PS5: Sony likely to reveal price and release date for new PlayStation at upcoming ‘showcase’ event

Andrew Griffin
Sunday 13 September 2020 09:48
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The PlayStation 5’s price and release date could finally be revealed in the coming days.

Sony will hold a final “showcase” event on 16 September, where it will show off new updates, it has announced.

It did not say that the event would necessarily include details on the console itself. But with no other updates yet to come, and Microsoft having revealed just about everything about its Xbox Series X and S, it will be remarkable if Sony continues to stay quiet on the details of its console.

All Sony said about the event is that it will “weigh in at around 40 minutes, and feature updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners”.

It will be streamed live on Twitch and YouTube on Wednesday, beginning at 1pm pacific time or 9pm in the UK.

Sony indicated that this would be the last of these showcase events before the console launches. It only said – as it has throughout – that the release date would be “this holiday”.

But if it is the case then it will have no further opportunities to publicly reveal a price or release date for its console, after having waited for Microsoft to go first and finally unveil its new Xboxes.

Numerous rumours have suggested that both companies were waiting for the other to blink first and reveal details of their pricing, amid uncertainty about how much this generation of consoles should cost.

Microsoft said that its Xbox Series X will cost $499, and that it will also release a smaller, less powerful Xbox Series S for $299. Both consoles will be available on 10 November.

That has left PlayStation fans pleading with Sony for more information about the upcoming console.

Sony has revealed no details about pricing, and only its vague “holiday” release date. Despite that, the PS5 pre-order process has already begun, with Sony opening up the process only to specific and selected people.

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