The Sony PlayStation 5 is coming in November and it’ll sell for $500. That’s the same month and the same price as the recently announced Xbox Series X. And like Microsoft’s game console, there will be a cheaper digital-only version of the PlayStation 5 that lacks a disc drive.

But the Sony Playstation 5 Digital Edition will cost $399, making it $100 more than the Xbox Series S. But while Microsoft’s cheaper game console is less powerful than the Xbox Series X, the Sony PS5 Digital Edition is basically the same as the standard model. It’s a little cheaper, thinner, and lighter, but packs the same hardware.

Both the Sony PlayStation 5 and the PS5 Digital Edition will be available starting November 12, 2020.

The game console will be available in the US, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea a launch, before rolling out to additional countries November 19.

Sony also revealed a set of new games launching on the platform, including Finaly Fantasy XVIDevil May Cry 5 Special EditionHogwarts LegacyFive Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach, and a new God of War game.

Here’s an overview of specs for Sony’s new game consoles… as well as comparable details (where available) for Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox consoles:

PS5PS5 Digital EditionXbox Series XXbox Series S
CPU8x Zen 2 Cores (16 threads) @ up to 3.5GHz (with variable frequencies)8x Zen 2 Cores (16 threads) @ up to 3.5GHz (with variable frequencies) 8x Zen 2 Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen8x Zen 2 Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/ SMT) Custom
GPUCustom RDNA 2 w/10.28 TFLOPS, 36 CUs, @ 2.23 GHzCustom RDNA 2 w/10.28 TFLOPS, 36 CUs, @ 2.23 GHzAMD RDNA 12.15 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHzAMD RDNA 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz
Memory 16GB GDDR616GB GDDR616GB GDDR6 w10 GB GDDR6
Memory bandwidth448GB/s448GB/s10 GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s8 GB @ 224 GB/s, 2GB @ 56 GB/s
Built-in storageCustom 825GB SSDCustom 825GB SSD1TB Custom NVMe SSD512 GB NVMe SSD
IO throughput5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)2.4 GB/s uncompressed, 4.8 GB/s compressed2.4 GB/s uncompressed, 4.8 GB/s compressed
Expandable storageNVMe SSD SlotNVMe SSD Slot1TB Expansion Card1TB Expansion Card
Optical disc drive4K UHD Blu-ray Drivenone4K UHD Blu-ray Drivenone
I/O ports1 x USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)
2 x USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
1 x USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
1 x USB Type-A port (Hi-Speed USB)
2 x USB Type-A port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
1 x USB Type-C® port (Super-Speed USB 10Gbps)
3 x USB 3.1 Type-A (5 Gbps)3 x USB 3.1 Type-A (5 Gbps)
Video outHDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120 Hz)HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120 Hz)4K @ 60 FPS (up to 120 FPS)1440p @ 60 FPS (up to 120 FPS)
NetworkingEthernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
WiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.1
10/100/1000 Ethernet
WiFi 5
10/100/1000 Ethernet
WiFi 5
Dimensions390mm x 104mm x 260mm390mm x 92mm x 260mm301mm x 151mm x 151mm275mm x 151mm x 65mm
Weight4.5kg3.9kg4.4 kg1.9kg
Power350W power supply340 watt power supply??
Price$499$399$499$299
Release dateNov 12, 2020Nov 12, 2020Nov 10, 2020Nov 10, 2020

via PlayStation Blog

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  1. Argue for and against physical media all you want but never forget, when you go all digital, they will always control the price of games, forever. Not saying they will never go on sale, but you’ll never be able to pick up a deal on used games, never be able to haggle with someone over price, unlikely you’ll be able to loan a game to you buddy and vice versa. Even with all the “hassle” of having discs, you lose so much without them. And thats not even getting into the fact no streaming service even come close (not by a long shot) to touching the quality of a true UHD disc or rip. Oh and Sony, we super appreciate you even more factionalizing gaming by going to such retarded lengths to lock in exclusives to your console in order to make “a better gaming experience”, I was stoked not being able to play Street Fighter or Spiderman on my xbox and Im sure all the PS “exclusives” you claimed, that turned out to be only timed exclusives (so flat out lies), made your customers super happy and reinforced their trust in you as a company. Gonna be an interesting console cycle this time I think.