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The PlayStation 5 Rolls out Worldwide

Sony’s next-generation console, PlayStation 5 (PS5) is now at the tail end of its global roll out with most key markets already receiving the first wave of sets.

Sony is welcoming this new generation of gaming by lighting up iconic buildings and popular sites in 25 territories around the world, projecting images of the PlayStation shapes, the PS5 console, the DualSense wireless controller, and other PlayStation brand imagery.

For those lucky enough to get their hands on a PS5 on launch day, get ready to enjoy near-instant load times thanks to PS5’s ultra-high speed solid state drive (SSD), as well as 4K graphics and silky-smooth gameplay up to 120 frames per second.

With the enhanced haptic feedback and adaptive triggers of the DualSense wireless controller and the immersive soundscapes made possible by Tempest 3D AudioTech, PlayStation 5 aims to heighten players’ senses, making them feel transported into their game world.

The breadth of PlayStation 5’s game library represents the best lineup in PlayStation console history, led by launch day titles from SIE Worldwide Studios, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Astro’s Playroom.

PS5 owners can enjoy more than three dozen new games this holiday, including highly anticipated games from SIE’s publishing partners such as Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (Activision), Fortnite (Epic Games), FIFA 21 (EA), NBA 2K21 (2K), Godfall (Gearbox Publishing), Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft), and many more.

Meanwhile, new titles from independent developers, such as Bugsnax (Young Horses) and The Pathless (Giant Squid/Annapurna Interactive) demonstrate the breadth of diverse content coming to PS5.

I’m thrilled for the new worlds that players will begin to experience today, and I’m equally excited for the lineup of games still to come for PS5 that will continue to propel the gameplay experience forward. We are humbled to work with a talented community of world class game developers. Their creativity will bring limitless possibilities to what the future of gaming can look like on PS5.

– Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Beyond this holiday, PS5 owners can look forward to even more incredible games. Upcoming Worldwide Studios exclusives include Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, and a new God of War game.

Additional games launching first on PS5 include DEATHLOOP from Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks, Ghostwire: Tokyo from Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks, Project Athia (Working Title) from Luminous Productions/Square Enix, and Final Fantasy XVI from Square Enix.

Resident Evil Village from Capcom and Hogwarts Legacy from Warner Bros. Games round out the lineup of highly anticipated PS5 titles.

At launch this November, PlayStation Plus members can enjoy a curated lineup of 20 PlayStation 4 games that defined the generation with the PlayStation Plus Collection, available to download and play on PlayStation 5.

The PlayStation Plus Collection features critically acclaimed games, including Batman: Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Zombies Chronicle Edition, Fallout 4, God of War, Monster Hunter: World, Final Fantasy XV, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Persona 5, The Last of Us Remastered, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and more.

The PS5 Digital Edition will be available for a recommended retail price (RRP) of $399.99 / ¥39,980 / €399.99 / S$599, and PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive will be available for an RRP of $499.99 / ¥49,980 / €499.99 / S$729.

With the exception of the Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, both PS5 models offer the same specifications, so players will enjoy the same gameplay experiences regardless of which PS5 they choose.

If you’re not on the PS5 hype train yet, here’s some Miles Morales:

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