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With how high demand remains for all game consoles, and with how bad the supply situation still is, I was wondering if the global economic situation is going to screw up the cadence of price cuts this time around. Usually close to this time in a new generation, we start hearing rumblings of price cuts, or at least one has already happened. 

But the companies really have no incentive right now or into the near future. And it’s making me wonder: will it be 2023 before we see the first price cut? God forbid 2024? And what do you all think the final price floors will be for the consoles? 



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aTokenYeti said:

With how high demand remains for all game consoles, and with how bad the supply situation still is, I was wondering if the global economic situation is going to screw up the cadence of price cuts this time around. Usually close to this time in a new generation, we start hearing rumblings of price cuts, or at least one has already happened. 

But the companies really have no incentive right now or into the near future. And it’s making me wonder: will it be 2023 before we see the first price cut? God forbid 2024? And what do you all think the final price floors will be for the consoles? 

If I'm a manufacturer and I'm selling everything I can make, no way I'm dropping prices.



Not in my lifetime, thats for sure.



Retailers are often times selling GPU's way above the MSRP, so I can sooner see a situation like that for consoles, where the retailers will sell them at higher prices than MSRP, before we see price drops.

If they make revisions that cost significantly less to produce, that model will probably sell for cheaper. But lowering the price of systems if they keep selling out fast, I don't expect that any time soon.



JWeinCom said:
aTokenYeti said:

With how high demand remains for all game consoles, and with how bad the supply situation still is, I was wondering if the global economic situation is going to screw up the cadence of price cuts this time around. Usually close to this time in a new generation, we start hearing rumblings of price cuts, or at least one has already happened. 

But the companies really have no incentive right now or into the near future. And it’s making me wonder: will it be 2023 before we see the first price cut? God forbid 2024? And what do you all think the final price floors will be for the consoles? 

If I'm a manufacturer and I'm selling everything I can make, no way I'm dropping prices.

Indeed, which is why I think there is a almost 0% chance any of the consoles get a price cut in 2022. Maybe the Series S gets a temporary holiday promotional deal. My guesses: 

Series S: promotional $50 cut Q4 2022, permanent $50 cut Q2 2023

Series X: permanent $50 cut Q4 2023 

PS5 standard: permanent $50 cut Q4 2023 

PS5 digital: permanent $50 cut sometime in 2024



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I mean, there's zero reason for them to cut the price any time soon. Wouldn't count on any sort of temporary or permanent price cuts this year or next year.



Maybe the Series S because that's the one still mostly in stock for Xbox but that's about it for now. Quite the contrast if you consider Microsoft had to sell Xbone at less than 150$ sometimes due to the unappeality of the product.



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Never. Chip shortages.



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I don't think we will see a price cut in near future as Inflation is running hot



No idea... I am no economist, but I feel like the rising inflation would also be a factor in no price cuts anytime soon.



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