Launch is for the hardcore fans anyway, those already know they’re on board at 399, 449, 499, 549 alike. Due to a variety of factors (COVID-19 mainly), it seems that there will also be limited numbers of consoles out at first, so they can be sitting on the price as long as they like probably, chances are they’ll sell out their first loads very quickly anyway.
But yeah, it would be nice to finally know whether they break the 500 mark or not.
sterling raised a good point. they are getting you to submit your psn so they can pre approve you based on your play history, whats the bet the ellie avatars all get approved for the frist wave to keep positive social media buzz about playstation when the teardowns and comparison vids happen?
“I’ve been shilling my whole life, don’t tell me it is worth nothing!” I kid, I kid…
But honestly, Sony is strong when it comes to social media, way stronger than MS, and they know what they are doing there.
I completely don’t understand. Every previous generation but more recently the xbox one had pre orders go live months and months and months before release. What is the issue!! I’m also tired of hearing about Covid. If Covid was such a issue and hindered the launch so bad JUST DELAY the consoles, everything is getting delayed anyway.
I just cant imagine them pricing these consoles $500+ and then giving consumers weeks to prepare. Some people don’t even have jobs and the unemployment numbers aren’t what they used to be so don’t give me the “people should’ve been saving” some people have been living off that money. I don’t wanna hear that your priorities are out of whack either if one is wanting to get the new consoles but don’t have the money. If preorders went live months ago people would be better off.
Sorry for the rant I’m just getting super tired of this. This has possibly been the worse build up to a new console generation in recent memory. At least imo I’ve never seen such nonsense.
MS were burnt so badly by Sony undercutting them in the XB1 vs PS4 gen, I think they’ll do anything to avoid that. Sony is playing the same game, so at this point, price announcement a few weeks before release is entirely possible. I hope this is not the case, it’s beyond frustrating. But Apple does it without an issue, so who knows.
It’s weird yes, but if I look at other consumer electronics this is just common practice. Most hardware is even announced just a few weeks from launch. Why did they even release all that info so early in the past generations to begin with? Maybe to get a better estimate of the preorder numbers? Maybe that’s not needed anymore?
And I always bring it back to this, if Microsoft is trying to one up Sony with the Series S price reveal then what is the point of waiting for them to announce first? They don’t have a console that can beat the rumored price PERIOD unless Series S isn’t releasing this year?