Sony doesn’t even reveals its design, forget about the price. In a recent interview, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president and CEO, Jim Ryan, gave a hint in terms of pricing.
“Recent history has told us that gaming is one of the pastimes. And one of the businesses, that benefits in economically difficult times,” he said. “It’s quite logical, people don’t have the money to go out so they stay at home. Now, who knows how this recession is going to look, how deep it will be and how long it will last. It could be that the historic templates, the historic models, that have applied in the past may not apply in the future,” he said to Gamesindustry.biz website.
He added, “I think the best way that we can address this is by providing the best possible value proposition that we can. I don’t necessarily mean lowest price. Value is a combination of many things. In our area it means games, it means number of games, depth of games, breadth of games, quality of games, price of games… all of these things and how they avail themselves of the feature set of the platform.”
The real cost is still not known. It will be out later this year. Most probably when the PS5 will be out.
Also, a PS5 event is on June 5. In the event, it will reveal the first set of games in the console.