PlayStation 5 launch possibly delayed in the Philippines

After revealing Sony’s latest console last June, gamers worldwide are at the edge of their seats as they wait for the release of PlayStation 5 next week.

PS5 will be released on November 12, 2020, in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea. Meanwhile, the rest of the world will get the PS5 on November 19, 2020.

As a refresher, here are the official prices of PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition as announced by Sony during the online showcase last September 2020.

Sony Philippines

PlayStation 5 – USD 499 (around Php 24,160)

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – USD 399 (around Php 19,315)

PS5 spec sheet:

  • CPU: 8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU Architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory/Interface: 16GB GDDR6/256-bit
  • Memory Bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Internal Storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO Throughput: 5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)
  • Expandable Storage: NVMe SSD Slot
  • External Storage: USB HDD Support
  • Optical Drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray Drive (only for standard PS5)


Official release date in the Philippines

While Sony has yet to announce the official price of the PS5 in the Philippines, SM City North EDSA’s Facebook Page posted some time in mid-October that the latest console will be available soon in the mall for around Php 24,200.

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The now-deleted post, however, did not specify which version of the PS5 will be priced at PHP 24,200, though based on the image, it seems that the price tag is for the PS5’s Standard Edition (with the Blu-Ray disc drive).

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According to the post, the PS5 will be available soon, meaning there’s no word yet on the console’s official release date.

Since neither Sony nor other PlayStation retailers have yet to announce the console’s price tag, the price posted in the mall’s page might not be the actual price.

There’s even a possibility that PS5 will not be released in the country this month, and will be pushed back sometime later.

Unlike, the Singapore PlayStation website that has a November 19, 2020 release date on the main page, the Philippine PlayStation website does not have any.

But of course, while there’s no official word from Sony yet, it is for sure that the latest console arrived in the country—sooner or later.



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