Those High PS5 Price Listings On Amazon Were An Error, Of Course
Those surprisingly high PS5 price estimations were in fact just dummy listings with no real accuracy.
Both Microsoft and Sony are being coy with the pricing of their next-generation consoles, but recently a handful of Amazon listings seem to have leaked the possibility of a £599.99 (approximately $750) retail price for the PS5 in the UK. The timing was conspicuous, coming just ahead of today's big PS5 reveal event, where fans are hoping the system's price will be announced. According to the retailer, however, those listings on its website weren't accurate.
In a statement to IGN UK, a representative from Amazon UK explained that the listings were simply using dummy values, and that their figures aren't accurate. The listings went live in error too, leading to a flurry or rumors that Sony might be returning to a price point similar to that of the original PS3 at launch.
Speculation is rife around the pricing of both new consoles, with neither Sony nor Microsoft seemingly wanting to be the first to show their hand. The closest we've come is estimating the price of manufacturing, with parts shortages and specialized hardware reportedly pushing the PS5 up to $450 per unit in production. These prices aren't always indicative of retail pricing, since Sony can choose to sell consoles at either a loss or profit.
As noted above, Sony is scheduled to reveal the PS5 and numerous games today during its first big event for the console. The stream is being broadcast at 1PM PT / 4PM ET, and you can watch the event in full right here on GameSpot. We don't yet know what details it will bring with it, other than the fact that it will showcase PS5 gameplay.
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