Microsoft reckons Sony will launch a PS5 Slim console later this 12 months.
There’s been a good quantity of authorized to-and-fro between Sony and Microsoft of late, as the previous – alongside a number of of the world’s main regulators – makes an attempt to stop the latter from buying mega-publisher Activision Blizzard.
The upside of all this courtroom wrangling, at the very least for curious avid gamers, is that a great deal of juicy data on each firms has been uncovered to the sunshine. Take this newest tidbit as an illustration.
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As a part of the continued FTC v. Microsoft hearing (a type of main regulator interventions we talked about), the American firm had this to say: “PlayStation likewise sells a cheaper Digital Version for $399.99, and is anticipated to launch a PlayStation 5 Slim later this 12 months on the similar decreased value level.”
We’ve been asking whether or not there’ll be a PS5 Slim since at the very least 2020, when Microsoft introduced the stripped again Xbox Collection S. Again in September, there was even a well-sourced hearsay claiming that Sony was engaged on a revised PS5 with a detachable disc drive, which might be this PS5 Slim that Microsoft has referenced.
The query is, does Microsoft know one thing greater than these rumours that each one of us have already heard? Or has it used its particular trade entry to glean intel on its rival’s console launch plans?
Microsoft additionally repeats its earlier assertion that “Sony can also be anticipated to launch a handheld model of PlayStation 5 later this 12 months for below $300”. Once more, does Microsoft know one thing we don’t? Given its uniquely privileged place within the trade, we suspect so.