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PS5 be cheaper 'thanks to Xbox S', 'matches Microsoft' – rumour

The PS5  tag will allegedly be cheaper than initially planned after Microsoft revealed the Xbox S and its budget £249 tag. It had been rumoured that this past week would see finally lift the lid on how much the PS5 will cost, with a PlayStation 5 announcement tipped to have happened on Wednesday September 9 or Thursday September 10. If had announced the PS5 on Wednesday then it would have coincided with the original PlayStation celebrating its 25th anniversary in North America.

But on that day there wasn’t a peep from about their PS5 plans, with Microsoft instead revealing tonnes of details about the Xbox X and S.

It was announced that the Xbox X and S will have a release date of November 10, with pre-orders opening on September 22.

Most interestingly though, the pricing for the consoles was confirmed – with the Xbox X costing £449 and the S costing £249.

The S is down on specs compared to both the PS5 and Xbox X in a number of ways, such as with RAM, SSD space and with the GPU.

But it will still offer a next-gen gaming experience, but at a considerably cheaper tag than the Xbox X.

And it has been claimed that the stunning announcement from Microsoft led to adjusting their pricing for the PS5.

According to a post by Gamereactor, an anonymous source claimed prior to this reveal the PS5 was planned to sell at a “considerably” more expensive tag.

But in the aftermath of the Xbox announcement it’s been claimed that will now “match” the Xbox X with the PS5.

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Since their initial report, Gamereactor went onto say that they’ve heard from “multiple” sources that has adjusted their PS5 pricing.

It’s been claimed that the PS5 with a 4K Blu-ray disc drive will cost $ 499 – the same as the Xbox X.

While the PS5 Digital Edition will allegedly be d at $ 399.

If this is true, then it would mean s for the digital-only PS5 would be $ 100 more expensive than the Xbox S.

This would mark a turning of the tables, as at the start of the last gen the PS4 launched at a point $ 100 cheaper than the Xbox One.

But there is one key difference this time around, and that’s specs.

As we mentioned, the Xbox S is down on specs compared to the PS5 and Xbox X in a number of ways.

The main difference is with the GPU – as we all know from the Xbox marketing, the Xbox X graphics processor is capable of 12 teraflops of computing power.

The PS5, meanwhile, is capable of 10.28 TFs but the Xbox S is capable of just 4 TFs.

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Not only that, but both the PS5 and Xbox X has more RAM than the Xbox S – which lead to some unexpected drawbacks for the cheaper next-gen Xbox.

Source:Daily Express :: Gaming Feed

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