PlayStation 5 will launch on December 4 for approximately $500: Report

PlayStation 5 will launch on December 4 for approximately $500: Report

Digit NewsDesk | 20 Oct 2019

Information circulating the internet suggests that the PS5 will hit store shelves in the US and Europe in December 2020.

The console is speculated to be priced between $500 and $550.

This makes it about $100 to 150 more expensive than the launch price of the PS4.

If information circulating the internet is to be believed, then Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 will hit store shelves on December 4 with a price tag between $500 and $550 making it $100 more expensive than the launch price of the PS4 which was priced at $400 when it launched back in 2013. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will launch in holiday 2020 but hasn't confirmed a date. Some information regarding the specifications of the PS5 has been confirmed like hardware-enabled Ray Tracing in the console, Ryzen CPU, Navi GPU, SSD storage, improved audio and haptic feedback for the PS5 controller. $550 translates to roughly 40,000 so it is safe to say that the PS5 could launch in India in 2021 for an official price tag that could surpass Rs 55,000 to Rs 65,000 based on taxes and duties. 

It has also been confirmed that the leaked devkit renders are real and images of the devkit in action with studios have also leaked online. Sony has had a practice of differentiating the devkit design and the final design of the console so it is safe to say that the final retail console will not look like the one we have seen in leaked images. 

It is surprising to see a December release date as Sony will miss out on the holiday shopping that takes place in November in the US and UK. The delay in the release date could be because of supply issues faced in production. We will only know the true release date when Sony announces it. 

Sony usually holds a PlayStation Experience in December each year but just like E3 2019, it looks like we won't be getting a PSX this year either. All the confirmed information about the PS5 has come from interviews that the gaming giant has had with Wired magazine. 

Both Sony and Microsoft have confirmed a 2020 release date for the next-gen consoles. 


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