While information on the console is starting to flow a little faster nowadays, the PS5 price seems to be one of the last things Sony wants to talk about. But that doesn't mean we're completely in the dark about what to expect and in terms of eventual PS5 ore-orders.
And let's face it, seeing as Sony hasn't even shown off the console design yet, the lack of a locked-down PS5 price isn't that surprising. Not to mention the Xbox Series X pre-order price hasn't been confirmed either as both companies are clearly hoping the other will blink first. But hey, if they want to undercut each other, that's good news for us gamers. Things are getting better though, we recently got a first look at the brand new DualSense PS5 controller.
The latest rumors point to a PS5 reveal event on June 4, where we're expecting to finally see some games in action, although as to whether we'll finally see the console design itself is anyone's guess. An earlier 'reveal' event focused heavily on the internal hardware, which you can really dive into with our guide to the PS5 specs.
The PS5 price could also have been much higher if Sony had opted for a larger SSD. That's because it's a less expensive 825GB model (we expected a 1TB one originally), with a focus on boosting it with separate hard drives to reduce the overall cost of the console.
As with any console launch, there will, of course, be PS5 bundles from retailers. We wouldn't expect massive discounts on the PS5s bundled with software though - if any. That's just the reality of launch windows.
Why hasn't Sony announced the PS5 pre-order prices yet? A recent third-quarter earnings call at Sony hints at their reasoning for playing coy. As CFO Hiroki Totoki explained, "because we are competing in the space
The PS5 price was certainly a hot topic during an older investor call with Sony's chief financial officer where PlayStation is "analyzing the cost, the acceptable price in the market, and platform penetration" to figure out what their new system should sell for.
That focus on "acceptable" PS5 cost gives us hope that it won't cost a bomb. In fact, it adds to our suspicion that the PS5 pre-orders will launch somewhere between $400-$500 / £400-£500. That would be incredible value as the PS5 is shaping up to rival the best gaming PCs in terms of tech and definitely gives Microsoft's console a run for its money.