Sony is pursuing extremely ambitious sales targets with the PS5. Achieving these goals will be related to the price of the PlayStation 5 – and that's good news for pre-orderers.

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  • How much will the PS5 cost: Sony has not yet announced an official price for the PlayStation 5. Some industry insiders assume an approximate price between 400 and 600 euros.
  • When will the PS5 appear: The PS5 is expected to be released before Christmas 2020. The exact release date has yet to be announced by Sony.
  • When can the PS5 be pre-ordered: The PS5 is expected to be pre-orderable when Sony announced the price of the console.

According to a production source in Taiwan, Sony expects to sell between 120 and 170 million copies of the PlayStation 5 in the next five years. As a comparison, the already extremely successful PS4 has been sold “only” 110 million times since 2013. The PS5 should outperform the numbers of the predecessor console in a shorter time. In order for this to work, it seems inevitable that Sony will offer the new console at an attractive price.

If the PS5 should be too expensive from the start, it would be unrealistic to expect such spectacular sales despite the high level of interest. Pre-orderers can therefore look forward to the console's sales launch, because Sony will probably not be able to call a price that is too high in view of these goals. However, how much Sony ultimately requires for both versions of the "Next Gen" console can currently only be guessed at. A price over 500 euros would be too high to be able to sell so many copies.

All other previously known information about pre-ordering the PS5 can be found in this article.

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Anticipation continues to grow: This year, Sony will finally be launching the long-awaited PS5. Some hardware details are already known about the new PlayStation: the DualSense controller will offer sophisticated, haptic feedback, the super-fast SSD hard drive will reduce loading times and a 4K UHD BluRay drive will be on board for film fans.

Buy PS5 online: These online shops will run the PlayStation 5

Of course, Sony's new console will be available on the "PlayStation 5" profile pages of major online stores. These dealers already have information pages for the PS5:

To what extent there could be possible delivery bottlenecks from the start of sales is not yet foreseeable. If you absolutely want to hold the PS5 in your hands punctually this year or give it away under the Christmas tree, it is best to pre-order the console for security.

PS5 pre-order: Release date before Christmas 2020

The PS5 should definitely be available just in time for the Christmas season 2020. Sony has already confirmed that the console release date not from the global Covid-19 pandemic has been affected – even if there may be delays in some games.

These 13 games should not be missing on the PS5:

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PS5: 13 games that shouldn't be missing on the next-gen console

Pre-order PS5: The price question

The official price of the PS5 is undoubtedly one of the big topics that fans are eagerly awaiting. Sony is still not in the cards in this regard – in view of the premium components, it would not be surprising if the PlayStation 5 should initially cost more than the previous console. The PS4 was launched in 2013 at a price of 399 euros. A recently featured PS5 placeholder on Amazon UK was offered there for £ 599, which would be equivalent to around € 667. But the placeholder has now been removed and Amazon already has the short-lived offer in an official statement as a "mistake" designated.

All further information and important details about the new PlayStation can be found in our current PS5 overview article.

Pre-order PS5 bundles: secure great deals

Certainly there will also be some attractive console bundles for the PS5. So you can buy Sony's next-gen console together with one or more top games – and save good money in combination.

As soon as pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 and the PS5 console bundles are available, we will inform you about this at this point and keep you up to date with all information about the purchase of the PS5.

Pre-order PS5 online: Sign up for Sony's newsletter

It is not yet possible to pre-order the PS5. However, you can already directly from Sony for a newsletter register, which will inform you about all updates regarding the appearance of the PlayStation 5.

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