One of the reasons that contributed to the greater market share of Sony’s PS4 compared to Xbox One is that, when it was released, it did so at a price that was € 100 cheaper: € 399 (PS4) compared to 499 € (Xbox One)
This made it a fairly straightforward option for those who were not necessarily loyal to any particular platform. However, the price will not be the strong point of the next PS5.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO Jim Ryan hinted that in terms of price, the PS5 won’t necessarily be the cheapest console. “I think the best way to get closer is to offer the best possible value proposition. I’m not necessarily talking about the lowest price, » Ryan said.
Ryan goes on to add: “Courage is a combination of many things. In our area it means games, it means number of games, depth of games, breadth of games, quality of games, price of games … all these things and how they take advantage of the platform’s set of features » .
Right now it is not known how much the PS5 will cost, but if the rumors are true, we could be talking about a price for the PS5 around $ 500 or 500 euros.
Sony said at the time that the price would be “attractive to gamers,” but these are rather vague words. For its part, Microsoft has said that the price of the Xbox Series X will be “competitive.”