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How much would you be willing to pay with the PS5?

350 3 6.38%
 
400 8 17.02%
 
450 1 2.13%
 
500 26 55.32%
 
550 2 4.26%
 
600 4 8.51%
 
650 0 0.00%
 
700 0 0.00%
 
750+ 3 6.38%
 
Total:47

How much I am willing to pay, and how much I hope it cost are vastly different.

I personally would have no problem paying well over $1,000 for a console. Now obviously that is well out of the norm. That would be if Sony or Microsoft was willing to put out a truly premium model that offered the absolute best in tech at the time. This would not be the entry level device.

As for what I think Sony should charge. I believe that $499.99 is the sweet spot for PS5 if they are only going to offer one model at launch. If they offer a 1080p model and a 4K model, then I think $399.99 & $599.99 would be reasonable.

My hope is that we can see the console space grow to offer more options next gen. As the generation progresses, I would like to see more revisions like PS4 Pro and XBO X. My hope is that we will get a revision at 5nm by 2022 or 2023, and another revision to 3nm by 2025 or 2026. Eventually I think having models focused on 2K, 4K, and 8K would be awesome. At that point the prices could be something like, $299.99, $499.99, and $799.99.


I also like the idea of selling consoles on a subscription. Something that ties to PS Now, PS+, PS Vue, XBLG, or Game Pass. This is not something I think should be pursued at launch, but maybe by the 2nd or 3rd holiday. Make it an offer directly on the Console Store front, and make it extremely simple for the consumer. I believe this could help expand the console market by eliminating the impact of the initial purchase.

I just look at someone with a 8K TV looking at $799.99 for an 8K PS5 vs. $34.99 a month for 24 months for an 8K PS5 & PS+, and think they will be much more enticed by that $34.99 a month. Knowing how people think about phone bills vs. buying a phone straight up, I have had many people tell me they have no problem paying $300+ a month for their family phone plan, but can not justify dropping $1,000 on a brand new phone out right.



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With it's leaked specs it should be $600 which would still be sold at a loss.

But according to the leak they're going to take a huge loss on sales so I reckon $500. They make more money from their services than ever so the ever existing console model of selling at a loss making it back with games/services will be even more powerful.



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$300. I'll never spend more than that on a console. So I'll definitely be waiting 2-4 years for it to hit that price after its launch. 

That said I might not even get the PS5 since I don't play my PS4 much. I still play my PS3 and PS2 more. I'm at the point where I much prefer PC and Handhelds.



Sogreblute said:

$300. I'll never spend more than that on a console. So I'll definitely be waiting 2-4 years for it to hit that price after its launch. 

That said I might not even get the PS5 since I don't play my PS4 much. I still play my PS3 and PS2 more. I'm at the point where I much prefer PC and Handhelds.

Nothing wrong with that.



I think my limit is $499. I'd sit better with $399 and would much prefer $299, but hey. We'll see. I certainly paid more for my original PS3, (I think at the time it was $749 CAD) but I don't think I'd do that again... and I don't see Sony releasing at that price point again as it'd be a shot in the foot.



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I paid CAD 1700 for my gaming laptop which won't last 6 years running the latest games. I use my ps4 a lot more. So whatever it takes, I'll get one day one and it will likely easily outperform my laptop.



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I don't know what any of the games are. I am not willing to spend a dime until it has games that I want. If games are similar quality to PS4, then about $200. If games are similar to PS2, then $400 at most. I have yet to get a Playstation at launch though, because it usually takes them a few years to get some games that I like.



$499 CAD, which means it would need to be $399 USD, and since it seems likely it'll be $499 USD at launch, I'll have to wait a year or two, which I do most of the time anyway. I much prefer the kinks to be worked out.

The only way I see the $550+ crowd having their way, is if a $399, 1080p/pseudo 4k base model launches as well.

If MS offered a $599 model because they also had a highly affordable model, would you jump ship because you could only get a $499 PS5 for the next 3-4 years?



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I've never paid more than $300 for a game console, so there's that limit.



    

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Sogreblute said:

$300. I'll never spend more than that on a console. So I'll definitely be waiting 2-4 years for it to hit that price after its launch. 

That said I might not even get the PS5 since I don't play my PS4 much. I still play my PS3 and PS2 more. I'm at the point where I much prefer PC and Handhelds.

+1 to this.

I'm actually the same way lol.



    

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