I know that, but remember PS3/360. Both lost around 8 billions on the hardware and now that Microsoft offers a stronger console for 499 and Sony knows how bad their PS3 pricing and how good their PS4 pricing went, i guarantee you 499 max. Mark my words.Scarce components have pushed the manufacturing costs for Sony Corp.’s next PlayStation to around $450 per unit, forcing a difficult price-setting decision in its battle with Microsoft Corp., according to people with knowledge of the matter.www.bloomberg.com
If Sony can't undercut the Xbox Series X with less specs, they fucked up.
449 the standard PS5
399 the Digital Edition
Most of PS4 are still sold in rich countries.From what i have come to understand, a xbox gamer spends more $$$ than a playstation gamer. Playstation brand is more biased towards poorer economic regions like South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. They were definitely targetting 499$ from the beginning.
Not really, you go where the games are. I think Sony and Nintendo outshine Xbox in that regard. if it was about power, the switch should have been a failure.$399 for base PS5, $349 discless. Sony knows they can't go same price as XSX because it honestly isn't perceived as the same value. If you're a gamer who is on the fence, you're going to go with XSX if PS5 is same price.
PS3 was expensive because they wanted to differentiate it from already released and successful Xbox360. Playstation would have chosen a similar or lower target price while designing ps5, just to make sure it does well in its core markets. ps5 disc is definitely 499$ or 449$.Most of PS4 are still sold in rich countries.
Its all official
Introducing Xbox Series S, Delivering Next-Gen Performance in Our Smallest Xbox Ever, Available November 10 at $299 - Xbox WireAt Team Xbox, we always strive to put you, the player, at the center of the gaming experience, letting you play how and where you want and delivering experiences for all types of players. It’s with this spirit in mind that we’re excited to introduce you to Xbox Series S, an all-digital next-gen...news.xbox.com
Heck no, PS5 has games folks want to play, its as simple as that. Sony is going to market the heck out of Spiderman this holiday, while Xbox has?$399 for base PS5, $349 discless. Sony knows they can't go same price as XSX because it honestly isn't perceived as the same value. If you're a gamer who is on the fence, you're going to go with XSX if PS5 is same price.
A 40 CU 5700 XT (RDNA 1) takes up 251 mm^2, so that would put the PS5's APU at ~285mm^2, or ~21% smaller than the XSX's. A 21% difference in size is not going to equate to a $100+ difference in the total cost. Especially since other components of the system are probably more expensive, such as the SSD.Not really, in the end its all about transistor count and hence die-size. Because thats basically dictating yield cost. If you look at what's eating all the space on the Series X SoC, the majority gets eaten up by the GPU, Ryzen cores are comparatively tiny, as are all the supplemental devices which do mostly the same things the PS5's counterparts do.
Point being, Sony could double the die-space occupied by those parts, and would still end up with a substantially smaller chip just because they opted for a 36 rather than 52cu GPU.