Sony’s next-generation console, the PlayStation 5, could be arriving in November next year.
This is according to a series of tweets from Sony tech leaker @PSErebus, who said that the upcoming console will be available in “several countries” in the holiday season of 2020, with the US getting a release date of 20 November 2020.
The leak also asserted that the PlayStation 5 will launch at a price of $499, which is $100 more than the initial price of the PS4 and PS4 Pro, but still less than many expected given the hardware it will pack inside.
These specifications include a bespoke octa-core AMD Ryzen chipset with a GPU based on AMD’s Radeon Navi architecture, 8K TV support, SSD storage, and 3D audio, with backwards compatibility for PS4 games and PlayStation VR hardware.
Additionally, Sony has said that the PlayStation 5 will offer improved cloud gaming performance.
Earlier this week, images filed with the Japanese Patent Office provided an early look at the PlayStation 5 controller.
Sketches of the controller revealed a near-identical design to the PS4 version, albeit with an adjusted colour scheme.
Another leak from September suggested that Sony could launch a PlayStation 5 Pro model along with the standard PS5 console.