How Much will the PS5 Cost?

PS5 Price

It is no secret that gaming is an expensive hobby. What makes it more so is the fact that every six years or so, a new lineup of consoles releases, bringing forth another wave of items for gamers to purchase. With the heralding of a new console, the internet immediately goes into a frenzy, speculating about prices. The PlayStation 4 has already let that particular cat out of the bag, and four hundred dollars is less than what people expected. So what about the PlayStation 5? What can we expect the PS5 Price to be? Should we start saving up now?

There are certainly a number of factors to consider when asking a question like this. We should start by looking at current predictions and the actions of competitors like Microsoft. We’ll also need to look at the history of the PlayStation’s pricing, do some math, (yikes!) and see what inflation rates will have to say on the matter. Without knowing the exact hardware of the PlayStation 5, we can only speculate, and speculate we shall! Let us begin!

How Much is Too Much?

Companies like Sony need to make money, but there's also a maximum amount that people are willing to spend on a game console. It's a careful balance, but if we turn to episode 82 of the Pachter Factor, which you can watch below, Michael Pachter explains that Sony and Microsoft don't make much money at all on console sales.

The real profits come from software sales. Sony takes a percentage of the sales for every game you buy on the PS4 or PS4 Pro. This consistent revenue stream is where they make money. For them, it makes more sense to lose a little on the console and reap the rewards of a larger player base.

This is also why iterative consoles like PS4 Pro and Xbox One X make sense from a business standpoint. As Pachter explains in the video (roughly 2-3 minutes into it), these consoles encourage people to trade in their old systems at stores like GameStop.

PS5 Price

GameStop then sells them an upgraded console. After that, they turn around and sell your old used console to someone else. In this way, Microsoft just earned a new Xbox gamer who will purchase games for their Xbox One.

Given this, Sony doesn't need to charge a bunch for the PS5. They simply need to minimize their losses and maximize the number of people who own the console and purchase games for it. For this reason, it woudn't be smart to charge $599 or more for the PS5.

Why that number, you ask?

"I don't think next gen consoles will be $500. The PS3 launched at $600 and it flopped. The Xbox One launched at $500 and it didn't work, they had to drop the Kinect and bring it to under $400 before it sold."

He did go on to say that the sales of the Xbox One X could provide him wrong. If Microsoft's new console does well at the $499 price point, then it could give Sony incentive to charge a little more. Needless to say, it wouldn't be smart to charge $600 for the PS5, given historical reactions to that price point. Check out the full episode below for more:

Gazing into the Crystal Moneyball: The Price of the PlayStation 5

Playstation 5 PriceOur current predictions put the PS5's price at $499. The price of the PlayStation five depends primarily on two major factors: The state of the economy, and the availability of hardware.

Our first major factor is the economy and rate of inflation between now and the system’s release in roughly two or three years. If the value of the dollar stays the same, or fluctuates only slightly, I would estimate a price range between five and six hundred dollars. This is taking into account the no doubt cutting edge technology that the system will include.

Let’s assume the value of the dollar goes up, and inflation decreases, then we could see another price like the jump from PS1 to PS2 in which case the system would most likely cost four hundred dollars, just like the PS4. This is less likely though, considering the current state of affairs in our economy and government.

It also depends on how low the price of the PS4 manages to go before the PS5 is released. After all, this would be a clear indicator of both our aforementioned factors. If Sony can sell the PS4 or the PS4 Pro at a lower price, then it stands to reason that the PS5 can afford to be sold at a lower cost than we would expect.

How low will the PS4 go before its successor is released? To answer that, we turn to our favorite analyst, Michael Pachter. His predictions are always interesting and worthy of discussion. His comments on the 1099 Podcast are no different.

During the podcast, he predicted that Sony would wait until the PS4 Pro was the standard system before they would bring out the PS5. Once this is the case, he predicts that Sony will lower the price of the PS4 Pro to $250 if they can afford it. Seeing as how the console sells for $399 at launch, this would be quite the price drop.

While it is low compared to the launch price, it could position the PS5 to sell for $499 as the newest console. By making it twice the price of the current system, it would be a pricing model that Sony's competitors have used before.

Take Microsoft for example. The Xbox One S sells for a standard price of $249 in 2017, while the Xbox One X sells for $499. This pricing model makes sense from a consumer standpoint as it clearly shows, from a pricing standpoint, which system is the older one and which one is the newer one.

It's interesting, because you would expect Sony not to lower the price of the PS4 Pro in this scenario, as they would be losing money, but in reality the lower price could stand to boost sales of the older system even after the PS5 releases.

By releasing a product that is double the price of the current system, Sony effectively makes the PS4 Pro look like a steal, while also introducing the new system at a competitive price point because it's $100 more than the PS4 Pro was when it first released.

This is a tactic called The Contract Effect. It may not be the sole reason for Sony's potential pricing, but it does play a factor, and it supports both Michael Pachter's theory about the PS4 Pro price and our theory about the PS5's ultimate release price.

PlayStation’s price tags

Before we can look at the potential price point for the PS5, we need to look at the pricing trends Sony has used in the past. These trends will help us better understand how Sony plans to price the new console:

Playstation Price History
PS1 $299 December 3, 1994
PS2 $299 March 4, 2000
PS3 $599 + (depending on model) November 11, 2006
PS4 $399 November 15, 2013
PS4 Pro $399 November 10, 2016
PS5 $399? Release Date

The price of the next console is the question we're here to answer today. It seems like Sony doesn't want to alienate gamers with a massive price tag again. If we look at the PS3 and PS4, it's clear that they learned from their mistake with the third console. That being said, the form that the PS5 takes will drastically change the ultimate price point. Let's look at the possibilities, shall we?

History tends to repeat itself:

When the original PlayStation launched in 1995, it was priced at three hundred dollars. Back then, I would have had to save my allowance for--well, let’s just say I’d probably still be saving. The PlayStation 2 released five years later for the same price. Then of course we have outlier: the PlayStation 3. When that one released, it was a whopping six hundred dollars!

PS5 Cost

At the time, this seemed like a lot of money for a game system, but what most people didn’t consider was that the PlayStation 3 was also a Blu-Ray player. Many stand alone Blu-Ray players of the time were close to a thousand dollars, so this was quite the deal in that regard.

Eventually, the price came down to compete with the Xbox 360, but the fact of the matter was that Sony was losing money, even with the six hundred dollar price point. The reason? The PlayStation 3 had new technology, something that was fresh, and costly. At the time, Blu-Ray was just beginning to hit the scene.

Now we look at the PlayStation 4 and we see a far different story. This new console is coming out at a four hundred dollar price point. Why the sudden drop? Well, as mentioned earlier, there are a number of factors that contributed to this price point.

One of which is the fact that the PlayStation 4, unlike the PlayStation 3, isn’t utilizing any kind of recently released or overly expensive technology. It is more powerful than the PlayStation 3, ten times more powerful according to Sony, but it uses established technologies that have achieved multiple methods and thus, less expensive methods of manufacturing. When something becomes readily available, it costs less to make.

The PlayStation 4 is the evolution of the PS3, but what about the PlayStation 5? This is where things can become expensive. You see, as mentioned in our other articles, the PlayStation 5 will be arriving in an era of massive technological change.

The next generation console will have a wealth of new and exciting technologies to take advantage of. This is good for the games, because everything will be infinitely more advanced, however this also means that the PlayStation 5 will be jammed packed with expensive hardware to create those experiences.

I am imagining a somewhat significant price jump when it comes time for the PlayStation 5. This is a result of the gargantuan increase in technology that we are anticipating over the next few years. It is difficult, nigh impossible to put a price point on it, so let’s discuss another major factor before we go down that road. Hold on to your butts, this is where the math comes in.

Oh, the Options You'll Have: 2 Versions of the PS5 (Plus VR)

Over the course of a console life cycle, it's not uncommon for the gaming machine to go through several versions. Usually you get a slim version with better cooling and a larger hard drive, but when the PS5 releases, Sony is going to look into providing two versions of the system to reach a wider audience. Our speculations also predict that PlayStation VR will combine with augmented reality to replace a handheld system like the Vita and be offered as an add-on for those who want to take their games on the go with a newer and better versions of Remote Play.

One version of the PS5 will provide all the bells and whistles. We're talking a massive solid state drive (SSD) that will be up to 128 terabytes in size! You'll also get backwards compatibility and a few other exciting features. Then there's going to be a "Core Experience" that will offer the basics that casual gamers will need to enjoy the PlayStation experience. If all of this is sounding amazing or crazy (or both) be sure to check out our full article on the 2 versions of the PS5.

A Lesson in Economics: How Inflation will Affect the PS5 Price

Playstation 5 CostFrom what I recall, I got a decent grade in economics in high school, once I was out of my general education in college, I left math on the side of the road and never looked back. For the sake of you, my dear readers, I will once more tread that narrow path suspended above a black abyss of confusion and uncertainty.

First thing’s first, a quick lesson on inflation for the benefit of myself and anyone else reading this who’s last brush with economics was in high school. So, the straight vanilla ice definition of inflation is as follows:

A general increase in prices and fall in the purchasing value of money.

Essentially what this means is that inflation occurs when prices go up as a result of high demand and low supply. Take the PlayStation 3 for example. Everybody wanted it, but no one had it in stock. This kind of situation creates inflation over time because manufacturers can charge higher prices for items that are equally high in demand, but low in supply.

Playstation 5 CostThe process of inflation also affects how much a single dollar is worth. Of course, a dollar is always a dollar, but the actual value of it changes based on inflation. For example, a dollar today is worth far less than a dollar two decades ago. A dollar from then would be worth over twenty dollars today!

A recent article from IGN discussed the cost of gaming in regards to inflation over the years. Colin Moriarty, the article’s author made an excellent point in regards to the price of game consoles:

“The PlayStation 3 may have seemed expensive when it launched at $599.99 in 2006 – and it was – but it’s not the most expensive mainstream gaming console. That honor goes to the Atari 2600. Launched in September of 1977, the Atari 2600 cost $199.99. When taking into account the 258.9 percent inflation rate between 1977 and 2013, the Atari 2600 cost the equivalent of $771 today.”

I don’t know about you, but that seems like a steep price point for a console whose lasting legacy includes the likes of Pong. As of right now, the rate of inflation is smaller, and more steady. Ten years from now though, the inflation could be different. Better or worse, it’s hard to say, but the fact of the matter is that the value of the dollar is low and the prospects aren’t looking too good for the future.

How much do you think the PS5 will cost? What would you be willing to pay for one? Tell us in the comments!

Article by - Bradley Ramsey

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Its going to be a million dollars

PlayStation fans do not fear

Plans for the PS5 are have been in development since the release of the PS4 since late 2013. But will not be released for the United States for some time to come. When? I do not know exactly. I work in the marketing dept. for a company employed and deployed by Sony. And know that the console itself has not yet even been designed as an exterior. But it will be under $400 usd


You guys are crazy if you guys think paying $1,000 or more for a game system . Who has that kind of money those days? I know I dont. But I guess if all want to waste that kind of money your more crazier than go right ahead. I think it should be $299.00-$399.00 but no more than that. Because you crazzys forgot one thing to think about is on how much the games itself. Now thoes should be $25-$30 and not $65-$80 each game.

My concept+estimate price

My concept is that the PS5 will have a smaller, yet still PS-esk box. We're looking at the standard model, which will have 5TB. The Dualshock 5 will take after the Dualshock 4 Pro's design, and will have a PocketStation2 accessory included, to compete with Nintendo Switch. There will be an improved VR System, and improved PlayStation Move, which will have a thumbstick and ΟΧΔ□ Buttons bellow the Move Button. The system will be completely digital download, so no discs, disks or cartidges. Included with Standard Package: The PS5 Console (5TB), Dualshock 5, PS Move 2, PocketStation 2, PScamera, Optional PSVR2 With PSVR2: 699.99$ Without PSVR2: 399.99 Price of Floating Concept: 2,999.99$ Price of Portable Thing Concept: 799.99$ Price of Hologram Concept: 999.99$ Price of Honeycomb Concept: 699.99$


Dude who is going to want a discless PlayStation ??? That's too radical to even conceive right now I know I won't be buying a discless ps5 lol

worth it

Well I would say it's worth getting it for $500 because the ps5 has a holographic circle that lets you see the characters,missions etc.has better quality than any if you have $500 or less than good luck


Look at the ps4 pro and Psvr Pro $399.99 VR.with cam. and move controllers $499.99 So put them together in one and add a SSD you get two systems one with VR at $999.99 And one for 8K TV $499.99

PS5 Cost

I agree with the two versions, I think there will be one version that will only cost $400 and there will be a version with vr and other stuff included that might go up to $1000!

you all just got hit on your head

yeah two things one you just priced the PS4 for sony with out them spending a penny one focus groups or marketing.(475) seemed to be average. video games do not influence world economy.....baaahhhhhaaa wars do the united states has been at war 20 years now uuuh Atari no Atari was high because it was the first to leave the gate also the first to see whats comin,oh cant remember who bought them sears maybe got half they did have a knock off half(hint) because of Atari and,keep in mind though a microwave was 300-600 and a Betamax was 1100 dollars years after Atari and todays biggest game bully ever!Funny how they never put out a console but they still callin the shots. Sony also tends to release controlled inventory like Nintendo a way of driving up stock prices before the short sell. counting on peoples need to out have each other. Second not sure about this but if you took a moment to look at the consoles and who is responsible for the "virtual" halt on cross platform play and put 1 and 1 together look closely I will wait here..............I read some of the comments its gonna take some of them a moment to catch up...............................................That's right its not a game console is it,atari died out because activision let them because they to this day don't care about you they carer about the money Atari was up against the cheap japanesse knock offs and the commodore 6400 was a colossal mistake,gennisis moved in on the game community sell at a price Atari couldn't compete at that's when the Japanese companies realized they had the market cornered until xbox came along and could give better graphichs at a better price Atari was around for some time after all Activision was and still is playing both sides controlling the game industry from the start knowing from the get go that the money is in the software not the hardware. Don't know their plans for this one but they got to keep it in disk format Sony has got to keep you ditracted from the fact that I can already Microsoft games on my laptop for over a year no, activision wont spend a dime on servers and sony has to transition from console to pc and that's already microsofts strong suit those Japanese computer break real cheap knockoffs leftover from the early 80's but yeah I'm sad to say it but I read the comments could be completely wrong but after 47 years of gamin naw say what you want, I have been watchin since it was pong ang pong wasn't Atari. Atari stole that and made it color instead of black and white. pitfall yeah that was it pitfall yars revenge / pacman ripoff for the kill????????


hey sony what about 350 $ dollar people whould buy it so much you know so just make the price 350 dollar


Soo, I'm pretty sure that the ps5 will be a price point of $400 to $700. Why, well Sony(I'm sure) is putting in a Blu-Ray disc player, I'm also sure that it will have 4k visual, speed, and performance. Also playstation is going to add PlayStation Vue, lets you watch tv on your playstation, as well. And to let alone all of the 'unknown' perks that sony will be putting into the next gen consol. Next the controller, ooo ahhh, ya fun topic. Anyway I don't have a clue what this thing will look like... thanks for reading.

Ps5 price recommendation

PS5 should cost less than $450 dollars because by the time you finish buying the controllers and games you'll have spent around double the price.

I'm owner of a ps4

I think the ps5 is going to be around 600 because of all the things it might have and all the things that are hard to make and get that is my opinion what do you think live a reply if you think your with me

PlayStation 5 price

I'm not a gamer but my nephews are. They spend hours and hours in front of their game consoles! Their parents spend hundreds of dollars on them. Sony could give the PlayStation away and not charge a penny! Where they make a killing is on the price of the new games that's where the real money is made! And the sad thing is that the old games will not work in the new system that is really sad! It's almost a crime!

I'd be fine if it was over $1000

For those of u living in 2017, then u would know that just PHONES have gotten over $1000, so if this is gonna be the ultimate console, I think $2000 at most. Like they can have 2 versions, since there are 8k screens out, then maybe a beefed up version that can handle 8k 60fps, and 4k 120fps at $1200-$2000, but the less expensive version at $600-$1200, with 4k 60fps and no 8k. And a number of other stuff, like backwards compatibility (which should be in both versions), the amount of RAM and what type of RAM, etc, that would play into the price. Of course, what I'm saying is that if phones come out at $1000+, then $2000 would be my estimate for such a console, considering people spend $1000+ for something that all they do is use Facebook. Just my thoughts. (:

Ps5 cost

It should be like 350 375 because with taxes it would equal about 400 but the way I see it it should have went, ps1 $100,ps2$200 , PS3,$300 and up so with taxes it should equal around 500 no more than that. You do the math.

Pricing Ignorance

If People don't jump on the "NEW" Bandwagon & leave Sony fester on their wounds licking them trying to figure out why aren't people buying them, why Ubisoft, EA....etc., are worrying that Playstation PS5 isn't going to sell then, everyone, (The Consumer) will benefit from their $$. Don't buy right away. Although you get the whinnie whimps out there that don't know the price of $ & cry to Mommy & Daddy (Iwant, I want, I want) breathing out flames from their spoiled little tongues. When Parents should be putting the money for the rediculous prices that these gaming consoles cost into a college fund for their spoiled children. Relax parents, sometimes saying "NO!" to your lil ones doesn't hurt their future. People buy a $1,000 cell ph who shouldn'y buy them because they don't even have their ph bills caught up yet, but keep on believing that New is better. Stats will show that New isn't better. I worked in thecIT field & everyone wanted New at the College I worked at. New Items brings on New Problems... Heck, Sony hasn't fixed the Offline/Online issue yet on PS4... Let alone all the proplems people are still having in downtime because of being logged out constantly, not being able to log-on, game play issues & connection issues with other applications let alone Sony still hasn't added an extra cooler fan. Oh that's right, you have to buy it. So, beware Consumers, New means; the old problems not being fixed "cooling issues", "Connections & Logon issues"... I'm not a skeptic but a person that looks at the truth. All these continued problems with the Playstations & Also with with. Then they push a new release out & it still has connection issues & login issues with Us, the Consumer, having to purchase all the extra's. It's the kids that hurt from financial burdens, it's the parents or people who don't know the value of a $. Everyone will see when taxes go up & the value of our $ decreases. A loaf of bread & a gallon of milk will cost $50, a pk of Cigarettes $35-$50, or when the banks hang a sign on their windows & the ATM's have Out-of-Order sign...You'll know that you can't get internet bcuz the Government just took back contol of it.. That's right, communications have been taken away from the people as it will be monitored by our DOJ, DHS, CIA, DIA..etc. It is now but when Martial Law is put into effect & our economy collapses along with mayhem spilling out into the street because we'll be in a depression. The lil spoiled children won't get their gaming sets as they cry at their kitchen tables for Milk & Honey (if they'll even have that as many will end up homeless & squatting). Oh, sorry jumped too far ahead. Oh yea, Dad gets replaced by a Robot & doesn't have a job anymore that's coming soon too. A.I. Robots & any electrical communications will be A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) also. We'll see what Sophia has to say about that when she's Weaponized & militarized. Peace everyone...


I think it will be 400 -600

PS5 Price

Thank you SONY for listening to your people and making the PS5 Backwards compatible!!! I know so many others besides myself that have prayed for this!! So whatever the price may be that is what credit cards are for!!


I have owned every PS system, and now have the PRO, and I can easily tell they held back on the systems features. My estimate max for the PS5 is 500. My thing is I want to have the ultimate system, don't hold back on improvements just so you have room to add on your next project. We know its all about the profit and how to keep the profits coming. But take a chance and go all out, leave nothing on the table, and just find a way to push yourself beyond that on the next project. They do that then can pass my max and I will still get it.

ps question

Can someone tell me how much will the PS5 will cost in India?

Ps5 price

I think Sony is doin a really good job in the ps5. But i think it should be $399 for the sake of gamers. Thanks.


Sony is practically scamming people if there is a 'PS5' there is nothing wrong with PS4, it is just the same as a good gaming PC and it should stay as PS4 at least untill things start becoming extreme photo realistic, they can even do software updates etc...

Release date

Will the PS5 be better or the same as the Xbox X and how do you guys know when the PS5 will come out.



Look of our prices of food,

Look of our prices of food, paying bills, and pay gas for cars. The prices are going up al tax is going up too. So what will be the price of ps5

How Much will the PS5 Cost?

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Ps5 price.

The ps5 will release at the price €499 and sony company will make the price of ps4 pro €300 or €349 .

I hope the price is right!

If Sony let ps5 come out early like 2018 the price approximately might be $600. If ps5 comes later like 2020 the price might be $700-$1000. So save some cash.


I think it should be around 450-500 with tax

Ps5 Price

I think it should cost around 500-600 with tax

Launch versions

I would like to see 2 versions at launch 1) normal power normal cost 2) Ps5 Pro with hot-rodded power and higher cost

PS3's Cell + Multi-Core Processing

PS3's Cell was a beast at its time but the GPU was its weakest link with its limited VRAM. Where at the time PC Gaming then had 2/4GB VRAM in their graphics card - fastforward to today where it now has about 8GB VRAM - but the CPU is much slower despite having more cores. Means it limits how many things the CPU can pull off quickly without slowing down

ps5 pricing

it's it's more then $400, I'll wait for price drop.. even $400 is a lot, but I paid that for my ps4 after saving up and I'd do the same for the ps5 if it that price... oh and I'd never trade in my past consoles.. why would I? I still have my ps3, GameCube, n64, and ps1.. because they work and there's no reason to get rid of them

Ps5 price

Listen 500 is perfect it’s close to Xbox one x and people will spring for a price like that for such a good console so unlesss the economy drops that will be a good price for this console

Ps5 cost 500$

It will be 500 it is very close to Xbox one x console price and is a very good price. Deal with it

Cost of ps5

I think it should be 450 because after reading a different comment I realized that after you buy the controllers and games you will have spent a lot oh and also the elite bundle with controllers should probably be 550$


Might be odd but I'm guessing 600 CAD = Canadian Dollars


399 sounds good to me!! not fully believing the " holographic" stuff tho

Ps5 cost

I would buy it at $500 but if there was a pro model offered at the same time of released. I would pay another $100 for the pro model. Expandable hard drive that’s SSD hard drive 2tb off the back with expansion up to 8-10tb if you could afford to buy it. Graphic cards options as well as processors choices So it could be buildable. I feel Unlimted online storage could add another cost to the consumer and what if the service get hacked.


I would love 2 have it.

PS5 pre order

when can someone start pre ordering the PS5?

Ps5 vs xbox cloud, V and VX

the ps5 is said to be $400 u.s. and have 10 terraflops while xbox VX is said to be $500 and have 12 terraflops....yes ok 2 extra terraflops sounds nice for xbox but Sony will probobly have 200 more games and charging $100 less is very appealing to me as a pensioner and consumer. Microsoft is also releasing the Xcloud for $150 u.s. "" a discless xboxone"" and the one V a rebadged oneX with the identical 6 terraflops....have Microsoft gone crazy??? they are wasting a lot of plastic and after many years of me being an xbox fan boy I've decided to turn tail and buy a PS5 in 2020 - maybe my last console now that I'm 32 and married with kids?


You all over here talking bout how much ps5 will cost, im over here learning the ps5 is a thing!

Play station 5

You people just dont get it what are u out of your minds 500 dollars what u think this is money raining from the skys ..... I think the max should be 200 $ that's reasonable dang it otherwise ya mine as win the lottery for that kind of a deal

PS5 Price

For the PS5 price it will definitely be R9500.00 in South Africa no matter the price I will buy it.Becouse it will total be worth it.

Very informative

Thank you. I'm hoping the console sells at launch at $399.

if they don't

if they don't have bc or the price was to high i am not buying don't buy if what i said they are going to keep trying to get over on us. they are getting charged they are charging us and they not having bc with all systems that is not right


I believe it should be $500-$600. the ps5 is gonna be able to play all ps games, making it one of a kind. Plus from what I've seen and read, the console is not the only part to the ps5. I've seen things such as handheld on the go controllers with screens, real life game play with body suits and glasses. No this stuff might not be real. But if it is. Then $600 for the game console is a good price if they drop the prices to the added on pieces to a little lower than they should be.. who wouldn't like to put in a pair of gloves, a vest, and a helmet and be in the game..


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