Popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, also known as MKBHD, has explained why he thinks the PlayStation 5 will be much cheaper than the rumors suggest.
With the as-yet-unknown PS5 launch date fast approaching in ‘holiday’ 2020, there have been a multitude of questions aimed at Sony over their next-gen console, but there is one thing everybody wants to know, and they haven’t provided an answer…
How much will the PS5 cost?
The PlayStation 5’s price tag has been a huge topic of speculation in recent weeks.
It’s a question that Sony will be very much aware is being asked of them, and one that many expected to be answered during June’s PS5 reveal event.
While rumors swirl about what the price could be – with some people believing it could cost up to an eye-watering $1000 – Brownlee has decided to give his expert opinion.
After taking a look at the console’s aesthetic presentation and the two different versions available (the Standard and Digital editions), Brownlee addressed the question on everyone’s mind – and suggested that the PS5 could cost a lot less than you would think.
“I think it will cost $499 for the PS5, and possibly $399 for the Digital-only edition,” he said, which would follow a similar pattern that the Xbox One did when the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition released for just $249.99.
His reason for thinking the console could go as cheap as to $399 – possibly up to $449 if they don’t think removing the optical drive is worth that much – is clear. He said: “If Sony want 100 million people to impulse buy an upgrade from their PS4, they can’t really charge $800.”
The reasoning definitely makes sense; the PS4 has shifted over 100 million units in its lifetime, and that’s less likely to happen if it’s too expensive, especially if it ends up costing more than the Xbox Series X.
The new Xbox console also hasn’t been given a price tag yet, and fans are patiently waiting to see who bites the bullet and announces first, as that could play a major part in how each company prices their console.
If the PS5 Digital Edition does end up costing just $399, the same as the PS4 at launch, it will leave many expectant buyers pleasantly surprised, but for now, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
In their year in review, TikTok have revealed the most viral videos on the platform throughout 2020, and it’s a great reminder that not everything was bad this year, despite what was going on in the world.
We’ve already seen Bella Poarch — who, as you might have already guessed, features on this list — explain how TikTok saved her life this year, and some of the content we’ve seen from multiple creators has given us all entertainment and something to be excited about.
So, in a year that has been absolutely huge for the growth of TikTok, let’s have a look at the ten most viral videos on the platform in 2020.
10. Hartyt’s goose “throws it back”
Is this the most famous goose on TikTok?
Dancing is one of the most common activities on TikTok, so if you want to find success with it, you need to offer something unique. And that’s exactly what Hartyt did when he brought his goose into the fold to dance for the camera.
At the time of writing, this video has earned itself 18.3 million views and 3.3m likes.
At the time of writing, this video has amassed almost 15m views and 2.7m likes.
8. Tabitha Brown gives the world Carrot Bacon
Yes, carrot bacon. It’s exactly what you think it is.
Ever wanted to make carrot bacon? Probably not, but you will have after watching this, as Tabitha cooks up a healthy bacon alternative, gaining herself 19.9m views at the time of writing and 3.6m likes.
7. Eliza Peterson reveals the truth about dinosaurs
In this hilarious skit, Eliza explains what really happened to the dinosaurs: a miscommunication between God and his angels, resulting in the species’ sad extinction. 19.4m views later and we still don’t know the truth…
6. Awa_de_horchata_uwu’s… llama dance?
Perhaps the hardest to explain on this list, we’ve got a llama (or maybe an alpaca) dancing to the popular Mi Pan Su Sus sound.
Despite the insanity of the video, it racked up over 146m views and 17m likes, so it clearly struck a chord with a considerable number of people this year.
5. Will Smith wipes it down
Even Hollywood actors can’t resist joining in on TikTok trends.
Will Smith might be best known for his work in some of the biggest films and TV shows of this century, he’s no stranger to TikTok, either.
In fact, he picked up a ludicrous 260m views doing this “wipe it down” challenge — transitioning between his regular self and his Men in Black character, Agent J.
4. Jalaiah Harmon shows off her Renegade at NBA All-Star Game