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Topic: How Much Would You Pay for the PS5?

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Fight_Sora_Fight

£500 max with BC.
£450 max without BC.

I’m expecting the system to launch at £400 though.

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Depends what it does/how impressive it seems. I spend quite a lot on gaming so my "max" would be a lot higher than what the average person would pay. If it did absolutely everything I'd want, I'd probably stretch to about £800 but like I say it'd have to be perfect for me.

That said, I don't think I've ever bought a console at launch so I'd likely wait at least 6 months, although I feel like I might be tempted to jump in day one this time for some reason.

Realistically, I'd possibly be in for £500. I'd be surprised if that's what it sold for though. It has to be lower, surely?

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RogerRoger

I reckon it's gonna be £449.99 or £499.99 at launch; I'll likely get it a year down the line, though, although I'd be prepared to pay whatever it costs if the games are good enough.

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LieutenantFatman

Depends on the games, really. If they're incredible I'll be willing to be buy early on probably at whatever price Sony sets.

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BAMozzy

I do wonder if those that have a 'set' figure in mind - like £400 for example - would be put off from buying if Sony's console is much more? Especially if it 'justifies' its costs with the specs, games etc. Would they not buy until the price drops - which maybe 'years' later, miss out on games etc - at least until they do upgrade.

If you look at the specs and price of an Xbox X for example, look at the price of GPU's and CPU's, £400 would seem a 'difficult' price to hit to offer a 'leap' up. Maybe if they go for similar RAM, slightly better GPU and a big jump in CPU, they may hit £400 - if they don't have a Media player, keep storage to a minimum (no more than 1TB) etc - of course the release date may affect the price and specs but to make a console, controller, cables and packaging (all of which adds up), distribute it across the world to sell for £400 and be 'profitable' for them and retailers (although Sony may well be happy to break even and make money from Software and subscriptions), I think is pushing it - especially if you are expecting 12Tflops (double the X) with a Zen/Zen 2 CPU, 16GB RAM at least GDDR5x, 4k HDR Bluray with Dolby Atmos, maybe Dolby Vision support, VRR, HDMI 2.1, a big internal HDD, vapour cooled and a upgraded 'DS5' controller, HDMI 2.1 cable (plus the usual power cable, usb charging cable, booklets and packaging) for £400 - let alone any built in VR box, I do think is pushing it - even if it doesn't release for 2yrs from now.

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Kidfried

500 at launch, if backwards compatible.

I haven't thought any more on it than that.

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@Octane So, let's assume there's a head in the box. How many would you pay for it?

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@Kidfried Depends on whose head it is and how much jewelry is still attached.

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WebHead

I would pay $400. Id wait if I had too. More than that is just too steep for me personally.

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Pushstart81

$500 but it must have Bc

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Frigate

$500, max. Reluctantly. Though it would be easily worth it. My PS4 is switched on every day. And when I consider the cost of something like a phone it makes home consoles seem inexpensive.

BC isn't a deal breaker for me. It would be nice to have crossover functionality with PS4 games but anything older than that I doubt they'd do because they have broadened their market with remakes/remasters of old games.

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WebHead

I would not be shocked if its $500. Tariffs, bitcoin, minimum wage increase, inflation etc. Especially if it comes out in spring.

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oli_uk

Can imagine it'll be $500 (£450) and will be BC with PS4 only, would think PS3 PS2 and PS1 will be for PS Now.

If there's a good line up of exclusives I'd pay £450 to £500 but if I can get them on ps4 as well then I may hold as I don't have a 4k tv and not bothered about downgraded graphics

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seanobi

If Sony tries to scrimp on the tech to keep costs down I'd be disappointed. No back compat with ps4 games would be a tragic misstep. That would definitely leave me on the waiting fence. BC,upscaling,decent memory options,4K 60+ (psvr2 min 1440p an eye power) and lets not forget a dualshock 5 with a damn good battery life. Almost forgot 4k hdr movies on psn. Gimme all that I'd go maximum £600. Oh and release it this year.

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WebHead

If the software lineup is good, there is BC, and the machine is well specced sony can probably get away with $500.

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Frigate

@WebHead I'd pay it. I switch my PS4 on every single day if I go home. $500 is reasonable all things considered.

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Jaz007

Really, as long as a “killer app” game I want comes out within the first year, I’ll get it day one for $500. The next gen was ushered in for me with Second Son, but in the meantime, I was able to have the launch hype and enjoy some smaller indie games and such for it. Same price, but I had it for longer.

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KidBoruto

On-Topic: I have no plans of buying this day/year one, will wait for the inevitable $200-$250 Black Friday week sale many years later.

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$200. I'll get it near the end of it's life. Since mid life hardware revisions are a thing now I am no longer buying a Sony or MS box day one. (or year one for that matter) I'll buy games and build my library and then pick up the system when they are cheap.

Same here tbh, that's exactly what I did with both the PS4 and XB1. I started buying PS4 games long before I even had a PS4 lol XD.

I'm sure my growing PS4 backlog alone will keep me busy/happy until the PS5 has dropped down to $300 or cheaper.

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JohnnyShoulder

@seanobi I doubt you will get all that for £600 in a mass produced console. And you mention upscaling, to what exactly?

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