10 September 2020 16:31

PS5 pre-order Nicola Sturgeon Scotland

The PS5 may have its price and availability details finally made public this week, although the source of this claim should be taken with a grain of salt. It's according to a now deleted tweet made by UK retailer Game (but screencapped by TheSixthAxis). This was sent yesterday (September 8) by the account belonging to Game's Guildford, Surrey location, and claims that there will be a PS5 event this week, assuring those who have made pre-orders that they will have more news to share soon. What can't be figured out from this tweet is if it's based on information sent directly from Sony to Game stores, or if this was based on other leaks. For example a recent 4Chan leak has suggested there was an incoming Sony event this week, but Sony itself has said that this week there's no PS5 announcement planned, focussing instead on its PlayStation VR platform instead.

(Image credit: TheSixthAxis) Of course, the tweet could be accurate because it's based on genuine insider information. But it also could just be based on the assumption that Sony will have to announce the PS5 price soon. New consoles tend to launch in November, perfectly placed to get a head start in sales thanks to Black Friday and the holiday shopping season in general. That doesn't give Sony a lot of time left to tell the public how much it wants for the new console. As for the price itself, the consensus is that the PS5 will cost between $500 and $600, with the Digital Edition costing 100 bucks less thanks to the removal of the disc drive.

Compared to the Xbox Series X's $499 price tag, and the confirmed $299/£250 price of the basic Xbox Series S, the PS5 may lose sales to gamers looking to make the next-gen jump for the smallest fee possible. PS5 games leaked boxart The Game Guildford tweet isn't the only recent piece of enticing PS5 news. Amazon Australia recently saw the upload of some PS5 game boxart (as shown in the below tweet from Twitter gaming commentator Nibellion. If games are about to be announced and are ready to be preordered, it makes sense for Amazon to have its affairs in order. But while this tells us that an announcement is coming soon, it can't guarantee it'll be this week, particularly when Sony made it clear not to expect anything.

With the PS5 launch rumoured for November, and an announcement set to take place today according to a major UK game retailer, fans are waiting with bated breath for Sony to make its next move, on the 25th anniversary of the PlayStation's North American release. Evidence is mounting for a significant info drop today, with Amazon listings suggesting that PS5 pre-orders could open up, and we may have even been tipped off about the console's release date. Some more #PS5 boxart has shown up on Amazon Australia (in some cases not finalized) pic.twitter.com/vFsS8Ttbr9September 9, 2020 Twitter leaker @Nibel spotted the first clue that something's brewing, with a number of PS5 game listings popping up on Amazon Australia. Demon's Souls PS5 boxart has also popped up. That may seem tenuous on its own, a third-party Amazon seller is advertising a PS5 wall mount (via Reddit) with a November 19 release date, which fits with the PS5 launch window that's been rumoured. Of course, Microsoft may have thrown a spanner into the works with the announcement of the Xbox Series X price, launch, and pre-order dates, that it dropped today following the Xbox Series S leak yesterday. If Sony had anything planned for today, which would line up nicely with the PlayStation's 25th anniversary, it may be reconsidering its options now that Microsoft has swooped in to steal the limelight. Get the best Sony PlayStation 5 deals before anyone else! We'll send you pre-order details and the best Sony PlayStation 5 deals as soon as they're available. Remind Me Send me details about other relevant products from T3 and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. Amazon is selling PS5 wall mounts with a November 19 release date, suggesting PlayStation's next-gen console could be launching in that week of the Holiday 2020 period. As spotted by a user on Reddit, the third party "PS5 Wall Mount" from Floating Grip is available to pre-order from Amazon UK for £19.99, and claims to "makes it easy for you to mount your [PS5] console on the wall". The product listing confirms the item will be released on November 19, 2020, which fits with Sony's already confirmed Holiday 2020 launch window for its successor to the PS4. It's worth emphasising that this is not a confirmed indicator of when the PS5 will launch, and either Amazon or Floating Grip could merely be speculating the console's release window, and timing the launch of its product around that estimate. That said, it's possible that PlayStation has begun to inform manufacturers of its PS5 launch plans as we edge this close to its launch, with rumours of another PS5 event said to be taking place sometime in September. If November 19 is the PS5 release date, it would be arriving just over a week after the launch of the Xbox Series S, which hits stores on November 10. Microsoft still hasn't confirmed when we can expect to see the Xbox Series X land, however, though we do know that console will also be launching in November. In any case, for all and every new piece of next-gen info, be sure to stay tuned to GamesRadar. For more, check out the biggest new games of 2020 on the way, or watch the video below for our latest episode of Dialogue Options.