I also read an article about the production problems as well. Personally I like the Xbox X style the best out of all of them. The PS5 is just ugly.Looks like $499 for the PS5 as well. $399 for the all digital version. The all digital seems like a decent deal since it's the same hardware, just minus the drive, if you don't care about discs.
Speculation is that the pricing dropped after the Xbox pricing announcements. They also say there will be limited quantities due to supply chain, I've seen some wonderings if this has more to do with getting production costs down due to the pricing. Either way, pretty standard.
I agree on the design. Currently I intend to go with an Xbox X, upgrade my 1080ti to one of the newer 3080/3090 cards and eventually I'll get a digital PS5. Not certain if I'll bother at launch or notI also read an article about the production problems as well. Personally I like the Xbox X style the best out of all of them. The PS5 is just ugly.
This is it. Everyone knows this is exactly what happened.Conspiracy theory for you on those "production problems" - rumor has it their prices were originally a fair amount higher, like the digital only PS5 being the $499 option. So are there really production issues or do they need to lower output and buy time while they get the production costs down now to limit the loss per console sold?