Couldn't say, fluctuates a lot considering the demand and pandemic. But Bloomberg say $450, and Zhuge says XSX is between $460-$520. So yeah, PS5 will not be $499, I say $449 and potentially $399. The digital could then go $299/$349, Sony could potentially make both Xboxes completely redundant.
How stupid do you think Sony is as a company. At $399 for the all digital edition PS5, Sony will not be able to keep up to demand. Why would they hurt their bottom line when at least for this holiday season they will sell out every unit produce.
The $399 price point is only possible if Sony is taking a loss on every unit sold. I think Sony will eventually go with $450/$499 for PS5-D/PS5. Based on current demand and popularity there simply no need to cut costs.
Not sure how this helps the thread. Consoles generally launch at a loss with the exception on Nintendo consoles probably. What grounds are there to think sony won't be able to keep up demand or will be making such a heavy loss at $399 that they shouldn't go down the route?!
We won't know what demand is until we start seeing preorders or start seeing narrative changes that heavily favour one or the other. So far it's been back and forward, especially after the series S price reveal along with gamepass ultimate with EA.