A third-party retailer in Sweden has listed the PlayStation 5 on its website at a price substantially higher than any other major gaming console in history.
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Media Markt Sweden opened pre-orders on the upcoming Sony console for the price of 9999 Swedish Krona - that's NZ$1580, according to the exchange rate at the time of publishing.
In 2007, the PlayStation 3 was criticised for its high launch price, which in New Zealand was NZ$1200 for the60GB model. The PlayStation 4 launched in 2013 with a recommended retail price of NZ$650.
The pre-order page on Media Markt Sweden states that its "PS5 info is temporary and can be changed for release", which likely means the list price is a placeholder only.
Market experts have previously stated the PlayStation 5 will likely launch with a much lower price of US$400 (NZ$610).
Sony's Mark Cerny has revealed the PlayStation 5 will feature a custom SSD, a 7nm Zen 2 eight-core CPU based on AMD's Ryzen chips, a custom GPU based on the Radeon's Navi chips and support ray tracing and 8K resolution.
It's set to launch in late 2020, alongside its primary competitor, Xbox's Project Scarlett.