At Sony’s event last night, the new generation PlayStation 5 console has officially announced the price. Accordingly, the Digital Edition will cost $ 399.99, and the regular version with the drive will cost $ 499.99. Sony will allow pre-orders starting September 17, and will officially launch on November 12.
This price point makes the PlayStation 5 go head-to-head with Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, which also costs $ 499. However, Microsoft has a cheaper version, the Xbox Series S, for $ 299. The next-generation Xbox will also be officially released by Microsoft on November 10.
By comparison, the PlayStation 4 was priced at $ 399 when it first came out, and is currently on sale for $ 299. PlayStation 4 Pro was priced at $ 399 when it first launched, and is still on sale at this price level. Maybe Sony will lower the price of the PlayStation 4 Pro after the PS5 is released.