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Sony should eat the cost ... 27 42.19%
 
I don't mind 499 USD PS5 ... 18 28.13%
 
499 USD is very cheap i will buy 3 5 7.81%
 
As long it comes with Kna... 10 15.63%
 
Shut up just give us the ... 4 6.25%
 
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I'd just go with a $449 price point and take the ~$25-$30 loss per console. They'd break even with the sale of a single 1st party game. A similar situation to this gen.

Though, if they really want people to move on to the PS5 quicker and completely crush it again next gen, it may be worth it to just take the ~$75-$80 hit per console. It's much less than the PS3's losses of $200+, and considering that they are using more off the shelf parts, prices will drop much quicker.



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The only problem with the 499 price point is a lot of people(including me) will hold off for the inevitable drop to 399.



Pemalite said:
Radek said:

How? 9.2 Tflops in 2020 is more towards high-end while 1.8 Tflops in 2013 was mid-range, also ultra fast 1 TB SSD is much more expensive than 500 GB HDD or even 1TB HDD is, also factor in inflation in 7 years and Coronavirus.

Look what first party devs achieved with 1.8 Tflops. Horizon Zero Dawn, Uncharted 4, TLOU 2, Ghost of Tsushima, God of War, Spiderman, 9.2 Tflops is plenty.

$499 even if it's 9.2 Tflops is more than fair price.

EDIT: Also how do you even expect it to cost $399 when it's already costing $450 to produce? Doesn't factor packaging, shipping, retail margin etc.

All this talk about Tflops... And no talk about how powerful the graphics processor is. ;)

Yep. People still harping on theoretical numbers. ‘Look at what devs achieved with x number of teraflops’. Never mind the bus speeds, procs (though admittedly, they aren’t very good), GPUS and their speeds, etc. I really wish more users (everywhere, not just on VGC) educated themselves on floating point operations/second. Blame the console manufacturers, for they gave the masses their new buzzword. Like ‘bits’ was many moons ago.

We’ve tried though, Pem. Give it time, maybe they’ll come around. ;P

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If Xbox Serie X is even more "powerful", it will be problem no ? Because the price will be very high ?



Keiji said:
If Xbox Serie X is even more "powerful", it will be problem no ? Because the price will be very high ?

Agree, i can see Xbox  Series X slightly or a little bit more powerful, but i don't see more than 20 % or 10 % difference between those two.  



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HollyGamer said:
Keiji said:
If Xbox Serie X is even more "powerful", it will be problem no ? Because the price will be very high ?

Agree, i can see Xbox  Series X slightly or a little bit more powerful, but i don't see more than 20 % or 10 % difference between those two.  

So you think the price could the same ? Or a little less for PS5 ?



The PS4 in 2013 launched at $399. When you adjust for inflation it would cost $442 today. A PS5 launching at $449 would be the same price as the PS4 at launch. I could see a PS5 for $449 with a 500GB SSD and a PS5 for $499 with a 1TB SSD.



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trunkswd said:
The PS4 in 2013 launched at $399. When you adjust for inflation it would cost $442 today. A PS5 launching at $449 would be the same price as the PS4 at launch. I could see a PS5 for $449 with a 500GB SSD and a PS5 for $499 with a 1TB SSD.

I see, thank you.



Keiji said:
trunkswd said:
The PS4 in 2013 launched at $399. When you adjust for inflation it would cost $442 today. A PS5 launching at $449 would be the same price as the PS4 at launch. I could see a PS5 for $449 with a 500GB SSD and a PS5 for $499 with a 1TB SSD.

I see, thank you.

No problem. It is possible Sony is willing to take a loss for each console sold and sell the PS5 for $399 at launch. It wouldn't be the first time a console manufacturer sold a console at a loss, to make up the difference with two or three games sold. 



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AllfatherStarr said:
The only problem with the 499 price point is a lot of people(including me) will hold off for the inevitable drop to 399.

You'll wait a good while.