Canadian based gaming outlet “Play N Trade Vancouver Island” has just announced they are officially taking pre-orders for PlayStation 5. The news, delivered via the companies Facebook page, advertises the sale of the first wave of PlayStation 5 consoles consisting of just 100 units.
The news comes as a shock to the gaming community as we are yet to see an announcement from Sony for an official price standpoint. Along with noticeably larger gaming companies, such as GameStop, still reluctant to take pre-orders.
While the advertised website itself offers little information into details of the preorders. The Play N Trade Facebook post has since gained a noticeable amount of traction. With Play N Trade commenting that pre-orders will be accepted at CAD $559.99. This works out to just under USD $400.
However, the advertised price is more of a rumor than an official leak. With Play N Trade commenting, “If the price changes, it will be adjusted at the final sale.” Based on these comments, it is unlikely the store has an official confirmation on the price and is instead operating on speculation. Yet based on the release price of the PlayStation 4 along with Bloomberg’s estimation of manufacturing costs. It might not be unexpected to assume a PlayStation 5 price point of around USD $400-$500.
Until we receive final confirmation from Sony as to the price of PlayStation 5, all this is, of course, pure speculation. What we do know, however, is that the PlayStation 5 still remains on track for a “Holiday 2020” launch. With Sony stating coronavirus as not having “any notable impact on the launch.” So in the very worst-case scenario, the PlayStation 5 is at max 8-months away.
Currently, the price point for both next-gen consoles, Microsoft’s Series X and Sony’s PlayStation 5, remains to be seen. However, technical details on both have already been released. If you’re dying for more information on the PlayStation 5, check out Sony’s – The Road to PS5 video here.
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