Gold-plated PlayStation 5 pre-orders go live on September 10: Reserve a 24K gold Digital Edition console for £7,999 (US$10,356) or pick up a glittering PS5 accessory from £399 (US$517)
Prices and pre-order details have been published for the PlayStation 5, but they are not the ones millions of gamers around the world are waiting on tenterhooks for. These particular details come from a British company called Truly Exquisite, which prides itself on delivering high-end products with an extra layer of 18K gold, 24K gold, or even platinum.
According to the firm, pre-orders for the flashy PS5 consoles and accessories will start on Thursday September 10 at 3pm (BST; 7am PDT, 10am ET, 10pm CST). A full price list has been published, and somewhat tellingly, there is only £100 difference between the disc PS5 and the Digital Edition console, which could reflect the eventual prices for the standard consoles aimed at gamers who don’t own oil companies or fashion houses.
If the idea of paying anywhere from £7,999 to £8,299 for a gold or platinum-clad PlayStation 5 or £399 for a PS5 headset seems a little excessive, you could always opt for a gold-plated iPad Pro from £2,200 (excluding VAT (US$2,850)) or even a silver Dragon Edition Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra from £3,800 (US$4,923). Hopefully, Sony will soon reveal the official prices for the non-gold-plated SKUs, which are expected to be around the US$499/£449/€499 point for the disc version and US$399/£349/€399 for the PS5 Digital Edition.