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After seven long years, the next generation of PlayStation is almost here.
That’s right, gamer friends, Sony has finally confirmed that the highly-anticipated PlayStation5 will be released in Canada, United States, Japan, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand on Nov. 12. The PS5 will be available to purchase for the rest of the world a week later, on Nov. 19.
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The PS5 console will retail for $629 CAD while the digital edition will be $499 CAD.
Where to get your PS5
Since the PS5 is undoubtedly going to be a hot-seller for the holidays, we’ve gathered a list of retailers so that you can pre-order or buy your console, accessories and games online and ship to Canada.
PS5 vs PS5 Digital
The key difference between these consoles, aside from price, is that the digital edition console is slimmer and doesn’t have a disc drive. According to a post on PlayStation’s official blog, both feature the same “breathtaking, next-gen gaming experiences.”
Both models of the PS5 feature ultra-high-speed SSD with with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading and 825GB of storage for games.
The latest model was designed with the immersive gaming experience as its priority; 4K graphics, 3D audio and adaptive triggers on controllers all allow for a more realistic game play.
Will PS4 games work on the new PS5?
The short answer is yes.
Sony has confirmed that the PS5 features backwards compatibility for most PS4 games that you can purchase and download from the PlayStation store. If you have physical game discs, they’ll be compatible, but remember that if you opt for the digital edition, there’s no disc drive; the PS5 standard console is your only option.
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Sony has plans to release three new games set to be released at the same time as the PS5: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, and Demon’s Souls with more games in the works.
Versions of all three of the new games will be available for PS4 - so don’t worry that you have to upgrade your console right away. Sony is reportedly supporting the PS4 in tandem with the PS5 well into 2022.