PlayStation Executive Explains Why There Is No PS5 “Series S”


In an interview with AV Watch (as translated by VGC), Sony Interactive Entertainment’s CEO Jim Ryan recommended that he’s not satisfied price range, lower-spec consoles such because the Xbox Series S will make it in the long term.

“The very first thing I wish to say is that I respect each competitor’s determination and their philosophies,” says Ryan. “One factor that may be mentioned is that for those who take a look at the historical past of the sport enterprise, making a particular low priced, lowered spec console is one thing that has not had nice outcomes previously. We’ve thought-about that choice and seen different executives who’ve tried this uncover how problematic it’s.”

Ryan goes on to notice that a part of the issue with such consoles is that they don’t enable customers to really feel assured that the console they bought will final them within the long-run.

“Based on our analysis, it’s clear that individuals who purchase a recreation console wish to proceed utilizing it for 4, 5, six, and even seven years,” says Ryan. “They wish to consider they’ve purchased one thing that’s future-proofed and never going to be outdated in two-to-three years. They wish to have religion that in the event that they find yourself shopping for a brand new TV that their present console will be capable to help that new 4K TV they’re contemplating shopping for.”

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