After the official presentation of PS5 and its games , few were the doubts that remained to be resolved about the Sony console called to mark the next generation of the world of video games. Some doubts that oscillated around its sale price, its size and its launch date .
Three unknowns that, in the first place, were revealed thanks to an error in the Amazon page of France and that, later, leaks on the Carrefour France website and in the MyDrivers medium have come to confirm.
In the latter case, in addition, the price of the consoles , it has been possible to know that of all its peripherals for countries of the European Union, United Kingdom, Japan and the United States.
The PlayStation 5 in its version with a disc reader will be priced at 499.99 euros . A figure one cent below the threshold of 500 euros that Sony had marked as the maximum for the launch.
THE PRICE OF THE PS5 AND ALL ITS PERIPHERALS:
Price PS5 Blu-ray console : 499 euros
Price PS5 Digital Edition : 399 euros
DuelSense Controller price: 59.99 euros
DualSense Charging Station price: 29.99 euros
Price PS5 HD Camera: 59.99 euros
Price Pulse 3D headset: 179 euros
Price PS5 remote control: 29.99 euros
PS5 “vertical stand” price: 19.99 euros
Price Marvels Spider-Man: Miles Morales: 39.99 euros
PS5: A PRICE ADJUSTED TO THE MILLIMETER
As paradoxical as it may seem, for PlayStation selling consoles is not a business in itself . The profit margins of selling a console, especially during the launch year, are practically nil for Sony. However, it is a profitable business, as we explain in this article.
For Sony, the sale of consoles like the PS5 (and previously the Playstation 4) is the gateway for millions of people to a consumer habit that involves a series of fixed expenses (subscriptions such as PlayStation Plus) and one-off but recurring expenses. (purchase of peripherals and games in physical or virtual format) of which they will obtain benefits during the years that the useful life of the console lasts , which ranges between 6 and 7 years.
After knowing its futuristic design -with irregular lines and a chromaticism that plays the contrast between jet black, nuclear white and blue LEDs- another of the unknowns of the launch of PS5 has to do with the size of the console.
A doubt that has been revealed after the leak in Amazon France. The PS5 will measure 47.6 inches high, 38.2 inches wide and 5 inches deep .
A somewhat more stylized form than the larger version of the current PlayStation4.
The PS5 will weigh 4.78 kilos . It will be considerably heavier than its predecessor – the PS4 Pro – which weighs 3.3 kilos.
PS5 RELEASE DATE
Although the launch date of the PlayStation5 was not revealed during the presentation, clues were given through the date on which some of its video games could be purchased, which pointed to the late fall or early winter of this year .
Specifically, the worldwide release date of the PS5 will be November 20, 2020 . A date that also coincides with the kick-off of this year’s Black Friday. However, Japanese media suggest that this launch could be brought forward a week in the case of the Japanese market .