PlayStation Just Announced The PS5 Price & Release Date And, Yes, My Wallet Is Begging Me To Stop Already

Earlier this morning, PlayStation shared the PlayStation 5 Showcase, a virtual streamed conference for all things PS5. The hour-long livestream featured new game announcements, trailers and the thing we’ve all been waiting for: exactly how much the next gen Sony console will cost and when we can get our dirty little goblin hands on it. 

Keep scrolling for all the hot video game goss from the PlayStation 5 Showcase. 

When Is The Release Date For The PlayStation 5 In Australia?

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico and South Korea on the 12th of November. It will launch in the “rest of the world” one week later on the 19th.

How much does the PlayStation 5 cost in Australia?

The PS5 will be released as two separate editions—a disc-free cheaper digital edition and the traditional more expensive console that comes with a disc reader.

According to the PlayStation Australia Twitter account, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $599.95 AUD and the disc-friendly PlayStation 5 console will cost you $749.95. Add in a handful of games and you’re looking at close to $1000. So, uh, start saving now, y’all.

You can preorder the two consoles with a $200 deposit from EB Games.

What games will be available at launch on the PlayStation 5?

According to the PlayStation 5 Showcase, and video game industry insider Geoff Keighly, these are the games that will be available at launch.

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
  • Destruction AllStars.
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition.
  • Demon’s Souls.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
  • Astro’s Playroom.
  • Godfall.
  • Fortnite.
  • Destiny 2.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Destruction AllStars

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Demon’s Souls 

Astro’s Playroom


Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War


Destiny 2

What games are coming to the PS5 in 2021 and beyond?

Hogwarts Legacy

Resident Evil: Village

God Of War: Ragnarok

Gotham Knights

Nour: Play With Your Food

Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

Oddworld: Soulstorm



GhostWire: Tokyo


Horizon Forbidden West

Solar Ash

Rather & Clank: Rift Apart

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Final Fantasy XVI

After Noctis and the boys’ road trip in Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix is going back to its roots in Final Fantasy XVI. Just like the original SquareSoft classics, the next game in the Final Fantasy series is set in a medieval fantasy world and looks equally parts The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt as it does Devil May Cry 5 (with a sprinkle of Final Fantasy critters, magic, summons and JRPG hairdo). The game will be directed by Naoki Yoshida, the game director behind Final Fantasy XIV, so, y’know, expect it to be Good Shit. 

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