While Sony likely won't officially announce the PS5 release date until E3 2020, today we have a leak from the Twitter user @PSErebus. He says that Sony will launch the PS5 in North America on November 20 at a recommended retail price of $499.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will launch PlayStation®5 (PS5™) in several countries in the holiday season of 2020 and will make PlayStation®5 (PS5™) available in North America on November 20, 2020 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $499 pic.twitter.com/fe4jKlHmrHNovember 19, 2019
How reliable is this leaker? According to LetsDoDigital, @PSErebus accurately predicted the launch date of The Last of Us 2, but that doesn't mean he will be right this time around.
In a separate tweet, the leaker said that the PS5 will be available five days after the seventh anniversary of the PS4's release in North America. Sony's current-gen console launched on November 15, 2013, so a November window for the PS5 makes sense.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will publish Gran Turismo 7 on November 20, 2020 for the PlayStation®5 (PS5™) #25YearsOfPlay #PS5 #PlayStation5 #GranTurismo #GranTurismo7 #GT7 pic.twitter.com/Na5nKji4PWNovember 19, 2019
But the leaker didn't stop there. @PSErebus also says that Gran Turismo 7 will be released for the PS5 on the same Nov. 20 date as the PS5 console itself.
Last but not least, @PSErebus revealed that the PS5 will come with a 2TB SSD at that $499 price. Sony has been touting the speed of the PS5's SSD, which should allow the console to load games almost instantaneously. Other known PS5 specs include an 8-core AMD Zen CPU, AMD Navi GPU and a 4K Blu-ray player.
In recent days we've seen a wave of other PS5 rumors and leaks, including a possible look at the PS5 controller and how the console might be leveraging cartridges in a new way. Check out our updated PS5 rumor and news hub to get up to speed on everything we know about Sony's next console.