Well that settles that then. Inflationary pressures are affecting each of the "Big 3" console manufacturers the same way but it seems only one is passing on that cost to end consumers.
It’s a sign of things to come. Everything is going to get even more expensive also Europe is geting off Russian gas, and china is going through a housing crisis inflation is going to spike. The US hasn’t been effected as much by it compared to other countries. it’s a preemptive move by Sony. Microsoft is going to capitalize on this, they are big enough to absorb that cost.Well that settles that then. Inflationary pressures are affecting each of the "Big 3" console manufacturers the same way but it seems only one is passing on that cost to end consumers.
Maybe they just ride out the inflation train? I would of thought Sony would have done the same.all of these companies are posting record profits every quarter and still feel the need to increase prices on games, subs and now hardware...
It's nice that MS HW is going to keep their current prices, but for how long?
Yes it's a joke of the poor numbers there too but we should care about there instead. Also spot the Dark Mage playing up india in the India sales threads playing down the UK in UK sales threads and doing the opposite here now:Suspect its a joke but famitsu numbers is 301k for the series consoles in japan. 173 this year.
The only one doing mental gymnastics is you, infact you seem to be talking out your ass based on the info in the post below, which you quietly ignored..It's still increasing over their price before... to the consumer.
Ok, mental gymnastics.
Actually doing my own research into the matter, the price increase in India was so massive you can somehow pick up a Series S for cheaper then the original price.
Xbox Series X pricing is the same (despite being out of stock):
Truly Microsoft is the worst.
Maybe they just ride out the inflation train? I would of thought Sony would have done the same.
Of course they aren't. They bring in enough quarterly profit and revenue and Xbox as a division is such a small part of their overall income, that a few more dollars to eat off the consoles literally doesn't matter to them.
But very few other companies have a market cap of over $2 trillion dollars. Very few have high revenue-generating divisions like Windows, Azure and Office. This is an example of Microsoft leveraging the strengths of their other divisions to offset losses on the gaming side, just putting that out there.
Ultimately tho, I guess it's a good thing they won't be increasing the price. At the end of the day, that will help with selling more Series S and X units and that's also worth putting out there.
If they won't release their specific numbers, it means they're losing money.
I’ve not really gave a shit either way about Jim Ryan but if there’s one thing his reign will be remembered for it’s not giving a single fuck about the public perception of Sony PlayStation nickle and diming and shaking us down unashamedly for every single last penny.Hardware rarely goes up since the production prices are going down along the way so the profit margin gets larger unless they drop the price (more often) or release a new model. The Sony strategy is a bit weird because it's a PR error from my point the view, the same kind that put Xbox One down when they said they won't allow games to be shared. We'll see.
Nah, it won't. Playstation is too big to fail. Nintendo did way worse more than once and still have a good fanbase, as Sony and now Microsoft. Microsoft had to win big time on this generation or they were "doomed", Gamepass is their key to success. But Playstation will have to score big games soon because between paying 40-50$ a year for all the games on Xbox and paying 70USD for one game on Playstation may work for the biggest fans but for the common gamer, not sure it will do.I’ve not really gave a shit either way about Jim Ryan but if there’s one thing his reign will be remembered for it’s not giving a single fuck about the public perception of Sony PlayStation nickle and diming and shaking us down unashamedly for every single last penny.
I just hope this short-termism doesn’t effect the long term legacy and future of PlayStation.