- Aug 25, 2020
Yesterday, Amazon.co.uk added a number of listings related to PlayStation 5, including a number of games and, most notably, the PS5 console itself at a price of £599.99 (approximately $746 USD). Amazon has now confirmed to IGN that these listings were an error. As noted by Wario64 on Twitter, Amazon UK posted listings for 500GB, 1TB and 2TB models of PS5 (currently, PS5 is listed only with an 825GB model), all priced at £599.99. At around the same time, a reported 118 listings for PS5 games also appeared on the retailer's site, including apparent unnamed games from publishers such as Konami, Bethesda, and Rockstar. Several of those listings included a £69.99 retail price (full price games in the UK typically retail at £59.99 on current-gen). The same pricing across console models, as well as the sheer number of game listings suggested that these were speculative, rather than informed listings from Amazon, and Amazon UK PR has now confirmed that. "This was an error," said an Amazon UK spokesperson to IGN. Speaking specifically to the PS5 console listing, it "was priced as a dummy product with a dummy price." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/how-sonys-ps5-compatibility-differs-with-xbox-series-x-next-gen-console-watch"] Amazon will often create dummy listings ahead of announcement events, which can be filled out if and when those announcements are made - that goes some way towards explaining the scattershot approach to what was included in this swathe of listings. There's some discussion to be had over how Amazon UK arrived at those dummy prices, but it's unlikely that, if it did have privileged information, it would be posting it publicly before any potential announcements at today's PS5 event. PS5's price has been a constant talking point since its initial reveal. We don't know any specific retail numbers, but reports have said that it's running at a $450 manufacturing cost, that stock could be 'limited' in its first year, in part due to a hugher-than-expected price, but that COVID-19 hasn't affected its RRP. Speaking of that PS5 event, you can stay here with us for all the info, live from the show - here's how to watch Sony's PS5 reveal event on IGN. Before that, there's the matter of IGN Expo Day 2, where we've got more exclusive reveals, gameplay and trailers for you - here's how to watch that (and if you want, you can add the whole schedule to your digital calendar). [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joe Skrebels is IGN's Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter. Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to [email protected].