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Windows Central: Xbox Series X $499, Xbox Series S $299, November 10th launch date

Goro Majima

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My prediction is $399 digital PS5 and $499 full PS5.

Sony can match Xbox's price and still feel like they can sell more.

Except really the only lingering question is whether or not Sony's machine somehow costs that much more than the XSX or if Microsoft is actually selling that thing at an enormous loss.
 
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quest

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If true, Sony's in trouble.
Lol not at all the Sony warriors will still buy away even at 100 dollars more. Sony would be throwing money away price matching when they will sell out either way. 549.99 and 499.99 maximize money and still sell out but sure Sony does 499.99-449.99.
 
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Serie S $25 per month Xbox All Access financing option (24x25-300) = 300$ for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Serie X $35 per month Xbox All Access financing option (24x35-500) = 340$ for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

So Serie X Gamepass is more expensive than Serie S.
 
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sainraja

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Family with 2 kids. The price of 2 series s 599.99 vs 2 series x 999.99. That is a lot of money for many families right now. People who don't have a 4k tv or someone who does not care just wants to keep playing new gamepass games cheap as possible.

Well, they can continue doing that with the current generation of consoles with a big catalog. I know Xbox Series S/X both offer backwards compatibility but if you've already got the current gen I can't see there being a rush to upgrade. I guess you never know!
 

bender

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I can't imagine Sony ever launching at $599 again. I also can't imagine the component prices are drastically different in the two boxes.
 

sainraja

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Serie S $25 per month Xbox All Access financing option (24x25-300) = 300$ for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Serie X $35 per month Xbox All Access financing option (24x35-500) = 340$ for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

So Serie X Gamepass is more expensive than Serie S.

People in the U.S. can also take a look at Klarna for upgrading to next gen consoles (you can split your payments by weeks into smaller payments.)
 
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Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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Ps5 digital 399
Ps5 standard 499
My guess
God cant wait to see what sony has up their sleeves

jesus people finance consoles now.....for fuck sakes people....
 
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KAOS

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Wish it was $399 and $199! But it's not too bad. Glad they are leading the way with information and I hope they price match Sony if lower!

Let's Go next Gen!
 

quest

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Well, they can continue doing that with the current generation of consoles with a big catalog. I know Xbox Series S/X both offer backwards compatibility but if you've already got the current gen I can't see there being a rush to upgrade. I guess you never know!
Microsoft's goal is to move over gamepass subscribers over the next 2 years. The series s will help by lowering the cost of entry.
 

peter42O

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Excellent prices. But im hoping the release date is wrong. That's a Tuesday. Was hoping for November 6th which is a Friday.
 

NullZ3r0

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Let’s go baby. Sony bout to go $299 and $399 😂😂
Sony will go broke in 2 years at that price. Microsoft will push these boxes with GamePass subs. Phil has Satya Nadella by the short hairs. Satya will write a check for anything that gets him that sweet ARR.
 
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Lol not at all the Sony warriors will still buy away even at 100 dollars more. Sony would be throwing money away price matching when they will sell out either way. 549.99 and 499.99 maximize money and still sell out but sure Sony does 499.99-449.99.
Sure of course there are going to be people who will buy it no matter the cost, and a lot of us here on GAF are crazy enthusiasts that are going to buy them both.

The real problem if Sony launches that high is that most consumers will see them as directly competing with each other - and if one is $100 more that's almost two games you could buy for the other console and still come out ahead. Or an extra controller. The higher premium is going to weigh heavy on people's purchasing decisions for sure. Then people will compare the $599 PS5 to the $299 Series S that looks "almost just as good" and comes with the promise of over 150 games for $10 a month.
 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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Cause it's(ps5) BOM is near where the XSX is at and MS selling at a loss.
Why wouldnt sony sell at a loss then? They've sold more software than ms and nintendo combined this gen, they can deff sell at a loss and make it up on the back end with games which makes them more money especially their third party licensing deals
 

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Exactly what I said months ago.

And PS5DE - $399/449
PS5 - $499

Where people are getting the PS5 costing more, I have no idea. But that shit is wrong
 

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Sony Execs on the phone right now after hearing MS price and release date:


 

jshackles

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I can’t wait to buy one of these on launch day and bring it home to play... uh... 🤔
Scorn
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Every Xbox One game, many with higher framerates and resolution
Tons of Xbox 360 and OG Xbox games
 

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Competitive price especially when a lot of people (including me) have been seriously considering the GTX 3XX series upgrade instead of a console. I just don't have the means to have two consoles and a PC at this time. It'll probably be a console + PC.

Side note: Can anyone explain the logic in the posts where people think there will be a $100 or more difference between the PS5 and the PS5 DE?
 

Maxwell Jacob Friedman

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Thinking Sony goes $449/499.
Thinking 399 digital
And 499 disc
Reason they can go 399 digital is because there is no middle man taking a cut of their game profits like walmart, gamestop etc. They get all the money from purchases on the store, meaning they can have a lower digital price and make it up in software. Sony this gen alone sold more software then ms and nintendo combined.
 

longdi

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Holy shit $499 Series X!
$100 less than my conservative prediction :lollipop_thescream::messenger_clapping:

For that amount you can only get a slightly more powerful 3070 with possible VRAM limitations.
How is this possible??
Phil's goin in for the kill!
 

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Based on what we currently know of the XBSS and if the PS5 splits them at $399, its likely going to be game over Microsoft!

But im curious to see the impact on the Nintendo Switch, same price but (scaled down) cutting edge tech in the SS...
 
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Side note: Can anyone explain the logic in the posts where people think there will be a $100 or more difference between the PS5 and the PS5 DE?

I think the logic would be that if Sony is selling at a loss, they can help recoup costs with that price delta in the disc version of the system.
 
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quest

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Thinking 399 digital
And 499 disc
Reason they can go 399 digital is because there is no middle man taking a cut of their game profits like walmart, gamestop etc. They get all the money from purchases on the store, meaning they can have a lower digital price and make it up in software. Sony this gen alone sold more software then ms and nintendo combined.
Digital foundry did a article on this Sony makes 8 dollars more per title digital versus retail. They would need to sell 7 games to get a head that is 75% of a generation of games for most people for that extra 50 bucks.
 

longdi

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Yeah, no shit.
It's called common sense.

There was that old leak that mentioned these were the target SRP.

Seems MS engineering hit the bulls eyes! They have an amazing team behind the hardware. :lollipop_anxious_sweat:
 
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I am worried about this gen pricing.Series X price isn't that special as many point it to be given the small launch line up and lack of gameplay. Series S is a mystery still. I mean 299 for a console that is a slight upgrade from the Xbox One X?
This will sure leave room for Sony. They can go with a 399/499 pricing and still win next gen launch. If they want to be aggressive I can't see how 349/449 combo could be a problem for them.