Updated at October 17, 2020:
PlayStation 5 price in India has been officially announced by Sony. The next-generation gaming console will retail in India with a price tag of Rs 49,990. While the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition price in Indian is set for Rs 39,990.
However, the official launch date for PS5 in India is still unknown. Earlier, the India launch date was set on November 19 but later the company redacted it.
Our original story from Saturday, October 17, 2020, follows:
The moment you were waiting for, the pricing and complete specification of the next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 5. After teasing the design and styling, Sony has announced the pricing, release date, availability and complete hardware specifications of its upcoming gaming consoles, the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.
Getting right to the point, PlayStation 5 is priced at $499.99 (around Rs 36,700) in the US, CAD 629 in Canada, ¥49,980 in Japan, €499.99 in Europe and £449.99 in the UK. Whereas the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost $399.99 (around Rs 29,500) in the US, CAD 499 in Canada, ¥39,980 in Japan, €399.99 in Europe and £359.99 in the UK. Indian prices have not yet been released by the company. We will update these articles once we have this info.
As for release date, both PS5 editions will launch on November 12 in seven markets which include the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. In the second wave, on November 19 the next-generation gaming consoles will be launched throughout the rest of the world. This global rollout includes countries from Europe, the Middle East, South America, Asia and South Africa. So, it would be November 19 for PS5 launch in India.
Pre-orders for both PlayStation 5, PS5 Digital Edition are already live on many Indian retailers. You can already signup with this retails for release and Indian pricing info. Amazon India, Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma, Sony Center and Games The Shop have already put up a dedicated landing page for the PlayStation 5.
PS5, PS5 Digital Edition: Hardware difference
As you may have guessed PlayStation 5 aka PS5 comes with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive and PS5 Digital Edition just opted out this part. Nevertheless, both this net-generation gaming console have the exact hardware under the hood.
Both PS5 gaming consoles have the same custom AMD processor with integrated CPU and AMD Radeon GPU for high-fidelity visuals, including 4K graphics at 60fps, up to 120fps and ray-tracing support. They both pack 825GB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading. This hardware is accompanied by the 3D audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller.
|CPU||x86-64-AMD Ryzen Zen 2, 8 Cores / 16 Threads, Variable frequency, up to 3.5 GHz|
|GPU||AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine, Ray Tracing Acceleration Variable frequency, up to 2.23 GHz (10.3 TFLOPS)|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6 (448GB/s Bandwidth)|
|Storage (SSD)||825GB with 5.5GB/s Read Bandwidth (Raw)|
|Optical Drive||Ultra HD Blu-ray (66G/100G) ~10xCAVBD-ROM (25G/50G) ~8xCAVBD-R/RE (25G/50G) ~8xCAVDVD ~3.2xCLV. (PS5 only)|
|Video Out||HDMI OUT port with support of 4K 120Hz TVs, 8K TVs, VRR (specified by HDMI ver.2.1)|
|Audio||Tempest 3D AudioTech|
|Input/Output||USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps) x2 USB Type-C port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)|
|Connectivity||Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/axBluetooth 5.1|
|Power||PS5: 350W / PS5 Digital Edition: 340W|
|Dimensions||PS5: Approx. 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base) / PS5 Digital Edition: Approx. 390mm x 92mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)(excludes largest projection, excludes Base)|
As for backward compatibility, PS5 owners with PS Plus will be able to download and play a curated library of PS4 games. This includes the Batman Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Persona 5 and more. So, this tells us that there probably won’t be a native backwards compatibility, but only a select few PS4 games.