PS5 release date ‘LEAKED by Amazon Japan’ – with new console out in time for Christmas

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GAMERS might be able to get their hands on the PlayStation 5 as soon as November 20.

Amazon’s Japanese website seemingly leaked the top-secret PS5 release date – before Sony’s official reveal.

Microsoft has already announced the release date for its next-gen consoles.

The Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will be out on November 10, with plenty of time to go before Christmas.

But Sony has kept mum about the launch of the PlayStation 5, leaving gamers scratching their heads.

Now Gizmodo Japan reports that Amazon accidentally listed (and then removed) the PS5, revealing a November 20 launch day.

If any local Amazon page would have accurate info, it would be Japan – given that’s where Sony is based.

However, leaked Amazon dates have been wrong in the past, with the website sometimes using placeholder dates for upcoming products.

All we know officially from Sony is that the PS5 will be available in the “holiday 2020” season, which runs from late October/early November through to the end of December.

The PS5 is Sony’s latest and greatest gaming console.

It’s the successor to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and will be available in two distinct versions.

There are two versions of the PlayStation 5.

One is the PS5 proper, and then there’s a Digital Edition – which has no disc tray.

Sony used a special press conference in March to detail the PS5’s specs.

The performance will be groundbreaking, Sony explained.

“Soon there are games that could never have been created before,” said Sony’s Mark Cerny, lead architect of PS5.

The console features a 10.28 teraflop GPU clocked at 2.234GHz.

That’s fewer teraflops (or trillion operations per second), than the Xbox Series X, which is promising 12 teraflops.

Fortunately, much of game loading comes down to RAM, or fast memory.

And the PS5 boasts 16GB of nippy GDDR6 memory – just like the Xbox Series X.

We still don’t know how much the PS5 will cost.

But we do know the price of its biggest rival, the Xbox.

The cheaper disc-free Xbox Series S will cost £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

We’d expect similar – if not identical – mark-ups from Sony, giving how aggressive Microsoft’s prices are.

In other news, read our guide to the Xbox Series X.

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