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The PlayStation 5 is nearly here: Sony’s next-gen PlayStation console arrives on November 12, and starts at $400.

The Japanese electronics giant announced the long-awaited details during a livestream on Wednesday: The console will arrive in North America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on November 12. Its worldwide launch is scheduled for November 19.

The Digital Edition of the PlayStation 5 costs $400, while the version with a Blu-ray disc drive costs $500.

Sony first unveiled the look of the PlayStation 5 back in June during a similar livestream event.

The new console is a major visual departure from previous PlayStation hardware. It’s white, asymmetrical, and has a set of fins sticking out of the top.

The PlayStation 5 console matches the new controller — the so-called “DualSense” gamepad — which was revealed earlier this year.

Two versions of the PlayStation 5 are due this November: There’s a “standard” PlayStation 5, with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, and a “Digital Edition” without a disc drive, the company said in June.

Design-wise, the two PS5 consoles are very similar.

As seen above, the digital edition is symmetrical, while the standard edition has a bump where the disc drive is located. 

Though the two consoles are capable of powering the same next-gen games, the “digital model” is unable to read discs while the standard model can. In practice, that means that the Digital Edition is only able to play downloaded games — the latest step that the video game industry is taking to move away from physical video games.

A handful of major games have been announced for the next-gen PlayStation, including first-party games like “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales” and next-gen versions of “Assassin’s Creed” and “Call of Duty.”  Returning favorites like “Fortnite” will move to the PlayStation 5 at launch this November.

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Source:: Business Insider


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