Earlier today you might have seen that boutique sales outlet TrulyExquisite will be accepting pre-orders for a gloriously over-the-top gold version of the PS5 and PS5 Digital console on September 10th.
Retailing at around £8000, many onlookers have also wondered if this meant that Sony would officially announce that PS5 pre-orders will kick off tomorrow.
While many were taken back by the very notion that the specialist outlet would be taking pre-orders on Sony’s next-generation console before any such announcement, some eagle-eyed readers noted that the advert clearly shows a £100 difference between the standard PS5 and PS5 digital editions.
The question then becomes – will that £100 difference also be reflected in the regular retail units that you won’t need to take out a second mortgage to afford? As it is, the difference in manufacturing cost which the inclusion (or removal) of the UHD optical drive is around $20. This means that if the difference between the two SKUs really is around £100, then Sony will have to swallow that lost and recoup those costs from elsewhere in the PlayStation ecosystem.
While we expect Sony to confirm pre-orders for the PS5 any day now – what do you think? Do you think there will be more or less than £100/$100 difference between the two PS5 models? Let us know in the comments below.