Sony also announced the prices during the PlayStation 5 showcase. The prices are also finally clear: the digital version without a 4K Blu-ray player costs 399 euros and the one with a 4K Blu-ray player costs 499 euros.
It’s a shame that we live in ‘the rest of the world’, as Sony described it so beautifully: Americans, Canadians, Japanese and Mexicans can go to the store for their PlayStation 5 a week earlier on November 12 Sony will not be able to meet the high demand, nothing was officially announced about this during the presentation.
Microsoft announced a week ago what Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will cost: 499 euros for X and 299 euros for S. A big difference, which is partly due to the fact that the small S also has less good specifications. For example, the graphics are less good than those of its big brother and you will have to delete games regularly, because the console has considerably less storage space.
4K Blu-ray player
The differences between Microsoft’s consoles are quite large, but that is much smaller with those of Sony. The only difference is that disk tray and that turns out to be an expensive one: 100 euros. Now it is not a regular Blu-ray player but a 4K Blu-ray player, but it is still a considerable amount. Sony is also coming quite late with its new console: Xbox Series X and S will be released on November 10th.
Sony has better luck when it comes to launching games. Where Microsoft had to move Halo Infinite to 2021, Sony has a number of big titles at launch. Think Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart. The games all have to load very fast because that’s one of the great advantages of PlayStation 5. Thanks to its GPU of 10 teraflops with 36 cores (2.23GHz) and the CPU of 3.5GHz, PlayStation 5 is a powerhouse.
In addition, the Dualshock controller will be overhauled: the triggers will soon be able to offer a kind of resistance and the vibrations of the controller will also be more manageable depending on which game you are playing. Can’t wait? The console is not yet officially available for pre-order. When this is the case, it is still unknown.