Update: October 19, 2020 (3:00 AM ET): Sony has announced the India prices for the PlayStation 5. We’ve updated the original article below with the latest information.
Original article: PlayStation 5 pricing has now been officially confirmed by Sony. Pre-orders have also started for the long-awaited next-generation console, in both of its editions. So what is the PS5 price, and how can you pre-order one before the official launch date?
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In this article, we will go over the price of the console, and how you might be able to pay for one before it launches (if you are vigilant, and more than a little lucky).
PS5 price for both editions
The PS5 price for the standard edition (the one with a disc drive) will be $499.99 in the US. The PS5 price for the digital edition (the one without a disc drive) will be $399.99 in the US. Folks up in Canada will pay $629 CAD for the standard edition and $499 CAD for the digital edition.
In Europe, pricing is about the same at €499 for the standard edition and €399 for the digital edition. In the UK, the PS5 price will be £449 and £359, respectively. Finally, in Japan, the price will be ¥49,980 for the standard edition, and ¥39,980 for the digital edition.
In India. the PS5 with a disc drive will come in at Rs. 49,990 whereas the digital edition will cost Rs. 39,990. Sony hasn’t announced a release or pre-order date in the country yet.
PS5 price for DualSense Wireless Controller
The new DualSense Wireless Controller made just for the PS5 has a price of $69.99. In India, the controller will cost Rs. 5,990.
PS5 pre-order information
The first PS5 pre-orders went live on September 17. However, spammers, and likely some bots, quickly bought up the first batches of pre-orders for the consoles. They went so fast, Sony posted a brief note on the official PlayStation Twitter account admitting that the process “could have been a lot smoother.” It added that it will release more PS5 consoles for pre-order soon and that the console’s main retailers will issue alerts when they will become available.
Where can I pre-order a PS5?
If you see a site claiming that they’re taking pre-orders right for the PS5, it’s probably a scam. Stick with reputable large brands that you know when it comes to pre-ordering something as large as the newest PlayStation console. Some of the reputable stores you should look at for pre-orders once they are available again include Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart, and GameStop
All of these retailers are already set up to take online pre-orders. You can sign up for e-mail updates with your favorite stores so you can be one of the first to know when pre-orders go live once again.
What PS5 pre-order bundles or deals does Sony have?
At the moment, there’s no word on what PS5 pre-order bundles (consoles with games included) will be available. The most likely games that could be a part of a PS5 pre-order bundle include:
- Call of Duty
- FIFA 21
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Both Xbox and Nintendo have previously moved to digital codes for games included in console bundles. We’re hoping that Sony continues to provide physical copies of bundled games because it adds to their resale value, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
If I pre-order a PS5, when do I have to pay?
Large retailers like Target, BestBuy, etc. will likely require a deposit to secure your PS5 pre-order when they start up again. The deposit for the PS5 should range anywhere from $50-100. This deposit should go towards the cost of your PS5, and you’ll just have to pay the remainder when you pick it up.
Or, if you order it online to be shipped to you, your card will likely just be charged the full amount when the console ships out to you.
What games will launch with the PS5 console?
Sony has announced that will be launching alongside the PS5 console. Some will be available on the launch date, and others will be released in the weeks after launch (also known as the “launch window”).
For a more extensive list, check out: Sony PlayStation 5 games: All PS5 game announcements in one place
Here are a few of the new games that currently are targeting a launch time period for the PS5.
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
- Astro’s Playroom (included with console)
- Demon’s Souls
- Destruction All Stars
- Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition (Digital)
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Observer: System Redux
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
This does not include any of the PS4 games that we’re hoping will be playable on the PS5 at launch. If you want to know which PS4 games you’ll be able to play on the PS5, check out our article on backwards compatibility on the PS5 here.
PS5 release date
Sony has now confirmed that the PS5, both in its standard and digital versions, will launch on November 12 in seven countries (US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea). The rest of the world will have to wait a week later. Both PS5 consoles will launch everywhere else on November 19.