I am going with $599 and $679 so I can fool myself into desensitizing to high prices to be ready to pay more and be okay with it.
It is a move I learned being a PC enthusiast. Just expect higher prices and eventually that 1500$ GPU looks like a steal through years of subsconcious self manipulation.
On a more serious note lets go with $449 and $499 but might aswell +- 50/100. I think anything above $499 would be stupid given the digital infrastructure Sony has to make billions from digital services and fees.
399 digital 450-499 regular would slay. 100USD to jump from the gimped version of this gen to a full vision of it. There's no used games on digital, no manufacturing or logistics for game boxes, so they could potentially subsidize it a bit more counting on higher game margins.
I'm going full DynamiteCop!
on this one. Anyone who says anything different is wrong and is a stupid idiot. I'm right. I've been following videogames for a long time and I'm just so damn smart, I can't possibly be wrong.
I can also confirm there is no PS5 Series S. You heard it here first.
Personally I think the $399 digital thing in general is absolute delusion, it feels more like a projected hope than any kind of reality. It seems like people are throwing all logic and reason out the window, not looking at relative examples whatsoever or even trying to evaluate just how expensive the components are in these systems.
With that said the PlayStation 5 is either going to be $549.99/$499.99 or $499.99/$449.99.
And when was the last time Playstation ever PUSHED anything?
They didn't push PSVR or PSNow. What made you think they would push all-Digital?
MS has a habit of forcing their market to do what they want. While Sony just observes the trends and watch how the market changes. MS pushes Kinect. Sony is not Microsoft.
50 dollars difference is as far as Sony would go. Sony would want to see how many people actually was WILLING to go all-digital by choice, organically and voluntarily. A 100 dollar difference would skew the results.
If its 499/399, I'll be happy, but I keep coming back to that "best value" quote. In the context of the Series S being announced, it'd be very easy to presume that's where that was coming from, but I'm not so sure.