Microsoft has unveiled the price of its Xbox Series S, and that of the Series X has been on the run for a few hours. Communication is accelerating, and we are now firmly awaiting information on the PS5. Now is the time to share our latest theories on price.
You surely did not miss it, Microsoft has formalized the arrival of the small Xbox Series S (the version without disk drive) at a price of 299 dollars. In parallel, the Windows Central site revealed that the Xbox Series X will be sold for $ 499, and that everything would be released on November 10. With all this information and leaks, it is now natural to turn to the great next-gen competitor, the PS5. Following Microsoft’s announcements, what strategy will Sony adopt?
Let’s start with speculation about the standard edition of the PlayStation 5. Not too long ago, Bloomberg reported that the production cost of the PlayStation 5 was around $ 450 because of rather expensive components, like DRAM, NAND flash memory, and the cooling system. An amount that would be far from fixing Sony which would therefore be forced to sell the console between $ 470 and $ 500 in order not to sell it at a loss. But there is also a rumor that at Sony, many preferred to wait for the price of the Xbox Series X to match it, even if it means selling at a loss. And if we follow this theory, the result could be quite different.
Remember, when it launched in November 2013, the Xbox One was priced at € 499. So, Sony had decided to sell its PS4 100 euros cheaper, at 399 euros. But we still remember that the 2013 console cost “only” 381 dollars to manufacture. Is this hyper-aggressive strategy achievable this year against an Xbox Series X that would once again cost $ 499? If so, we would therefore get a PS5 at the same price as a PS4, and therefore probably a console sold at a loss from launch.. As for the players, as much to say that the news would still be well received. And Sony could still count on its subscription services to generate some additional profits. As for the Digital version of the console, we imagine it is 100 euros cheaper than the standard, like the Xbox Series S.
Anyway, the reveal of the price and release date of the PS5 is just a matter of days. Note, however, that rumors that the price and release date of the PS5 would be revealed on September 9, or tomorrow, have been denied by the manufacturer. But the com is accelerating more and more. Side info, we know that Sony has planned to increase its production of consoles to reach 9 to 10 million units, against the six million initially decided for the end of the year. And side controller and accessories of the PS5, we already know everything.