How Much Is The PS5 Going To Cost, PS5 Price – With Sony’s late 2020 PS5 release slowly coming into focus, we’re starting to get a handle on what the machine is going to pack into its generously technology stuffed chassis. Including an 8 core, 16 thread Ryzen CPU through to a cutting edge Radeon GPU capable of hardware ray-tracing, 8K resolution, a 4K Blu-ray drive and cutting edge, low-level access capable SSD, it’s clear that the PS5 will be a technological monster. However the question remains – how much is the PS5 going to cost?
How Much Is The PS5 Going To Cost?
From the get-go, it’s obvious that the sort of tech that Sony is cramming into the PS5 means that it won’t be a cheap console to manufacture. However, as was the case with PS4 and later PS4 Pro, it’s clear that the $399 RRP is a sweet point of sorts for the industry and coming in at a price higher than that could possibly hurt the PS5 at launch.
Of course, there are wrinkles to this. Sony have opted for a dual SKU setup where one PlayStation 5 will come with an optical drive and another won’t – but both consoles will be identical in every other way. Of course, the lack of an optical drive in the discless version means that it will be a cheaper machine, but with 4K UHD drives coming in at $20 to manufacture, the saving won’t be very much and if it is more than that, then we can expect Sony to start making a loss on the console at retail.
This would then mean that an external solution would, as of right now, not be fast enough to match what Sony have done internally with the machine. However, Sony has made it clear that additional, proprietary SSD storage can be bought at launch too – neatly side-stepping the issue of performance degradation and storage concerns, while also its new ‘Intelligent Delivery’ system would help in that regard – allowing users to install and uninstall game components in a modular fashion.
Sony have yet to officially announce the PS5 price – but stay tuned for that information, because as the pace of PS5 reveals seems to be ramping up as we enter 2020, it surely won’t be long until the PS5 price is officially known to all and sundry.
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