PlayStation 5 has arrived in the American markets and will soon be available for purchase from us in Europe. All those who are interested in entering Sony’s next-gen will be able to buy the classic version with a disc player for € 499, while for those who prefer digital titles, there is the Digital Edition for € 399.
Prices are rightly important and, due to the current world situation, it is highly likely that many gamers are waiting for “better times” before proceeding with their purchase.
If you are one of those who still have no plans to buy a PS5 and blindly trust analysts’ predictions, then there is good news for you: the analysis agency iPrice predicts that the PS5 will have its first price cut very soon roughly around May 2021.
The analysts would have in fact analyzed the price trends of the previous Sony consoles and the frequency with which they were discounted, using that data to predict the first discount for PlayStation 5. iPrice predicts that in the next 6 months, the company will cut the price of the next console -gen of about 6% of the original price, or a cut of about 30 dollars.
A roughly identical cut will also take place one year from now, thus bringing the consoles to cost between $ 60 and $ 70 less than the current base price.
Saving $ 30 might seem like little stuff, but it’s hard to hope for bigger cuts close to the official launch, especially considering the console is one of the hottest devices of the year. The first real PS4 price cut, for example, came just two years after its launch.
Obviously, the iPrice statements are just speculation based on analysis that doesn’t take into account Sony’s current (and secret) marketing strategies, so we’ll have to wait for official statements from the company before preparing for permanent discounts.
How long do you think this price will last for PlayStation 5? When will we see the first real cut?