Latest potential PS5 price and release date offered up by Canadian retailer suggests the PlayStation 5 could be a bargain
Recently, we reported on a Danish retailer that had published a PS5 price of 6,989 krone, which roughly translated to US$1,043/€935/£838. While there would be plenty of gamers willing to pay over US$1,000 for the PlayStation 5, the latest speculative price for the next-gen console is much more palatable. Play N Trade Vancouver Island has stated CAD$559 for the PS5, which is about US$397/€358/£320.
The website for Play N Trade Vancouver simply advertises that the business is now accepting preorders for the PS5, with a limit of two per household. However, if you take a look at their Facebook page, a member of staff has stated that they are taking preorders at CAD$559 while a later message mentioned that the PS5 price is more specifically CAD$559.99 (see below). But there is the likelihood that once the actual PlayStation 5 price is known, then whatever has already been paid will simply be classed as a deposit with a price adjustment to follow.
This latest figure does seem quite low in regard to the general expectations of the PS5’s final price tag. But there have been those suggesting one of the reasons the PS5’s specifications don’t quite match up to those of the Xbox Series X is because Sony might be planning to launch the device at a lower, and thus much more attractive, price point. After all, it might be affordability that wins the next-generation console contest. A PS5 release date is also mentioned, as “final quarter 2020”, which is pretty safe as Sony has already confirmed the console will be launching in holiday 2020.