Well, he didn’t put a number on it as such, but he’s offered his opinion on the debate. While Ryan refused to actually stick a definite figure on the PS5, he said the conversation should be framed in terms of ‘value’ and added that
Sony is more interested in that than whatever arbitrary figure they end up pinning on it.
“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 a 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.”
Basically, you’ll get what you pay for.
That doesn’t sound like the words of someone who is planning to sell off any electronic games devices for a small amount, does it?
Of course, there is always the chance that they’re simply waiting for Microsoft to blink and reveal the price of their next-gen Xbox product.
We’ll just have to wait and see.
Asked whether the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic might create a challenging environment in which to sell the PlayStation 5, he told Games Industry: “Recent history has told us that gaming is one of the pastimes and one of the businesses, that benefits in economically difficult times.
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