The PlayStation 5 is launching today in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea and will be available for the rest of the world on November 19.
The console is a direct competitor to Xbox: specs, prices, dates, backward compatibility, … A lot of the hardware is very close.
It comes in two flavours:
- PS5: €500
- PS5 Digital Edition: €400
The design seems to be less well thought out than the Xboxes with its huge size, that inelegant disc tray and the sad console buttons. But the overall hardware lineup has a consistent identity which expresses confidence. We will see in the long run which one is the most robust.