The PS5 Australian Price and Release Date Have Been Confirmed

The PS5 Australian Price and Release Date Have Been Confirmed

Sony finally announced the PS5 this morning and we now know when it’s coming to Australia. As it turns out, it’s really close to the release of the Xbox Series X and Series S.

PS5 Games

In a showcase this week Sony showed off a ton of upcoming games for its upcoming PS5 consoles.

These included:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Final fantasy XVI
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Resident Evil 8
  • Deathloop
  • Devil May cry 5: Special Edition
  • Oddworld Soulstorm
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach
  • Demon Souls remaster
  • Ragnarok

And here’s a list of the launch day games:

  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Destruction All Stars
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition 
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure
  • Fortnite

Sony then finished off the show by revealing the release date and pricing.

When are they coming to Australia?

Here in Australia the PS5 will be releasing on November 12, 2020. It's one of only a handful of countries to get it this early -- the others include New Zealand, USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico and South Korea.

The 'rest of the world' (Sony's words) will get the PS5 on November 19.

So now we know that Xbox will be the first to market globally in the next gen consoles wars, but only just. It's beating the PS5 by just two days, meaning it's going to be a damn busy week in the world of gaming.

PS5 Australian Price

Sony also announced the pricing of both consoles this week.

The digital edition will cost $599.95 in Australia while the PlayStation 5 disc model coming in at $749.95.

For comparison the Xbox Series X costs $799, with the Series X coming in at $499. So while Xbox wins on the entry-level front, Sony is getting in $50 cheaper on the flagship front.

Pre-orders went live on EB Games, Harvey Norman and JB Hi-Fi this morning but all have already sold out. However, you can still pre-order from Amazon.