PlayStation 5 Leak Reveals Spec List, Possible Retail Pricing
Although we’re still quite a ways away from the release of the next generation of consoles, that hasn’t stopped the occasional ‘leak’ from giving us possible glimpses of what we can expect out of both the Microsoft and Sony camps. Now, a recently unearthed leak has revealed a potential spec list for the PlayStation 5, as well as a possible retail price.
The news comes by way of a leaker on Pastebin who claims to be a small third party developer from Europe, the same person that previously leaked that Grand Theft Auto VI will be releasing as a launch title for the PlayStation 5 during Holiday season 2020. According to the leaker, the PS5 will reportedly launch at a $499 price point, which is $100 higher than the cost of the PS4 at launch. $500 is admittedly a larger price for a console than what we’re used to seeing, though the leaker also claims that Sony will be selling the console at a $100 loss in the beginning.
In terms of the actual specs, the leaker says that the console will be backward compatible, a statement that backs the patent grabbing Sony has been doing as of late. The PS5 will also reportedly ship with a 2TB built-in hard drive, 8K upscaling support, and will be fully compatible with a new, upgraded PSVR headset. The console will also ship with a DualShock 5 controller, though that’s basically a given anyways.
Keep in mind that as always, these leaks should be taken with a grain of salt. There is currently no way to confirm the leaker’s claims, though the listed information above is certainly within the realm of possibility. According to the leaker, we’ll hear more about the PlayStation 5 around the same time as E3 2019 (which Sony is not attending), so we need only wait a few months to learn more.
So, thoughts on the leak? What else are you hoping to see within the PS5? Let us know in the comments section below, and as always, stay tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers for all the latest gaming and entertainment news! Don’t forget to follow DFTG on Twitter for our 24/7 news feed!
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