Sony’s PlayStation 5 arrives November 12, priced at $500 – ClearTips
If in-person events were still a thing in 2020, there is a very good chance that we would know a lot about the PlayStation 5 by now. However, tech companies set up their event schedules with Sony And Microsoft has offered itself a more leisurely schedule with which to exclude news. Microsoft first struck with aggressive pricing, two different launch models, and a financing plan.
Now it’s Sony’s time to shine. Today’s big event answered some questions about the next generation of consoles. The company waited until the bitter end for the most important details. The PS5 will arrive in select markets on November 12 for $ 500, while the digital version (sans-optical drive) runs $ 400.
On that date, the console will be available in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world will get their hands on the console a week later on 19 November. Pricing keeps the PS5 very competitive with the new Xbox. The Series X hits the same price point, while the lower-end series runs S $ 299. Microsoft’s console launches a full two days earlier than Sony’s, so it should be fun.
Sony’s pricing was a good source of betting and hands-on work in recent months. But when Microsoft got its first salvo, the PS5 is going along with it – a fact that should be a source of a good deal of concern for Redmond’s gaming team. Pricing is going to be a big factor in decision making. Sports spending has increased during the COVID-19 shutdown, while many are cautious about pulling the trigger on big-ticket items amid such an uncertain economic downturn.
As usual, the event leaned too much towards trailers and gameplay demos, with PS5 showing the title on offer. The Thing closed with some major franchise blockbusters including Final Fantasy XVI and the best look ever on Spider-Man: Miles Morales, featuring a highly compelling bridge fight.
Spider-Man’s expansion is due to this holiday, which coincides with the console’s launch. Ditto for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, which received a new trailer including some RC car action.
The long-rumored Harry Potter RPG finally got a name and an official trailer. Hogwarts Legacy looks like an epic time in the Wizarding World. It is going to happen at some point in 2021.
What is this? A non-franchise game? Yes, this is Bethelda’s death-line. The time-looping adventure game is due in mid-2021. Sufficiently creepy trailer for zombie favorite Resident Evil: The Village answered more questions than it answered. The title is also slated for the following year.
Other titles include Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (due to launch), Oddworld: Soulstorm and Demon Souls Remaster. There is also little time for Fornite, which is available for the console at launch.