People usually buy phones on a contract they pay monthlyTimes have changed. Lots of consumers have no issues buying smartphones and macbooks at a premium today. Those prices have really skyrocketed. The Xbox one X was sold for 499 and not to much backlash either.
I don't see an issue with a 499 PS5. If its marketed well, it will sell. Even 599 would work if the thing is really delivering unlike the PS3 that didn't offer much compared to the competition that was already available and far cheaper to boot. Most powerful Xbox won't be sold for under 499 I reckon.
We'll see how it shakes out. I think there's going to be a quick pivot away from games not being cross-gen.I think it will be pretty standard, in terms of non-cross-gen games. That is, a minority of the games of course, but more than one or two. I think it's maybe not coincidence that the first two PS5 games we know about are not also coming to PS4. Assuming they're at launch, that's two already, and they haven't even discussed first party offerings yet. Add in a couple more first party, a couple of partnered indie/second-party titles, and I expect it'll be a fairly standard launch in terms of exclusives vs cross-gen titles.
Microsoft isnt solely in the console race though. THey are selling games on steam and have gamepass xbox plus PC. It would hurt Sony more if they force something daft.
Not necessarily. PS4 did so well out of the gate partly because the Wii U was tanking and MS bungled the XBone launch with a higher price and the bad buzz around not allowing used games. This time around Switch will be peaking and MS may offer a viable alternative. A sellout, especially at a high price, is not guaranteed.
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Yah I don’t understand this. PS4 was a anomaly at $399 but it was also way underpowered. Both these new consoles actually have current desktop cpu/GPU/ssd components. People expecting $399 are going to be very disappointed.
BOM usually includes manufacture, but not packaging, shipping, retail, etc.....
he's talking about tariffs regarding the Trump administration. I haven't followed that situation in a while, but there were talks last year about the Trump administration increasing tariffs on China, and those tariffs would likely effect console prices.
It's a very different situation hardware wise though. The PS4 wouldn't have been significantly more powerful even at 499 because AMD didn't have a better CPU to give to Sony, regardless of the budget. That's no longer the case with Ryzen obviously
They haven't, I don't think? The closest they've said is that it will be "appealing", I think, given the hardware, which may not be quite the same as surprising.
Delayed/eliminated until December, will likely not take effect.he's talking about tariffs regarding the Trump administration. I haven't followed that situation in a while, but there were talks last year about the Trump administration increasing tariffs on China, and those tariffs would likely effect console prices.
The big 3 sent a letter to the Trump administration too, in opposition to them. I don't know if those tariffs are in effect, or haven't been put into effect yet. I honestly haven't followed that whole situation since November of last year, but it's a thing that's come up frequently whenever discussion of next gen console prices in the states have come up.