How much I am willing to pay, and how much I hope it cost are vastly different.
I personally would have no problem paying well over $1,000 for a console. Now obviously that is well out of the norm. That would be if Sony or Microsoft was willing to put out a truly premium model that offered the absolute best in tech at the time. This would not be the entry level device.
As for what I think Sony should charge. I believe that $499.99 is the sweet spot for PS5 if they are only going to offer one model at launch. If they offer a 1080p model and a 4K model, then I think $399.99 & $599.99 would be reasonable.
My hope is that we can see the console space grow to offer more options next gen. As the generation progresses, I would like to see more revisions like PS4 Pro and XBO X. My hope is that we will get a revision at 5nm by 2022 or 2023, and another revision to 3nm by 2025 or 2026. Eventually I think having models focused on 2K, 4K, and 8K would be awesome. At that point the prices could be something like, $299.99, $499.99, and $799.99.
I also like the idea of selling consoles on a subscription. Something that ties to PS Now, PS+, PS Vue, XBLG, or Game Pass. This is not something I think should be pursued at launch, but maybe by the 2nd or 3rd holiday. Make it an offer directly on the Console Store front, and make it extremely simple for the consumer. I believe this could help expand the console market by eliminating the impact of the initial purchase.
I just look at someone with a 8K TV looking at $799.99 for an 8K PS5 vs. $34.99 a month for 24 months for an 8K PS5 & PS+, and think they will be much more enticed by that $34.99 a month. Knowing how people think about phone bills vs. buying a phone straight up, I have had many people tell me they have no problem paying $300+ a month for their family phone plan, but can not justify dropping $1,000 on a brand new phone out right.
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