Let’s Talk About the PS5 Showcase!

On September 16, 2020, Sony held its virtual PS5 Showcase. This global showcase dropped a lot of major PS5 news that rocked the internet and us at Fandom Spotlite. So we figured we would give you fandom fans all the lowdown on the big event.

What it Costs

Playstation 5 Pricing
Photo via Playstation Blog

The PlayStation 5, which uses a physical disc, costs $499+ taxes. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which only uses digital downloads of games, costs $399+ taxes.

When it will be released

PlayStation 5
Photo via PlayStation Blog

Both versions of the PS5 will be available on November 12, 2020 (my birthday) in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. The rest of the world will be able to purchase it on November 19, 2020. Some major retailers already have the PS5 available for pre-order.

 There are Accessories.
The PS5 will come with a variety of accessories to keep your wallets empty. The DualSense wireless controller costs $69.99. A Pulse3D wireless headset will run you $99.99. The headset is made to handle the 3D audio the PS5 uses and offers noise cancellation. There is an HD Camera, so you can broadcast yourself playing for $59.99. The Media Remote to help you navigate movies and other applications is $29.99. The charging station for the controllers is $29.99.

Many Games Were Announced

There were plenty of games shown at the showcase, but here are the ones that left the strongest impressions on the masses.

Demon’s Souls – $69.99

Photo via PlayStation Blog

Demon’s Souls is giving us Bloodborne and Dark Souls’ vibes. Check out the trailer here.

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition – $39.99

Dante and his brother Virgil are back and looking better than ever. This special edition of DMC5 had an epic trailer that you can watch here.

Final Fantasy 16

Final Fantasy 16
Photo via PlayStation Blog

A trailer for the next game in the hit franchise Final Fantasy 16 was shown during the showcase. From the looks of the trailer, this looks and feels like a different game. However, there is a very cute dog in the game. So maybe worth buying just for that.

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

Photo via PlayStation Blog

The little horror game that could, Five Night’s at Freddy’s, has gotten a major upgrade! The game is sleek, vibrant, and still creepy as hell. The trailer is reminiscent of Starcourt from season 3 of Stranger Things.

Hogwarts Legacy*

Photo via PlayStation Blog

If you always wanted to go to Hogwarts, this is the game for you. Hogwarts Legacy, allows you to create your character and live the life of a wizard or witch. Check out the trailer for this immersive game. 

*Many are calling for a boycott of this game in light of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s recent and past statements on transgender people. Check out this Twitter thread for more info. 

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – $49.99/$69.99

Photo via PlayStation Blog

Probably the breakout star of the PS5 Showcase was the trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Which isn’t surprising, since Into the Spider-verse was a box-office smash! Fans want more of Miles Morales, and the PS5 is going to give it to them. There are two versions of this game. There is the standard edition that costs $49.99 and the ultimate edition that costs $69.99. The ultimate edition will include a remastered version of the original Spider-Man game.

If you would like to see every trailer from the PS5 Showcase, there is a playlist on PlayStation’s official YouTube Channel. 

This was the SparkNotes version of the event. Come back to Fandom Spotlite for more updates about the PS5 and its games.

What did you think of the event? Will you be purchasing a PS5? Share your thoughts with us here and on our socials.

About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, curating social media for the*gameHERS, or helping to produce the DB4L podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch horror films, and play Mario Kart. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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