It appears our continental neighbours have a little more cash to splash than us Brits as a survey by German site Chip.de has revealed gamers are willing to pay €600, roughly £550 or $670, for Sony’s next console. The survey has had over 5,800 responses at the time of writing.
Sony came under considerable fire when the price of the PlayStation 3 was announced at $499, the high price point really hurt launch sales allowing Microsoft to race ahead during the last gen console wars.Obviously prices have risen across the board since the launch of the PlayStation 3 but I do think Sony would have a very hard time trying to sell a console at £550, that is only going to appeal to the most hardcore fans and will be out of the budget of many gamers.
The first few confirmed games for the PlayStation 5 have been announced including Dying Light 2 and Monstrum II, and there’s a good chance that an enhanced version of Death Stranding will also be appearing on the console.
At a recent company strategy briefing Sony Chief Executive Kenichiro Yoshida discussed the machines power, highlighting features such as ray tracing. “Details when making games have become more important than ever,” he said.
Sony’s recently explained one feature the PlayStation 5 will have something that no other console will have, special sauce. The PS5 will having an appealing price, so hopefully not £550, and will be backwards compatible with PlayStation 4 games. Other specs revealed are:
- Eight core third generation AMD Ryzen at 7nm
- Semi-custom Radeon Navi GPU
- SSD hard drive
- Ray traced graphics and audio
- 8K video output
- 3D audio
How much are you will to pay for the PlayStation 5? Let us know in the comments.