PS5, price confirmed: here’s how much it will cost

Confirmations arrive on the price of the PlayStation 5 and the fact that Fortnite will be present from launch day. All the news

Price of $499. Christmas release. Availability as soon as Fornite launches. Three news that make happy Sony fans who are eagerly awaiting the release of the PS5. For the moment these are rumors, since the Japanese company also has not set a date for the official presentation of the console. But in recent weeks the rumors are all going in the same direction. And if three clues make a proof, then it means that it is the truth.

Let's start with the price. It now seems obvious that the basic version of the PlayStation 5 will cost $499. We talk about base version because the latest rumors talk about the launch of two models: a base one with 825GB SSD and a premium one with 1TB SSD. And this second model has a list price of 599 euros. The other news concerns the presence and support since the official launch of the console of Fortnite. Those who buy a PS5 will be able to immediately download the title of Epic Games.

PS5, graphics to die for

Also Epic Games has published in recent days a video demo in which it shows the potential of the new Unreal Engine 5, a graphics engine designed specifically for next-gen consoles. And we can say without fear of being contradicted, that it is an impressive video for graphics: it seems to watch a movie. From the management of textures, up to the lighting of the environment, the quality is amazing. Epic Games has confirmed that the demo was recorded on PS5. If from the beginning the results are of this level, fans can rest assured: the next-gen consoles will allow to make a remarkable leap in graphics.

How much will the PlayStation 5 cost

The first rumors and reports had set the price of the PS5 at $ 399. But in the last few months, many things have changed: there was a pandemic that shut down factories and supply chains for a few months, production costs increased and Sony opted for top-of-the-line components. This has increased the cost of the console and therefore the launch price should be $499 for the model with 825GB SSD.

When the PlayStation 5 comes out

The release of the console has been confirmed by Sony itself: it will arrive for the Christmas holidays of 2020. So we'll have to wait another couple of months to see it on the shelves.