Sony Interactive confirms it will be a 40-minute PlayStation 5 live streaming event on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
The digital streaming event will be broadcasted live on their official YouTube and Twitch channels at 10 PM CEST, 9 PM BST, 1 PM PDT and will share new details on “the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners”, Sid Shuman said on Sony’s website.
Sony could utilize this event to reveal the PlayStation 5’s release details and, finally, the next-gen console’s retail price since Microsoft already confirmed the Xbox Series X/S’s prices a few days ago.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 12, 2020
Preorders for Microsoft’s next-gen consoles will start on September 22, 2020. On the other hand, PlayStation US has invited a select number of gamers to pre-order the PlayStation 5 directly from Sony, despite having no exact launch details yet.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, each with various technical advantages, will be released to the public with a retail price of $500 / £449 for the Series X and $300 / £250 for the Series S.
Two PlayStation 5 models are set to be released during this year’s holiday season. Unlike the Xbox, the only difference between the two PS5 models is the Ultra HD Blu-Ray disk drive which the Digital Edition will not have likely for a lower price. According to rumors, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will likely cost $50 cheaper than the standard version.
Just last month, Damian Thong – an analyst from Macquarie Capital – revealed to Bloomberg that he predicts that the standard PlayStation 5 console would most likely cost around $500 and the Digital Version at $400. He also predicted Sony would sell over 6 million of their next-gen consoles by the end of March 2021.
Eric Lempel, marketing boss for PlayStation, described the PlayStation 5’s upcoming game roster as “the best lineup that we’ve ever seen in the history of PlayStation.” As of writing, Sony has confirmed that Astro’s Playroom and Spider-man: Miles Morales will launch alongside the PlayStation 5 as well as a couple of third-party games including Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Bugsnax.
In addition, Sony also revealed that they will also be going to release new installments for Ratchet & Clank, Gran Turismo, a Demon’s Souls remake, and a sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn.