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JRPGfan said:

In denmark the Xbox One S all digital (sad), is currently going for around 699 kr.
Which is about ~105$ USD, and they re giveing away about 100$ in games for the system as well.

Some places in europe its 99 euro (~108$ USD)....

In the USA right now I believe theres XB1s (all digital) for 149$ as well + games.

Yeah, I saw that Elgiganten had XB1 at 777 kr. ($114, link) including games. That's not much more than what we pay for 1 new game (500 kr.) It's cheaper than the darn Nintendo 2DS!

And it's still not close to being sold out even though BF is over in 1.5 hours. Fucking Sonyland... :p

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Replicant said:
JRPGfan said:

In denmark the Xbox One S all digital (sad), is currently going for around 699 kr.
Which is about ~105$ USD, and they re giveing away about 100$ in games for the system as well.

Some places in europe its 99 euro (~108$ USD)....

In the USA right now I believe theres XB1s (all digital) for 149$ as well + games.

Yeah, I saw that Elgiganten had XB1 at 777 kr. ($114, link) including games. That's not much more than what we pay for 1 new game (500 kr.) It's cheaper than the darn Nintendo 2DS!

And it's still not close to being sold out even though BF is over in 1.5 hours. Fucking Sonyland... :p



Not that I am against price cuts, obviously it would be great for more of them.. however for arguments sake. Why?
PS4 is still selling high amounts, why would Sony (A Business) want to cut into there own profit margins especially when sales aren't exactly on a decline?



Will it ever get a price cut (before ps5) at this point?

Just saying.



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0D0 said:
Will it ever get a price cut (before ps5) at this point?

Just saying.

Maybe not, which is a real shame from our perspective.

As soon as PS5 comes out that's Sony's focus and they probably don't care that they could sell another 5m-10m PS4's lifetime by cutting the price. They're focused on moving people to next-gen now.

PS1 and PS2 both received efforts to push them post-successor with pricecuts and such resulting in them both selling over 20m after their successor came out, PS3 did not and PS4 may not either.



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Sony simply got fucked by Days Gone/Death Stranding meta/sales and Medievil not setting world on fire. The delay of Lou2 is not helping this FY either.
Should they lower price? They are limiting the units of PS4 on promos during BF/Xmas. Looks like they think they will leave money on the table.

edit - also, early annoucement of BC in PS5 killed hype. I have personally told 2-3 of my friends to not buy PS4 not, and they were about to buy it, simply wait to PS5, grab future proof console with tons of 10$ games from PS4. If they did not, I would think otherwise.



The PS4 has so many deals and price cuts, either during times like E3 and Black Friday, that for me its official price is already around 200 to 250.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

360 and PS3 with a HDD stayed around $250 until the end.

Either way, if you care enough to want a price drop then you are also smart enough to look for a deal.

I just went to Walmart.com, PS4 with games is $253.



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Barkley said:
0D0 said:
Will it ever get a price cut (before ps5) at this point?

Just saying.

Maybe not, which is a real shame from our perspective.

As soon as PS5 comes out that's Sony's focus and they probably don't care that they could sell another 5m-10m PS4's lifetime by cutting the price. They're focused on moving people to next-gen now.

PS1 and PS2 both received efforts to push them post-successor with pricecuts and such resulting in them both selling over 20m after their successor came out, PS3 did not and PS4 may not either.

Moving ppl to next gen also means getting ppl into the PSN ecosystem, which is where the money is. PS4 will still continue to be an entry point for that especially when games such as GTA5, MineCraft, Fortnite, CoD and FIFA continue to exist on the PS4. Sony don't need to cut the price now because, from a business perspective, they are making bank on the current price. 

KingofTrolls said:

Sony simply got fucked by Days Gone/Death Stranding meta/sales and Medievil not setting world on fire. The delay of Lou2 is not helping this FY either.
Should they lower price? They are limiting the units of PS4 on promos during BF/Xmas. Looks like they think they will leave money on the table.

edit - also, early annoucement of BC in PS5 killed hype. I have personally told 2-3 of my friends to not buy PS4 not, and they were about to buy it, simply wait to PS5, grab future proof console with tons of 10$ games from PS4. If they did not, I would think otherwise.

This basically reads like you didn't bother to actually look through the data. 

They have just had the 2nd best year of revenue in their 25 year history at $18.72 B. They had the 2nd highest sell through of software for any platform ever.

Sony even specifically mentioned that Days Gone helped inflate their average gross return on games sold (just like GoW, Horizon and UC4  before it). So DG is doing fine.



SammyGiireal said:
I agree that traditionally by this point Consoles of that age should be selling for a bit cheaper. Sony however steadily keeps selling over 200k units weekly with competitor Xbox One struggling to meet 50k units, Sony is making money on the hardware now and unless sales considerably drop I can't really see a price point change until the PS5 rolls around.

That was 2019.

Right now, it's selling 150k a week (last year this period was around 230k), and with a tendency to drop deep this year

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