Yeah even given the 2020 year we have had, this is still bizarre. I don’t think it has to do with price, I think there legit might be a shortage of consoles and they are both holding off on prices and preorders so that they’ll know how many they can sell and prepare people.
Price matters for the overall generation but it doesn’t matter for launch, hardcore fans of either will still buy them. Even as shitty as the Xbone launch lead up was, it had phenomenal sales.
or it could be as easy as neither wants to go first. You look bad if you have the higher price or you could lose a lot of money if you go too low.