Well that seemed like an eternity in waiting for the PlayStation 5 price announcement from Sony. Today's live stream was pretty impressive, with Sony showcasing some of its titles for the PS5.
If you live in Canada, the PlayStation 5 is launching on November 12 for $629 CAD for the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc edition, and $499 CAD for the Digital Edition.
See you in November!— PlayStation Canada (@PlayStationCA) September 16, 2020
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition: CAD$499.99 (RRP)
PlayStation 5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc: CAD$629.99 (RRP) pic.twitter.com/V6qB0aI1Fs
In the USA it will cost you $399 for the Digital Edition, and $499 for the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc Edition.
It's pretty much in line with what we've all been expecting.
Sony wanted to wait for Microsoft to drop its pricing on the world, before unveiling the PS5 pricing.
Sure it would have been nice if Sony could have undercut the Xbox a bit, but in all honesty both companies are loosing money or breaking even on their respective hardware.
Sony will more than make up any loss revenue from its consoles with the software titles that are coming.
Some of those titles got their moment in the spotlight today, and they include:
- 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)
- New God of War title (Santa Monica Studio)
On Sony's Blog there's a list of how much the accessories are going to cost.
- DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
- PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
- HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
- Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
- DualSense™ Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
New hardware, means more costly accessories,which is to be expected.
Sony's pricing makes sense, and I can applaud the tech giant for not charging more.
They could've charged more if they wanted to, and it still wouldn't deter most of you from buying these consoles.
Hype, and demand is going very strong, and I'll bet you that the PS5 will sell out very quickly.
A whole list of exclusive titles and a ever growing ecosystem, Sony looks to cement its crown as the console champion once again for 2020.