Pricing and launch dates for PlayStation 5, PS5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S have been posted online. The source claims that these are not just rumors or speculation. If the data is correct, the Xbox could take a strong position against the PlayStation 5.
The announced prices and release dates for the next generation consoles have been posted online. The specified Twitter user claims to be “news” from credible sources, not rumors or speculation. The Twitter user mentioned is the infamous Roberto Serrano, who has been right a few times in the past. But also shared incorrect information about the PS5 launch. So you should be skeptical about that information.
According to Roberto Serrano, Microsoft will release its consoles first. The Xbox Series S is said to go on sale Thursday, November 5, while the Series X will go on sale the next day, Friday, November 6. This fits into a fairly reliable leak, so this date looks quite realistic. Sony, however, should wait a week and bring both versions of the PlayStation 5 on Friday, November 13th. This will be slightly earlier than the latest leak, which listed November 14 as the start date in Japan and November 20 for the global launch.
|PlayStation 5||PlayStation 5 DE||Xbox Series X||Xbox Series S|
|Release date||November 13th||November 13th||November 6th||November 6th|
|price||€ 499||€ 399||€ 499||€ 299|
Xbox Series X will cost “only” 499 euros while the Series S will cost 299 euros
That would give Microsoft a whole week to impress fans with the performance of its console and get them to buy. An earlier release is far from being enough for a successful start, the prices are likely to influence the decision of many customers. According to Roberto Serrano, the Xbox Series X will cost “only” 499 euros, despite the significantly higher performance compared to the competition, while the Series S will cost 299 euros – this also coincides with an earlier rumor. The PlayStation 5, on the other hand, will be offered for 499 euros, while the digital edition without Blu-ray drive would be significantly cheaper at 399 euros.
If these prices are correct, Microsoft may be in a better position – customers on a lower budget and not necessarily fans of one of the two brands can access all of the next-generation Xbox games with the Xbox Series S. for only € 299 Generation and most new features except 4K gaming at 120fps, while the Xbox Series X offers significantly more performance for the same price as the PlayStation 5 except for SSD speed. However, the Sony PlayStation currently has a significantly larger fan base and a stronger brand in many countries, especially Japan, Sony’s home country.