Sony PlayStation 5 to launch November priced $499.99 and $399.99

TOKYO/STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sony Corp <6758.T> said on Wednesday the next-generation PlayStation 5 console would launch in November priced at $499.99 and $399.99 for a version without a disk drive, as it squares off against rival Microsoft Corp's <MSFT.O> Xbox console.

The pricing announcement sets the stage for a year-end showdown between Xbox and PlayStation, as consumers continue to flock to gaming optimised consoles offering exclusive titles.

The console will go on sale on Nov. 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea and on Nov. 19 in the rest of the world.

(Reporting by Sam Nussey in Tokyo and Supantha Mukherjee in Stockholm; Editing by Sandra Maler and Jonathan Oatis)

09/16/2020 21:03

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