PlayStation 5, one of the most curious consoles of the new generation, was finally introduced. In addition, many games that will appear on the console were shown in this promotion. But what we couldn’t see was the price of PlayStation 5.
PlayStation 5, Sony’s new console, was announced with new games to be released in the past days. Although we saw the games coming to the console and the console itself, something was missing in the event: the price. Sony did not choose to announce its price during the introduction of PlayStation 5.
Fans have several theories regarding the price of the console not being announced. One of them is based on the announcement of PlayStation 3, which was two generations ago, at a price of $ 599 and the company wanted to avoid this time. However, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan has a different explanation about it.
Offering two different options
The epidemic of COVID-19, which infects more than 7.6 million people worldwide and causes more than 425 thousand people to die, is still not over. The destruction caused by the virus outbreak in international markets is still not recovered. Therefore, in such an environment, new generation console production can become a little more unstable.
“The general belief and history show that our business is more resistant to recession,” says Ryan in relation to PlayStation’s current economic situation. However, I think this makes it clear that we need to focus on the right to value equality. ”
This value equation, which Ryan mentioned, also shows up in two different console options: the standard version and the digital version without a disk drive. Ryan told BBC that he would not explain the prices in this speech, but the reason why PlayStation released two different versions was to offer customers options. “The vast majority of our users prefer to buy digitally,” says Ryan. We thought we could try and do what we do all the time and offered an option again. ”