The PlayStation 5 Price Tag Will Be ‘Appealing To Gamers’

We all know the PS5 is coming, and we all know it’s likely to be launching in 2020. What we don’t know is how much it’ll cost.

Earlier this week we reported on a leak from this Pastebin file [via GamesRadar], which is supposedly from a game developer in Europe.

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The ‘dev’ claims that along with a 2020 release date, the PS5 will cost around $100 USD more than the PlayStation 4 did at launch, making it roughly around $500 USD. So yeah…not cheap.

Although we don’t know how legitimate the leak is, it does seem to be in line with Sony console architect Mark Cerny’s knowledge.

In an interview with WIRED, Cerny spilled the beans on the PS5’s backward compatibility, power and launch year, but didn’t touch on the price.

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WIRED senior correspondent Peter Rubin has since taken to Twitter to say that Cerny and he did discuss the price – it just didn’t make it into the article.

“So: this didn’t make it into my PlayStation story, but given how much people are speculating about the Sony console’s price (esp given the SSD/chip combo), thought I should probably give a tiny little bit of interview transcript on it,” tweeted Rubin.

When asked about the pricing, Cerny reportedly responded: “I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.”

“Appealing to gamers”? So…it’s free?

Well, no. It’s not going to be free (even if that’s really the most appealing price to basically everyone).

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The PS5 is apparently “going to cost more” than current-gen consoles, but will “be worth it.”

So…$500 might actually be about right from the sounds of things.

How much would you pay for a PS5?

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