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Rumor | Supposed PS5 premium and basic starter pack SSD storage sizes and prices revealed in new PlayStation 5 hearsay

A new rumor claims there will be two PS5 starter packs. (Image source: VR4Player - fan-made concept)
A new rumor claims there will be two PS5 starter packs. (Image source: VR4Player - fan-made concept)
A currently unproven rumor on social media has claimed that there will be two starter pack variants of the PlayStation 5, with a premium pack offering a larger capacity SSD than the basic console pack. The same post also includes prices for the two PS5 options, at €499 (US$540) for the basic choice and €599 (US$648) for the premium package.
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A recent post on Reddit by u/Daniel_mallorca1985 has claimed that there will be basic and premium PS5 “starter packs” offered by Sony for the next-gen console. The only differences mentioned between the two packs so far are the storage amount of the SSD and unsurprisingly the price. Apparently, the basic PlayStation 5 package will come with the widely known 825 GB SSD while the premium offering will give gamers a chance to get hold of a 1.65 TB SSD.

The same post offers up prices for the two PlayStation 5 starter packs: The basic pack is priced at €499 (US$540) and the premium setup will allegedly cost €599 (US$648). It’s possible a premium PS5 pack could contain other tempting enhancements for buyers over the basic version, although nothing specific is mentioned beyond the increased SSD storage capacity. The supposed prices seem reasonable to believe, although they could be significantly reduced if Microsoft ends up trying to undercut Sony.

The original poster states the source of this information as a meeting between Sony executives and managers for GAME, which is a large UK-based game retailer. Some have questioned why the prices offered for the two PS5 packs would be mentioned in Euros, however, GAME does have operations in Spain too, so if this ends up being a genuine leak that could explain the € prices instead of £ prices. As usual, any PS5 rumor should be taken with a pinch of salt, but a 1.65 TB SSD would be an attractive option for fans to be able to select.

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-05-11 (Update: 2020-09-30)
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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.