PlayStation 5: Australian pricing and release date
On 17 September, Sony unveiled a cavalcade of fresh details about the PlayStation 5 video games console, including the price, release date and a stack of previously unannounced games. Here are the chief announcements you need to know about.
Update: Pre-order stock is currently sold out, but you can register at the links below to be first in line when the second batch is released.
PlayStation 5 Australian release date
12 November is the date to mark in your calendar if you're planning to purchase the PlayStation 5 on day one. Sony noted that the console will launch later in some markets, presumably due to supply issues. Fortunately, Australia is definitely included in the 12 November launch rollout. (Hurrah!)
PlayStation 5 Australian pricing
Sony will be releasing two consoles at launch: the standard edition and an all-digital version that lacks an optical disc drive (otherwise, the specifications are identical).
Here's the official Australian pricing for the PlayStation 5 consoles from Sony:
PlayStaton 5: $749.95
PlayStaton 5 Digital Edition: $599.95
After factoring in GST, currency conversion and US after-sales tax, this works out very similar to the American pricing of $499 and $399. There's no extra "Australia Tax" to worry about for once.
The price of the standard console is in line with the Xbox Series X which will cost $749 at launch. (Microsoft is also releasing a lower-spec machine dubbed Xbox Series S which is a more competitive at $499.)
PlayStation Plus Collection
In addition to some new game announcements including God Of War Ragnarok and Final Fantasy XVI, Sony also unveiled a new games service called PlayStation Plus Collection.
This is a library of PlayStation 4 classics that will be free to download and play. Confirmed titles include God of War, Bloodborne, Days Gone, Persona 5, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 and The Last Guardian. All games will be available to download at launch.
The full list of PlayStation Plus Collection games available at launch is as follows:
- Batman: Arkham Knight
- Battlefield 1
- Days Gone
- Detroit: Become Human
- Fallout 4
- Final Fantasy XV
- God of War
- Infamous: Second Son
- The Last Guardian
- The Last of Us Remastered
- Monster Hunter World
- Mortal Kombat X
- Persona 5
- Ratchet & Clank
- Resident Evil 7
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Until Dawn
We'll be updating this page with additional info soon. You can read how to pre-order the PlayStation 5 here.
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