PlayStation 5 Priced at £449.99 / £359.99; Releases November 19th in the UK

September 17, 2020

The PlayStation 5 finally has a price and a release date — two, actually! In a digital presentation on Wednesday, Sony announced that their brand new console will retail for £449.99 (with a disc drive) and £359.99 (digital only) in the UK, with the console releasing on November 19th. The console will be available slightly earlier on November 12th in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

Pre-orders for the console are expected to begin on September 17th, per PlayStation UK on Twitter.

This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S price and release date. Microsoft’s new machine will release first on November 10th. The Series X will retail at £449.99 with the less powerful Series S coming in at just £249.99.

Alongside the pricing Sony also gave players a first-look at gameplay for launch titles Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as well as officially revealing Hogwarts Legacy,  a brand new Harry Potter game, and Final Fantasy XVI which is also a console exclusive.

Following the presentation on Wednesday, it was also confirmed that these first-party PS5 games will have an RRP of $69.99 — an increase of $10. In the UK games will also increase to £69.99 in some cases. You can see the full launch-day lineup and pricing below:

Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – £69.99 (RRP)
Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – £69.99 (RRP)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – £51.99 (RRP)
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – £69.99 (RRP)
Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – £59.99 (RRP)

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Ant Barlow

Started with the PlayStation, now I'm here... with a PlayStation. Once skipped school to play the Metal Gear Solid demo repeatedly. I love stories big and small. Trophy hunter. Recent VR convert. Probably a hipster.