When Did PS5 Come Out? – PlayStation 5 Release Date & Prices

Check out this guide to know the release date of PS5 and all of it’s various editions.

Sony’s PlayStation consoles are considered by many to be the top contender for the best console out there. The console wars between the company and its rivals namely Xbox have given rise to many top-of-the-line consoles for fans worldwide.

Among these, the PlayStation 5 was considered to be the game changer, hitting the market in 2020. The new-gen console overhauled everything its previous counterpart had to offer.

As of 2023, Sony has sold over 40 million units of the ninth-generation console. However, many might wonder how did the PS5 release stack up against its rival and when exactly did the console hit the shelves. So if you are looking to know more about the console and all of its editions, then, here is a guide you should check out further.

When Did PS5 Come Out? Release Date

PlayStation 5 Release Date
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Sony’s PlayStation 5 was launched on November 12, 2020, in different regions like Australia, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and South Korea. It was after a week that it was released worldwide.

The same month also saw the release of the fourth generation consoles from Microsoft the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. However, since then the ninth-generation console from Sony went on to sell over 40 million units worldwide.

The console also has more market share than that of the Xbox Series X and S. However, Nintendo Switch which was released back in 2017 has sold more than 132 million units, a whopping 92 million more than PlayStation 5. The console has two variants apart from the slim recent version that players can purchase. Here are both of them with their effective price:

  • PlayStation 5 Console – $499
  • PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Console – $399

While both variants offer the same specifications, the digital edition console lacks the physical disc drive for games. Sony recently launched the PS5 Slim on November 10, 2023. Here are both of their variants and their prices:

  • PS5 Slim – $499
  • PS5 Slim Digital Edition Console – $399

That’s everything covered in this guide. For more interesting guides on consoles, check out our dedicated Hardware section, right here on Gamer Tweak.