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Bloomberg: PS5 official says PS5 event for this month is 'tentative' (Analyst expects $500/$400 price point)

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399 for series x vs ps5de?

Wow that's insane value if true.

Seems like Sony is getting a little carried away by pricing ps5 at $100 more than the stronger series x :messenger_downcast_sweat:

they need though.
Because the appeal / competition can only come from there for now imo

look how empty their page "feel" in comparison to ps5 one.
how they handle the image don't help too to see it differently
 
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Sony dragging their heels.

Either everything is coming in hot, or they want MS to go first. No matter what I'm tired of this Mexican Standoff. The consoles are approx. 3 months away.
 
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399 for series x vs ps5de?

Wow that's insane value if true.

Seems like Sony is getting a little carried away by pricing ps5 at $100 more than the stronger series x :messenger_downcast_sweat:

where the people are taking these numbers? the xbox x price was 100 euros more than the ps4 pro
 
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Prices sound in line with what a lot of us were thinking they'd be. A $50 differential between the two models would've done no favors for the Digital Edition and likely drove down demand for it, leading to a scenario where there's too little of the disc version to go around.

I'm curious where MS prices the Series systems. Still thinking $250/$450 or $250/$500 will be where they settle. The former if they want to be more aggressive with Sony, the latter if they don't want to take too big a loss on Series Xs sold.
 

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no chance in hell. $400 is already taking a substantial loss most likely, which is why i doubt this price guess. i think the best case scenario is $500 and $450
They could do 350.... with digital sales it will balance out over the first year and then the price of components will come down.

They know it's time to put the boot on the neck of Xbox.
 

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no chance in hell. $400 is already taking a substantial loss most likely, which is why i doubt this price guess. i think the best case scenario is $500 and $450
Just two games sold on the DE and Sony is good. Especially their singleplayer games are resold quickly many times. Not with the DE.
 
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No way in hell either console is under $500 with those specs. I would be SUPER surprised.
 

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No way in hell either console is under $500 with those specs. I would be SUPER surprised.
They might be able to on the DE but I don't think they will on the disk version.... that would still be 450 to 500.
I think they will limit DE production to be 33% of total production at first to limit any losses and knowing most early adopters will pay whatever....
 

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They could do 350.... with digital sales it will balance out over the first year and then the price of components will come down.

They know it's time to put the boot on the neck of Xbox.
i would have disagreed before last numbers and the ~75% of sales being digital.
(i am cry though because the path toward full digital is strengtening too quickly for my tastes and i will never buy digital on a close platform)
 
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i would have disagreed before last numbers and the ~75% of sales being digital.
(i am cry though because the path toward full digital is strengtening too quickly for my tastes and i will never buy digital on a close platform)
With the American and European courts looking into Apple store and Amazon monopoly etc.... PlayStation and Nintendo would be smart to continue to offer physical options and support stores because they will be brought to court otherwise and be forced to let other sellers on their platform. Which would not be good.
 
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They might be able to on the DE but I don't think they will on the disk version.... that would still be 450 to 500.
I think they will limit DE production to be 33% of total production at first to limit any losses and knowing most early adopters will pay whatever....

The disc version is going to sale way more regardless of price.
 

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Late August - early September at the latest but because of current events they don’t want to commit to a date.
I suspect they most likely want to wait until after MS does their rumored price reveal later this month. The game of price chicken continues.
 

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With the American and European courts looking into Apple store and Amazon monopoly etc.... PlayStation and Nintendo would be smart to continue to offer physical options and support stores because they will be brought to court otherwise and be forced to let other sellers on their platform. Which would not be good.

not for everything else but thanks Europe for this one.
 
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How certain are we about that these consoles even release this year?
Panic doom and gloom msm is in full throttle covid mode pedling for the second shut down and with elections just around the corner......there is just too much negativity and chaos.

I highly doubt there will be a release this year.
 
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hemo memo

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How certain are we about that these consoles even release this year?
Panic doom and gloom msm is in full throttle covid mode pedling for the second shut down and with elections just around the corner......there is just too much negativity and chaos.

I highly doubt there will be a release this year.

Things are starting to normalize outside the US actually.
 

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where the people are taking these numbers? the xbox x price was 100 euros more than the ps4 pro


With next gen and Jim Ryan downplaying having the lowest price and Phil saying they won't be the most expensive, MS will probably take a loss a $399 because they want people in the ecosystem and GamePass subs are more important to them than any sort of console loss at launch; especially since in the digital age when game attach ratios at retail are worthless.

Meaning we'll probably see:

PS5 Disc: $499
XSX: $399
PS5 DE: $399
Lockhart: $299
 
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I can’t believe people are this deluded honestly. Xbox literally just posted record profits lmao. Also love the fact that you base things solely on Amazon pre-orders lol.

Anything to further your own perception of reality I guess.
Did xbox give profits or just revenue? Also MS include a lot more under their xbox financials then playstation and they always have to try sugar coat the numbers. They are in survival mode and don't want transparent xbox financial reports that would lead to more bad pr.
 

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I won't be surprised by a 100 difference if it happens. They will probably factor in drive cost and increased revenue from digital only IMO.
 

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I bet both will retire the digital-only console within 2-3 years due to lack of sales.
There is no value in going digital only, like zero, especially if you're from a poor country.
 

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Did xbox give profits or just revenue? Also MS include a lot more under their xbox financials then playstation and they always have to try sugar coat the numbers. They are in survival mode and don't want transparent xbox financial reports that would lead to more bad pr.
It was revenue, and no they are not in "survival mode".... Honestly, calm yourself down and think logically. They probably don't show numbers anymore because people like you go full on conspiracy mode. "Xbox is dead", meanwhile they are literally building new consoles and preparing for a 4th generation :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Xbox is doing fine as reported millions of times and 4 consoles later. It has the full backing of the MS ceo, they just bought 7 fucking game studios and said they are willing to buy MORE. I think you're the one in survival mode trying your hardest to take shots at a plastic box and a company you literally have ZERO stake in.

It's just weird man.
 

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It was revenue, and no they are not in "survival mode".... Honestly, calm yourself down and think logically. They probably don't show numbers anymore because people like you go full on conspiracy mode. "Xbox is dead", meanwhile they are literally building new consoles and preparing for a 4th generation :messenger_tears_of_joy:

Xbox is doing fine as reported millions of times and 4 consoles later. It has the full backing of the MS ceo, they just bought 7 fucking game studios and said they are willing to buy MORE. I think you're the one in survival mode trying your hardest to take shots at a plastic box and a company you literally have ZERO stake in.

It's just weird man.
They only give revenue and not profits because profits are not good and haven't been the entire gen. Stop citing revenue numbers like it means they are doing awesome. If their hardware sales lose even more ground to Sony and Ninty this gen they've a major major uphill battle on their hands.
 
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With next gen and Jim Ryan downplaying having the lowest price and Phil saying they won't be the most expensive, MS will probably take a loss a $399 because they want people in the ecosystem and GamePass subs are more important to them than any sort of console loss at launch; especially since in the digital age when game attach ratios at retail are worthless.

Meaning we'll probably see:

PS5 Disc: $499
XSX: $399
PS5 DE: $399
Lockhart: $299

With the rumored BOMs I don't see 399$ happening for either disk based console.
 

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Honestly its a bit of a piss take asking $100 more for a disc drive.. unless it has ps 1-3 disc BC.

I'm all digital and ive got a stand alone 4k player so if its that much difference I'd rather put it towards more memory.
 

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Honestly its a bit of a piss take asking $100 more for a disc drive.. unless it has ps 1-3 disc BC.

I'm all digital and ive got a stand alone 4k player so if its that much difference I'd rather put it towards more memory.
Sony wants you to get the digital version so you can't buy used discs and shit.

But I don't care because I'm already balls deep digitally. I don't own a single PS4 disc.
 
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Sony wants you to get the digital version so you can't buy used discs and shit.

But I don't care because I'm already balls deep digitally. I don't own a single PS4 disc.

I'm exactly the same i just hoped for disc based legacy BC originally and also to retire the dedicated player.

All that extra money towards more memory is very tempting especially as ideally I'd want 2tb extra.
 

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Honestly its a bit of a piss take asking $100 more for a disc drive.. unless it has ps 1-3 disc BC.

I'm all digital and ive got a stand alone 4k player so if its that much difference I'd rather put it towards more memory.

Actually it's the other way around - subtracting 100$ for a 20-25$ worth disc drive, but that's exactly the point, to make you look at the disc-based model like an unattractive value and opt for the discless version instead, which will be sooo much profitable for them and all the 3rd party publishers. But if you are already fully into digital distribution, then yeah, you can save yourself 100$ or get an extra game or two along with the console. It's just yet another proof that the more options the better.
 

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Actually it's the other way around - subtracting 100$ for a 20-25$ worth disc drive, but that's exactly the point, to make you look at the disc-based model like an unattractive value and opt for the discless version instead, which will be sooo much profitable for them and all the 3rd party publishers. But if you are already fully into digital distribution, then yeah, you can save yourself 100$ or get an extra game or two along with the console. It's just yet another proof that the more options the better.

See I'm not sure of that long term. The ps6 might be digitial only if digital sku adoption is high and once that happens say goodbye to reasonable prices.

I mean there will still be some things keeping the prices reasonable like X box competition and general disposable income but the consumer will have lost power make no mistake about it 😊.
 

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