Today, September 16, Sony will host another event dedicated to its upcoming next-generation console, the PlayStation 5.
It is expected that the Japanese company will finally disclose the price and the exact date of the start of sales of the PlayStation 5 tonight. Microsoft has already revealed all the cards, announcing the cost of its new generation consoles some time ago. Recall that the younger Xbox Series S will cost $299, while the older Series X will cost $499. Both will be released on November 10th.
Sony is expected to set a competitive price point for its PS5: a digital version without an optical drive can cost $399, and a full-fledged version with a drive can cost $499. The Sony consoles, according to the latest rumors, will be released in the second half of November, possibly on the 20th.
Sony itself has so far only said that at today's event it will again show games that will be available at the start of sales of the console, as well as which will be released a little later. Maybe she will even be generous with details about the performance of the console, but the chances are not great.
Recall that Sony presented the PlayStation 5 in mid-June, showing not only the design but also revealing the characteristics. The console is built on a custom AMD APU that combines eight Zen 2 cores and a 32 GPU with RDNA 2 architecture. The console will support hardware-accelerated ray tracing that should take gaming to the next level.
Today's presentation, which will take place online, is 40 minutes long. The event will be broadcast on PlayStation accounts on Twitch and YouTube platforms.