PS5 console UK price
The price is right (pic: Sony)

Sony has finally announced the price and release date of the PlayStation 5, as well as new exclusives Final Fantasy 16 and God Of War 2.

The PlayStation 5 will cost £449.99 in the UK and will be out on 19 November (12 November in North America, Asia, and Australasia), although it’s not known yet when pre-orders will begin.

The PlayStation Digital Edition, which does not have a disc drive but is otherwise largely identical – so not the equivalent of the less powerful Xbox Series S – will cost £359.99 and will be out on the same day.

That’s the news fans have been waiting months for now and since it’s exactly the same price as the Xbox Series X it’s considerably cheaper than many feared, especially as Sony also announced a rough equivalent to Xbox Game Pass.


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The PlayStation Plus Collection isn’t exactly the same as Game Pass, because it doesn’t include any PlayStation 5 games, but it will allow you to download a very impressive selection of PlayStation 4 games, that includes some of the best of this generation’s first and third party titles.



It’ll be available at launch and rolled in as a standard part of PlayStation Plus, so you won’t have to pay any extra for it. Thanks to the addition of Sony’s exclusives it’s arguably already a better line-up of games than Game Pass, but whether it will expand to include next gen titles remains to be seen.

All PlayStation Plus Collection games

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God Of War
Monster Hunter: World
Final Fantasy 15
Fallout 4
Mortal Kombat X
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Ratchet & Clank
Days Gone
Until Dawn
Detroit: Become Human
Battlefield 1
inFamous: Second Son
Batman: Arkham Knight
The Last Guardian
The Last Of Us Remastered
Persona 5
Resident Evil 7: biohazard

We’ll get into some of the bigger game announcements in separate articles but to summarise, Square Enix announced Final Fantasy 16 as a console exclusive (implying the only other format will be PC).

The long-rumoured Harry Potter game Hogwarts Legacy was also announced, and looked graphically very impressive, but it’s a multiformat game for both current and next gen systems.

The first gameplay footage of launch game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales looked great, as did Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Resident Evil Village, console exclusive Deathloop, and the newly announced Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition – which will be available digitally at launch.

Sony also showcased Oddworld: Soulstorm, Five Night At Freddy’s: Security Breach, and had a decently long gameplay demo for Soulsborne remake Demon’s Souls.

Fortnite was also reconfirmed as a launch title but the final tease – and it was a tease because no visuals, or even the name, were shown – was a 2021 release for God Of War 2.

Update: Sony has also revealed the UK prices for various PlayStation 5 accessories, as follows…

  • DualSense wireless controller (standalone) – £59.99
  • PULSE 3D wireless headset, with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones – £89.99
  • HD Camera, with dual 1080p lenses – £49.99
  • Media Remote – £24.99
  • DualSense charging station – £24.99

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