With the release of Sony’s much-anticipated PS5 all but an imminent reality, there couldn’t be a better time to evaluate a potential PS5 price point and the all-important subject of pre-orders.
After all, the PS5, scheduled to release this year, alongside Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, undoubtedly sits high on everybody’s 2020 wish-list. That said, this year marks an incredibly turbulent time for the video game industry. Of course, much of that uncertainty stems from the Coronavirus, and its sweeping effects worldwide.
Even so, the industry has persevered. Sure, we have seen a series of setbacks, regarding release schedules and so forth. But for the most part, developers have risen to the challenge presented by Covid-19.
Today, our primary focus is on what we know about the PS5 price point, and whether pre-orders are on the way.
PS5 Price Point, Potentially
For months now, many have speculated a price of $500 for Sony’s upcoming iteration. What may have once been a wild stab in the dark, in many respects, may now share some credence. Besides, recently, Microsoft confirmed its plans to launch the Xbox Series X for $499. Not only that, but it also unveiled a release date of November 10.
Indeed, something Sony has yet to set out so far. Aside from the core console, Xbox’s cheaper iteration, entitled Xbox Series S, will see a further cost slash. Thus, standing at $299.
A slew of recent rumors hinted at a Sony expose around the date of September 9, but sadly, none of those bared any fruit, and remained unsubstantiated. It’s worth remembering, though, that Sony still intends to launch the PS5 this year. In doing so, that leaves a matter of months before the deadline drops. Time then is of the essence.
But before our heads become buried in the sand, Sony is planning a follow-up showcase to its inaugural PS5 reveal event, which seemingly went down a storm with Sony subscribers the world over.
Last week UK retailer Game did issue a tweet that seemed to suggest Sony had some news to share come September 9 but retracted the post soon after.
Now, all eyes eagerly await the September 16, PS5 Showcase. Here’s what we might expect from the presentation.
Upcoming PS5 Showcase, September 16
According to a recent press release via Sony’s Official PlayStation.Blog, the digital event will last for around 40 minutes. During this, you’ll see updates on upcoming next-gen titles, as well as further info from Sony’s development studios.
“Before PlayStation 5 launches this holiday, we wanted to give you one more look at some of the great games coming to PS5 at launch (and beyond!),” said Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications. “Our next digital showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes, and feature updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners.”
PS5 Price: Our Verdict
Despite there being zero mention of a PS5 price, I’m relatively confident Sony will want to reassure fans. Especially now Microsoft has stated its intentions. In my eyes, the last thing Sony will want is more uncertainty surrounding the PS5 on its road to release.
With only mere months to go before the console hits stores, the PS5 showcase presents a perfect, clear-cut opportunity for Sony. Hopefully, we will see the price structure. Or at the very least, an exact release date.
Be sure to tune into the event via YouTube or Twitch. Set to take place Wednesday, September 16 at 1 pm PDT / 9 pm BST / 10 pm CEST.
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