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How much would you pay for the next gen consoles?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by BowdonUK, May 30, 2019.

  1. BowdonUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 17, 2016

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    Soon the next generation of console will be on the horizon with both sony and microsoft building and pricing them up.

    Sony's console is expected to be on the higher side of pricing as they are attemting to future proof it with good specs to last it out for many years. I don't know much about xbox but I've a feeling they will be trying to find a way to do that also.

    So how much would you be willing to pay for the next generation console (playstation or xbox)?
  2. rhysduck


    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

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    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    £400 absolute max. with a launch exclusive. £350 would be ideal.
  3. Plainsong


    Joined: May 5, 2008

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    £350 is the sweet spot for most people but I will be amazed if they can get them down to that price at release. Somewhere between £400-£500 is more likely - based on what we know of the PS5, at least - but that will turn a lot of people off. Would I pay £500 for a new console? I'd like to say yes but I would probably hold back if it were that much.
  4. stoofa


    Joined: Mar 4, 2003

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    I'll buy when it's in the £350 range.
    The PS5 will launch with "some titles" and I'm sure they will be fantastic and of course backwards compatibility with PS4 is almost assured.
    However, I'm not going to drop £500 on a lunch device where 90% of my gaming would probably be using the backwards compatibility for my PS4 titles. I might just as well use my Pro for another year after launch and then join in at the first hardware revision/price down and there are loads of games available.


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    I'd go to 400 for a PS5 if it came with a game or something.
  6. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    I’d go to £500. Doesn’t even buy you a 2080, so I’d be happy to get a whole brand new console for that.
  7. ninezerofive


    Joined: May 20, 2019

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    Location: London

    People still buy consoles and 60 GBP games?
  8. rhysduck


    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

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    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    There's always one.
  9. weathmatth


    Joined: Mar 29, 2019

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    Location: Milton Keynes

    £500 max, ideally between 350-450
  10. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

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    Location: Welling, London

    Only people who pay £60 for games are the special edition steelbook hoarders or the mugs who wander into Game on release day.
  11. Dredd

    Wise Guy

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    Xbox x was £450, I don't want a noisy piece of junk. So £450 - £499
  12. malachi


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    Location: Earth

    And people who buy games digitally from the store.
  13. ic1male


    Joined: Oct 28, 2003

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    Location: Westchestershire

    £499. I have a feeling PS5 will be £399 with 4K30 on multiplats and the top-spec next Xbox will be £449-£499 with a bit more juice to get them to 4K60.
  14. TheVoice


    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

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    Location: Glasgow

    Same. £500 would be pushing it for me if it were priced that way at launch, but if the PS5 is £400-450 I'll probably get one almost immediately at launch unless they screw something up.
  15. holdin09


    Joined: Apr 21, 2015

    Posts: 297

    Location: United Knigdom

    I would like to pay little as possible but pretty much everything points to it being £499 mark. Yes I would buy it. And if rumours are to be believed the Xbox is more powerful so I can see that being £549-£599 on day one.
  16. BGGLP


    Joined: Mar 28, 2018

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    £500 no problem. Will buy ps5 at launch. Xbox games are rubbish and so no interest in that and that’s coming from somebody who loved the 360.
  17. McBain


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

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    Location: Lancs/London

    450 to 500 with a game. I’m not paying over 500 though.
  18. Kreeeee

    Man of Honour

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    I'll wait a few years to pick one up as my backlog is big enough. Halo 6 might force my hand though.
  19. Tauren


    Joined: Oct 29, 2005

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    It’s gonna be in the £450-£499 region. Which I’m ok with :)

    I just hope they get a better cooling solution this time round.
  20. fez


    Joined: Aug 22, 2008

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    Location: Sidcup

    Up to £500 if its an amazing console with a must play launch title.