Sony has finally announced the price and launch date for the PlayStation 5, a week after Microsoft dropped these details for its competing Xbox Series X (and the more affordable Xbox Series S) console. The PS5 will launch on November 12 at a price of $499.99 (roughly Rs 36,887). The PS5 Digital Edition will cost $399.99 (roughly Rs 29,510).
The November 12 launch date will apply to the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea with pre-orders starting as early as September 17 from select retailers. Globally, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will be available from November 18.
Sony is bringing the console to Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa, though exact India availability and pricing are yet to be announced (by Sony India). For some context, the Xbox Series X will be available at an estimated retail price of Rs 49,990. The Xbox Series S will meanwhile cost Rs 34,990. Both consoles will launch in India on November 10.