- Jan 10, 2020
It may make sense after the launch window then. Look at this a different way. If both Microsoft and Sony manufacture 15 million consoles to be sold during the first six months and drop them at $499 they are probably still going to sell them all. Why drop them at $399 then? There will end up being shortages in supply, and they will lose a ton of money in the process? Even with the PS3 where most models sold were $599 at launch they still sold out, and continued having supply issues through the first six months. Early adopters will pay the price for hardware early on, and have shown willing to do that over and over.