The price for the PS5 could start at $ 399 for the digital-only option and $ 499 for the disc-based system.
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El Corte reportedly has Ingles, Spain’s largest department store retailer added two mysterious consoles to its internal database: Aurea for $ 399 and Enigma for $ 499. These are likely code names for the PlayStation 5 duo. If exactly, that would bring the PlayStation 5 without a disc to $ 399, which will effectively seal the 9th generation for Sony.
These names appear to be the same as previous code names used for the Sony PlayStation hardware:
- Orbis – PS4
- Neo – PS4 Pro
- Morpheus – PSVR
- Arc – PS Move
If exactly, Sony would get a hit on every console sold, which is to be expected. Console manufacturers are more comfortable selling hardware at a loss as lucrative billion dollar deals like the PlayStation Network offset these costs. It is estimated that the total cost of manufacturing the PS5 is about $ 450, excluding shipping or retail costs.
The base PlayStation 5 CD costs $ 499 something we predicted a long time ago and makes sense for both Sony and consumers. The $ 100 premium would reflect the freedom to insert discs, buy used games, and watch DVDs and 4K UHD Blu-rays.
A $ 399 digital-only option is a huge win for Sony in two ways: gamers will be tied to their digital ecosystem only and only buy games directly from the PS Store, and Sony will get more bulk volume due to the smaller console volume achieve EIA.
Sony is already very successful with digital revenue, especially in the first quarter of 20, where it had the highest record revenue of any game company in the history of gaming. Sony made $ 3.6 billion from digital software in the first quarter of 20 from a record 91 million game sales (74% of which were digital).
The PlayStation 5 is Both hardware and software revenues are expected to continue to growSays Sony, and the PS5-only version is a big reason for that.
Sony hasn’t announced their PlayStation 5 pricing yet, but we should check the official MSRP and availability during the new event this Wednesday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. EST.
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