Sony officially released the first details about the PlayStation 5 this week, catching the industry by surprise in the process. Many expected Microsoft to change E3 2019 first in a few weeks, but it seems the Japanese giant had other ideas. Of course, Xbox boss Phil Spencer alluded in Los Angeles last year that he will never allow his rival to reclaim the hardware crown after what happened with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – and this prompted the insiders to leave the and claim that the team in the next green box is "more advanced" than the PlayStation offering.
It may not be worth saying that Microsoft is releasing two next generation consoles: a cheaper, less powerful option and a supercharged alternative. Assuming there is some truth to this, it is likely that the premium box is the one that overshadows the PS5 – and presumably will cost. The latest speculation comes courtesy a journalist named Ainsley Bowden, who claims to be citing "multiple sources." Since then, there have been more conversations in the ResetEra forum of supposedly informed people. Our advice: Take all of this with a pinch of salt until official specifications are announced.
Of course we still do not know the full image of the PS5 – in fact, we imagine that there are many details yet to be determined. However, Redmond staff has shown to the Xbox One X that it is willing to make a high price to exceed the PlayStation offer, so we would not be surprised to see Microsoft repeat the next generation feat. Given the success of the PS4, we expected Sony to cook something relatively affordable – even though the details announced for the device so far suggest that it is not necessarily cheap either.