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PS5 Price Was Decided in Early 2020, Pre-Lockdown, and Never Changed; Big Games Will Come Earlier

The PS5 price of $399 for the Digital Edition and $499 for the 'Blu-ray Edition' certainly helped in making Sony's next-generation console launch the greatest yet in terms of sales.

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Games1st43d ago (Edited 43d ago )

"really great first party games came in the second part of the cycle. And we will have games of that quality, but we’re going to have them earlier in the cycle this time around."

Quality and quantity. Maybe something for gameawards.

blackblades43d ago

Theyve been saying that for awhile, that we'll be getting exclusives quality/quantity from the beginning. That they are easier to make now with the ps5. Guess covid didnt really effect them that much.

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Magatsuhi43d ago

Idk 399 for the digital version feels like such a steal. I can run my games so smoothly now and stream at 1080p 60fps.

ssmilloy3643d ago

I'm long term. i definitely have a better chance at discount games if i have both digital and physical. save that 100 and more in the end

MajorLazer43d ago

Yep. Especially with games costing £70 now. For example, even 2-3 days after launch, I found a new copy of Demon's Souls on eBay for £52. Nearly £20 saved right there, and I could sell it right now for £55 - minus fees.

TheScotsman43d ago

Who cares , if you can't afford to game don't do it. I buy all games digital and Sony always has some great deals on digital titles. 100 digital all the way for me. I don't buy any games to sell on, I buy my games to keep so resell values mean nothing

RedDevils42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Scots that sound stupid, is not about you have the money or not. It's more about you spend it wisely, not because you have the money and throwing it around.

NeoGamer23243d ago

It was a really good choice of price. They make it only $50 cheaper and I think people are more apt to wait. But $100 made this a no brainer for digital only gamers.

Muzikguy43d ago

Must have been worried about Microsoft undercutting their price since they were so quiet about it. I have no problem whatsoever with the price. If I could just get one....

NeoGamer23243d ago

I can guarantee there was no fear of Microsoft.

They outsold MS 3:1 over the generation. PS5 success was guaranteed long before they decided to even make the PS5. This was really an exercise to maintain their market share in the console space.

Muzikguy42d ago

Why didn't they say the price sooner then? They were quiet for a reason. People are very impressionable with things like price whether Sony is worried about Microsoft or not

NeoGamer23242d ago

@Muzikguy
Just because they waited for MS to announce price doesn't mean they were yet to price their system.

If Sony would've announced PS5 at $550 and $450 they would've sold just as well as they are now. Only at outrageous price at $599 and higher would've slowed PS5 down.

lelo2play43d ago

"PS5 Price Was Decided in Early 2020"

BS.

Silly gameAr43d ago

Why do you say that? I think it's pretty much proven at this point that Sony had nothing to worry about from their competition.

sagapo43d ago

Yeah, I’m not bying that either. MS and Sony were wathing each other as long as they could imo.

Newmanator43d ago

They didn’t want to repeat the $599.00 PS3 for aure

zypher43d ago

They'd be stupid not to wait. That doesn't mean the $400/$500 price wasn't decided early. They simply waited to make sure MS wouldn't undercut that price. Had MS announced a cheaper price then Sony would've simply readjusted.

Sitdown43d ago

@zypher
"Had MS announced a cheaper price then Sony would've simply readjusted."

Wouldn't that sort of mean that it wasn't fully decided then?

Bathyj42d ago

Microsoft were waiting on Sony so they could undercut them.
Sony were waiting on microsoft to make sure that didn't happen. Price would have been their only real advantage. Ms basically said they would change it to get the jump on them.

Doesn't mean Sony didn't have their ideal price decided.

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Gravity_DoGG43d ago

Price is decided months in advance. Its not just the flip of a switch in the last week lmao.

there is investors and much more involved. Its just not that simple.

ZeroBlue243d ago

Why BS? You're not implying Sony had any concerns about competition from MS, surely?

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ApocalypseShadow43d ago

Sony knew well ahead of schedule. It's the gamers that couldn't wait and were having a fit. And journalists were creating negative articles.

But the proof is in the pudding:

The design and performance of the system is awesome. The UI, the controller haptics and BC is awesome. The launch games are awesome. And the price is awesome.

Gamers should have given Sony the benefit of the doubt when Sony was silent. It's not like this was Sony's first rodeo as they have been in the business for over 25 years and have won 3/4 generations. When it comes to home consoles, I think they have a good idea on what they are doing and should be given credit. They didn't want Microsoft to have any information to counter. And we are seeing the results of Sony's efforts **AGAIN**

fewDankMemes43d ago

How many times do you need to say the word Sony in one comment? Put the dick down lol

ApocalypseShadow42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

You're just sad Sony is in a dominate position again. Even with the price.

You're comment is just more pouting. Besides the ignorance. Following a company that's worth a TRILLION. But you'd never know it as they have been lazy for years. What was those launch games again? The one swallowing poor effort seems to be on your end.

fewDankMemes42d ago

Dude I don’t care lol you just sound ridiculous

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