Xbox Series X Cheaper Than PS5 With A Price of $400, Analyst Suggests
Even though we already know the technical specifications of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, there is still a number of things we do not know about the consoles. Of course, we are referring to the price both consoles will have when it releases at the end of this year.
For the time being, the only speculation can be made about it, and accordingly Michael Pachter, renowned and controversial industry analyst, spoke about this data that could tip the balance either in favor of Microsoft or Sony. Geoff Keighley, the producer of The Game Awards, participated in a Bonus Round broadcast recently shortly after Inside Xbox. On the show, there were several special guests, including Michael Pachter.
Michael Pachter briefly spoke about the estimated price that next-generation consoles will have. Pachter believes that Microsoft is doing a great job and that its strategy is smart about Sony’s plans. The analyst believes that PlayStation 5 will be around $500 USD and that Microsoft will do everything possible to offer a more affordable price. “Microsoft has a big balance sheet – if they want to cut the price by $100, just price below and subsidize the first ten million, they will,” said the analyst.
Pachter believes that Microsoft is waiting for Sony to reveal part of its plans and then finally announce the price and release date of Xbox Series X. The analyst predicts that the new Microsoft console will be available in November for a price of $400 USD. He also assured that players will get a robust and attractive product for that price.
“So, I think that they’re waiting to have Sony blink first, and then they’ll reveal the price and the launch date. It’s going to be holiday, so very likely sometime in November, very likely $400. And fans are going to get a lot from their $400,” Pachter said.
We learned a long time ago that Sony has some problems defining the price of the PlayStation 5. In addition, it is estimated that Sony will analyze the price of Xbox Series X to define that of PlayStation 5.