New rumors have leaked regarding the potential release date and price point of the PlayStation 5, but we still have nothing concrete.
For the most part, advances in technology are fantastic. If you were around during the mid-'90s, try to cast your mind back to what kind of technology you had at your disposal at that time. TVs had small screens but weighed as much as a dying star, cellphones were few and far between, and if you wanted to listen to music on the go, you had better be prepared to carry a lot of CDs around with you.
The gaming industry has also come on leaps and bounds. However, gamers are always looking to the future. No sooner have we got the latest chapter in a gaming franchise or the newest console than we are asking what's next. The thus-far unannounced PlayStation 5 is a perfect example of this.
Sony has not really said anything about its next-generation console, but that hasn't stopped wild speculation and rumors leaking left and right. The latest of those rumors has come in the form of a potential release date and price point. Hideki Yasuda, a Japanese analyst known for his gaming predictions, has claimed that Sony's aim is to release the PS5 in November 2020, according to Dexerto.
That time of year certainly makes sense, as it would be just in time for people to buy the new console as a holiday gift. If that sounds like a good idea to you, Yasuda also hypothesized how much the PS5 will cost. Apparently, it will likely be $499 upon release. Considering that this is the current retail price for an Xbox One X, we would consider it to be pretty fair.
In terms of Sony's projections, Yasuda has also claimed that the company's aim is to have sold 15 million PS5's by March 2022. Since the PlayStation 4 is currently closing in on 100 million lifetime units sold, we wouldn't consider that to be an unattainable goal in the slightest. The next generation of consoles is very much on its way, and it sounds as if that generation will be priced extremely reasonably.