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I don’t buy it, they are in a game of price chicken with MS. It’ll be September and both will still be waiting for the other to buckle lol



 

 

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These are the most entertaining console launches I have ever followed. I imagine that the strategy meetings at both companies are insane right now.

I would love to know what Sony and Mircrosoft's rock bottoms are. Could Sony go $399.99/$349.99 if Microsoft went $399.99/$249.99? Would it be worth it? Would it be good for the industry?

Personally, I am hoping for;

PS5/XBSX - $499.99
PS5 Digital - $399.99
XBSS - $299.99

I don't want to see either company devalue the hardware, and take a loss leading model. It is not healthy for the business, and does build a good foundation for future Console hardware.

Ideally, I would like to see them launch with these prices, and maintain them until they offer Pro and Slim models a few years down the road. I believe that both companies have a responibility to keeping the industry healthy, and showcasing the true value of the hardware. They should be selling at cost at launch, and then making small profit gains as the generation progresses. Providing a false sense of value, creates unrealistic expectations in the minds of consumers.

If companies are going to manipulate prices, and deceive consumers, it is better that they do it in a way that benefits the industry, and not in a race to the bottom. That is short win for consumers, but a long term loss for the company and the consumer once thing have to be rebalanced.



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EricHiggin said:
DonFerrari said:

Don't buy it, they are trying to hold that info the longest possible to try and have MS reveal before, and there is still time before launch.

The only way that is possible is if they are going boldly low and are sure MS won't counter

SNY seems to be playing fairly nice so far, so I really doubt this, but unless they were to try and bait MS like AMD did to Nvidia somewhat recently, I can't see them going first, especially if Lockhart is coming and is close to the rumored specs.

SNY could go first and say PS5 is going to be like $599 and $549(DE), hoping MS doesn't want to go any lower than they have to, making XBSX maybe $549 or $599. Then immediately after MS decides to announce the XBSX price, like the very next day at the latest, even though XB fans may be rejoicing that their top tier console will be cheaper, SNY pulls a "jebaited" and says the prices were always going to be $499 PS5 and $449(DE) at launch.

PS fans probably wouldn't be very negative at all if they did this, in this specific way, yet it would look really bad on MS's part if they followed suit and dropped the price as well afterwards, because it would look like they were the one's being greedy. Now XB fans would likely say SNY was lying and was hoping to screw their customers and was forced to drop price because XBSX was lower or at par. How XB fans would take it overall is hard to say, but they obviously wouldn't be as happy as they were before, while PS fans would be surprised and may get a good laugh out of it.

This would be another huge kick in the nuts moment like 'this is how you share games' if it were to happen. I really doubt it though.

It is better to reveal the price second if they are going to be close because this way if MS lower their price it will look bad as if they were overpricing when they first announced.

Only way it makes sense to reveal first is if they are absolutely sure MS can't undercut with XSX and Lockhart is much weaker.



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KBG29 said:
These are the most entertaining console launches I have ever followed. I imagine that the strategy meetings at both companies are insane right now.

I would love to know what Sony and Mircrosoft's rock bottoms are. Could Sony go $399.99/$349.99 if Microsoft went $399.99/$249.99? Would it be worth it? Would it be good for the industry?

Personally, I am hoping for;

PS5/XBSX - $499.99
PS5 Digital - $399.99
XBSS - $299.99

I don't want to see either company devalue the hardware, and take a loss leading model. It is not healthy for the business, and does build a good foundation for future Console hardware.

Ideally, I would like to see them launch with these prices, and maintain them until they offer Pro and Slim models a few years down the road. I believe that both companies have a responibility to keeping the industry healthy, and showcasing the true value of the hardware. They should be selling at cost at launch, and then making small profit gains as the generation progresses. Providing a false sense of value, creates unrealistic expectations in the minds of consumers.

If companies are going to manipulate prices, and deceive consumers, it is better that they do it in a way that benefits the industry, and not in a race to the bottom. That is short win for consumers, but a long term loss for the company and the consumer once thing have to be rebalanced.

From Daniel Ahmad we know that the cost of manufacture for PS5 standard is projected to be 450 and XSX about 480.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

From what I am reading online XSS is going to be 199

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Seems a strange move for them to announce pricing before Microsoft's show. Gives Microsoft an opportunity to change their plans to announce pricing in August, and end their July show with a pricing mic drop moment. Wouldn't it be better for Sony to announce pricing on their August State of Play, the same month that Microsoft is rumored to be announcing Series S/Lockhart and pricing for both S and X?



Heavenly_King said:
From what I am reading online XSX is going to be 199

Series S is going to be $300 or a little lower. BOM for XSX is higher than PS5, that's not viable at all.

I expect XBX to cost around $499 same as PS5. PS5 DE probably be around $100 less.




Series S is going to be $300 or a little lower. BOM for XSX is higher than PS5, that's not viable at all.

I expect XBX to cost around $499 same as PS5. PS5 DE probably be around $100 less.

Do we know the BOM for both consoles?



jenpol said:

Series S is going to be $300 or a little lower. BOM for XSX is higher than PS5, that's not viable at all.

I expect XBX to cost around $499 same as PS5. PS5 DE probably be around $100 less.

Do we know the BOM for both consoles?

Dan Ahmed estimative (trusthyworthy) 450 for PS5 and 480 XSX



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

DonFerrari said:
jenpol said:

Do we know the BOM for both consoles?

Dan Ahmed estimative (trusthyworthy) 450 for PS5 and 480 XSX

Thanks, still estimates.   I feel that those info are for the PC parts equivalent. No one knows the customization cost I think.