Will Sony Cut The PlayStation 5’s Price?

Microsoft blinked before Sony did, and the latter will abuse this chance, it seems.

We already know that the two models of Xbox Series, namely the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S, will launch on November 10. The former will cost 500 dollars, while the latter’s price tag will be 300. However, Sony didn’t talk about the PlayStation 5 Standard Edition and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition‘s price yet.

GameReactor, based on its sources, claims that Sony‘s first price point for the PlayStation 5 was „considerably” higher, but seeing the rival’s pricing, they cut the PS5’s price. Allegedly, the Blu-ray drive lacking PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost 400 dollars, and the PlayStation 5 Standard Edition will be available for 500.

Microsoft announced its plans because the leaks forced them to do so, but it put Sony into the box seat, allowing it to price its product safer. Microsoft is „taking a loss on both the Xbox Series S and X, and it seems like it’s taking a bigger loss on S,” VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb wrote on Twitter. „Maybe Sony will take a huge loss again, but would you? The way people talk about PlayStation 5, they should be able to sell it starting at 500 dollars and do just fine. And even that would be taking a loss,” he added. (Business-wise, it needs to be explained: the manufacturing, marketing cost of a next-gen console is higher than what we pay for it, meaning the manufacturer takes a loss, but they might turn a profit if the stocks sell out. And even then, we didn’t even consider subscriptions, such as Game Pass.)

Gizmodo Japan says that Amazon Japan listed the DualSense’s charging dock with a November 20 release date, and also, Amazon UK put up Floating Grip’s PlayStation 5 wall mount with a November 19 launch. November 20, one of the days we have suspected as one of the possible PlayStation 5 launch days, is a Friday, and November 19 could be the European release day. In that case, North America might receive the next-gen Sony console on November 13 (as that is when Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is launching). The price looks reasonable (comparing it to its rival).

Source: WCCFTech, WCCFTech

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