As we enter August, both Xbox and PlayStation don't seem eager to rush to reveal prices even with holiday launch window inching closer and closer.
No one wants to lose out on price. Whoever announces first will get undercut the day after. I would place a dummy price placeholder to force the competition into a decision, and then double undercut lol.
It’s not just the price, Sony still hasn’t revealed the UI walkthrough, PS5 tear down, new PSN, PS Now for next gen, or what exactly the create button does. There’s a lot to still be revealed.
Yet I feel as though tons of people are ready to pre order the PS5 regardless of those features and price 😆 mysrlf included.
I think all will be revealed along with price,release date & pre-order between late August or mid to late September.
lordsofgaming.com please stop these ridiculous articles.
The games were revealed
xbox hasn't even revealed anything running on their system. I'm starting to wonder if something is wrong with it
"The games were revealed" SOME of the games were revealed.
Ms is scared to get undercut by Sony again and Sony is just chilling like Mr. Burns from the Simpsons tapping their fingers together saying **Exxxxcellent**
Sony will never give the PS5 teardown
and with the Series X, we have not seen the UI walkthrough, controller features, console features.
Badz, mark cerny already stated they would be doing one..... DJ, I dont think the xbox ui is changing too much, are you an insider? The preview of the new store should give you a good look at what the series x ui will likely be like.
NO prices!... NO info on launch exclusives!... NO release date!... Don't worry. Everything will be announced on the PS5/XseriesX release day (whenever that is). Have a lovely day!
i'm preordering as soon as they open, same as every other gen.
I think whoever goes 2nd is just going to match price and the whole back and forth is going to be all for nothing.
I've already come to terms that both will be no more than $600 so anything announced that is lower than that is just icing on the cake. If one of them happens to be around the $300-400 mark then that one will be the cake topper.
I'm guessing around £399.99-449.99 in the UK. Anymore than that and i think sales will start off slow.
@DJStotty Why? The consoles are actually worth the price now you are getting way more than what you are paying for. I just wonder how this will effect Nvidia crazy prices on graphics cards they cant keep charging double for cards when consoles are coming out that are good enough to match most of what they can do the framrates are still way below pc though.
It seems MS wants to undercut because it is literally their last chance to gain some much needed wind in their sail before both companies have all their cards on the table.
Unlikely to undercut. Both companies will have their price point in mind. But knowing the price point of the other allows the one that hasn't said create their messaging to sell the value proposition better.
I don't think Sony will undercut Microsoft but Microsoft will definitely undercut Sony. that's why I want Microsoft to go first.
I agree, Microsoft has made it very clear that it won't be a repeat of last generation, and we all know that can't afford for it to be.
As I go through this exercise I am seeing that people fall for marketing more and more. 1) Neither console has revealed its update UI fully 2) Neither console has a price yet 3) Neither console has a game launch lineup fully announced yet I follow the news and forums and gamers often say that games are everything. Yet neither company has announced their games lineup. So, gamers are resorting on the PS side to, "Well Sony always delivers", and the XB side is resorting to, "They have a lot of studios that are going to deliver". Neither is relying on fact for the next generation though. Just because Sony delivered in the past doesn't make it automatic they deliver for PS5. And just because MS has stacked up a ton of studios does not mean they will deliver for XSX. As an objective gamer I need these companies to announce their games lineup, fully reveal their UI, and state their full hardware price (including accessories), so I can make an informed decision whether to go into the next generation or take a wait and see approach. At this point I have no reason to buy either console.
You forget a few important points though if you consider facts. Ms revealed Series X in December and still hasn't showed any new game running on it. They still haven't announced their (not so) secret Series S. Sony did it the traditional way. They showed new games running on it and then showed all the hardware.
Well said Neogamer232 I always like well written comments on this site, agree 100%
Regarding the Xbox Series X UI, I get the feeling it'll be similiar to the Xbox One X UI, minor changes at best. The PS5 UI, that us anybody's guess, Sony have said it's going to be changed. I do agree on the launch lineup though, I get the feeling both companies will be relying on backwards compatible titles or next gen upgrades to current gen games to fill out their launch lineup. I mean Microsoft is already touting upgrades to Gears 5, Horizon 4 and Minecraft.
I too don’t really have yet a reason to buy a next gen console at launch-except for the novelty. Even if all the games Sony revealed were available day 1. Those simply don’t appeal to me. I’ll probably wait a year for more games and perhaps more reliable hardware as we do not know what bugs they may have.
10m hardcore playstation gamers month 1 purchase will sell out regardless of price. Sony should just put pre orders up without a price imo, us launch day gamers will buy anyway
Sony has sold PlayStation consoles lower, higher and at the same price as their competitor and still beat them. Even though I think Sony wouldn't and shouldn't give Microsoft the advantage, and I wouldn't want to pay more if I didn't have to. But, does it really matter based on history and a worldwide selling brand that's more popular? The result may end up being the same. Right now, gamers are leaning into Sony's direction now. Even joking that Sony raised the price after Microsoft's SECOND game show. And they still want PS5. Sony is just playing it smart by saying nothing until there's something to say. And it's working.
During the beginning of the PS3/X360 cycle, Sony had to cut the PS3 price twice in a year to catch up... So yes, the price is extremely important for Sony (and Microsoft).
Then Sony should have no problem pricing the PS5 ahead SX.
Don't forget it also took Sony the entire gen to catch up and the numbers were marginal at best.
@jack The 360 after all did come out a whole year before Playstation 3 did though. The PS3 was still selling more than the 360 did in the same time frame. The only thing that helped the 360 inflated sales numbers was America and RROD.
"to catch up".. It was a 1 year head start and from the release of PS3 forward it was outselling Xbox 360 year by year..
@Abracadabra, While what you said is true about Sony's price cuts, Microsoft cut their price on the 360 every time Sony did a ps3 price cut. The only time the prices were about even was when the generation was just about over.
Microsoft launched the 360 a full year ahead of ps3 and Microsoft counted all RROD and console repairs as a new console sold. Even with those heavily inflated numbers, sony still outsold them with a more expensive console.
And that's the thing with early adopters. They will pretty much buy the console at whatever price it's set at. If Sony goes for $500 Digital and $600 Physical and MS undercuts them, they will still have sold through all of the initial stock for six months to a year. Then come 6 months to a year down the road, put them on sales for $100 off until they give it a permanent price cut and they're still golden. But we're pretty all assuming it's going to be $400 Digital and $500 Physical, which MS would have to go deep into their pockets to beat. Either way, I'm sure they each have fifteen backup plans to fall back on
Sony wouldnt call PS3 a W. They admitted they nearly went out of business because of it. If that's your idea of "beating" the competition so be it
Yup. Arriving a year to a year and a half later, during a recession, selling parts of the company and still winning against one of the richest companies in the world. A win is a win. And they made all that money back and then some dominating Microsoft this gen when Microsoft spent millions in counter marketing against PS3. Fancy that. Microsoft needs to worry about price more than Sony does. But here's a prediction hint: $399 starting.
At this point I'd rather just have them agree to launch at the same price so I can just get my pre-order in (yes I realize there are legal issues preventing that).
Here's the problem though, Microsoft revealed the Xbox Series X way back in December 2019 showing both Hellblade 2 and Halo Infinite. So I don't see why Sony would feel pressured or compelled to be the first one to do a price reveal.
Corporations do this all the time. Nothing to see here. Keep it moving.
I agree with you here. Plus, why don’t ppl just look to the past to predict what they will need for the console of their choice? Here in Canada I can pretty much assure you one or both consoles will be $500 +taxes. Then, if youre like me, you also buy an extra controller and a game or three. Every gen I pretty much know this is going to cost me anywhere from $650-$750 to set up a new console and play on it. Start saving $1,000 and then you will be one happy Day One consumer!
Agreed... this game has basically ruined all my hype for the consoles. I just want to know price and release date for both!
I can live without E3 but I miss having all my holiday games and consoles pre ordered from June... This is a weird year for gaming (among other things).
We know it’s the holiday which is most likely November . All I want is preorder date . No amount of info is changing the day I get it .
As far as I know, we are still in August. I may be wrong, but Holiday season don't begging until November. Just enjoy the summer will you can. Ps5 will be sold out for the rest of the years and Sony knows it. What is the point of rushing any info if they know every PS5 will be sold as soon as they are in stock anyway. For Xbox fan, every games will be free for you as long as you pay for Gamepass. What more do you need?
Were only a 2-3 weeks past when we knew the prices last time. I'm sure both will have something soon. Probably before the end of this month. Retailers are going to start their ordering soon, and preorders help them get capital to make those purchases.
There is a pandemic and home entertainment is in extreme high demand. As an Xbox fan I need a price to lock inn my preorder. I can’t pre order without price being disclosed as all retailers have that policy. I want to have it at launch lol
I don't get why everyone is so eager to know the price though, the price will be available when we can pre-order it, what is the point of knowing it before that happen? Let the console makers be creative and try their best to keep their price lower, and all we need to do is just wait and enjoy the result. As a PS fan, I am not even done with my current gen games, finished TLOU 2, playing Ghost of Tsushima, have yet to purchase Iron Man VR, and will try Dreams next. Enjoy your current gen, let the future you to worry about PS5/XSX price.
Not everyone has the ability to just pay out that sort of money and want to know how much they have to save up to get it. Especially in a year like this one where tons of people are out of work or limited in their work due to COVID. They also might want to know the price so that they can stop even considering it in the first year if it ends up costing too much for them.
But the point is, when they announce it, then everyone would know. Announcing earlier doesn't change how much money each person has, if having PS5 day one is important, then start saving now and assume it will be at least $499. At the end of the day, if it is $599, then you are only $100 short. If the $100 extra would make someone broke, then that individual shouldn't get it on day one, period. Gaming is important to all of us here that would actual spend time to read news and comments, but the amount of complains that happening here is crazy... Why is this company not announcing this, why is that developer not doing that...etc, complaining about all sort of things, when gaming is supposed to be fun.
I could personally care less. It comes out when it comes out. I wished both systems wouldn’t come out until September of 2021. There is only a couple of TV that supports HDMI 2.1. I’m on 48. My brother and I had owned every console between us except a couple like CD-1 Phillips and virtual boy. My back log is huger. Also the fact that their will be a better selection of televisions with HDMI-2.1 and other features. I’ll buy the system when they come out and double the price on E-bay.. some rich Dad will buy them for that much. Also by waiting another year your going to get a better selection of games. Especially sports games. This is my two cents
Sony is doing everything correctly in this launch.
Please stop complaining about it. What difference does the price make? You know you're going to have to spend 5 to $600. Just start saving.
Or it wouldnt make the system come out any faster. So complaining would be pointless. Patience is the key to a happy life people. No need to rush, rushing usually F you up at the end.
It’s not about price man. Once you have a price pre orders go live. All retailers have that policy. I want to have my pre order locked inn so my console is secured at launch
Well then what's the difference, pre-orders could go up at November as long as you go and put money down you'll be fine.
They can play what they want too me . Next gen looks not much better than what I have now . And I’m sorry but I don’t buy a next gen console for indie games . I have a pandora for that . Bring the next gen only amazing looking games ( that so far my c1x , PS4 pro and pc can play fine ). Games then I’ll buy . Sorry but a few frames more and 1.0 seconds faster do not interest me . Of course I will eventually upgrade too then both . But this year I see no point at all .
I'm convinced Microsoft are the ones afraid. They're quick to announce everything typically while Sony has a plan. I think you're decieved by Microsoft thinking that they have a game plan but Microsoft's business history has proven they wait to see what others do copy their strategy but quick to reveal initial hardware, every time. Microsoft are waiting on Sony, Sony have a plan and a strategy to time their hardware as they know what their release stock will be. You're trying to paint Microsoft as the saint here, but you don't know their business history.
We will probably find out the prices this month.
I don’t think either console will be 600$ especially the ps5. Sony already tired the 600$ price tag before with the ps3 and it almost killed the PlayStation brand I don’t think they will try it again.
playstation is market leader. they can afford to wait. the longer it drags out and even if release dates get pushed back it benefits sony. there system is selling great as is the software on it. microsoft is playing a game of chicken with themselfs. they badly want the xbox one generation to be behind them and they can focus on series x, game pass and the future. sony has no reason to rush. they are glad to let it drag out. whenever ms makes their move, as market leader sony can assess the competition and make their move accordingly. as far as i'm concerned the balls in xbox's court right now.
I agree and regardless of the price announced people will pre-order the damn consoles.
I am pretty sure this game of chicken will be over as of Thursday. Sony "won" with an expensive PS3. I really don't think it's that serious. For me it doesn't matter what the PS5 costs as I'll be getting it regardless
they are both going to cost $500.
It’s a serious decision that SONY and Microsoft have to make. It’s not an easy one to decide considering the hardware we’re getting and being fare to the customers. I’m sure whatever price they choose people will be racing to their local gaming stores to pick their favourite console.
It's Microsoft who are blocking here. They should reveal ALL their hardware and plans first. THEN they can talk price. Cant blame Sony for waiting on it. At least they revealed their consoles and plans.
What? Lol what are you smoking?
You never heard of Ms 4TF console? Or do you think they dont have a disc less console? I dont smoke, maybe you do too much