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    PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Rumour mill is restarting on the potential price of the latest consoles.
    Both are hovering the £500 mark.

    But how are they not more like £750+?
    How have they been able to keep their pricing down when all other industries have shot up because of Crypto and mobile devices.

    People are now happy to spend £1k on a mobile phone, yet a console going over 500 somehow everyone's up in arms about it. And I bet the console would outlive most mobile phones

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...-report-claims

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    At this point its better to wait for official prices than speculation, could go any direction
    Jon

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    Rumour mill is restarting on the potential price of the latest consoles.
    Both are hovering the £500 mark.

    But how are they not more like £750+?
    How have they been able to keep their pricing down when all other industries have shot up because of Crypto and mobile devices.

    People are now happy to spend £1k on a mobile phone, yet a console going over 500 somehow everyone's up in arms about it. And I bet the console would outlive most mobile phones

    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...-report-claims
    Consoles are loss-leaders. £500 seems very reasonable for the hardware this generation. I'm not up in arms.

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by AGTDenton View Post
    People are now happy to spend £1k on a mobile phone
    Ha ha ha, yeah - nope.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    If it is truly backwards compatible, like some of the rumours, and I'm able to play all of the PS3 games I've got but still not played in my library, I might go for this...

    A PS5, I mean. I know I wouldn't be able to play PS3 games on an XBox. I'm not a monster.
    Last edited by Smudger; 17-02-2020 at 05:53 PM.

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    IIRC the PS4 release price was less than the PS3 one, perhaps that's why people are complaining about a possible 500 smackers.

    Dunno, people will complain. It may just be good marketing for when it comes in sub-500.

    Affects me not, I always hang out for the slim models
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    I was surprised last night when Playstation announced the PS5 with the bluray drive was £449.99 and the £359.99 for the digital! Very good pricing. I'm tempted to not build a gaming rig now haha!

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Very pleased with the Sony price on the PS5, very competitive, it sure was a waiting game to see who goes 1st.
    Would love to know What Sony originally had the PS5 price at (both versions) before the Microsoft announcement.


    Last edited by Jace007; 19-09-2020 at 07:29 PM.

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by keef247 View Post
    I was surprised last night when Playstation announced the PS5 with the bluray drive was £449.99 and the £359.99 for the digital! Very good pricing. I'm tempted to not build a gaming rig now haha!
    Turns out the rumours were scarily accurate. I think the prices are very good, I'd be happy to pay 450 for the Blu-ray version. I guess they are going to make most of their money back from the app stores, high priced games & accessories and the subscription

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Won't it be like printers? If the tech is cheap they will seek to make the money elsewhere in the consumables? Or as you suggest some kind of subscription. I'd much rather PAYG for individual titles than subscriptions.

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    Re: PS5 & xBox Series X pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by adidan View Post
    Affects me not, I always hang out for the slim models
    We all appreciate slim models. There are better websites for that though

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