Prices for PS5 launch games revealed, you may want to rethink buying the digital only console

The prices for the Sony produced PlayStation 5 launch games have been revealed and, well, ouch. Let’s start with the good news, as previously announced everyone gets Astro’s Playroom for free, it is installed on the hard drive of the PlayStation 5 when you buy it.

Here are the prices for the other games.

  • Astro’s Playroom (Japan Studio) – pre-installed on PS5
  • Demon’s Souls (Bluepoint Games / Japan Studio) – £69.99 / US$69.99 / ¥7,900 / €79.99 (RRP)
  • Destruction AllStars (Lucid Games / XDEV) – £69.99 / US$69.99 / ¥7,900 / €79.99 (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) – £51.99 / US$49.99 / ¥5,900 / €59.99  (RRP)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition (Insomniac Games) – £69.99 / US$69.99 / ¥7,900 / €79.99 (RRP)
  • Sackboy A Big Adventure (Sumo Digital / XDEV) – £59.99 / US$59.99 / ¥6,900 / €69.99 ( (RRP)

That means a PS5 with a 4K blu-ray drive and Demon’s Souls will cost you £569.98 at RRP, or £429.98 is you got for the all digital disc free PlayStation 5.

However, you may want to carefully think about buying the all digital version of the console as new games always launch on the PlayStation store at the RRP. Amazon and other retailers who offer the disc versions often cut the price by around £8. That means if you buy ten or so PS5 games over the course of the consoles lifetime you’ve already saved the money you would have kept if you bought the digital version of the console.

At the moment Amazon are selling the PS5 version of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla for £51.99, the same price as the PS4 version. The Ubisoft Store and PlayStation Store are both offering the same game on PS4 for £59.99 as a digital download.

Physical media also goes on sale a lot quicker than digital, in the last generation we’ve seen games have £10 wiped off their price the week after launch, and some such as Fallout 76 have plummeted to almost to a quarter of the RRP less than a month after they were released. You can also trade in physical media, saving yourself more cash.

It’s obvious that both Microsoft and Sony want us to switch to digital distribution but until they start pricing digital games in the same manner as physical media many people will stay with discs. We ran a Twitter poll last week and over 70% of respondents said they were getting a PS5 with a disc drive and only 15.4% were buying the digital version.


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  1. Oh, so Sackboy and Destruction Allstars are launch day? Nice, that’s five exclusives from day one right there and Ratchet ‘launch window’. Lovely.

  2. My biggest wish for this console generation is to be able to buy a digital code for a game from a retail shop. That way there wouldn’t be a monopoly on digital games. It seemed like that was Microsofts plan last time around, but they implemented it poorly with the pay to unlock system for second hand games.
    I do like the idea of digital only so I hope they sort something out because that pricing is quite off-putting.

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