Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby ActRaiser » July 28th, 2020, 2:37 pm

I'm pretty sure new game prices are at $70 for this gen. I think that's already been mentioned elsewhere.

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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby Breaker » July 28th, 2020, 4:45 pm

$70 for the PS5/XboX generation, or current gen? Either way, it would still seem underpriced to me. I don't buy many current generation games, but I know I haven't bought any PS4 or Switch games that have a $70 sticker on them. Maybe I'm not buying the good stuff.

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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby Voor » July 28th, 2020, 6:37 pm

I just dont game enough to justify a $600 purchase that includes one game. I probably would have been just happy with a Wii U had I not figured out how much I enjoy true portability and got a switch.
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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby ActRaiser » July 28th, 2020, 7:06 pm

Breaker wrote:$70 for the PS5/XboX generation, or current gen? Either way, it would still seem underpriced to me. I don't buy many current generation games, but I know I haven't bought any PS4 or Switch games that have a $70 sticker on them. Maybe I'm not buying the good stuff.


For the next gen.

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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby VideoGameCritic » July 28th, 2020, 8:49 pm

ActRaiser wrote:I'm pretty sure new game prices are at $70 for this gen. I think that's already been mentioned elsewhere.


As long as they're still $20 after a year I'm good with it.

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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby MSR1701 » July 29th, 2020, 6:03 am

DrLitch wrote:
Voor wrote:What are the prices?


Looking at the hardware:

8core/16thread CPU
GPU with ~ 12tflops (although this is a poor measure for the graphical capability of a GPU)
1TB NVMe storage

A comparable CPU for a PC would be a Ryzen 7 3700X which is around $280 now.
A comparable GPU is the 2080TI going by TFlops which costs $1200 or more.
1TB NVMe storage is around $100.

Not including Blu Ray, controllers, and everything else, $1600ish worth of hardware.

If the new consoles retail at $400 I would be astonished.

While PC's and Consoles are apples to oranges there is no question the hardware on the new consoles is rather beefy. They are definitely going to make a massive loss, even accounting for bulk/mass production pricing. If the consoles come in at $500 I would be wondering if game prices are due a hike.


One path they may take to offset costs would be to use a similar plan as Sony did with the original Playstation release; they had hardware that was extremely expensive for the time, and sold it at a major loss, to be absorbed by a 10-year plan of advertising, sales, and development.

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Re: Are you psyched about the PS5 or Xbox Series X?

Postby Edward M » July 29th, 2020, 12:02 pm

I can't say I'm psyched. Both systems appear to just be like the last generation of systems, but with better graphics. But graphics have advanced to the point where its getting hard to tell the difference. And it looks like both systems have limited backward compability. I'd pay good money (maybe up to a thousand a piece) for Xbox and Playstation models that have complete backward compatability, no exceptions, both all digital and disc based games, with all previous Xbox and Playstation models. That way I could clear my living room of some of the older systems.

I'm sure I will buy the new xbox and playstation models eventually, because I will have to for the new games. But I'm not excited, and it just looks like another hurdle to get my games.

ActRaiser wrote:I'm pretty sure new game prices are at $70 for this gen. I think that's already been mentioned elsewhere.



I'm surprised they are even raising the prices of games. I'd figure they'd keep the entry price low, so they can make all their money of off microtransactions.


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