If you were chillin’ under a rock with your homies the past two days you might have missed the news that shook the PlayStation Nation to its core. Wired.com exclusively revealed some early information on the next-generation PlayStation console!
Backwards compatibilty with PS4 games. Solid-state drive (SSD) enabling super-fast load times. PSVR forward compatibilty. “8K support”. CPU based on the third generation of AMD’s Ryzen line containing eight cores of AMD’S new 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. A custom variant GPU of Radeon’s Navi family. Support for Ray tracing. 3D audio chip. All in all, SHE’S A BEAST.
This all sounds BRAHsome, but the real question is..how hard will it hit our wallets? No way Sony would EVER make the mistake of releasing it for $599 like they did with the PS3. Even though they did recover from that mistake, they gave all kinds of ground to Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
Peter Rubin of Wired who conducted the interview with PS5 architect Mark Cerny asked what all of this BRAHsomeness might cost us.
Me: There's always been a general range of launch pricing. Will the next console hew to that range?@cerny: I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.
— Peter Rubin (@provenself) April 16, 2019
While I can’t speak for Sony and this is purely speculation but $449 to $500 sounds like the sweet spot they’ll be looking at. If they REALLY want to take a bigger loss it’ll be $400 as they wound be banking on software/accessories to make-up for all the lost revenue.
Either way, we here at The PlayStation Brahs have started saving for Sony’s next-gen offering. The question from us is how much you would pay for the PS5.
Let us know in the comments below!