Microsoft yesterday announced the pricing of its Xbox Series X and Series S consoles, as well as pre-order and launch dates. Soon, Sony should take a similar step, but, as a source writes with reference to informed people, Microsoft’s aggressive pricing policy has already forced Sony to reduce the cost of the PlayStation 5.
Allegedly, Sony initially considered higher prices for its PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, but yesterday’s official premiere of the Xbox Series X and Series S forced the Japanese company to reduce the cost of the PlayStation 5. Earlier there were rumors that the price of the PlayStation 5 would be either $ 500 or $ 600. Given that the Xbox Series X is priced at $ 500, the PlayStation 5 is likely to cost the same.
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition was previously credited with a price of $ 400, and here is a rather interesting point: if this console is no different from a regular PS5, except for the absence of an optical drive, then this price is quite justified. Yes, the Xbox Series S is $ 100 cheaper, but it is seriously inferior to its older sister in performance, so the Xbox Series S and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition are not competitors, and in this case the $ 400 price is quite justified. But if the PS5 and PS5 DE differ in the same way as the Xbox Series X and Series S, then the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition looks overpriced.
So far, this data has not been confirmed by Sony in any way and is considered a rumor. But the price war between Microsoft and Sony is good, because in the end, the consumer wins.