PS5 Price: Sony hints at price point, hinting that it won’t be cheap

Company aiming to provide ‘best possible value proposition’ as it prepares to take on the Xbox One Series X

by Talal Musa
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Sony has revealed the PS5 won’t be cheap – but the PS5 price will offer ‘the best possible value’ – as the company gears up towards launch.

Speaking to Games Industry, Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said: “We are on track. We are going to launch this holiday and we’re going to launch globally. We’re really looking forward to it and it’s going to be a blast.”

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“I think the best way that we can address [the conditions of the console’s production] is by providing the best possible value proposition that we can.

“I don’t necessarily mean lowest price,“ he adds.

“Value is a combination of many things. In our area it means games, it means number of games, depth of games, breadth of games, quality of games, price of games… all of these things and how they avail themselves of the feature set of the platform.”

How Much Will the PS5 Cost?

Rumours have surfaced on Twitter about the price of the PS5 after Wario64 shared images of a placeholder on Amazon listing the 2TB PS5 for £599.99.

While someone appears to have been able to order the next-gen console at that price, it is likely this is a dummy placeholder that does not reflect the real price of the PS5, as the 1TB console was also listed for the same price.

The original PlayStation and PS2 hit the shelves at £299, with the PS3 at £425 and PS4 at £350.

We expect a PS5 UK price of around £450 – although we’ll have to wait and see – contrary to some early claims it could be cheaper than the PS4.


When Will the Cost Be Revealed?

The PS5 was due to be unveiled Thursday 4th June, has been postponed until the 11th which has only served to build even more excitement.

As this is a reveal event focusing on the PS5’s games, it may be that we do not get a full price at this event but will instead have to wait until later this summer.

Sony has confirmed at CES 2020 the PS5 release date is Holiday 2020, which means it’ll go head to head with the Xbox Series X in 2020. 


The exact date hasn’t been revealed, but there may be some clues if we look back over the history of the console launches.

The PS4 launched on November 15, 2013, while the PS4 Pro launched on November 10, 2016.

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Talal Musa