Reports Suggest There’ll Be Fewer PS5 Digital Edition Consoles At Launch

There'll be more base models, apparently.


A recent series of reports has suggested that the allocations of the PS5 once it launches in November will heavily favour the standard version with the disc drive, as opposed to the disc-less Digital Edition.

The main report comes from Ars Technica, who contacted various GameStop shops at nine locations across the US, finding that on average, 24% of the allocation is dedicated to the Digital Edition, with the rest attributed to the standard edition. This number fluctuates between 13% and 33% on a shop-by-shop basis, but VGC have also corroborated there will be less digital versions available.

Speaking to AV Watch, PlayStation head Jim Ryan commented on the ratio between PS5 consoles: “The ratio between the Digital Edition and the disc drive model is currently something we cannot disclose at this time. We cannot give specific information on numbers, but we can say that we plan to produce the necessary number of units to meet the demand for that model type. However, we’ve never produced two different console models at the same time before so deciding on the right number and the right ratio is very hard to know. We are doing our best to predict demand.”


When Will The PS5 Launch, And What’s The Price?

The PlayStation 3 will launch on November 12th in some regions (America, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico), and November 19th in the rest of the world. The standard edition console will set you back $499.99/£449.99, while the digital version will cost $399.99/$359.99. Pre-orders are live now, though you’ll be lucky to pick up an order at the moment. It’s been a bit of a nightmare.

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