The same way the ps2 did, many replacement consoles for broken consoles, and a proper price drop to reach many poorer countries, I know a lot of people back in Portugal and Brasil that are still waiting for a huge price drop both on ps4 and second hand games, people who can't afford to pay more than 150 euros
PS4 isn't breaking and needing replacement at anywhere near the rate the PS2 did, PS4 already released in the emerging markets that PS2 didn't get around to until much later, and Sony holding $300 this long suggests they do not plan aggressive price cuts.
You need to travel more, back in Portugal I barely know anyone with a ps4, many people are buying ps3 right now for the very cheap games and free online.
Sony can and will drop the price, I guarantee you that, I don't know what you are on but 300? I've seen ps4 slim for less than 200 already several times.
You must be naive to think ps4 doesn't break, I had one just a few months old that was having graphical glitches, many people complain their disc drive doesn't work, or hdmi failures, everything breaks, as long as its electronics.
You don't think one game can affect sales? Do you want to bet? Let's wait and see sales of the ps4 when last of us 2 drops. The ps4 is guaranteed to sell 7 million until christmas. Many parents can't afford 570dollars gifts for their kids.
One more thing, I have been following gaming for 30 years, I know Sony, I am not sure the ps5 will release this year in Europe, USA yeah for sure, Europe, maybe February/March, also there won't be enough stock anyway, Sony will not have enough SSD to make more consoles, a lot of people will be looking to find one until next year.
Last edited by victor83fernandes - on 02 June 2020