This leaked PS5 release date and price listing is almost certainly bogus

There's a lot of hype around the PlayStation 5 right now, with players scrambling for any information about the machine as they possibly can ahead of Sony's big reveal.

We know a few things about the console thanks to a series of Sony press releases, and articles published via Wired, but there are still some vital bytes of information about the console we're yet to find out.

We don't know, for example, the specific date the console will ship. Nor do we know the targeted price for the machine. Sony has revealed specs and headline features for the new generation of hardware, but for most players, the most important information has yet to be revealed.

Well, one European retailer seems to have listed the console earlier than anyone else… but the upload makes for interesting reading because – honestly – everything about it just seems wrong .

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Over the weekend, Slovakian retailer Progamingshop listed PlayStation 5 price on their website with a price of €499 and a release date of 04 December 2020.

Sony has already explained that the machine will be available for purchase sometime during Holiday season in 2020. The Progamingshop listing is in line with this estimation, and would mean the new console will be available just in time for Christmas.

Next up, the price for the console will reportedly come in at €499/$557/£429. The listing was posted with an image of the PS5 devkit – almost certainly not the final look for the console – so we have our doubts about the veracity of this claim.

You'd think if this was a real leaked listing, there would be new assets or official imagery of the console to go alongside it.

But it seems that the images uploaded have simply been taken from the internet.

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The site carries a disclaimer, too.

"Images are for illustration only, final product may be different! Information about this product is not final yet, it may change," Progamingshop writes.

We wrote over the weekend that the vast majority of people (71% of our poll of 6000+ voters) are willing to pay upwards of £399 for the new Sony machine.

If the price is legit, with the PS5 coming in at £429, then a few of our voters are going to be concerned – but we think it's still pretty acceptable (especially since the PS3 launched at £425).

You can read more about our PlayStation 5 price analysis at the link.

This rumour is almost certainly bogus: it's far too early to see this sort of official information available publicly. So take this info with a handful of salt for now, and we'll update you with more official news as soon as it's formally available.

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