PS5 Price and release date ‘confirmed’ and it’s cheaper than you think

The Sony PS5 news keeps raining in, with release date, price specs rumours left right and centre.

We already knew the next-gen PS5 would arrive at the end of 2020, with Sony already confirming as much in several interviews and blog posts earlier this year, but now we might have a more specific release date.

A successful industry-trusted leaker has suggested the PS5 will release in North America on November 20, 2020.

In a tweet, @PSErebus also said the recommended retail price would be $499. Which for anyone curious is roughly £385 here in the UK.

It was also suggested Sony will leave the next generation console in several other countries in “the holiday season of 2020”.

One Twitter user commented: “The is leaked, and not the official Sony account, but looks credible! Release date and price in-line with what was expected”.

It's fine to be sceptical and frankly we'd take all PS5 stories with a pinch of salt until otherwise confirmed by Sony themselves.

However, it’s worth keeping in mind that this leaker has already, successfully, leaked several key details about Sony's upcoming exclusive, The Last of Us Part 2.

Not just that, he also knew the release date well before it was announced by the developer and publisher. So it does seem, giving him the benefit of the doubt, as though this insider might have the inside track on certain Sony 2020 plans.

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In fairness, despite the fact that PSErebus has a history of reporting on Sony’s plans, it’s hard to trust the rumour 100% because of their anonymity, and low follower-count.

We already knew Sony would be releasing the hardware sometime during the holiday season 2020, as it was confirmed by themselves.

But so far no specific date has been confirmed, and this is the first time we have heard anything of the sort.

Many assume the PS5 will be officially announced on Friday, 12 2020, during the PlayStation Meeting.

This information was released by an anonymous user on 4Chan, but has not been confirmed by Sony.

But we will no doubt have to wait until then to find out any more information.

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For the time being the only concrete knowledge, we have about the upcoming console has been shared by Sony's CEO, Jim Ryan and several WIRED articles.

The most recent announcement focussed on Sony's PS5 DualShock 5 controller, with Ryan stating:

“There are two key innovations with the PlayStation 5’s new controller. First, we’re adopting haptic feedback to replace the “rumble” technology found in controllers since the 5th generation of consoles.

“With haptics, you truly feel a broader range of feedback, so crashing into a wall in a race car feels much different than making a tackle on the football field. You can even get a sense for a variety of textures when running through fields of grass or plodding through mud."

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Another leak seemed to give us a first-look at the PS5 controller pad.

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