Next-generation hosts may be more expensive and expensive, resulting in high retail prices, largely because of strong hardware performance and advanced technology. We already know that both the Xbox Series X and PS5 will feature luxurious hardware configurations such as SSD SSDs, stronger GPU/CPU combinations, GDDR6 memory, and more. All this information means that the $400 initial price may not hold.
Richard Leadbetter, an analyst at Digital Foundry, has said that the Xbox Series X, like the PS5, will sell for more than $400, but that both new consoles should avoid the $600 death toll after the PS3’s front car.
So if Sony and Microsoft fight a price war, it is easy to lead to the retail of the host hardware to lose money.
“It’s hard for me to believe that the START price of the PS5/Xbox Series X will be under $400, after all, the target configuration is in place.
CPU/GPU, GDDR6 memory and NVMe SSD counter hard drives are all more than 50% of the cost and price.
Either sell the console at a heavy loss or price it for more than $400. “
Players certainly look forward to seeing Sony sell the console at a loss, because even if the loss is a short-term loss, if the early installed capacity, the later through the game to earn back is not a problem. But also need to note that if the hardware loss too much, will affect the investment and development of the game, have to say is a dangerous game.