With pre-orders for the £7,999 Gold PS5 going live on September 10, it’s also possible the reveal could be pushed back until then. While there’s still a chance Sony could reveal all later today, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that we’ll get the release date, price and pre-order information on September 9. As reported below, it’s possible Sony delayed the announcement due to the Xbox Series X news.
Whatever the case, it’s pretty frustrating that we still don’t know when the PS5 will launch and how much it costs.
UK retailer GAME confirmed the September 9 announcement earlier this week, but clearly plans have changed.
Amazon Australia also revealed PS5 box art for countless games, further suggesting that an announcement was planned for today. You can see the PS5 box art below.
Despite rumours of a 3pm BST PlayStation 5 announcement, there’s still no sign of the PS5 release date, price and pre-order information.
It’s possible Sony has pushed back its latest Play Station announcement due to the hype surrounding the Xbox Series X and S next-gen consoles.
Microsoft announced Xbox Series X/S release date, pricing and pre-order news earlier today (September 9).
Perhaps Sony is letting the hype die down, or maybe the company is re-thinking its strategy after finding out the Xbox Series X price.
There’s also a chance that its reveal will take place as part of the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War multiplayer stream at 6pm BST. The gameplay footage is being captured on PS5, so this is very much a possibility.
Either way, the PS5 release date, price and pre-order reveal is tantalisingly close.
Sony is yet to make any official announcement about a PS5 reveal event on September 9.
There are rumours that Sony will make a surprise PS5 release date, price and pre-order announcement at 3pm BST UK time.
Currently, the only option to pre-order a PS5 is to register interest at various retailers, or put the cash down for an £7,999 Gold PS5 console on September 10.
Express Online will continue to keep fans updated about the price, release date and pre-order status of the PlayStation 5, so check back regularly for new developments.
UK retailer GAME has seemingly lifted the lid on Sony’s plans for the PS5.
According to a now deleted tweet by the Guildford branch of GAME, Sony has scheduled a PS5 announcement for September 9.
The tweet suggests that PS5 pre-orders are about to go live, which means pricing and release date info should also be revealed.
The tweet reads: “Those awaiting preorders and have Ryi. Please standby for updates. PS5 have scheduled an announcement tomorrow so things are about to kick off this week.”
Needless to say, it’s worth taking the news with a pinch of salt until Sony makes an official announcement.
The latest leak echoes previous rumours that Sony would announce the PS5 release date, price and pre-order details on September 9.
This date is significant as it marks 25-years since the original PlayStation launched in North America.
Fellow UK retailer SimplyGames also suggested a PS5 reveal event would take place this week.
According to emails sent out to customers, the PS5 will be available to pre-order “any day now”.
“We are expecting the PlayStation 5 to be available for pre-order any day now, and you don’t want to miss out on the next-generation of gaming,” reads a SimplyGames email.
“The PlayStation 5 may not go on general sale due to limited stock, so the only way to hear about when you can pre-order is by registering your interest.”
Unfortunately, however, a recent PlayStation blog post seemingly poured cold water on the idea that Sony would reveal any PS5 news this week.
According to the blog post, Sony will instead spend the next few days shining a spotlight on PSVR games.
“Hey all. Over the next few days, we’re going to spotlight some upcoming games coming to PlayStation VR, including some announcements and updates for previously revealed PS VR titles,” reads a PS blog post.
“And as mentioned, this is all about the games. So to manage expectations, there’ll be no PS5-related news.”
Of course, the blog post may be referring specifically to virtual reality on the PS5, so there’s still a chance we could get a general PlayStation 5 reveal this week.
Either way, we should find out for definite within the next 24 hours.
Originally published by Express