Probably closer to $449 USD I think with the series X at $499.
Then again, who knows. Cheaper the better, but I'll opt for the most powerful device either way.
Most likely not,Sony never used such a pricing for a launch and it has been rare for all brands to use such a launch price in the last 15 years.
It is sometimes used as pricing for a more expensive second type of a product but rarely for this,even if it can be priced at **,49 companies will tend to up it to **,99 because of the conception that products with more 9's in the last digits get sold more.(And lower it to ,99 because the first digits are what resonate the most so it does feel like a lot lower priced then just that one cent while instinctively still having the attraction of the 9,s)
Also,do you mostly play multiplatform games?