PlayStation 5 news: Latest unnerving retailer placeholder price; new fan-made PS5 concept design influenced by DualSense controller and Xbox Series X
We already reported on a couple of potential price tags for the PlayStation 5 thanks to a retailer placeholder for a Danish company and a customer conversation on Facebook with employees of a Canadian outlet. Now it’s the turn of a Norwegian company called Proshop to create a PS5 price-related placeholder. The retailer has gone for a figure of 9,990 krone with VAT or 7,992 krone excluding VAT.
At current exchange rates, the Norwegian PS5 price equates to US$966/€889/£784 including tax and US$773/€711/£627 without VAT. Of course, this is just a placeholder and the without tax figures do not represent what the PS5 would necessarily cost in those other markets. But there are plenty of fans hoping for a sub-US$500 and even a sub-$400 price tag for the PS5, which are both a long way off US$773. It's important to point out that Proshop has even stated that the information published is for guidance only and is subject to change.
A new fan-made PS5 concept design created by Redditor u/robo3687 has mixed the colors of the DualSense controller with the design language of the Xbox Series X, and it looks surprisingly compelling (image below and image teaser). Many are speculating that the color scheme of the DualSense controller, which has been received overwhelmingly favorably so far, may indicate how the PS5 will be colored, although it seems inevitable that there will at least be a black variant of the next-gen console.