According to Peter Rubin, the writer of the recent Wired exclusive that teased the next PlayStation console, a question was raised regarding the new system's price. Cerny responded that the price would be "appealing", but wouldn't be drawn on specific numbers.
With a considerable hardware upgrade, Sony has to be particularly careful about pricing. Xbox's $250 price tag on the new disc-less Xbox One S hasn't gone down too well so far, and we have no idea how much their next console is going to be or what features it will contain. Meanwhile Google Stadia is alleging to have a premium gaming experience lined up that has no console — and therefore no console cost. While the features revealed by Sony yesterday are impressive, they're also relatively simple evolutions of the existing model. There isn't some huge innovation that will break new ground. The question will be whether the general public — those less easily swayed by specific hardware components — will be up for spending whatever it is that Cerny thinks is appropriate for the technological upgrade.
It will probably be a little while before we hear more about what is happening in the PlayStation camp, but we'll be sure to let you know when there is a new update.
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