PS5 console and accessories begin taking over Amazon Most Wished For as PlayStation 5 price predictions start settling at around US$499/£449/€499
While the Amazon Most Wished For in PC & Video Games page for the US site has yet to be dominated by the PS5 and its accessories, the current UK equivalent page has already been thoroughly taken over by the Sony products. Sitting pretty in the first spot is the Blu-ray variant of the PS5 console while the Digital Edition plays a strong supporting role in second place. Oddly enough, it seems more gamers have chosen the PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset over the DualSense controller for their wish lists, as the two accessories take up sixth and seventh position, respectively. The DualSense Charging Station sits in 10th place, while the PS5 HD Camera and PS5 Media Remote bring up the rear in 14th and 15th.
Four more places in the UK Amazon Most Wished For page are taken by PS4 games: The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Watch Dogs Legion. It’s a very strong showing for Sony, with only four products from Nintendo breaking up the hold PlayStation has on the top 15. The highest current showing for a Microsoft product is 18th place for an Xbox Live £10 gift card. Funnily enough, the PS5 console already has 186 reviews at the time of writing, with some sardonic critics complaining about how it was a terrible router that didn’t give a Wi-Fi connection, that it was “worse than the Atari Jaguar but better than the Atari 2600”, and that Sony should have stuck with the PS6 in lime green.
The subject of the PlayStation 5 price has been brought up again, mainly because of the news that Sony has decided to seriously ramp up production of the console in time for the end of the year. Noted industry analyst Daniel Ahmad simply stated “we won’t be looking at another $599 console here” (unlike the PS3 pricing fiasco), while another commentator figured not over “$/€499 (VAT included) worldwide”. Of course, none of this is official and should be taken with a pinch of salt, but it certainly seems that the PlayStation 5 price prediction game is starting to settle at US$499/£449/€499 for the console with a disc drive, and either US$449/£399/€449 or even US$399/£349/€399 for the PS5 Digital Edition should Sony be feeling particularly generous when the next-gen console’s price is officially announced.