According to the latest rumor, the PS5 is set to launch on Japan on November 14, a worldwide launch will take place on November 20. The alleged leak also claims that the console will cost $500. The information does not reveal if the price tag is for the all-digital version of PS5.
Disclaimer – This information has not been verified, therefore this is not factual.
Since the reveal of the PlayStation 5 on “The Future of Gaming”, fans have wondered if the PlayStation 5 will be that much pricier than the Xbox Series X. Certainly, the lightning-fast PS5’s NVMe SSD makes assume potential buyers that Sony won’t be able to sell the console below the $500 margin. There is also the new technology inside the DualSense controller, something that will add up to the final retail price of the console.
Xbox Series X should not be expected to be a cheap console either, but it’s rumored that Project Lockhart or the Xbox Series S is expected to design with affordability as the main focus. The Series S is rumored to be smaller, lighter with a very discrete GPU that will be able to run Series X games at 1080p. Series S will retain the same NVMe Technology that will allow the entry-level alternative to feature all the new software technologies of the next-gen Xbox.
Back in May, Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter, forecasted that Xbox Series X will cost $400 at launch, PlayStation is aiming at a $500 retail price.
“From what I’ve seen, Sony’s gonna have to charge $500 for the PS5,” … “Microsoft has a big balance sheet. If they want to cut the price by $100… they will. I think they’re waiting to have Sony blink first, and then they’ll reveal the price and release date.”…”Very likely sometime in November, very likely $400, and fans are going to get a lot from their $400.”