Just yesterday on June 10, Amazon UK listed the PlayStation 5 for the first time, at a relatively pricey £599 (which comes out to right around $757 at current conversion rates). It now appears as though the listing was an error, so all our bank accounts can breathe a sigh of relief.
The news comes from IGN, who received a statement from Amazon on the PS5 price listing earlier today on June 11. "This was an error," said an Amazon spokesperson to IGN. It turns out the product "was priced as a dummy product with a dummy price." In other words, it was just a guess.
Dummy listings on Amazon are nothing new, of course. Just yesterday a litany of PlayStation 5 games were listed on Amazon, from publishers including 2K, Rockstar, Konami, and others, for a grand combined total of 118 games. Every listing for each PS5 game contained the word "dummy" in the title.
Right now, there hasn't been any information revealed from Sony whatsoever about the price of the PlayStation 5. The console is still on track to launch near the end of 2020, last we heard. Sony will be unveiling some PS5 games for the first time in a showcase later today on June 11, but could they also be planning to reveal the price of the next-gen console as well?
Would you purchase a PS5 at a price point of £599/$699, or would a price like this put you off completely? Let us know in the comments below.