Sony PlayStation held their investor call earlier this morning, and the company refused to comment much on new details on the PlayStation 5 console, which is expected to launch this Holiday.
One aspect they did talk about however was the price point for the new console. Sony CFO claims during the call that the company is still analyzing all factors about the market before committing to a price for the PS5.
“First, we must absolutely control the labour cost, the personnel cost, it must be controlled,” Totoki said. “And the initial ramp up, how much can we prepare initially, we will work on the production and the sales and we will have to prepare the right volume as we launch this.
He states that they are looking at the price level of the overall market to determine the pricing for the PS5.
“What is not very clear or visible is because we are competing in the space, so it’s very difficult to discuss anything about the price at this point of time, and depending upon the price level, we may have to determine the promotion that we are going to deploy and how much costs we are prepared to pay.“
“So it’s a question of balance,” Totoki continued, “and because it’s a balancing act it’s very difficult to say anything concrete at this point of time, but when I said smooth transition, we mean that we will definitely choose the optimal approach and that we will try to have the best balance so that we will be profitable in the life, during the life of this product.”
Microsoft has not yet announced the pricing for the Xbox Series X as of now. The company has showcased the console and the first games for it, but more details on the Xbox Series X are expected at E3 this year.
Sony has stated that they will be skipping E3 this year in favor of doing smaller events throughout the year where Sony can be better represented.
SOURCE: Video Games Chronicles
PlayStation 5: Release Date & Price announced
Sony PlayStation has officially announced the details on the release date and the price for the PlayStation 5 console.
In an announcement, the company revealed that the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in select regions, with November 19 launch in the rest of the world.
There are two editions of the PlayStation 5: The PlayStation 5 with Blu-Ray Disc Tray and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. There are no differences between the editions beyond the disc tray.
In addition, the company also revealed the price.
- PlayStation 5 with Disc Tray: $499
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition: $399
Previously, PlayStation revealed the PS5 design and hardware information during an event back in June, unveiling the new design alongside the first batch of first party games for the console.
Pre-orders will go live at retailers worldwide including PlayStation Direct, Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy, and more soon.
Check your local retailers’ site for pre-order information. PlayStation 5 accessories include the DualSense Wireless Controller, DualSense Controller Charging Stand, Platinum Headset, and Media Remote.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is a launch title for the PS5. Activision is partnered with PlayStation for the new game.
Infinity Ward dev: Xbox Series S could be ‘bottleneck’ for next-gen development
Earlier this week, Microsoft officially announced their lower-performing next-generation console called the Xbox Series S.
The company announced that the Xbox Series S will be perform lower than that of the Xbox Series X as it’s an all digital console and priced at $299.
As part of the announcement, Microsoft presented the specifications for the Xbox Series S console.
Here’s the specifications, compared to the Xbox Series X:
The biggest differences developers have instantly noticed is the CPU clock speed of 3.4GHz and the GPU of only 4 TFLOPS compared to the 12 TFLOPS of the Xbox Series X.
Developers have stated online that the fear this could be a potential development hurdle console when games completely switch over to being ‘next-gen’ only developed. Right now, majority of 3rd party devs are making games for the PC, PS4, Xbox One family, alongside Xbox Series X, S, and PS5.
Infinity Ward’s Designer says on Twitter that the Xbox Series S could end up being a bottleneck for development when next-gen only games start to be developed, as they’ll have to develop for a console with only 4TFLOPS. PS5 has around 10TFLOPS of power in its GPU.
The first Call of Duty game to hit next-gen consoles will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The game is expected to be ‘true 4K’ on PS5 and Xbox Series X with up to 120FPS play for those consoles.
Treyarch has not stated what the performance will be like for the Xbox Series S console.
Xbox Series X & S: price, release, and pre-order confirmed
Xbox has officially announced the details on the release date, the price, and the pre-orders for the Xbox Series X & S console.
In an announcement, the company revealed that the Xbox Series S & X will launch on November 10.
There are two editions of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Digital Edition.
In addition, the company also revealed the price.
- Xbox Series X: $499
- Xbox Series S: $299
On November 10, a new generation of console gaming begins. That’s when our vision becomes reality with the most performant, immersive and compatible next-generation console gaming experiences, and the freedom to play your games with your friends, anytime, anywhere.
To empower you more than ever to jump into the next generation of gaming, today we confirmed: Xbox Series X, our most powerful console ever made, and Xbox Series S, next-generation performance in our smallest console ever built at a more affordable price, launch globally November 10, pre-orders start September 22.
Pre-orders will go live at retailers worldwide including Microsoft, Amazon, GameStop, BestBuy, and more starting September 22.
Check your local retailers’ site for pre-order information.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available on the Xbox Series X and S on November 13.
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