Now that Microsoft has announced pricing for the Xbox Series X and digital-only Xbox Series S, the world is waiting for Sony’s answer. From the look of things, you might want to prepare for disappointment as a new leak paints the Sony PS5 as the more expensive console, and considerably so at that. According to the leaked image posted on Twitter (shown below) the PS5 will be priced at €499.90, which comes to $594 or £460 at current exchange rates. The PS5 digital edition is listed at €399.90, which converts to $475 or £369.
If these prices are, in fact, accurate, that means you’ll have to pony up an extra $100 for the more powerful PS5 or $176 of the digital-only PS5 – something that would give the Series X quite the edge. Of course, when you look at sales history between the two companies, this price difference probably won’t be enough to paint the next-gen Xbox as the king of the console world, but it could encourage more budget-minded gamers to venture into the world of Xbox or, at the very least, downsize to the digital-only PS5.
With that in mind, there are two things to point out about this leak. The first thing is that these prices do verify a France Amazon pricing leak from a while back and a second leak from Aesthetic Gamer that claimed the PS5 would be more expensive than the Series X. The other thing is that while this leak comes from a big Spanish retailer, it could simply be an expected or estimated price holder put in place to prepare their systems for launch of the new system. Of course, we’ll know for sure after the PS5 event tomorrow, so we don’t have long to wait to find out for sure.
|Xbox Series X||PlayStation 5|
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.8GHz (3.6GHz with SMT)||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)|
|GPU||12 TFLOPs, 52 CUs at 1.825GHz, Custom RDNA 2||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)|
|Process||TSMC 7nm Enhanced||N/A|
|Memory||16GB GDDR6||16GB GDDR6/256-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth||10GB at 560GB/s, 6GB at 336GB/s||448GB/s|
|Internal Storage||1TB Custom NVMe SSD||Custom 825GB SSD|
|IO Throughput||2.4GB/s (Raw), 4.8GB/s (Compressed)||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||1TB Expansion Card||NVMe SSD Slot|
|External Storage||USB 3.2 HDD Support||USB HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-ray Drive|