Sony ‘accidentally leaks image’ of a THIRD new PS5 – and it looks even better than the first two
SONY has already unveiled two slick, white PlayStation 5 models – but a top-secret third version may be in the works.
An image of a stunning black-and-red PS5 has turned up online, and may be an official Sony document.
The image seemingly shows a third new version of the PS5[/caption]
The next-gen console was announced earlier this year in two versions.
There’s the PS5 proper, and a second, cheaper version with no disc tray.
Both models come in white, but there’s increasing speculation that a more traditional black version on the way.
A post to gaming fan site ResetEra seemingly reveals Sony marketing materials showing off a new PlayStation model.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 comes in two different versions, one of which is a ‘Digital Edition’[/caption]
Both confirmed PS5 consoles are white with blue trimmings[/caption]
The image, posted by user BarrBarr, looks like a poster advertising several Sony products – including a camera, earbuds and the Sony Xperia 1 II smartphone.
But the image also depicts a PlayStation 5 in a brand new colour pattern: black and red.
“Not sure where to post this,” BarrBarr’s post read.
“But at work we have just received a promo picture that shows a black and red PS5.”
The console is largely dark with a red trim, in contrast to the white-and-blue PS5.
Sony hasn’t confirmed that any such console edition exists.
And it’s entirely possible that the photo is a total hoax.
But PlayStation’s design boss Matt MacLauri previously said gamers can “count on even more beautiful (and hopefully radical) special editions” going forward.
Sony would need to offer a black DualSense controller to rival the white PS5 joypad[/caption]
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X already comes in black[/caption]
How much will the PS5 and Xbox Series X cost?
Here’s what you need to know…
Respected Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks we’ll see a major price war.
“From what I’ve seen, Sony’s gonna have to charge $500 for the PS5,” he explained.
“Microsoft has a big balance sheet. If they wanna cut the price by $100 – just price below [PS5] and subsidise the first 10million [units] – they will.
“So I think that they’re waiting to have Sony blink first, and then they’ll reveal the price. Very likely $400.”
Fellow gaming industry insider Peter Moore agreed with Pachter’s predictions.
Moore was formerly an EA and Microsoft exec, and was speaking on the Bonus Round podcast.
He said: “Michael’s right. What both companies are going through right now is: ‘How much can we afford to lose in the first 12 to 18 months?’
“‘What is our attach rate of software to hardware? What are we willing to do in year one, two and three to hit 10million [units]?’”
Sadly, neither Microsoft nor Sony have confirmed pricing for either of their consoles – or even hinted at a range.
In any case, PlayStation fans replying to the post were enamoured with the gadget.
One said: “God, that looks amazing.”
And another added: “Here’s really really wishing for it to be real.”
Sony is expected to release the PS5 for sale later in the year, likely around October or November.
It will be competing directly with Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X, also expected to launch at a similar time.
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