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While circulating prices indicate 399/499, Sony will luckily change it to to 349/449. You heard it here first. 



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I guess the standard PS5 will be 499 but who knows how much cheaper the one without disc drive will be. Ensuring that every sold game will be digital could be a reason to push that console a lot even to people who would prefer the one with drive. So much more money per sold game then and a much smaller used games market. 



Nah it’s gonna be like 599-699



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Why though? Sony knows that the demand will be pretty high and I believe that the production costs are also pretty high, so why should they feel the need to devalue their product so much?



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No, $349 for those specs would see a return to PS3 levels of money loss.

The cheapest you can expect to get a PS5 is $449 but I expect the standard ps5 will be $499.



Barkley said:

No, $349 for those specs would see a return to PS3 levels of money loss.

The cheapest you can expect to get a PS5 is $449 but I expect the standard ps5 will be $499.

I agree, i dont think they can afford a price point 350$ on the go. This will make them lose a lot of money, and Sony didnt have a good time in past years as a "whole" - company, expect the gaming department. 

I still think they will propably sell the system below or inline with the manufacturing&logistics costs, but not "far" below, so u cant really expect a price point below 400$. 

Losing 50$ on every console seems not a big deal, but if they sell 10 million in they first year. This means a 500 million dollars loss just from their hardware department. And this is a lot for Sony and cant be nullifield by software sales. As software sales grows with the userbase. So from the bussnies perspective its just simple to much loss. 



Captain_Yuri said:
Please let this be true. CAD has been terrible.

I feel your pain, 80+ dollar a game is insane tbh. 



Those prices would be really crazy, even if they're possible. That would mean the PS5 is about the same price as the PS4 launch adjusted for inflation. That's huge because the PS5 has a 4K Blu-ray drive and an SSD. And the Digital PS5 would be even cheaper than the launch PS4 both with and without inflation.
I think 499/599 is very possible. 449/549 is quite likely, or 399/499. I would be very surprised if its anything below 399/499.



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