Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X are going to bring the next generation of gaming upon us in time for the Holidays. At launch, these two consoles will usher in a new era of high-end visuals, blistering-fast load times, and yes, ray tracing. Ray tracing used to only be available on high-end gaming PCs that housed thousand dollar graphics cards. Everything that can be known about these new game consoles is pretty much already known, at least with the hardware. With no concrete release yet, Sony’s PS5 already has had an official TV spot, though. Still, the gaming community is eager to know the most important factor: price.
As the holiday season inches closer and closer to us, you can notice an uptrend in the value of the placeholder-prices that are used by retailers the world over. This offer from Best Buy through their fiancing, though, pretty much nails the launch prices for both the PS5 and Series X. The price-point is sitting at about $499 USD. On Best Buy’s site, the store pages for each console features an option for financing below the main content area. This suggests that the systems may actually make the $499 price-tag.
Remember, these are just placeholder prices and neither Microsoft nor Sony have clued us in on official pricing as of yet. As the gaming giants are waiting for others to show their price first before showing theirs. This $499 price shouldn’t be taken as official, perse, but it’s getting pretty close.
Looking at the product pages for products that cost more than $499 at Best Buy, you can see an 18-month and 12-month financing options. Currently, the PS5 and XBOX pre-order page displays a $499 option, but there isn’t anything about a 12-month program. These 12-months options are usually available at Best Buy for items that cost $400 or less. So, that means that the slightly more powerful beefier PS5 could sit right around a $600 price-point.
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