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PlayStation 5 Bound For 2020 Release, Might Get $500 Price Tag

By Jomar Teves , Mar 06, 2017 03:30 AM EST
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Sony has been rumored to be launching the upcoming PlayStation 5 next year. However, latest reports have suggested that the gaming console will not arrive until 2020.

Sony's Amazing 2016

2016 was a great year for Sony, which launched three gaming products that year: PlayStation 4 Slim, PlayStation VR, and PlayStation 4 Pro. Now, several video game enthusiasts are getting hyped and excited about the up and coming PlayStation 5.

Rumors About The PlayStation 5

Unfortunately, there hasn't been any word from Sony just yet with regards to the design and availability of the projected new version of the PlayStation. But rumors have suggested that the console is now in the pipeline and it would be completely different, yet better, than the PlayStation 4 Pro.

About The PS5's Projected Launch Date

According to Learn Bonds, there have been mixed views about the launch date of the PlayStation 5. Some tech enthusiasts are believing that Sony could potentially launch the console soon after the arrival of the Microsoft Xbox Project Scorpio.

Clashing With Microsoft

As everyone may have already known, Microsoft is currently building the Xbox Scorpio, which has been deemed to be the most powerful gaming console ever built by the company. The "premium" console will feature a whopping 6 teraflops of GPU, along with offering true 4K gaming and high-fidelity virtual reality. The company is expected to release the console at the end of 2017, but no official launch date has been revealed up until this time.

About The PlayStation 5

Talking about the PlayStation 5, Sony head Shuhei Yoshida said that the console's future is up to the developers. According to Travelers Today, the PlayStation 5 will be offering native 4K support.

The PlayStation 5 is also going to be more powerful than the PlayStation 4. Rumors are also suggesting that Sony is in collaboration with AMD for the processing chips.

The PlayStation 5 is expected to offer support for virtual reality. The console might also come without the optical drive as digital downloads are becoming more popular these days. Furthermore, rumors have also suggested that the PlayStation 5 will be coming with a price tag of around $500.

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