- Dec 3, 2019
- With XSS being priced at $299, it will dominate the sales of XSX by a huge margin. It will be the go-to console in the xbox camp. In effect, the overwhelming majority of xbox console will be digital only - no way to play physical copies of games.
- In contrast, if Sony promotes the physical edition as the cheaper sku, the overwhelming majority of the console sold for playstation will be able to play physical copies of games. It means friends, cousins, and classmates will still be able to share games as usual.
- The positive image it will create in favor of the playstation will be huge. -> Watch this video
- Playstation version of games will dominate amazon rankings and online retailer store all over the world.
- Physical and online retailer presence will be dominated by playstation.
- Dedicated video game retailers might choose to promote PS5 PE to customers.
55% of games were sold through PSN, but it doesn't mean that 55% of gamers buys their game through PSN exclusively. Retail, whether online or physical, is still big and will continue to be.
Sony will continue to rake in money from PSN whether they choose to promote an all-digital or not. PSN will grow organically.