Sony and Microsoft may be very secretive about the PS5 and next Xbox, but that hasn’t stopped rumours on what to expect from the successors to the PS4 and Xbox One. The latest of these, courtesy of Reddit and popular gaming forum ResetEra suggest that the PS5 and Next Xbox would be priced in-line with what the PS4 and Xbox One were originally priced at. Furthermore, it’s suggested yet again that Microsoft would follow a two-pronged strategy with a streaming-only Xbox codenamed Lockhart and a more conventional, powerful variant referred to internally as Anaconda. The PS5 and next Xbox release dates are slated for around the holiday season of 2020.

Interestingly the Reddit post with PS5 and next Xbox pricing and specifications was removed, however some of its details were confirmed by a verified insider on ResetEra, lending credence to some of the claims. The latest rumours indicate that the PS5 will start at $399 (approximately R6000), same as the launch price of PS4 back in 2014, whereas the upcoming Xbox One successor will be released with a price-tag of $499 (approximately R7500), again same as launch price of Xbox One with Kinect sensor. The Kinect-less variant, which was added later, was sold initially at $399 (approximately R6000).


PS5 specifications and price:

CPU: Custom 8 cores / 16 Threads Zen 2 CPU
GPU: Custom NAVI @8+ teraflops
Memory: 12GB GDDR6
Storage: 1TB SSD
Price: $399 (approximately R6000)

Next Xbox specifications and price:

CPU: Custom 8 cores / 16 Threads Zen 2 CPU
GPU: Custom NAVI @12+ teraflops
Memory: 16GB GDDR6
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD @ 1+GB/s
DirectX Raytracing + MS AI
Price: $499 (approximately R7500)

Next Xbox streaming console specifications and price:

CPU: Custom 8 cores / 16 Threads Zen 2 CPU
GPU: Custom NAVI @4+ teraflops
Memory: 12GB GDDR6
Storage: 1TB NVMe SSD @ 1+GB/s
DirectX Raytracing + MS AI
Price: $249 (approximately R3700)