In a surprise announcement on Nov. 8, 2019, Sony introduced its latest next-generation console, the PlayStation 5. The console’s full repertoire was revealed this month and included a major update to the controller, systems, and graphics.
The PS5 comes in two versions: one with a Blue-Ray drive and the other without. Players will have the option to use the cloud to download all of their games in a smaller, lighter, and cheaper console.
The console will also be backward compatible for the first time. The similar nature of the PS5 and PS4’s internal architectures makes this possible.
The full list of PS4 games available to play on the PS5 has yet to be confirmed, but the console’s 100 most-played games will be playable at launch, according to Mark Cerny, the lead architect of the PS4.
The standard version of the PS5 will set you back $499.99, while the digital edition costs just $399.99. Sony has confirmed a Nov. 12, 2020 release date.
Where to pre-order the PS5
Both versions of the PS5 are available to pre-order now.