Sony has recently revealed its next marvel, the PS5, and its two variations: A “traditional” console with a disc drive, and a “digital edition” that doesn’t feature the drive, as we’ve seen on the Xbox One. However, Sony did not reveal the console’s price, which is what many fans are dying to know.
A Capable System
We don’t expect it to be cheap, as it has some fantastic hardware, including a super-fast SSD that returns speeds of up to 5.5GB/s, more than twice compared to the Xbox Series X, a custom RDNA 2 chip from AMD, and a Geometry Engine that will help with ray tracing.
Though the PS5 has many high-spec hardware components, its price will have to remain competitive for sales to keep ongoing.
Some say that the PS5 will cost roughly $499. However, a juicy new leak confirms that affirmation, and also reveals the price of the Digital Edition, other extra accessories, and the release date.
Here’s a twitter post from a reputable leaker:
Sony Interactive Entertainment will launch PlayStation 5 in several countries in the holiday season of 2020 and will make PlayStation 5 available in North America and Europe on November 20, 2020 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $499, €499 and £449 pic.twitter.com/IRME9MjDuL
— Iron Man (@IronManPS5) June 18, 2020
A follow-up tweet from the same user claims that the Digital Edition will be available right from the starting day, and it will cost $399/ £349/ €399.
The leak sounds very plausible, right on par with many predictions and data from past launches.
According to the same leaker, the PS5 will be released in the second half of November 2020.
Brian Dan is just getting his feet wet as a tech reporter but has already had his work featured in many major publications including Tech Spot and Tech Crunch. In regards to academics, Brian earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Brian has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.