Prices of Consoles May go up.

Discussion in 'Console & PC Gaming' started by TJ13, May 24, 2019.


Will you still buy Next-Gen if it costs more?

  1. Yes

    6 vote(s)
  2. No

    2 vote(s)
  3. Maybe

    7 vote(s)
  1. TJ13

    TJ13 Premium

    United States
    So now with news hitting that "Trump" will impose a 25% import tax on gaming consoles because they are manufactured in China said to increase in "next-Gen" consoles. (Analyst said an increase of 10% is likely added to the consumer)

    (Quick Math)

    If PS5/XB2 cost 599.99 (USD)
    Max sales tax of 9.47% in the US (56.81 usd)
    Equals to 656.81 USD
    10% "Import tax" on consumers (65.68 usd)
    Equals to 722.49 usd for "next-gen" consoles. (Now this is max price in the US)

    What do you think on this?
    Last edited: May 24, 2019
  2. Tornado


    Production would be shuffled around if they were actually ready to release and the tariff was in effect. Production costs would rise somewhat (though early on in a system's life it is usually component costs that is the main portion of the price, so Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo may just eat the cost themselves), but game consoles have been built in countries other than China before; including even this console generation.
  3. Robin

    Robin Premium

    United Kingdom
    Depending on how long the tariffs are in place, if it looks like it's going to go on a while they would likely shift final assembly to somewhere else.
  4. kikie

    kikie Premium

    I don't think the prices will affect Europe but if they do, and the new consoles are worth it, I would still buy one.
  5. MikeV27

    MikeV27 Premium

    A PS4 pro will cost you well over $500 here, I will not be surprised to see that number hit 700 or 800 for the next gen consoles. Voted maybe, I'm still not sure if I will get the next Playstation or just splurge on a good PC setup instead. I like the convenience of consoles but I haven't really been happy with my console experience with the current gen.
    Last edited: May 25, 2019
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  6. Corsa

    Corsa Premium

    I'd spend $500-700 on a new graphics card long before I'd spend that on a console.
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  7. Rallywagon

    Rallywagon Premium

    United States
    I've had my ps4 pro for just over a year now and I don't really put much time in on it. When I have time to game, I generally spend it playing the games I have on PC. The games I like tend to require a keyboard and mouse over a controller, which is awkward most places but a desk. Where I will eventually find value, is once we are moved and I can put together my racing rig. I'll be getting one of the adapters to get the G27 hooked up.
    And this is where I get back on topic. For me, getting the next, next gen depends greatly on its prowess as a gaming rig, and not simply a console. Its functionality with peripherals, how the GUI is set up. Cross platform compatibility is so obvious, I wish Sony would lighten up on that.
    At this point though, I just dont know that a console is the right direction for me.
    Last edited: May 26, 2019
  8. GTV0819

    GTV0819 (Banned)

    I'd buy the newer generation console once it comes out if that's the case.
  9. PocketZeven


    I prefer buying consoles during the middle of their cycle (approx. 3 years). Most of the time during a price decrease or release of an updated model. That way I can decide much better if its worth the price and importantly I have much more choice in games. Also I have many games I still need to finish on the previous gen.
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