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Sony’s new $500 PlayS­ta­tion 5 will launch Nov 12

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Sony’s up­com­ing PlayS­ta­tion 5 video game con­sole will cost $500 and launch Nov. 12, the com­pany said Wed­nes­day, set­ting up a hol­i­day bat­tle with Mi­crosoft’s Xbox Se­ries X over whose new con­sole will turn up un­der more trees this year.

Video game fans have been chomp­ing at the bit for the new con­soles, and not just be­cause they’ve been stuck in­side since March. The roughly 7-year life cy­cle of a video game con­sole has been near­ing an end. Both pre­de­ces­sor con­soles, the Xbox One and the PlayS­ta­tion 4, launched in 2013.

The new con­soles prom­ise faster load times, souped up graph­ics and new games. Sony’s con­sole is also more ex­pen­sive this time around; the PS4 launched for $400 in 2013.

Sony’s PS5 will come in two dif­fer­ent mod­els - a stan­dard ver­sion with an Ul­tra HD Blu-ray disc drive for $500, and a dig­i­tal-ori­ented ver­sion with no disk drive that costs $400. While you can still buy games on op­ti­cal disks, it’s in­creas­ingly com­mon for gamers to down­load them in dig­i­tal form in­stead. The US, Ja­pan, Mex­ico, Aus­tralia, New Zealand and South Korea will see the con­sole on Nov. 12; ev­ery­where else will get it a week later.

In a pre­sen­ta­tion Wed­nes­day, Sony pre­viewed games in­clud­ing “Spider-Man: Miles Mo­rales,” which will be avail­able at launch, and a Harry Pot­ter game, “Hog­warts Legacy,” which will be out in 2021. It gave a sneak peak of “Fi­nal Fan­tasy XVI,” which will be ex­clu­sive to PlayS­ta­tion, but did not spec­ify when that game will launch. Last week, Mi­crosoft said its Xbox Se­ries X will cost $500 and de­but Nov 10, just ahead of the hol­i­days. A stripped down ver­sion, Xbox Se­ries S, will cost $300 and be avail­able at the same time. Pre-or­ders be­gin Sept. 22. New video games at launch in­clude “As­sas­sin’s Creed Val­halla,” “Gears Tac­tics,” “Dirt 5,” and “Watch Dogs Le­gion.” (AP)

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peo­ple stand on­line next to the PlayS­ta­tion booth at the 24th Elec­tronic En­ter­tain­ment Expo E3 at the Los An­ge­les
Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. (AP)
In this file photo, peo­ple stand on­line next to the PlayS­ta­tion booth at the 24th Elec­tronic En­ter­tain­ment Expo E3 at the Los An­ge­les Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. (AP)

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