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PS5 console and Digital Edition price and release date revealed

Published: 16/Sep/2020 22:07 Updated: 16/Sep/2020 23:18

by Alan Bernal

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After long last, Sony has revealed the pricing and release information for the highly-anticipated PlayStation 5 console and Digital Edition.

In their September 16 showcase, the company revealed the PS5 and its cheaper counter-part will run for $499.99 and $399.99, respectively.

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The next line of Sony gaming stations will be available on November 12 in US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world will receive it on November 19.

The long-awaited announcement will put Sony’s premier console right at the same price-point for its mainline competitor, the Xbox Series X. The Digital Version will be priced about $100 more than the Xbox Series S.

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PlayStation 5 pre-orders

According to the official PlayStation Twitter account, Sony will put the new console up for pre-order just one day after the PS5 showcase “at select retailers.”

However, according to Geoff Keighley, some retailers could be putting out pre-orders as early as tonight on Wednesday 16, so soon after the price reveal.

It’s unclear when the exact time will be, so make sure to keep your eyes on Dexerto for more details as we get closer to retail information and availability for pre-orders.

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Availability of the consoles has been on every PlayStation fan’s minds since reports started coming out that Sony would be cutting production by four million units.

But those rumors were later quelled when Sony released a statement debunking those reports and that they were still on track to make 15 million PS5 units by March 2021.

DualSense control and accessories prices

Along with confirming the price and release date for the PS5, the company also revealed the price points for many PlayStation accessories including the standalone DualSense Wireless Controller, PULSE 3D wireless headset, and more.

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  • DualSense Wireless Controller – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99
  • PULSE 3D wireless headset – US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99
  • HD Camera – US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99
  • Media Remote – US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99
  • DualSense Charging Station – US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)

This is going to be important listing for holiday shoppers getting their gift lists together for the upcoming releases.

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The PlayStation 5 will sport the new DualSense Wireless Controller.

PS5 Launch Day games and prices

The next-generation of gaming is going to tune up the prices for standard games by $10 for a total of $69.99 / ¥6,980 / €69.99  for new releases.

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While there will still be some games priced at $49.99 / ¥5,900 / €59.99 or $59.99 / ¥6,900 / €69.99, expect a lot of the popular titles to start out at the $70.

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The Spider-Man: Miles Morales – Ultimate Edition, along with regular PS5 titles, will be priced at $70.

PlayStation 5 Launch Day Games from SIE Worldwide Studios

  • Astro’s Playroom – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99
  • Destruction All Stars – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – US$49.99/¥5,900/€59.99
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Mile Morales Ultimate Edition – US$69.99/¥7,900/€79.99
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure – US$59.99/¥6,900/€69.99

This would make a standard purchase for a two-player PS5 setup clock in at around $750 with a normal PlayStation 5 unit, an extra controller, and charging station along with two games to start out.

Reduce that total by about $100 if you’re planning on picking up the Digital Edition instead of its pricier brother.

The holiday season is going to be a huge time for Sony fans who will be looking to score the PlayStation 5 along with its bevy of games and accessories.

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Evo shields are being nerfed again in Season 7

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:12 Updated: 8/Oct/2020 1:28

by Alan Bernal

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The Evo Shields in Apex Legends are set for another balance update that could come in Season 7, as Respawn are still fine-tuning how the armor upgrades to its max level.

Respawn brought the Evo Shields in the System Override patch in March, then made them a staple in the battle royale later on. Ever since then, the studio has been trying to find the right balance with the armor and its scaling defense as the game continues.

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As for the studio, the hunt for that equilibrium to the item will continue as Respawn Game Designer Daniel Z. Klein indicated that players could have an increased damage threshold to hit before getting a fully evolved shield.

This change is still in the implementation phases, however, since Respawn need to tinker with the game’s networking to actually bring in the patch.

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The Evo Armor values for max level will change, most likely in Season 7.

“We have a change planned for red Evo Shields for patch 7.0, but it required a little networking work (don’t ask; game dev is dumb) so we couldn’t ship it in 6.1,” Klein responded to a player who noticed there weren’t any changes to the shields in the Aftermarket update. “The plan is to increase the damage required to go to Red.”

At the time of writing, the Evo Shields need 500 damage inflicted to reach max level. That requirement is going to change, although the developer gave no indication for how much.

Complaints about the gear stem from how many people seem to have a fully upgraded Evo early in games.

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Though this could be attributed to the typical gunfight fiestas that happen at any major POI after dropping into the Arena, the problem is going to get a closer look within the studio.

There’s no word if there will also be a change to the armor max Evo Shields provide, but it’s not likely since Respawn tuned that not too long ago when Season 6 started.

In any case, the company is hoping the next round of changes will leave Apex Legends in a healthier state as it concerns the popular Evo Shields in the game.

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