The moment every gamer has been waiting for is getting closer. If you’re looking forward to getting your hands on a PlayStation 5 on launch day there are some things you need to know. All PlayStation5 sales will be made online.
— PlayStationAU (@PlayStationAU) November 7, 2020
PS5 Release Date
Sony confirmed that there will be no in-store consoles available on launch day. Depending on your region the PS5 will be released either November 12 or November 19. The PS5 released date in North America and the South Pacific is November 12. On November 12 the PS5 will be released in the United States and as for November 19 it will be released in Europe.
Update: All PS5 console sales on launch day, November 12 or November 19 depending on your region, will be online-only. No units will be available in-store for purchase.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 5, 2020
There have been many pre-orders so far. As for those who pre-ordered for pick-up at their local retailer, they are required to schedule an appointment time for pick up. In order to keep gamers, employees, and retailers safe during the ongoing pandemic, purchases for the PS5 will be conducted online. Stores safety protocols must be taken when picking up the console in person.
“Please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase,” said Sid Shuman, Sony’s Senior Director, SIE Content Communications. “Be safe, stay home and place your order online.”
Price and Differences
There are two options when purchasing the console. The standard PS5 retails for $499 which includes a disc drive for DVDs, 4K Blu-ray movies, along with PS4 games. The Digital Edition is an identical version of the standard but discless. It is in retail for $399. If purchasing the PS5 Digital Edition you have to keep in mind that you’ll never be able to purchase any disc video games.
The Standard version gives you a bit more flexibility where you have the benefit of using physical and digital media. Also, your PS4 games won’t be abandoned. The Digital Edition appears slightly slimmer than the Standard since it doesn’t have the disc drive. In addition, both consoles remain with the same-sized 825 GB storage drive.
Of course a controller comes with when purchasing the console of your choice. The controller happens to be a DualSense wireless controller. It has a futuristic design and comes in a two-tone color scheme. Other than that the controller consists of the same seamless buttons, parallel thumbs sticks, and the two shoulder pads on top. The technology behind the controller gives the player a better experience while playing in new advance ways.
First of all, the haptic feedback lets the player feel all movements and surfaces mimicking the actions of any game. Having the motion controls allows player to change how much force is required to press down the buttons. There is also a built in microphone on the controller. It has a battery life of 4 to 6 hours. Although there aren’t many major differences with the controller it is all about having an experience while using it.
Sony also will also be releasing a wireless headset, media remote, and an HD camera. The Pulse 3D wireless headset connects has a battery life of 12 hours and comes with rechargeable batteries. It also comes wireless USB adapter so you’ll be able to use on the computer. The Media remote is convenient when watching movies being able to control the settings. It comes with four streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, and YouTube. The HD camera also the player to stream and record gameplay. It gives the player the option to change the background giving them the experience of being in the actual game. The bright side to this effect is that no green screen is need.
Gamers have been waiting for this day to come and their dreams are now coming soon. There’s both excitement and eagerness to purchase the PS5. As mentioned, before some people have already pre-ordered their console and are now waiting to receive it.
I’m getting all Dawson’s Creek over here! pic.twitter.com/VzeOwNfYHc
— Ryan Betson (@HaggardMC) November 7, 2020
The pre-orders have been stressful and some don’t have a delivery date yet.
At least you have a delivery date, all I have is a we will email you when available. pic.twitter.com/jsH0WKbLSA
— shawn allaby (@shawnallaby) November 5, 2020
Some games that are available for the PS5 are:
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Spider-Man: Miles Morales is swinging onto #PS5 (and PS4) on November 12, but if you want a little taste of what's to come, here's the first 22 minutes, captured on PlayStation 5 in 4K. https://t.co/5NUxjOYOWF pic.twitter.com/vlogOHEuv7
— IGN (@IGN) November 6, 2020
— PS5 Countdown (@PS5Countdown) November 6, 2020
Demon's Souls allows you to customise your appearance with up to 16 million permutations.
Yes, I will be spending hours just in the character creator. pic.twitter.com/cNfVJvt6Mz
— PlayStation UK (@PlayStationUK) November 5, 2020
Sackboy: A Big Adventure
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 6, 2020
Check out the #Godfall Launch Trailer, just revealed during the Godfall Celebration!
Pre-order now to be prepared for launch on November 12!
— Godfall (@PlayGodfall) November 5, 2020
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 1, 2020
There are many things being released with the PS5 on the launch day. Whether you’re purchasing the Standard PS5 or Digital Edition PS5 there are many things to look forward to. Every gamers dream is just a week away!