If you’re a Playstation fan, you had best start saving up now. Analysts have predicted the Playstation 5 price and release year, and even how many units they’ll have sold in its first two years of release. So far, it seems like it will be another win in Sony’s books.
The Playstation 5 price and release year, according to analysts from the Hideki Yasuna Ace Research Institute, will be $499, and will be coming out next year, in November of 2020. While they have yet to specify an actual release month, and this is just speculation so far, they seem to know what they’re doing.
Along with that, the Playstation 5 is expected to sell 21 million units by March of 2022 (six million the first year and 15 million more the second), which would net it as another big win for Sony if it can overcome the new Xbox consoles that will be coming out around the same time.
Sony has overwhelmingly held the advantage this generation, there’s always the possibility that Xbox could come back. Phil Spencer of Xbox did say that they were working on multiple Xbox-exclusive games set to release in the next few years, though we don’t know what those are yet.
While there’s been a lot of speculation about the Playstation 5 and what it’s capable of, hopefully the Playstation 5 price will be worth it. The Playstation 4 got on a role fairly quickly with a wide variety of critically acclaimed exclusives, so hopefully the PS5 can continue that trend.
Of course, that depends on the games that will be coming to the console. Sony was able to gain the advantage early this generation due to a much larger catalogue of exclusive games (along with none of the obtrusive DRM and other “security” issues the Xbox One advertised, which killed its PR), but we don’t know what games will be coming out for it at first.
Either way, we’ll just have to see. Once again, you’ll need to start saving up to meet the Playstation 5 price, though thankfully you’ll still have around a year to do it. While Sony won’t be attending E3 this year, hopefully whatever they have planned instead will explain more about the console.