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!)
A bunch of retailers already have set up PlayStation 5 pre-order landing pages, including . Pre-orders are expected to officially open tomorrow.
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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