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Forums - Sales Discussion - When do you all think the next major console price cut will be?

For Switch, PS5, and XBOX Series X? probably never.

Maybe for Switch 2/PS6/XBOX Series 360 in 2030.



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Wouldn't surprise me if the Switch is the start of a trend where price cuts only happen towards the late portion of the life cycle.



Norion said:

Wouldn't surprise me if the Switch is the start of a trend where price cuts only happen towards the late portion of the life cycle.

If at all (shudderes).



The PS5 will sell for 2$ next spring.

/s

No pricecuts anytime soon, all 3 either short on supply or doing amazing and have no need to drop price.



Kakadu18 said:
Norion said:

Wouldn't surprise me if the Switch is the start of a trend where price cuts only happen towards the late portion of the life cycle.

If at all (shudderes).

It got a small one in Europe a few months ago but people in NA and Japan could very well be waiting till 2023 or even 2024 for the first. Back in 2017-2018 I thought that it'll start really flying off the shelves once it hits sub 200 but it turned out that wasn't needed at all to achieve massive sales.



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Norion said:
Kakadu18 said:

If at all (shudderes).

It got a small one in Europe a few months ago but people in NA and Japan could very well be waiting till 2023 or even 2024 for the first. Back in 2017-2018 I thought that it'll start really flying off the shelves once it hits sub 200 but it turned out that wasn't needed at all to achieve massive sales.

That was just a price adjustment because of inflation.



aTokenYeti said:

With how high demand remains for all game consoles, and with how bad the supply situation still is, I was wondering if the global economic situation is going to screw up the cadence of price cuts this time around. Usually close to this time in a new generation, we start hearing rumblings of price cuts, or at least one has already happened. 

But the companies really have no incentive right now or into the near future. And it’s making me wonder: will it be 2023 before we see the first price cut? God forbid 2024? And what do you all think the final price floors will be for the consoles? 

I saw a token 3% discount on the Microsoft store for an Xbox Series S (in the UK)



Kakadu18 said:
Norion said:

It got a small one in Europe a few months ago but people in NA and Japan could very well be waiting till 2023 or even 2024 for the first. Back in 2017-2018 I thought that it'll start really flying off the shelves once it hits sub 200 but it turned out that wasn't needed at all to achieve massive sales.

That was just a price adjustment because of inflation.

I thought it was to help boost sales somewhat in that region due to it having higher growth potential than the other two major ones.



12-18 months after supply consistently meets demand.



Norion said:
Kakadu18 said:

That was just a price adjustment because of inflation.

I thought it was to help boost sales somewhat in that region due to it having higher growth potential than the other two major ones.

In a statement to Eurogamer at the time, Nintendo UK said the change was "due to currency exchange rates"... 

This isn't completely unexpected - currency conversions had seen the relative UK and European prices for the original Nintendo Switch among the higher end of those offered globally, so this week's price cut was something of a normalisation.

Nintendo has no plans for Switch price drop outside Europe