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PS5 build cost more than 450 USD , Sony probably having a hard time deciding the retail price

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Sony should eat the cost ... 23 41.07%
 
I don't mind 499 USD PS5 ... 15 26.79%
 
499 USD is very cheap i will buy 3 4 7.14%
 
As long it comes with Kna... 10 17.86%
 
Shut up just give us the ... 4 7.14%
 
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hunter_alien said:
I am more than OK to pay 500$ for a competent system. Considering that high-end phones are mostly on offer at 800$ when they launch, I think 500 is not a huge investment for a system that will last you 6-7 years, and actually have a resale value.

Comparisons with different types of products don't work.



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399 With not HD and 449 with one. The loss is only for a short time because people buy games,extra controller, ps plus, ps now etc that makes money and the losses will be regained fast.






I think $500 is a reasonable price given the specs. Maybe sweeten the deal with a bonus like 3 months of PS Plus included. I don't see the PS5 being priced any lower than $450. And since home consoles tend to launch with prices in increments of a hundred, round it up to $500.



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Nu-13 said:
hunter_alien said:
I am more than OK to pay 500$ for a competent system. Considering that high-end phones are mostly on offer at 800$ when they launch, I think 500 is not a huge investment for a system that will last you 6-7 years, and actually have a resale value.

Comparisons with different types of products don't work.

Yes, it does, to a certain degree. The same way as smartphones started to become more versatile so did consoles, and 500$ in 2020 is not a high pricepoint IMO, for what will be the only media center that you will need for the next 6 years. Also, if sales are slow they can always cut it by 100$ a year or two later when component prices come down significantly.

The age of dirt-cheap systems is over. Even Nintendo is asking 300$ for what is essentially a tablet and 80$ for a gamepad, and people are more than willing to pay that amount (myself included). 



Lol Imagine is MS is also waiting for Sony to announce the price.



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Better to wait at least 1 year



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couchmonkey said:

Only Sony knows what the game lineup will be like for the first 3 months. If they are very confident in it, go for $500, the economy is good. If the lineup is a bit weak, go $450 or even lower.

edit: maybe they should care about the first 6-8 months...depends on launch date, which I assume will be Novemberish?

It will be all up to th3 competition which is the Xbox Series X. 



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Sony executives are voicing patience about the next console’s pricing as they anticipate the transition to be a gradual one, said people familiar with its day-to-day operations. Many of the games launched for the PlayStation 5 will also be available to play on the predecessor machine, so revenue from software and related network services is expected to keep the business performance intact. Microsoft and Sony are both expanding their respective online subscription services, revenue from which may allow them greater flexibility on hardware pricing.

This paragraph confirms that I'll probably stick with my PS4 for at least the first year.



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If it really is ~$450 manufacturing costs, then Sony needs to just bite the bullet and make it $399. A $50-$70 loss on each system is NOT that big of a deal for a multi-billion dollar company like Sony. Keep in mind that until PS4, every Sony console was sold at a loss at the beginning. What scared Sony was the losses on PS3 - but that is NOT the same situation as this rumor is saying. PS3 was sold at $599 (a still ridiculous price), and STILL had a loss of $200-$300 per console. Now that is bad. $50 is not something Sony should be sweating over.

Within six months I bet they can get that $50 loss down to a break-even point. And by holiday 2021, PS5 would be making a (small) profit per console already.



I can't wait for the next 6 months to be over so we can get all this secretive bs out of the way. My assumption is that Sony needs to wait for MS to announce price because Sony doesn't want the bad pr for selling a lower power machine for the same price.