with 825GB SSD internal storage with an expandable NVMe SSD slot and external USB HDD support, so you can keep adding more storage to your console if you want to download more games.

As you can see above, the standard PS5 costs $499.99, and the PS5 Digital Edition costs £399.99, so you'll save $100 by not needing a disk drive. Are you ready to give up digital games for that saving?

PS5 release date and pre-order details

The PS5 will have a staggered release in two phases, spaced a week apart. The PS5 will release on November 12 in USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. Then for the rest of the world (including Europe) the PS5 will release on November 19.

If you're looking to get out ahead of the pack, PS5 pre-orders will open at select retailers tomorrow (September 17), though Sony has yet to confirm which retailers. Additionally, industry legend Geoff Keighley has said that some retailers may open pre-orders later today, so keep your eyes on him for any early chances to pre-order. An Amazon link has gone up for the disk-drive version ready for PS5 pre-orders to go live, though it isn't yet. And the PS5 disk-drive version and the Digital Edition can be pre-ordered right now from Walmart.

PS5 launch games

Now that's all well and good, but what will you actually play on your fancy new next-gen console when November rolls around? Well, the PS5 launch games are a little thin on the ground, it must be said. Neither Sony nor Microsoft have been particularly forthcoming about next-gen games available on their systems when the console itself is actually made available. Here are the PS5 launch games we've determined from various trailers and news posts:

  • Demon's Souls ($69.99)
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales ($49.99) and Ultimate Edition (contains Marvel's Spider-Man, $69.99)
  • Devil May Cry V: Special Edition ($39.99 digital)
  • Fortnite ($only what you spend on V-Bucks)
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (but not the next-gen version, only backwards compatible and only if you're in a country that gets the console on November 19)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure ($59.99)
  • Destruction All-Stars ($69.99)
  • Astro's Playroom (comes pre-installed)
  • The PlayStation Plus Collection ($59.99 for a year's subscription)

The PlayStation Plus Collection

This is Sony's answer to the great value of Xbox Game Pass. A huge number of PS4 exclusive games are being made available on the PS5 at launch, for subscribers of PS+. It's not clear if any of them will have improvements or enhancements over their previous gen counterpart, but with the PS5's touted backwards compatibility it's unlikely. Among the PS4 titles you'll be able to play on the PS5 at launch you'll find:

  • God of War
  • Bloodbourne
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Uncharted 4
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • Persona 5
  • Final Fantasy XV
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Fallout 4
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Days Gone
  • Until Dawn
  • Detroit: Beyond Human
  • Battlefield 1
  • Infamous Second Son
  • Batman Arkham Knight
  • The Last Guardian
  • Resident Evil 7

Aside from a few notable exceptions (Horizon Zero Dawn, TLOU Part 2) this is pretty much every big exclusive the PS4 ever had, making this an incredible jumping off point for any Xbox One gamers who missed out these games last generation.

Is that enough to make you want a PlayStation 5? Now that we know the PS5 price, release date and launch games, we're just waiting on the chance to buy it ourselves. If you'd like to see more of what Sony has revealed as coming to the PS5 in the months (and likely years) after release, check out more of the games they showcased today.

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Chris is the captain of the good ship AllGamers, which would explain everything you're seeing here. Get in touch to talk about work or the $6 million Echo Slam by emailing chris.higgins@allgamers.com or finding him on Twitter. 

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