Less than three months from the console’s launch, it’s price still hasn’t been revealed.
Microsoft and Sony have been locked in the most ridiculous game of chicken, with both seemingly waiting for the other to announce the price of their console first. With less than three months left before the PS5 and Xbox Series X release, their pricing still remains an unknown, and given how crucial that is as a factor in people’s decisions to buy a new console, it’s understandable given way to a lot of frustration.
You’d think that those price announcements will be coming any time now, but things remain as vague as ever. For instance, replying recently to a user on Twitter who remarked about the lack of price details on the Xbox Series X and PS5, Xbox’s UK marketing lead Samual Bateman said that though he understands people are waiting on that information to plan potential purchases, those details are not quite ready. “We’ll let you all know when we’re ready,” Bateman wrote.
That’s about as vague and non-committal as a reply can get, and leaves us back at square one- waiting for that price announcement to come, thinking that surely it can’t be much longer now.
Microsoft have confirmed that they will be at the TGS digital show this year, but they’ve also clarified that no next-gen details will be shared. Recent report, however, that details on the Xbox Series X and the oft-leaked Xbox Series S will be arriving before that, so here’s hoping those details talk about their prices as well.
I understand everyone is excited to know and people want to plan purchases etc. We’ll let you all know when we’re ready 💚
— Samuel Bateman (@samuelofc) August 31, 2020