PS5 price ‘revealed’ as £449 – but ‘all digital’ edition could cost £100 less
SONY’S top-secret price for the PlayStation 5 may finally have been revealed.
The main model is expected to cost $499/£449 – with an even cheaper ‘all-digital’ version alongside it.
This is the full line-up of PS5 consoles and accessories[/caption]
That’s the claim from gaming leaker @IronMan, who teased the alleged pricing in a post to Twitter.
In June, Sony unveiled the PS5, revealing two versions.
One is a “full-fat” PS5, while the other is a digital-only model without a disc tray.
Sony hasn’t detailed pricing, but the latter is expected to be cheaper.
The console comes in two different variants[/caption]
And according to the Twitter leak, the PS5 Digital Edition will cost $399/£349 at launch.
The leaker says both consoles will be available in the USA and Europe on November 20.
Of course, there’s no way to verify this leak, and Sony hasn’t revealed actual pricing.
But this isn’t the first PS5 price prediction we’ve seen.
We spoke to gadget expert Paolo Pescatore, who said the console will have a premium price, thanks to the slick new design and high performance.
“Expect a price point somewhere between £400-500 for both models,” said savvy analyst Paolo, of PP Foresight, speaking to The Sun.
“Obviously the digital only version should be cheaper (maybe under £400).
He added: “Watch out for some introductory bundles at launch.”
Sony’s new DualSense controller looks very space-age[/caption]
The console has a brand new design that looks vastly different from the PS3 and PS4[/caption]
Of course, nothing is certain right now, with Paolo warning that the global health crisis might cause stock limitations.
And he says users may “think twice” before splashing out on gadgets, given the state of the economy.
Respected Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks we’ll see a major price war.
Speaking to The Sun, Pachter said the Xbox Series X will likely cost $499, while the two versions of the PS5 will come in at $499 and $599.
“They’re playing a game of chicken to see who blinks first,” said Pachter, of Wedbush Securities, speaking to The Sun.
“Microsoft is fully prepared to price at $499 regardless of cost, but I think Sony is hopeful that they will announce first.
“Microsoft is going to wait for Sony to blink first.”
Sadly, neither Microsoft nor Sony have confirmed pricing for either of their consoles – or even hinted at a range.
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