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PlayStation 5: Australian pricing and release date

Posted: 17 September 2020 7:04 am
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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.

Order PlayStation 5 Digital Edition from Sony: $599.95

Order PlayStation 5 Standard Edition from Sony: $749.95

Order PlayStation 5 Standard Edition from Amazon: $749.95


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!)

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A bunch of retailers already have set up PlayStation 5 pre-order landing pages, including the Sony Store. 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

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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
  • Bloodborne
  • 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.

PlayStation 5 pre-order guide

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