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Amazon lists a hefty price for the PS5 console, but don’t crap your pants just yet

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Today’s the day lads! Tonight, Sony finally lifts the veil on their plans for the next generation, and one thing is for certain: It’s going to cost you many pretty pennies to get in on that action from day one. Global retail  juggernaut Amazon appears to have the console up for sale already, and you might want to sit back and not be sipping on a tasty beverage when you see the price that they have the PlayStation 5 listed at:

That entry came from the Amazon UK shopping app via Internet gumshoe Wario64, but calm down as many a red flag was raised with that post. First off, is the fact that the listings can no longer be found on the store’s app or website. Then there’ the fella who actually pre-ordered the device from that link, who made use of two nearly identical links to do so: 2020 Dummy ASIN Sony PS5 1 2TB and 2020 Dummy ASIN Sony PS5 2 2TB. It’s a bit strange to have identical listings like this, as Games Radar pointed out.

With a placeholder price of £599/$750, that would work out to R12 500 in a rough conversion, which wouldn’t even be the final price if it were true thanks to the added costs of importing and taxes. Some experts still believe that the PS5 console will still retail for around the $500-$600 mark, as the internals inside are proving to be a costly upgrade when compared to previous consoles.

Sony has already confirmed that a base model PlayStation 5 will have 825GB of super-advanced solid state drive technology to play with, and they’ve yet to mention the device being available in a package that chucks in a larger SSD. For the record, Sony has advised that consumers store their unused games on an external hard drive, copying over the relevant data between storage hubs depending on which game they want to play so that they can make use of the advanced technology that will define the PS5.

Only Sony knows just how much the PS5 will truly cost, a figure that many fans are hungry to see revealed tonight alongside the showcase of next-gen games.

Last Updated: June 11, 2020

17 Comments

  1. I mustn’t crap my pants?!
    B-but what if I really REALLY need to?

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    • The D

      June 11, 2020 at 09:06

      Well, as William Wallace once said: HOOOOOOOOOOLD

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        June 11, 2020 at 09:33

        Ah yes, that classic line from Bravefart.

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    • Pariah

      June 11, 2020 at 08:10

      Hey, your underwear, your problem.

      Reply

      • Original Heretic

        June 11, 2020 at 10:21

        Under…wear?

        Reply

      • Original Heretic

        June 11, 2020 at 10:21

        Under…wear?

        Reply

  2. Chris

    June 11, 2020 at 08:10

    What would you predict the actual price is going to be?

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    • Original Heretic

      June 11, 2020 at 08:22

      May as well be a million…

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    • The D

      June 11, 2020 at 09:06

      I’m going to highball and say R15K locally. But my money on a dollar price is $599.

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      • MechMachine

        June 11, 2020 at 09:25

        Yeah, that’s where I put it at.

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      • OddSockZA

        June 11, 2020 at 09:33

        $549
        R12499

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    • Iskape

      June 11, 2020 at 12:11

      I concur. Around R12500 if we’re lucky, although some places might sell it for more considering there is a possibility of limited stock hitting our markets. Some suppliers may just charge a premium over and above the median cost.

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  3. rollingmol

    June 11, 2020 at 09:39

    Eep and you need a 4k tv too. Even if you sell your ps4 you still need a lot… and new pants

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  4. Iskape

    June 11, 2020 at 12:11

    I’m looking at jumping from Sony to MS for the next generation. Hope I won’t regret the the change.

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    • Morne Nell

      June 11, 2020 at 14:18

      I was considering the same thing. However at the start of the next generation Sony has just to many exclusive games to ignore. Microsoft might catch up later during the life cycle will probably pick up a xboks console then at a reduced price

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      • Iskape

        June 12, 2020 at 07:52

        My jump to MS is primarily based on the Xbox Game Pass. I used to be a PC gamer before my PC gave up earlier this year, and in my reasoning, it makes more sense to get a next gen console than fix my PC, at least for now, as the console is more powerful than my PC (I was still rocking a GTX 970 overclocked), and to get that same power in PC parts will cost far more than a new console. Maybe halfway through the next generation I’ll get my PC back up and running. For now, I’ve been locked into my PS4, and am hoping to be locked into an XSX at the end of the year.

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