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PlayStation 5 launch date ‘leaked’

Message board website 4chan does not have a great reputation in terms of accurate consumer technology leaks, which is why a supposedly official Sony PS5 info dump recently was widely discredited.

The leak, which can be now viewed on Reddit, was incredibly detailed, listing not only when and how the PlayStation 5 was to be revealed, but also how much it was going to cost, when it was going to launch, what PS5 games it would launch with, how its specs compared to the Xbox Series X, as well as info on its slogan, backwards compatibility features and more.

They suggest that the PlayStation 5 will be unveiled on February 5, and will cost £449 in the UK and $499 in the US.

Here is the full list of the, supposedly official, Sony PS5 info from the 4chan leak:

1.) The PS5 will be revealed at a PlayStation Meeting event for the press/media on February 5, 2020.
2.) The PlayStation Meeting will be held at Sony Hall in New York City.
3.) At the PlayStation Meeting the console’s design, controller, UI/home screen, specs and features will be revealed.
4.) The PlayStation 5 will be backwards compatible with all PS4 games.
5.) The PS5 will release, worldwide, in October 2020.
6.) The Sony PS5 will cost $499 USD / £449 UK / €449 EU / ¥54,999 JP.
7.) PlayStation 5 specs will be almost on par with Xbox Series X, which will cost $100 more at launch.
8.) Pre-orders for the PS5 will go live after the event on February 5.
9.) Gran Turismo 7, MLB The Show 21, Demon Souls Remastered, Godfall and Legendz are some of the PS5’s launch titles.
10.) The PlayStation 5’s new slogan, as well as for the brand as a whole, is “IT’S TIME TO PLAY.”

However, Jim Ryan, CEO at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has revealed that the console will go on sale in Holiday 2020.

In a blog last year, he wrote: “Since we originally unveiled our next-generation console in April, we know that there’s been a lot of excitement and interest in hearing more about what the future of games will bring.

“Today I’m proud to share that our next-generation console will be called PlayStation 5, and we’ll be launching in time for Holiday 2020.”

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