We’re November 19th: The PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Editions are “available” in France today, one week after the console launched in Japan and the US. Available is a big word though, as at the time of this writing there is NO PS5 available anywhere on commercial websites (including the digital model). No stock is available in physical stores (closed due to security obstruction anyway). Remember that the PS5 is based on an RDNA2 architecture (AMD) that guarantees an upper limit of 10.2 tflops (variable downwards depending on the thermal release).
The console has about 660 GB of usable memory and comes with a haptic feedback controller and the pre-installed Astro Playroom game. Several first-party titles are already available, either Spider-Man Morales, the Demon’s Souls remaster, or even Sackboy a Big Adventure. At the start, games from third-party providers such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, DiRT 5, Godfall or The Pathless are also represented.
PS5 Availability Concerns
Bloomberg affirms that Sony faces major component availability concerns. Only 11 million PS5 can be produced by March 2021. This number is the same as the PS4 when it launched, while global demand is much higher due to containment (this also applies to the Xbox Series X).
The PlayStation 5 with Blu-ray player is available for 499 euros. (Amazon, Cdiscount, Fnac, Boulanger, Darty)
The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, the version without a Blu-ray player, is available for 399 euros. (Amazon, Cdiscount, Fnac, Boulanger, Darty)
If you have successfully ordered your PS5, you will surely want to complete this purchase with accessories and games:
Demon’s Souls for 79.99 euros Godfall for 69.99 euros Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales for 59.99 euros and 79.99 euros for the Ultimate Edition with Spider-Man Remastered Sackboy A great adventure for 69.99 euros NBA 2K21 at 74.99 euros Call of Duty: Black OPS Cold War at 62.99 euros Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate at 59.99 euros Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at 54.99 euros, but delivered on 25/11. Available for € 57.99 via Click & Collect on Boulanger.
Note that the PS5 integrates the Astro’s playroom game for free.