As we grow closer and closer to the launch of the PS5, and we learn of its games and console design, one thing is still iffy. No one is entirely sure what the price tag will be.
Some theorize it’ll be a bit over $450, even though its manufacturing costs are estimated to be close to that. On top of this, Sony may see the COVID-19 economic state as a means to drop the console to a slightly more appealing price.
Considering Sony has a track record of this from the PS4’s launch, which was a huge market trend for them after the original price reveal of the Xbox One in 2013, this wouldn’t be too out of character.
Even though many of these rumors have to be taken with a grain of salt, the idea the PS5 will be more expensive is kind of a no-brainer. The PS5 has been touted as a “niche” console for “serious players” as they lean toward high-res and bigger budget titles.
Sony also hinted it wouldn’t be the same price as its previous generations earlier this year. They are aiming to provide the best value, but also stressed that doesn’t definitively mean the lowest price. They determine value based on a myriad of factors including the depth of games, number of titles, and more.
Whether we’re going to see Sony’s flagship next-gen console deviate from its precursors or follow in their footsteps, we’ll have to wait and see.