The cost of the UHD Bluray drive will be about $25. (The UHD Bluray drive in the XBO S was only estimated to cost $33.50 back in 2016). So a $100 price decrease for the digital edition seems unlikely.
I'm not sure what the pricing will be for this digital edition and how they will make it attractive compared to the standard ps5.
Bundled with a game?
They have to do something to make the digital edition more appealing but removing the drive doesn't bring down manufacturing cost much so I'm not sure they can make it an attractive purchase just by lowering it's price, without taking a hit anyway.
I know but its not all about BOM, its about the psychological consumer price that the masses will find acceptable. $399 for the ps5 DE would be the sweet spot. Sony would have to sell it at a loss, of course, but they will be able compensate a bit by charging 100 bucks more for the disk version.
I mean, it would be kinda stupid to release two models if there's just a $25 price difference between them :)Last edited by goopy20 - on 15 August 2020