With the Xbox Series X officially priced at £450 all eyes are now on Sony, to see how much the PlayStation 5 will cost.
After Microsoft finally revealed how much its upcoming consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, will cost, all that’s left is for Sony to do the same for the PlayStation 5 and its cheaper All Digital Edition.
While there is no sign of an official announcement yet, new rumours claim that Sony is planning to cut their originally planned price after seeing the Xbox announcements.
According to Gamereactor, an anonymous source has claimed that the PlayStation 5, which will have two separate versions upon release, was ‘considerably’ more expensive.
Gamereactor claims to have multiple sources that say Sony, in response to the reveal for the two Xbox consoles, will be looking again at the PlayStation 5’s price.
Their claim is that the standard PlayStation 5 will cost $499, the same as the US price of the Xbox Series X (the UK price of the Series X is £450).
Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 All Digital Edition will supposedly be $399. That’s significantly more than the $299 of the Xbox Series, but, unlike Microsoft’s cheaper console, the All Digital Edition is not thought to be significantly less powerful than the standard PlayStation 5 – although Sony has yet to explain the differences in detail.
As always, take these claims with a pinch of salt, but Gamereactor has accurately shared information before, such as revealing that actor Giancarlo Esposito would appear in Far Cry 6 – which was later proven correct.
It’s also very believable that Sony would do this, considering the company traditionally always goes last at E3, giving it the opportunity to see what Microsoft is doing first and adjust its presentation accordingly.
It’s widely believed that exactly this happened with the PlayStation 4, which Sony is thought to have reduced in price by £80 by cutting out the PlayStation camera at the last minute.
We still have to wait and hear from Sony itself, but with Microsoft already one step ahead and confirming when pre-orders will be available, Sony can’t really afford to remain quiet for much longer about the PlayStation 5’s price and release date.
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