Microsoft seems to have taken a big hit on Sony by launching two new generation consoles. If on the one hand the Xbox Series X is a performance beast designed to stand up to the PS5, the Series S is a much more affordable offer, aimed at fans who are unable to “stretch” their budget.
However, contrary to what one might think, Sony even seriously considered launching a cheaper PlayStation 5 model. But, before the final decision was made, they came to the conclusion that it would be a big mistake.
In an interview with Japanese website AV Watch, Jim Ryan – Sony's CEO – explained the reasons that led them to abandon this idea.
Cheaper PlayStation 5 would be extremely problematic
After confirming that they were considering launching a cheaper (and more humble) version of PlayStation 5, Ryan said that all executives who decided to bet on this strategy, have found out how problematic it is.
In essence, the big problem with this type of console is its longevity, which ends up being considerably reduced by cutting specifications.
“According to our studies, it is very clear that people who buy a console want to continue using it for four, five, six or even seven years. They want to believe that what they are buying is something proof future and that it will not be exceeded in just two or three years. “said the CEO of Sony.
Obviously when a new product is launched, its price is very important. However, even more important is its price / quality ratio. Certainly users will prefer to invest € 100 more in a console that will not only perform better, but will also remain current for a few more years.
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