No they didn't, but do we really expect it to be anymore than $500? Would it be highly likely that $600 would be the absolute max they would dare to go? So a $600 PC then? How much faster would the SSD be in a $600 PC vs a $500 PC?
Well what's the difference between customization vs "special customization"?
That's just shifting the goal post, which is a logical fallacy. - Sony made a very blanket statement.
For starters we have zero idea what the Playstation 5 will cost, Sony hasn't announced pricing.
Secondly, Sony never mentioned PC pricing at all... So any comparisons involving price can't be done.
Thirdly, my above quoted post with Ryzen 3000 and x570 already answers your question.
Ok, so we're both guessing at something, since neither of us know for sure, and neither of us are suggesting anything that would be highly unlikely or out of the question, and yet $500 for the PS5 is ridiculous enough for you to brush it off like it means nothing, yet PS basing the SSD off of existing standards and tech should be taken more seriously? It's not like we don't know what consoles used to cost, presently cost, or what they could cost, based on many factors. You're right that PS hasn't said anything about price, other than Cerny saying, "it'll be appealing to gamers in light of it's advanced feature set", but they also haven't said anything about the SSD, other than it uses PCIe 4.0 and will load really fast.
While using existing tech with minor customizations is totally possible based on PS4's semi-custom tech, the PS4 was also coming off of a terrible gen for PS themselves, and going into a world of 'consoles are dead'. PS5 is coming off PS4 like PS3 came off PS2, and we all know what that led to. Now while I by no means think we're likely getting anything as unique or expensive as the PS3 was, I think expecting PS5 to simply be an upgraded Pro is setting the bar to low. I would guess we're going to see less minor semi custom tech, and more significant semi custom tech.
How much do you think the PS5 will be, based on whatever factors you would use at this time to make a reasonable guess?