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PS5 price to reflect value, doesn’t “mean lowest price”

The PS5 price will be set to reflect its value and mightn’t “mean [the] lowest price,” Sony’s Jim Ryan has explained.

“I think the best way that we can address this is by providing the best possible value proposition that we can,” Ryan said in conversation with Games Industry.

“I don’t necessarily mean lowest price. Value is a combination of many things. In our area it means games, it means number of games, depth of games, breadth of games, quality of games, price of games… all of these things and how they avail themselves of the feature set of the platform.”

Ryan also confirmed that Sony will not be implementing a cross-gen, first-party system like Microsoft’s Smart Delivery to optimise titles across both PS4 and PS5. The news came at the same time internal Sony documentation was updated to require developers to ensure PS4 games will be compatible with the PS5 from mid-July.

Sony will be revealing a host of PS5 games in a one-hour livestream next week.

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