When can we pre-order the PS5 and Xbox Series X? (Image: MICROSOFT SONY)
Despite being just two months away from the rumoured release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, Sony and Microsoft are yet to reveal pricing details for their respective consoles.
The PS5 and Xbox Series X next-gen consoles have both been given holiday 2020 release dates.
Recent reports suggest both consoles will launch in November, giving Sony and Microsoft just enough time to take advantage of a pre-Christmas sales rush.
The problem is, nobody knows how much the consoles will cost, when exactly they will be released, and how to pre-order them.
Considering how close we are to launch, the lack of information is starting to get ridiculous.
The delay in revealing next-gen console prices likely dates back to the release of the PS4 and Xbox One.
Microsoft controversially announced a $499 price tag for the Xbox One during its E3 conference back in 2013.
Sony would subsequently announce a $399 price tag for the PS4 just days later.
While many factors played a part in the downfall of the Xbox One, the lower price of the PS4 is one of the reasons why Sony was able to gain the upper hand.
Not wanting to give the other company an advantage is one thing, but at this late stage, the lack of price and pre-order news is unfair to the customer.
This would be true for any console launch, but especially one happening during a pandemic when money is already