The PlayStation 5, or whatever Sony’s new console will be named, is staying in the spotlight this week. The interview from Wired with Mark Cerny, which discussed specs of the new system. While impressive, what most fans are waiting to hear about is the price of the console.
PlayStation 5 “appealing” price
In another conversation between Wired’s Peter Rubin and Mark Cerny, they tried getting into the topic of pricing. Rubin released a bit of the conversation recently on twitter.
Rubin: There’s always been a general range of launch pricing. Will the next console hew to that range?
Cerny: I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.
Rubin: Meaning that it may cost a bit more but what you’re getting is well worth it?
Cerny: That’s about all I can say about it.
This brings up a pretty interesting debate. Unfortunately, it’s too early to know what the actual pricing of the PlayStation 5 price will be. But there is room for tons of speculation. If we take in mind the fact that the PlayStation 4 launched at the price of $399, we can already rid the fact that it’ll be any cheaper.
Given the light of what will be inside the console, giving players the ability to play games in 4k. Being backwards compatible, and revamping the system’s interior. We should expect the PlayStation to cost anywhere from $399-$450.
Now of course, this is only speculation, Cerny did not agree nor disagree about the new console being more expensive. Only that for what’s inside the new console, will be worth the price. It’s hard to believe that Sony would launch an extremely expensive console, since it would not sell as well. Or sell it lower than the PlayStation 4, given all the new features and power added to the console.
What do you think about the pricing of the console, and what price do you think Sony will launch the PlayStation 5, take a look at some PS5’s specs before you decide, and let us know!