PlayStation 4 And Xbox One To Get Price Cuts, Cheaper Nintendo Switch Coming
Are you planning to buy a PlayStation 4 (PS4) console this year? What about an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch? If yes, good news for you, because the PS4 and Xbox One are rumored to get price cuts. Moreover, a cheaper Nintendo Switch is coming as well.
The Price Cut
It’s no secret that Sony and Microsoft are working on their own respective next-generation hardware in preparation for the next console war. With that, both tech enthusiasts and gamers alike are looking forward to it.
As a matter of fact, according to rumors, Sony is going to do a “small” PS5 reveal in mid-2019 and a full PS5 reveal at PlayStation Experience (PSX) 2019 in December. The PlayStation 5 is expected to be released in 2020.
This time around, American video game, social media, digital media and electronics analyst with Wedbush Securities, Michael Pachter, has released another prediction. The analyst predicts that both Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One will receive price cuts at some point this year. In addition to that, he also expects Nintendo to release a handheld-only Nintendo Switch at a cheaper price.
How Much Will It Cost?
According to Pachter, the PS4 could be priced at $249. The PS4 launched with a price tag of $399, so that makes it $150 less.
As for the Xbox One, Pachter said that it will cost $199. Back in 2013, Microsoft launched the Xbox One in a single retail configuration with a price tag of $499 which includes the console with 500GB hard drive, one controller, and Kinect sensor. The following year, the company released a new Xbox One with a retail configuration that excludes the Kinect sensor, costing US$399. So with a $199 price tag, that would make the Xbox One (without Kinect) $200 less.
The Handheld Nintendo Switch
The original Nintendo Switch was released in March of 2017. It came with an introductory price of $299.99.
As of the handheld Nintendo Switch, according to rumors, Nintendo is working on a new Switch system scheduled to be released in 2019 – it’s a refresh of the Nintendo Switch. What will be its features? Well, back in October 2018, Tweaktown reported that there are three possibilities:
- A handheld-only Switch mini.
- A beefier Switch with boosted power and costs more.
- An add-on box that boosts CPU power by tapping NVIDIA’s GeForce Now servers.
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