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PS5 Price Rumored By Famitsu, And It’s Pretty Steep [UPDATE]

UPDATE:

Hold your horses, folks. It appears there’s a bit of a mistranslation going around. Despite what we were lead to believe, it seems Famitsu is actually debunking the below price, not claiming it’s real. Still, that’s probably a relief for most of us, right?

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The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed a potential PS5 price point, suggesting Sony’s next-generation console will weigh in at a hefty £475 – and that’s just the standard model of the console. The premium edition will apparently cost £750. Blimey!

PS5 Price Revealed?

It’s worth mentioning that Sony has not yet confirmed the official PS5 price point, so take this with a pinch of salt for the time being. However, we’re expecting the console to be a little more expensive than the PS4 all the same, as it’s going to come packing a lot of features, including backwards compatibility with PS4 titles, an SSD, and 8K support.

Sony has confirmed that the PS5 will launch in holiday 2020, which puts it out around the same time as Microsoft’s newly-unveiled Xbox One Series X, otherwise known as the Scarlett.

While we haven’t actually clapped eyes on the PS5 yet, it has been reported that Sony will unveil its latest telly box during a special New York City event in February 2020. Furthermore, it’s also been rumored that the console will be able to play older PlayStation games, too.

If you’re interested in how the PS5 will measure up to the Xbox One Series X, then be sure to see our comparison article here. Microsoft recently said that it is aiming to match its competitor in terms of price and power, but we’ll have to wait and see how that pans out.

Jack Tretton, the former head of Sony Computer Entertainment America (now known as Sony Interactive Entertainment America), said that the company is likely to receive ‘exponentially more competition‘ during the next generation of consoles in comparison to the PS4-era.

Have a butchers at the latest PS5 design renders to get an idea of what Sony’s new system might look like come release day.

Source: Famitsu