While we don’t have confirmation of what the consoles cost yet, it is the final piece to the puzzle that many are waiting for to make their purchase decision. Sony have now released the first PlayStation 5 commercial – it focuses on the improved haptic feedback and 3D audio experience, unfortunately no price in tow.
The Japanese electronics giant is pitching its new console as one that will allow the players to “feel more,” with games that let people “see with sound.” It is painting a picture of a new generation with much more immersive gaming experiences – not only from the aforementioned haptics and sound design, but also through the graphics from the powerful new hardware with features like ray-tracing now standard.
The PlayStation 5 commercial is designed for players to “see the new console’s features come to life through a young woman’s eyes and her movements,” according to Mary Yee, head of global marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment. “We are quite excited about these features and we can’t wait for you all to get more immersed in the world of games with the PS5 console and DualSense wireless controller in your own hands.”
We are still waiting for official news regarding pre-order availability and pricing, but the rumour mill seems to be pretty sure about the latter. It is expected that the PlayStation 5 will cost $499, while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will be $399 (it is exactly the same as the ‘regular’ version other than not having a physical disc drive). The Digital Edition is sure to be more attractive to most customers that will have a quick, reliable internet connection.
Once Sony confirms the pricing, we will be sure to report on it.