PS5 commenter goes all out by sharing purported prices for PlayStation 5 accessories, supposed console pre-order date, and numerous alleged juicy factlets
Anyone who has been closely following the lengthy tale of the PS5 will likely have heard of either PSErebus or IronManPS5, who appear to be one and the same person. The commenter has been incredibly busy on Twitter lately, creating a torrent of posts about Sony’s next-gen console. While many are about games or prices that have already been reported about, there are some new details to be extracted that could interest those keen on learning any potential detail about the PS5. As always, a good pinch of salt is a pre-requisite here.
For instance, the Twitter user has offered up the prices for the consoles and accessories again. However, we have already reported about these in June and most of them match what was claimed then…but there are a couple of notable differences now. Whereas most of the alleged prices for the PS5 accessories, such as the Pulse 3D headset and the vertical stand, have remained static (see image below), the prices for the HD Camera and DualSense controller have now increased: From US$59.99/£54.99/€59.99 each to US$69.99/£64.99/€69.99 each.
So it’s not simply IronManPS5 trotting out the same posts again as there are differences to be spotted. However, the console prices remain at the same level as previously claimed. The next-generation PlayStation VR headset system also gets a mention, with a purported price tag of US$399/£349/€399 and an apparent release date of sometime in fall 2021. The Twitter torrent also features a post stating that the PS5 software is based on FreeBSD 12, which would not be a massive surprise as the PS4 system software was also based on FreeBSD (version 9.0).
The posts continue with a reveal of a USB drive (the image in the tweet is a DualShock 4 adapter) that will reportedly be delivered to owners of the PS5 Digital Edition in North America for internet connection assistance, and the revelation that PS5 console owners won’t have access to 825 GB storage space for games, it will actually be just over 700 GB as the rest will be taken up by system software. Even the box contents get a mention, with buyers getting the next-gen console, one DualSense controller, one USB Type-C charging cable (for the DualSense), one 1.5 m power cable, and a 2 m “premium” high-speed HDMI 2.1 cable. There’s even a reminder of just how important HDMI 2.1 connections will be to access all of the PS5’s advanced display features, too.
Fortunately, PS5 fans won’t have to wait for months to see if all of this comes true or not, because IronManPS5 has made a gamble in regard to the PS5 pre-order date. The commenter made several posts that all point to one specific day: September 9, 2020. For example, there is a post stating the game Control Ultimate Edition will be released on September 10 and that PS5 pre-orders will begin before that. There are several other posts that make it clear September 9 (a Wednesday) is the supposed big day. The original PlayStation was released in North America on September 9, 1995, so it would be the 25th anniversary since that particular event.