Sony Lights Up International Landmarks in Celebration of PS5 Launch

By Russ Milheim Posted:
PS5 Dualsense Controller, Cityscape

The PS5 finally saw its release date last week in the United States. Excitement for the console is crashing websites left and right, so you’re certainly one of the lucky ones if you have happened to get your hands on one. The console may have officially released, but the PS5 is still extremely hard to come by. People have even resorted to scalping units for thousands of dollars a piece. To be fair though, chaos is all but expected when it comes to acquiring the new console.

While the US got to dip their toes in the water first, it’s now the rest of the world’s turn. As of November 19, 2020, the PS5 launched in over 20 different international markets. A new generation is here for the entire world, and that alone is an exciting prospect. Sony seems to agree.


Sony has released a few celebratory trailers to commemorate the official international launch of the PS5. While short, all show very neat promotional imagery of the landmarks around the world celebrating the arrival of a new generation. You can watch the trailers below:

PlayStation 's official English Youtube channel shared a 90-second video:

Two shorter clips were shared by PlayStation Arabia's channel:


Fans are hyped for the PlayStation 5, and Sony is clearly leaning into that. It’s really cool seeing all of the excitement represented visually across the world. From the US, to Japan, to Singapore and more—we’ve entered a new era of gaming.

With everything happening across the world, 2020 has been a rough and wild ride. Seeing this shared fervor for something is a powerful thing, especially in times like these. We don’t get many moments like this often, and it’s a perfect example of how gaming can bring people together. Now people just need to actually be able to get their handles one of these treasured consoles.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.