The PS5 got announced on the 11th of June 2020, however we didn’t get a price or a release date. The closer we get to the release of the PS5, the more information will be revealed and this page will be updated every time more information comes available!
Below is a list of questions we hope get answered shortly as we finally got the first look at Sony’s new gaming console.
When will the PS5 be released in the UK?
No confirmation has been made by Sony on the release date of the Playstation 5 in the UK (or anywhere else in the world). The rumor mill is saying that the PS5 will be released on the 20th of November 2020 worldwide.
Going over historical release dates for the PS3 and PS4, the release always falls in November and it looks like the PS5 will also be released around the same time.
What will the PS5 cost in the UK?
Again, no confirmation from Sony. Some online retailers like Amazon had put up placeholders that say the PS5 will cost around £599 however Amazon confirmed this was nothing more then a price error and placeholder.
On other international websites like Play Asia, the PS5 can be ordered for $699(!) which converts to around £550.
Amazon France seems to have leaked the price which should be around €399 for the Digital edition and €499 for the PS5 with disc drive.
Who will be selling the PS5 and where to pre-order in the UK?
Going via some Twitter feeds of UK retailers like Simplygames.com, The Game Collection or Game.co.uk. Pre-orders can’t officially be made until Sony gives permission.
What can be done is registering your interest for the PS5, so when the console does become available for pre-order, you’re the first one to know! This can be done via various retailers, see below for a list:
Remember to support your local game retailer if possible!
How much will PS5 games cost?
It seems that the games on the PS5 will cost more than on the PS4. The announced basketball game NBA2K21 costs $69.99 in the US on PS5. While the PS4 version costs $59.99.
The “$10” price hike is consistent across borders, with the Australian price going up by $10 dollars as well, even when the conversion rates are completely different. In the UK you can expect a £10 price hike on PS5 games as well.