With the big PS5 gaming event scheduled for tonight, Sony have played their cards pretty close to their chests in terms of pricing and availability.
A listing on Amazon that was quickly removed, allegedly shows that the PS5 will be available to pre-order for the eye watering sum of £599. For this, consumers will be getting their swanky new console complete with a 2GB SSD drive. A 1TB model was also listed but valued for the same amount.
The supposed leak was spotted and then posted on hotukdeals.com.
It is possible that this is a dummy listing and just used in preparation for when the pricing and pre-orders go live. Amazon often use this practice to ensure no delay in product listings, but if true, such a leak represents some major ball dropping by Sony so close to an official launch.
Although a £599 price tag does seem a massive jump compared to the original £349 price of the PS4 on its initial release, it does fall in line with both inflation comments made by Jim Ryan – CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.
In an interview with Games Industry , Jim Ryan spoke of the PS5 pricing strategy stating:
"I think the best way that we can address this is by providing the best possible value proposition that we can. I don't necessarily mean lowest price. 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."
We will have to wait and see if these rumours are true when the official PS5 event is streamed for the UK at 9pm on the 11th June, but if it is announced that it will cost nearly £600 big ones, will you be willing to fork out the cash on some next generation gaming?