Sony Will Drop The Price of PS4 PRO This E3 If Xbox Scorpio Is Priced At $399 – Michael Pachter

A rather sensible position to take.

Posted By | On 05th, Jun. 2017 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

The PlayStation 4 Pro launched a full year ahead of Microsoft’s release of the Xbox Scorpio later this year. On the one hand, that means that Sony was unable to make the Pro as powerful as the Scorpio, because of costs and tech available. On the other, however, it means that Sony is in a position to cut the price of the Pro and undercut the Scorpio when it launches.

Furthermore, Microsoft’s press conference at this year’s E3 is taking before Sony’s. Given that Microsoft will most likely announce a release date and price for the Scorpio at their conference, Sony will be in a position to react accordingly as far as cutting the PS4 Pro’s price is concerned. That is exactly what Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks will happen at E3 this year.

Speaking to GamingBolt, Pachter said that Microsoft prices the Scorpio at $399, Sony will respond by cutting the Pro’s price., “PS4 Pro’s price will drop if Xbox Scorpio is $399.  If Scorpio is more expensive, [then Sony have] no reason to cut the Pro’s price.”

I do think that a smaller price cut for the PS4 Pro may be guaranteed nonetheless. With that said, Pachter may be right, too- Pro is not the mass market mover, so Sony doesn’t have any reason to unnecessarily cut its profit margins from the hardware unless it has a compelling reason to.

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  • Poseidon team

    They can drop that halfass handicapped upgrade called PS4 Pro even to $249 and I still won’t leave my white OG PS4.

    • Smart guy

      Lol agreed

    • ProAssassin84

      Its hadicapped because Developers aren’t supporting it. The same thing is going to happen to Scorpio.

    • Thomas Hannah

      I’m liking my so-called halfass handicapped upgrade PS4 Pro over my regular PS4 since its day one release on Nov 10th last year. No regrets, and now have both.

  • Hvd

    still $499 for a native 4k gaming console the pc equivalent is like $1500 or more still a win even at $499.they are already talking ps5 why would you even buy a ps4 or a ps4 pro?

    • Holeybartender

      If PS5 is right around the corner then you better believe the Xbox Two is also. Why buy a Scorpio? Why buy a new iPhone? Why buy a new car? Why buy a new anything? Get where I’m going with this?

    • Hvd

      because the xbox scorpio is just being launched??????…maybe????

    • Holeybartender

      One whole year behind the Pro is not that big of a gap. I guarantee if there is a PS5 in the works then the next Xbox is not far behind. I agree it’s ludicrous to release a new console so soon which is why I believe it won’t be until 2020 before we see them.

    • doplerradar

      PS5 is unlikely. They seem to be baseless rumors so far and I think it would be a bad move by Sony.

    • Ucouldntbemorewrong

      “They” as in analysts have stated a 2018 PS5. Sony on the other has made no such claim or hint. No PS5 till 2020 most likely.
      $499 is a good price for a 4K Player/Console since a real excellent 4K player is at least $150. Wow we agree for once. But I’m sure most will still think that’s to expensive. $449 would be the sweet spot.

    • Hvd

      of course not it will hurt ps4 sales.

    • Riggybro

      $1500? You serious?

      Apart from the 4K drive more like $600-$700? Months ago several people had already posted pretty good PC part picker builds with 8 core, rx480… etc at $650 to try and match Scorpio (by Scorpio launch it’ll be even cheaper/better).

      Scorpio will probably be medium settings 4K 30 fps on most AAA’s IMHO

    • Hvd

      rx 480?…lmao it take a titan x pacal and thats still a $1200 gpu to do 4k/60fps on a

      rx 49o cant do 4k/60fps… real pc gamer settles for 4k/30fps.also xbox scorpio will be way cheaper then you $650 will be more like $400-$500.there is no need for a pc these

    • Riggybro

      Yes no PC gamer will settle for 4K 30 fps mid settings.
      But a Scorpio gamer will. Hence my comment.

      Also Scorpio is not available yet. So for a fair comparison I would use a similarly unavailable gtx 1160 vs Scorpio.
      Considering a gtx 1060 is already 4K 30 fps an 1160 will surpass that no probs.

      Scorpio will be an excellent console but it’s not the Titan Pascal that people want it to be.

    • Hvd

      the you are a wana be and would rather pay more money.btw you $650 is more like $700+ vs a $499 console ill take the xbox scorpio any day.

    • Riggybro

      Depends on what you want… no subscription, way cheaper games, full backwards compatibility, more games, emulated consoles… PC is not for everyone I guess.

      I agree Scorpio is a good option for those people.

    • Hvd

      yep dont have to build or switch out parts.better multiplayer pc community is toxic with their esports no are up grading you pc to much to make cheaper games pan out imo.

      if games are cheaper you buy the pc cheaper is just a myth imo.i perfer a better community then the toxic pc and xbox live just keeps out the rift raft.

    • Roger Larsson

      Well it IS a RX 480X (or if you prefere RX 580) with 8 jaguar cores added on…

    • Hvd

      rx 580 is just a refresh of the rx 480.the gtx 1070 is what you would want but it cant do 4k/60fps and its sitting around $430 or more.

      the rx 480x is just fine for 1080p/60fps gaming.but if you are making a scorpio killer its going to cost you more then a xbox svorpio will cost.

      maybe a gtx 1070 and a i5 4690k which is what most pc gamers are running that could do 4k/30fps on all games maybe?thats what they run for 1440p/60 and 1080p/60.

      $430 gtx 1070
      $266 i5 4690k

      thats $700 for 2 parts no mobo,ps,os,case,m+kb and monitor.

      owning a xbox scorpio will still be the cheapest option for 4k/30fps even if its $500.

    • kee1haul

      Did you read the Digital Foundry article?

    • Riggybro

      Yes. It certainly tempered my expectations.

  • Holeybartender

    Wtfe. If there is a price drop then it’s been in the works for awhile.Just like PS4’s launch without the PS4 camera they are not sitting back waiting on Microsoft to announce it,it is already been decided.

    Also,there’s NO WAY Scorpio will be priced at $399. All those expensive components AND a 4k player? No way.

    • Starman

      Sound scared much…pro hasn’t been out for a year .. and you’re telling me “a price cut was in the works for some time now’ they sound scared , so should you’ll Sony minions ..aka fangirls

    • Holeybartender

      Scorpio isn’t out yet until the holidays ,so yeah,in a year. How long do you think it takes to have a board meeting to decide on a price cut?

      If anyone is scared it’s you,scared people will give even a lesser s*** about the Scorpio than they have the Pro and will make Microsoft go the route of Sega and abandon the Xbox brand as a console.

  • Dougdec92

    They could just add more value by way of bundling.

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  • Rich Davidyock

    No PS5 for 2 to 3 yrs Scorpio will Sting the competion

    • Thomas Hannah

      PS4/PS4 Pro will do just fine. Scorpio will get sells just like Nintendo Switch because it’ll be the next new thing. Nintendo Switch is doing great right now, I believe it’s somewhere around 14 million sold worldwide in just under 3 months. About half the total of Microsoft’s XB1/XB1S.

  • Rich Davidyock

    Scorpio is NEXT GEN— PC games can be ported in 24 to 48 hrs

  • Mr Xrat

    Considering the gold PS4 leak, a price cut was on the cards anyway.

  • Starman

    Sound scared much…pro hasn’t been out for a year .. and you’re telling me “a price cut was in the works for some time now’ they sound scared , so should you’ll Sony minions ..aka fangirls aka lost souls…..

  • stopbeingafanboy

    Sounds smart as business goes. They want to make sure that they keep the sales momentum going.

  • DevilDogA99

    $400? No way, it’s $500 least. No way it can be lower.


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