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PlayStation 5 pages going up, price reveal imminent

Published: 20:28, 13 July 2020
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We've learned quite a bit about PlayStation 5 in this past period but one thing has remained secret - the price. Now, however, with product pages going up, price reveal seems imminent.

It's not every day that Sony launch new units and PlayStation 5 sums up the company's four-generation run with one big, bad console. And if the leaked images are any indicator, it's got a big bad controller too .

Product pages for PlayStation 5 are already up at Amazon and Best Buy , to name but a few retailers that have done so. This suggests that a price reveal is imminent, although we're not sure just how imminent. 

On a more optimistic point, we hear whispers that PlayStation 5 will be priced at $499/£449, which certainly seems like a good, if not great price point for Sony's next-gen console. Nevertheless, take this with a hefty chunk of salt until we hear it from the horse's mouth.

We've seen a lot of the underlying architecture and explanations on how it runs, much of which is quite impressive from an engineering standpoint. We've seen the next-gen games for the next-gen PlayStation, so just one piece of the puzzle left. 

And that, of course, is the price, which is traditionally one of the main weapons against the competition. A proper price point is incredibly important, and Sony learned how not to do it back on PlayStation 3, which is why most suspect that PlayStation 5 won't exceed the $500 mark. 

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New console launches usually entail losing money per console sold, with companies making them up via exclusives and subscription services, so it will be interesting to see how much Sony intend to eat with each PlayStation 5.  

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