This would be the perfect opportunity for Sony to drop by and drop a $399 price for PS5, and $299 for Digital. I wonder if they'll do it.
You do realize how much money they would lose at those prices, right? The bill of materials for PS5 is rumored to be in the upper $400's range, with Sony possibly still losing some money selling PS5 at $500 after the cost of shipping and the retailer cut is factored in. But for the purposes of illustration, let's say they break even selling at $500. That'd be a $100 loss per console selling the disc drive version at $400, say they sell 5m of them before costs start to go down, that is $500m lost. Digital PS5 meanwhile saves them about $20 on the disc-drive, so they'd be selling a $180 loss at $300, say they sell 20m at that price before costs start to go down, that is a $3.6b loss. Sure they can offset some of that loss with the increased profit margin on digital games and subscriptions, but that's still alot of money lost even then.
Far more likely we will get either $500 disc drive/$400 digital or $500 disc drive/$450 digital imo.Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 08 September 2020