Sony PlayStation 5 Launches With 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Drive

Sony Interactive Entertainment’s much anticipated PlayStation 5 video game system launches today (Nov. 12) in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea. The global rollout commences on Nov. 19 with bows in EuropeMiddle EastSouth AmericaAsia and South Africa.

The PS5 Digital Edition retails for $399.99 and the PS5 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive retails for $499.99.

4K Movie Essentials

Both PS5 models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity graphics up to 4K, as well as the same SSD with integrated I/O that promises ultrafast loading. Both models also offer a deepened sense of immersion through the DualSense wireless controller and 3D audio capabilities, so players can experience the same transformative gameplay regardless of which PS5 console they choose.

In coordination with the PS5 launch, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is re-releasing on Dec. 1 select movies in 4K UHD Blu-ray — dubbed “4K Movie Essentials” — targeting PS5 gamers. Titles include: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse; Spider-Man: Far From Home; Venom; Baby Driver; Bad Boys for Life; Bloodshot; Zombieland: Double Tap; The Fifth Element; Underworld; Pineapple Express and Hellboy.

PS5 compatible games at launch include: Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition (Capcom); Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix); Five Nights at Freddy’s Security Breach (Steel Wool Studios and ScottGames); Hogwarts Legacy (Warner Bros. Games); A new “God of War” title (Santa Monica Studio); Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Demon’s Souls, among others.

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