With Sony apparently facing unexpectedly high manufacturing costs for its PlayStation 5 (PS5) console ($450!), and Microsoft's continuing move to transform it's gaming division into a software as a service (SaaS) revenue generator, Xbox (and Xbox Series X) finds itself in a fairly unique position as gamers move into the next generation of consoles?
What did the Bloomberg Technology article (that everyone's quoting) actually say about what's happening internally at Sony?
How does a differing business model advantage Microsoft?
And what of Microsoft's rumored "Lockhart" discless system? How might that change the console landscape?
We're always willing to quote at least one Bloomberg...in Virtual Legality.
#Sony #Microsoft #PlayStation
Discussed in this episode:
PlayStation 5 Website
"Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts"
Bloomberg - February 13, 2020 - Takashi Mochizuki
"Will the Coronavirus Delay PS5 and Xbox Series X? (VL168)"
YouTube Video - February 7, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"The PlayStation 5 and new Xbox are due out this holiday, but both could be delayed because of the coronavirus"
Business Insider - February 6, 2020 - Ben Gilbert
"PS5 price has yet to be determined, Sony suggests"
VGC - February 4, 2020 - Tom Ivan
"Xbox Series X Vs. PlayStation 5: Microsoft Is Still Holding A Huge Wild Card"
Forbes - February 16, 2020 - Dave Thier
"Sources: Microsoft Is Still Planning A Cheaper, Disc-Less Next-Gen Xbox"
Kotaku - December 4, 2019 - Jason Schreier
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