There's only so much cost they can eat. If the disc version was profitable by a decent margin at $499 then people might have a case. Since XSX is rumored to be selling at a loss at $499 and PS5 is rumored to be more expensive to make or roughly the same they aren't gonna eat a $100 loss for taking out a $20-30 drive when they are already taking a loss on the system. Even if they slap $50 off that is still a bigger loss on the digital version than the disc one. People expecting Sony to take an additional $70-80 loss on a console on top of the loss they are already taking, seriously just think about how ridiculous it sounds.In that context, true, but to get people into adopting digital more so since they make much on on the back-end of that return via software in their garden, then absolutely.
We shall see.
There's only so much cost they can eat. If the disc version was profitable by a decent margin at $499 then people might have a case. Since XSX is rumored to be selling at a loss at $499 and PS5 is rumored to be more expensive to make or roughly the same they aren't gonna eat a $100 loss for taking out a $20-30 drive when they are already taking a loss on the system. Even if they slap $50 off that is still a bigger loss on the digital version than the disc one. People expecting Sony to take an additional $70-80 loss on a console on top of the loss they are already taking, seriously just think about how ridiculous it sounds.
Your source can be anonymouse but you have to mention where from to make it believable (e.g. an AAA studio, an SIE executive)
Update: According to new information, Sony is going to match the price of the Xbox Series X.www.gamereactor.eu
No. Having one sku/performance target has its advantages. Later they can come out with a pro but the baseline will be a 10.3Tflop PS5. Thats the issue I see with the XSS, it would probably be best code for the XSS then upscale to the XSX. As the generation matures a 4Tflop console could be a bottleneck.Eh, even amateur nerds like ourselves managed to guess the Xbox prices. I don't see Sony changing anything because of this. But they probably do wish that too went with two power tiers at this point.
I think they know that 399 price is magical. It worked wonders for them with PS4. So I have a feeling they'll want to have one of the PS5 editions at that price at least.I still don’t think 399 is possible. Sony will be taking around 110$ loss on that
PS5 BOM 450 to 470 + manufacturing +shipping +storage +retailer cut = 530 for PS5 and 510$ for DE
In 2013 Sony was nimble and agile for dumping the camera pack-in and undercutting the Xbox One price at the 11th hour.Sony execs settled on the ps4 price right before the e3 conference.
I understand your argument but I'm not certain that logic still applies. Gamers on average are way older than they were. I'm not certain teens are your ideal market anymore, especially now.It does in terms of deciding how to price consoles when you know the mass market are going to be teenagers who have time to play and parents who aren't going to spend 600 dollars for what they consider a "toy"
We aren't the majority here, there's a reason the Wii was in everyone's home.
Microsoft of course will survive but once again people making the common mistake that MS and Xbox are the same thing. If Xbox fails again you can bet your ass there will be no more xbox in the future. Xbox can disappear the next day and MS will not even notice. Sony on the other hand will do everything possible to not allow the PS5 to fail. They would be willing to put their hands really deep in their pockets in order to save their business. And probably much more deeper than MS.I wouldn't say that but if Xbox fails Microsoft will survive. If PlayStation fails......
I doubt this website is getting genuine information when Sony has kept so much on lock down. But I also cannot image Sony wouldn't have a meeting to discuss their price after the competitor plays their hand. So whether they change plans or not, I bet a meeting will be or has been held.I doubt this story. But at the same time, I think Sony deserves it.
The amount of time they've waited to explain the details around system launch is unprecedented for them.
I agree with you. It's so unlikely that it's basically impossible.Anyone seriously believing that Sony was caught off guard by an Xbox Series X price of $499 is a special level of moron. It's gauranteed that they discussed their plan if the price was $399, $499 or more expensive. I know they're not perfect, but these things are discussed and considered A LOT.
Oh, I see.
Because polish confuse these words, it's the same apparently in their language, but they mean different things in english.And why the fuck would that matter it he was?