Sony Believes PS5 Price Will Be “Appealing to Gamers” Given Its Advanced Features

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While Sony has today officially talked about the PlayStation 5 or more commonly referred to as the PS5, we don’t know when it’ll be available, and what price it’ll be, which will most likely stay that way until Sony sees fit to announce it officially on their own terms.

Over on Twitter, Wired reporter Peter Rubin posted a transcript of his interview with PS5 Lead Systems Architect Mark Cerny regarding the PS5 price, and well, it’s definitely something.

So: this didn’t make it into my PlayStation story, but given how much people are speculating about the Sony console’s price (esp given the SSD/chip combo), thought I should probably give a tiny little bit of interview transcript on it. (1/2)

Me: There’s always been a general range of launch pricing. Will the next console hew to that range? : I believe that we will be able to release it at an SRP [suggested retail price] that will be appealing to gamers in light of its advanced feature set.

Me: Meaning that it may cost a bit more but what you’re getting is well worth it? : That’s about all I can say about it.

At first glance, this sounds like the PS5 will be affordable, but reading it again, it seems Cerny is hinting that it will be affordable in the sense that if you factor in all the features it packs. It’s like saying a sports car is affordable given how fast it can go and so on.

What do you think will be the PS5 price when it launches at retail? Personally, I’m hoping for something along the $400-$500 range, though I hope Sony puts it at $450.

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