PS4 Pro price drop not likely due to pricier Xbox One X

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Despite the well-publicized unveiling of Microsoft’s new console, the Xbox One X, Sony has confirmed that it has no plans for a PS4 Pro price drop in the near future to combat it.

Speaking with Indonesian gaming website ‘JagatPlay’ a number of days ago, Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida commented on a question which asked whether or not PlayStation would consider reducing the price of PS4 Pro.

In his reply, Yoshida-san said: ‘’PS4 Pro? Is it too expensive? I understand it’s in high demand and it’s very popular, so we are very happy with the quality of games available on PS4 Pro and the feedback we get from consumers who purchase PS4 Pro is really, really, positive – whether or not you have a 4K TV, it’s great to play games on regular HD TVs, as well as PS VR games. So people are very, very happy, so we don’t have any plans to change.’’

It’s not too surprising to be honest what with PS4’s continued dominance in the gaming sphere this year, helped no end by the slew of critically acclaimed releases that looks set to continue with the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy.

That said, we think it’s foolish to rule out some sort of even temporary PS4 Pro price drop towards the holiday season once Xbox One X releases on November 7 – after all it’d certainly take the wind out of Microsoft’s sails considering a $50 PS4 Pro price drop would increase the gulf in cost to $150 between both consoles.

But perhaps maybe Sony’s bullish enough and believe at its current price will still prove successful this holiday season even in the face of stiff competition.

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Source: https://www.psu.com/news/33280/ps4-pro-price-drop-update-from-sony

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-InsanelyAwesome-Posted:

Mikey Lets be honest everyone is gonna get the Xbox One X anyways lol


Speak for yourself, I don't feel the need to get a Next Gen console yet when PS4 etc are only a few years old I will wait for the PS5

MikeyPosted:

Lets be honest everyone is gonna get the Xbox One X anyways lol

MajPosted:

I don't think a price drop would effect sales of the Xbox One X Anyway
If your wanting to purchase a particular console and see that the opposition drops the price a little then why would you be bothered? Doesn't make much sense, saving some cash isn't gonna convert people from Xbox to PS

SkatesPosted:

Sounds a bit like Sony, I think they may drop the price a little if the X does better than they planned.

FibrilPosted:

Xbox I don't care if you drop the price or not I plan on spending my money on a Xbox one X once it launches, really never had any interest in getting a PS4 pro anyways except the silver PS4 looks dope.


Because your an MS fanboy ;P lol that being said. I like both consoles, they have there pros and cons. I ended up selling my PS4 since I was on Xbox more, where all my friends are and better gamertag :p

ReversingPosted:

Seeing as sony sucks at updating their consoles stability, dont think a price drop will help sell these consoles.

k3rryPosted:

I don't really know if Playstation has been like this but to the people who read these, sounds like Playstation needs to step their game up, this is a worrying trend.

XboxPosted:

I don't care if you drop the price or not I plan on spending my money on a Xbox one X once it launches, really never had any interest in getting a PS4 pro anyways except the silver PS4 looks dope.

SakonPosted:

Not a surprise, I didn't expect Sony to drop the price on their console in the first place.