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PlayStation 5 news: Finally, a sensible placeholder price; more possible launch and reveal dates; and some spurious PS5 reveal event details

June 4 has now been offered up as the best bet for a PS5 reveal event. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
June 4 has now been offered up as the best bet for a PS5 reveal event. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/Snoreyn)
An Italian retailer has provided a new placeholder price for the PlayStation 5, and at €450 (US$488) it seems to be one of the more sensible estimates made lately for the next-gen console. The same source has provided a potential launch date while a games reporter has offered up yet another PS5 reveal date. New spurious reveal event rumors haven’t fully convinced skeptical fans.
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In the past we have reported on some wildly different retailer placeholder prices and preorder amounts for the PlayStation 5 console. Depending on the exchange rate, figures have ranged from a mouth-watering equivalent of US$397 to an eye-watering level of over US$1,000. Italian retailer GameLife has plumped for a price tag of €450 (US$488), which seems like a reasonable suggestion for the PS5’s price. Many fans are expecting a price of around US$500 for the next-gen console.

The same source has also provided a potential launch date. The page states Friday November 20 for the PS5 release date, although of course the company has carefully added that this information (including the price) is temporary and may change and that the date is not confirmed. An availability date is also mentioned, which is set at December 31. As for the PS5 reveal date, a reporter for GamesBeat.com has posted on ResetEra that this will now take place on June 4, which lands on a Thursday.

However, there are still some holding onto May 5 as the best chance for a PS5 reveal event, which includes Twitter user DoWhatYouDo. The spurious source claims the reveal will take place on that day, swiftly followed by a “PS5 complete teardown stream on May 6th”. If that hasn’t raised enough eyebrows, there’s also the revelation that five exclusive games will be shown off at the reveal event, new PS5 features will be unveiled, and a PS5 “boost mode” will be exhibited. This may or may not be related to the boost mode technology that has already been revealed. Unsurprisingly, gamers have been busy pinching at salt in regard to the details of these rumors, which can be seen in the embedded tweet below.

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GameLife placeholder for the PS5. (Image source: GameLife)
GameLife placeholder for the PS5. (Image source: GameLife)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-04-29 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.