PS5 is a “Monster” According to Reddit Leak

Another day, another round of PS5 news! As we march closer to the inevitable announcement, you can expect us at PS5 Gamers to be on the frontlines seeking out the latest tidbits of information. Thanks for a Reddit user by the name of RuthenicCookie, we may have our first solid pieces of information about the PS5. RuthenicCookie first stepped into the spotlight when they accurately predicted that Sony would not be attending E3 2019 prior to the official announcement. They made this prediction on Wednesday, November 14th and the announcement wasn’t confirmed until the following day, 11/15. With this accurate prediction under their belt, they now have our attention. Let’s see what they had to say about the PS5! A Gold Mine of Potential PS5 Information It’s always smart to take these kinds of things with a pinch of salt, but when I discovered that RuthenicCookie predicted Sony’s E3 2019 announcement, it seemed like they could be on to something. Right off the bat, claims are made that confirm what we reported on earlier this year: PS5 dev kits are out in the wild. The following screenshots were taken from this Reddit thread on November 19th, 2018. They are here just in case something were to mysteriously happen to this leaked info. There’s a lot to break down here, so let’s dive right in: #1 – The PS5 is coming in March or November 2020 First up we have the release date. According to RuthenicCookie, this is going to be either March or November of 2020. The later release date would be a full seven years after the PS4’s launch if you’re keeping track. March would also make sense, given that Nintendo saw a lot of success with the Switch launch around this time of the year. It would also be just in time for tax return season, where people often have extra spending money. #2 – Sony Will Announce the PS5 in Mid-2019 As far as announcements go, the predictions state that we should expect a small reveal in the middle of 2019, with a full reveal at PSX later that year. If you’ll recall, we reported on Sony cancelling this year’s PlayStation Experience, so it would be nice to see the event return. #3 – The PS5 is a “Monster,” Will Retail For $500 While the Redditor declined to say much about the PS5’s specs, they did offer a few interesting details. The system will allegedly use Ryzen 8 core processors and will support 4K gaming at 60 fps, which is the goal of PC gamers using today’s technology. They also dropped a $500 price point, which makes a lot of sense and is line with our PS5 price predictions. #4 – PlayStation VR Returns, Better Than Ever Last, but not least, it sounds like Sony may be investing even further into virtual reality. The PSVR headset has been showcasing strong sales numbers, and an upgraded version with the PS5 would also be in line with our predictions. … Read More

How Much will the PS5 Cost?

It is no secret that gaming is an expensive hobby. What makes it more so is the fact that every six years or so, a new lineup of consoles releases, bringing forth another wave of items for gamers to purchase. With the heralding of a new console, the internet immediately goes into a frenzy, speculating about prices. The PlayStation 4 has already let that particular cat out of the bag, and four hundred dollars is less than what people expected. So what about the PlayStation 5? What can we expect the PS5 Price to be? Should we start saving up now? There are certainly a number of factors to consider when asking a question like this. We should start by looking at current predictions and the actions of competitors like Microsoft. We’ll also need to look at the history of the PlayStation’s pricing, do some math, (yikes!) and see what inflation rates will have to say on the matter. Without knowing the exact hardware of the PlayStation 5, we can only speculate, and speculate we shall! Let us begin! First Price Details Emerge Given the power of the PS5, it’s natural to think that the price may be more than past generations, but some new details should help put things into perspective. Speaking on financial briefing in early November 2019, Sony revealed some thinking behind the price of the upcoming system. They told investors on the call that they’re focus is on “market penetration and market acceptability.” Taking away the flowery terminology, this essentially means that they are going to price it in a way that doesn’t shock the average consumer. As is the case with most consoles, they will most certainly sell them at a loss in the beginning, but the goal will be to get an install base that yields long-term success. This doesn’t mean it will be cheap. Honestly, this further solidifies the argument that it will probably sit around the $499 mark. There’s no guarantee that it won’t be higher, but if they are indeed focusing on the market, my thinking is that anything about $500 will be too much for the average gamer. Read on to learn more about what we know! Michael Pachter Strikes Again! If you’ve been a long time reader here on PS5 Gamers, then you know we like to cover industry analyst Michael Pachter’s predictions as they are both relevant and interesting. He’s not always right, but he comes pretty close more often than not. The latest news from him is a comment he made to Gaming Bolt in June 2019 where he laid down some interesting predictions for Project Scarlett and PS5’s price point: “The specs suggest $500 or so, but my bias is that Microsoft will announce $399 and Sony will follow suit.” I would love to see $399, but I find it hard to believe the new systems will go for that low. It’s common knowledge that console manufacturers sell systems at a loss in the beginning. They … Read More