Sony PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett will each cost $399 when arriving in stores next holiday season and that’s not a bad price at all for the power they pack.
Though we don’t have a render of Project Scarlett and the PS5 hasn’t been officially announced yet, we do have an idea of their prices.
Since Microsoft officially revealed its Project Scarlett at E3 2019, the device received a lot of attention. Scarlett, as well as the PS5, are expected to be able to compete with high-end gaming PCs, due to their exciting list of specs.
Being absent from E3, Sony didn’t reveal much about the next console, but there are some general hardware expectations. On the other hand, there are some specific things we do know about Scarlett specs and features, shared at this year’s conference.
Analyst Michael Pachter thinks that Microsoft and Sony will go for a $399 price for the Xbox Scarlett and the PS5, although “the specs suggest $500 or so”. “Microsoft will announce $399 and Sony will follow suit,” he added.
On the other hand, a Twitter account dedicated to PS5 news says that Pachter separately informed them that the PS5 will cost about $800.
According to T3, a report by Sony analyst Hideki Yasuda, the price of the console also goes around $500.
That’s pretty contradictory information. It’s hard to make a correct estimation of such a product when featuring such great specs.
PlayStation 5 features an eight-core CPU based on AMD’s third-gen Ryzen line built on the latest 7nm Zen 2 process and a custom GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi hardware. Thanks to this equipment, ray-tracing graphics will be available to a game console for the very first time.