We’ve waited forever to find out the PS5 price, release date, and pre-order details, but the wait may take a while at last to end on Wednesday.
Sony has confirmed a PlayStation 5 Showcase streaming event for Wednesday, September 16 – and the price and availability are really the only important pieces of information we’re still waiting for.
The PS5 showcase starts at 1:00 p.m. (PT) / 4:00 p.m. (ET) / 9:00 p.m. (BST). We report live to give you everything you need to know and what it means when it happens.
PlayStation 5 Showcase will broadcast live this Wednesday, September 16 at 9 p.m. BST: https://t.co/PyNnNFbe90 pic.twitter.com/i1ExromgGpSeptember 12, 2020
And it’s PS5 price under a microscope after Microsoft announced competitive pricing for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X a week earlier.
The two PS5 variants are expected to be more expensive than their Xbox counterparts – unless Sony does something surprise to better match the prices with the competition.
As a reminder, the S Series is priced at $ 299.99 / £ 249.99 while the X Series is priced at $ 499 / £ 449 / AU $ 749. Both consoles will be available from November 10th.
The PlayStation 5 will be available in two flavors – a purely digital option (without a CD drive) and the PS5 core unit with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive.
Both consoles offer an AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5 GHz, 16 GB of GDDR6 RAM, a custom 825 GB SSD, and a custom RDNA 2 AMD GPU that delivers 10.28 TFLOPs of processing power.