- We’re still waiting on a PlayStation and Xbox price reveal.
- Xbox should be this month, but will PlayStation steal the thunder?
- How confident is either company in their new console?
Six months out from the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 holiday release window, we’re still unsure of a price or date. With speculation of higher-priced titles and multiple console models, the lack of a price reveal is making gamers anxious.
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Chances are Xbox’s reveal event has a late July date. There’s no E3 this year, so Microsoft is expected to focus on Halo: Infinite, new features, and a price and release date for the Xbox Series X. We might see a Lockhart reveal in the process as well.
If this is true, Sony might one-up Xbox with an earlier price reveal on July 13th.
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According to business analyst Roberto Serrano, his sources have floated this date around for some time. Could Sony be that confident in its hardware? Will the PlayStation 5 steal Xbox’s thunder before its chance to shine?
Serrano also notes the news could drop beforehand, and there won’t be an event. PlayStation may reveal the price in a PS Blog, like it did with the new DualSense controller.
Why believe him? Serrano previously revealed the original PlayStation 5 event date before it was confirmed. He could be right again.
But What is The Price?
While that doesn’t give us a price just yet, a new Nielsen survey might provide some insight.
Reddit user u/youessbee claims his recent survey asked his thoughts on two PlayStation 5 price tags: £349 for the normal and £259 for the disc-less. This converts to $435 and $323, respectively.
Those price tags sound low, but youessbee notes they’ve done similar surveys before, and product prices are generally 20% higher upon release. While not exact math, adding 20% to both prices hits near a $499 and $399 price tag. This sounds more likely.
Even if game prices shoot up, this could mean a reasonably priced console after all. Let’s see if Xbox can compete.
Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:02 PM