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PS5 Price to ‘be appealing in light of its advanced feature set,’ says Cerny

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Fresh from today’s bombshell report by technology website ‘Wired’ in which Sony’s Mark Cerny gave a surface-level breakdown of what to expect from the upcoming PS5, the article’s author, Peter Rubin, has taken to Twitter to share some further potential detail about PS5’s price point.

In light of speculation as to how much Sony’s machine would cost following the reveal of some of its cutting-edge feature set, the question regarding a potential price was levelled at PS5 architect Mark Cerny, and though he wasn’t exactly forthcoming with the particulars, he did respond in such a way that you can gauge what Sony’s thinking with regards to price.

We’ll let you be the judge.

From the above it’s safe to say that Sony is conscious of just how important price point is in light of the PS4’s success against that of the Xbox One (which retailed at $100 more) and what the narrative was like following former Chairman and Group CEO Ken Kutaragi’s now-infamous speech surrounding PS3’s mammoth price tag.

How much will PS5 cost?

That said, with various competitors now poised to challenge the traditional gaming landscape, it’s no surprise that Sony is seemingly opting for a streamlined, powerful console to consolidate its position amongst gamers and offer a continuation of what’s seen the PS4 hit near 100 million consoles sold.

If we were to bet, we’d say $499.99.

This seems like a decent price point considering what you’re getting with PS5. Lest we forget, the PS5 is capable of 8K resolution, ray traced visuals, full PS4 backwards compatibility and packs in some state of the art CPU and GPU technology from AMD, not to mention a super fast SSD.

In short, the PS5 price, even at $499.99 seems like a fair markup from where we’re sat.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Al Buns

    People complain about a console price but pay $800 plus for a phone lol. $499 is a fair price but by the time I buy it the price will be cheaper.

  • I think $499 sounds like a good bet.

    I also think it might be a dual drive system. The games are going to take up even more space, so we’re surely going to be looking at larger installed hard drives. The price of huge SSDs is prohibitive at the moment, and if Sony are developing a specialised one, it probably won’t be cheap.

    I think we might be looking at a system where the games are installed on a standard drive, but copied to a SSD of 200-500GB when launched. This could lead to slightly longer initial load times, but way better performance while in-game. I don’t know… is that a trade-off people would be happy with? Of course I’m only speculating, but I don’t see how they could include a 1TB or 2TB SSD and keep the price anything like ‘acceptable’, especially with the other stated capabilities.