A leaker has claimed that the PlayStation 5’s retail price will rival that of its predecessor and has revealed its launch date (via TechRadar). New information suggests that Sony is preparing to fire a major opening salvo in the console war against Microsoft by coming out of the gate storming. The tech giant will not only be allegedly offering a major performance boost for a decent price, but it will be backed by an impressive library of titles.
PSErebus revealed a ton of new potential information about Sony’s new console. According to them, outsourced claims suggest that the new console will have a fairly affordable price compared to the PS4. Based on leaks and previously confirmed information, it looks like the new console will not only be much more powerful than the PS4, but much more affordable.
It’s interesting to consider how that price compares to the current generation. The PlayStation 4 and its Pro edition consoles set consumers back $399. Allegedly, the PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499 and will hit the shelves on November 20, 2020 in North America. Now obviously, take all of this with a big grain of salt.
Sony has also announced that the new console will have full backwards compatibility with previous generations. This means that Sony will be aiming to push the PS5 ahead of the PS4 starting in 2020. It will be very intriguing to see if that expandable storage cartridge comes into play as well. One thing is for sure though, I looks like Sony has learned from the debacle of a PS3 launch price.
A lot of people are also excited over the technical upgrades powering the new platform. By utilizing full SSD storage, the blight of console load times should be cut back a bit. Depending on the amount of storage, it would signal a major narrowing in the gap between consoles and PC for performance. The leakers suggested that 2 TB will be the storage capacity by the way. PS5 will also support a special new 3.2GHz CPU package that will be able to deliver bigger and better games at higher framerates. Sony is being pegged as having the more powerful console in 2020, we will have to wait and see how that pans out.