When Microsoft announced the price of its next generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S on 8 September 2020, the gaming world waited with anticipation to see how Sony would respond. Many suspected Sony was simply waiting for Microsoft to make the first move so it could potentially undercut the Xbox Series X and Series S on pricing.
Now it looks like Sony have finally responded.
During Sony’s PlayStation 5 Showcase last night, 16 September, Sony announced both the price and release date for its next generation consoles. The flagship model of the PS5 will cost exactly the same as the Xbox Series X, that being R8000 [$499.99]. The PS5 digital version will set you back R6500 [$399], which is around R1000 more expensive than the digital only version of the Xbox equivalent, the Series S.
Take a look at the price listing below:
Along with the pricing, Sony also announced when both versions of the PS5 would go on sale. Gamers in US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea can expect the consoles to hit store shelves on 12 November. The consoles will be launched in other regions around the world on 19 November 2020.
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