Ifølge den kendte analytiker Michael Pachter vil Sony i løbet af efteråret sætte priserne ned på både PlayStation 4 Slim og PlayStation 4 Pro. Det er især for at konkurrere med Microsoft’s kommende Xbox One X.
I don’t think Microsoft is all that competitive. Xbox One S is priced the same as the PS4, and I don’t think they are competitive at all with the Xbox One X, currently priced at $100 more than the PS4 Pro, and highly likely to be priced $150 more than the PS4 Pro by Holiday. My guess is, Sony will cut the everyday PS4 price to $249, and the PS4 Pro price to $349 this Holiday, and Microsoft will be too expensive, so Sony will keep its price advantage this Holiday.
PlayStation 4 Pro fås i øjeblikket til lige under kr. 3.000,- i Danmark.
Selvom PlayStation 4 Pro næsten lige er kommet på markedet forhindrer det ikke den anerkendte spilanalytiker Michael Pachter i at komme med et kvalificeret bud på hvornår PlayStation 5 udgives.
I don’t see that happening. I think Scorpio will have same rules as PS4 Pro- every game made for PS4 Pro has to be fully compatible with PS4. Similarly, every game on Scorpio will have to be backward compatible on Xbox One. So what I think that means is that games will have to run at, say, 1080p and 60fps, but can be upgraded to 4k and 240fps or whatever it will be. But the game will have both on the disc, the hardware will know what file to play, so the Xbox One or PS4 looks for the standard file, while the Pro or Scorpio will pick up the better, faster content. I think that’s what you’ll see, I don’t think that’s a problem, and I think that very few games will support Xbox One Scorpio at launch- the games that support PS4 Pro will definitely support Scorpio, and they may not even run at 4K.
So games will run better, but they will be backward compatible- Microsoft is not replacing the Xbox One- they are upgrading it. So no, Sony will not come up with more hardware in 2018. You may get a PS5 in 2019 or maybe 2020, and an Xbox Two in 2020, and we will continue to get new consoles every three years, and their software will be compatible with the system released right before it. I think that’s going to be the pattern.
Analytikeren Michael Pachter udtaler i et interview med GamingBolt at han mener det er ligegyldigt om der er UHD-drev i den nye PlayStation 4 Pro. Og det kan han jo nok have ret i – hvornår har man sidste lejet eller købt en DVD eller Blu-ray skive?!