1
Loading...
Society & Culture
Virtual Legality Episode 175

Does Microsoft Have Sony’s ($450) Number?

Vote
57 57 views
1y Feb 17, 2020
G

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
https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/ps5/

"Sony Is Struggling With PlayStation 5 Price Due to Costly Parts"
Bloomberg - February 13, 2020 - Takashi Mochizuki
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-14/sony-is-struggling-with-playstation-5-price-due-to-costly-parts

"Will the Coronavirus Delay PS5 and Xbox Series X? (VL168)"
YouTube Video - February 7, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/fkavDZMtQrM

"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
https://www.businessinsider.com/playstation-5-xbox-series-x-delay-wuhan-coronavirus-2020-2/

"PS5 price has yet to be determined, Sony suggests"
VGC - February 4, 2020 - Tom Ivan
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ps5-price-yet-to-determined/

"Xbox Series X Vs. PlayStation 5: Microsoft Is Still Holding A Huge Wild Card"
Forbes - February 16, 2020 - Dave Thier
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2020/02/16/xbox-series-x-vs-playstation-5-microsoft-is-still-holding-a-huge-wild-card/#3ffcd35a428c

"Sources: Microsoft Is Still Planning A Cheaper, Disc-Less Next-Gen Xbox"
Kotaku - December 4, 2019 - Jason Schreier
https://kotaku.com/sources-microsoft-is-still-planning-a-cheaper-disc-le-1840203823


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE SERIES HERE:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy9YAU61GoW-00K0TJOGnPCo

DISCUSSION IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS NOT TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE. INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN THE LEGAL TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS VIDEO SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR OWN COUNSEL.


Blog: hoeglaw.wordpress.com/

PODCAST VERSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE

About Hoeg Law

The Hoeg Law Firm is a business law firm with big law experience and a small firm approach focusing on start-ups, technology, financing, and everything else a business might need.


0 Comments

Markdown is supported.
Virtual Legality – E510
1 week ago