PS5 pre-orders are rumored to open on July 13, with price and release date also revealed

Maybe they'll get a head start on Microsoft.

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2020年07月8日, 午後 07:34 in egmt

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Sony revealed the design of the PlayStation 5 unit at a video streaming event in June, but has remained silent on the release date and price.

As such, rumors are reporting that the price and release date will be announced and pre-orders will begin on July 13.

The rumor originated in a tweet from business analyst Roberto Serrano. Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat, a U.S. tech media outlet, posted a list of major upcoming gaming industry events, and Serrano replied to add to it, "July 13 > #PS5 price, release date and pre-order".

When asked where he got his information from, Serrano said only "sources within the entertainment industry" and did not delve any further.

Serrano isn't the only one to say that Sony will be revealing the last secret of the PS5 in the near future. @IronManPS5, who has sent out several PS5-related leaks in the past, also said, "Preorders for PlayStation 5 begin in July," he tweeted. He predicted that the PS5 design would be announced on the PlayStation Blog on June 2, but it was actually the 12th, so he is a 50/50 leaker of credibility.

Just a few days ago, there were rumors that research giant Nielsen was conducting a survey on the PS5's price. However, there was no mention of a release date there.

Serrano also tweeted that Xbox Series X will be released on November 26 and PS5 on November 27, but the former will be released a week earlier on November 19, following rumors that a cheaper version of the Xbox Series S (development code name Lockhart) will be released later in the year.

In addition, Serrano also retweeted the price of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which he previously tweeted. He states that the PS5 is $50 more expensive, as the former is $499 and the latter is $449. The fact that he's repeating the same tweet may suggest that he's that confident.

At least at the time of writing, there is no other support for these claims and it's unclear how much credibility can be placed on them. Nevertheless, on the other hand, the official Xbox Series X event has been announced for July 23, and it's not unlikely that Sony will be making some kind of move in the near future.

Source: Robert Serrano(Twitter)

Via: BGR

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