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What do you think the next-gen consoles will cost?

PS5 - $500 / XSX - $500 18 60.00%
 
PS5 - $500 / XSX - $450 1 3.33%
 
PS5 - $500 / XSX - $400 3 10.00%
 
PS5 - $450 / XSX - $500 4 13.33%
 
PS5 - $450 / XSX - $450 1 3.33%
 
PS5 - $450 / XSX - $400 0 0.00%
 
PS5 - $400 / XSX - $500 2 6.67%
 
PS5 - $400 / XSX - $450 1 3.33%
 
PS5 - $400 / XSX - $400 0 0.00%
 
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Captain_Yuri said:
derpysquirtle64 said:
PS5 - $499
PS5 Digital - $449
Xbox Series X - $449
Xbox Series S - $299

Now that would be a twist

Just the analysis of the info that we know so far. Series S is probably the only console which has a "rumored" price with all insiders claiming it to be $299. As for PS5, we know that Sony's wording has been that PS5 is more likely more expensive than PS4, which means $499. But considering that they have two versions, digital edition is either $449 or $399 because I don't see any console maker going for more than $499, which means that disc drive version of PS5 is $499, so digital should be cheaper. As for Series X, it's just an assumption based on Sony going first with the price (rumored August 6 State of Play) and Microsoft would probably do whatever they can to match the price of cheapest PS5 SKU with Series X which puts it at $449 as well.



 

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They will be equal. But Lockhart coming in at $300 would be a nice counter.



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PS5 $549
PS5 Digital $499

XSX $549
XSS $399



I've gone for the highest amount simply because I'm fully expecting to pay £500 for a PS5, which according to exchange rates is $646, lol. Switching those figures around, $500 is apparently equal to £387, or rounded up to £400, but I can pretty much guarantee if it IS $500, we won't be seeing a £400 console here in the UK, it'll be £450 lowest, lol.



I think they both will be around 500. However I could see them making their digital only consoles way cheaper. Maybe around 300. They would make a lot more money from digital sales.



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Series X - $499
Series S - $299
PS5 with disk drive - $499
PS5 digital only - $399



NextGen_Gamer said:
Captain_Yuri said:
Series X - $550
PS5 - $500
Ps5 - Digital - $450
Series S - $300

I am VERY curious if either of them will push past that $500 barrier, since both have been burned by high-priced console launches in the past (Sony with the $599 PS3 and Microsoft with the $499 Xbox One)...

I see no chance.  History has shown us that $499 is too high.  No way they're gonna go above that.  

The very small caveat - if they market some version as a higher-end option than the standard console, it could go over $500.  For example, if Sony calls the diskless version the standard PS5 and sells it for $499, they might charge $549 for the disk drive version.  I think this would be a big mistake, but it's the only chance I see of either of them going above $499 at this point.  



Bristow9091 said:
I've gone for the highest amount simply because I'm fully expecting to pay £500 for a PS5, which according to exchange rates is $646, lol. Switching those figures around, $500 is apparently equal to £387, or rounded up to £400, but I can pretty much guarantee if it IS $500, we won't be seeing a £400 console here in the UK, it'll be £450 lowest, lol.

Yeah that would make sense. Xbox One X launched at $499 US and we got it for £449.

Saying that, PS3 did launch at £425, so.. it could be lower.

In any case we always get the short end of the stick lol

Last edited by hinch - on 28 July 2020

hinch said:
Bristow9091 said:
I've gone for the highest amount simply because I'm fully expecting to pay £500 for a PS5, which according to exchange rates is $646, lol. Switching those figures around, $500 is apparently equal to £387, or rounded up to £400, but I can pretty much guarantee if it IS $500, we won't be seeing a £400 console here in the UK, it'll be £450 lowest, lol.

Yeah that would make sense. Xbox One X launched at $499 US and we got it for £449.

Saying that, PS3 did launch at £425, so.. it could be lower.

In any case we always get the short end of the stick lol

You're right, it COULD be lower, but since we've already had a console here sold at £450 (Well, £449 as you said, £1 big whoop put it in a trolley!), I reckon both companies could see that as safe ground and reason enough to do the same with these consoles too, lol.

... And like the sucker I am, I'll still pay it day one! :P



I don't believe in a $100 price difference between the regular and digital PS5.

The base storage capacity is more important to the digital PS5 than the regular PS5 so it should actually be higher for that model. And a 1TB SSD costs more than a Blu-ray drive.


Edit: even if both models have the same storage capacity it still means Sony can't cut costs on the digital PS5 by reducing storage.

Last edited by theDX - on 28 July 2020