How much would you spend on the PlayStation 5? Less than ~US$500, apparently
We already know a fair bit about the PlayStation 5, or at least what Sony has wanted to publicise. The company has confirmed that the console will launch during Holiday 2020 and will support hardware-level ray tracing along with configurable game installs and new DualShock controller that features haptic feedback. We have seen plenty of concept renders that mainly seem based on a devkit too, a real-life photo of which recently appeared online.
Moreover, we have an idea of not only how much people are willing to pay for Sony's next console, but also how much they think that it will cost. CHIP.de conducted a survey a few months to ascertain the former, which has since been followed up on by The Daily Star. The newspaper claims to have received over 9,000 votes, of which 54% stated that they would not be willing to spend more than £399 (~US$518/€465) on the console.
Setting constantly fluctuating exchange rates aside, the results of the Daily Star survey roughly match what people expect the PS5 to cost. The expected and desired price of something do not necessarily correlate, but separate polls conducted by Push Square and Eurogamer suggest that they do in this case. The former found that 45% of people expect the console to cost between US$400 and US$500, the largest share of its 1,807 respondents. By contrast, 77.9% of 2,834 Eurogamer voters think that Sony will price the PlayStation 5 at between €399 and €499. While these ranges are slightly off when converted into the same currency, they are broadly the same.
Do you agree with the results? How much would you be willing to pay for the PlayStation 5, and does it tally with how much you think that the console will cost?