In 2022, Sony raised prices for the Playstation 5. This happened against the backdrop of a serious shortage of game consoles, and then Microsoft said that it had no plans to increase the price of the Xbox Series X. About a year after that, the Xbox team nevertheless raised prices for older consoles in its lineup, maintaining the same price on the Xbox Series S.
Today, The Verge portal published correspondence between Microsoft Gaming executives, which was leaked online amid the corporation’s litigation with the FTC. Some of the information in this correspondence has been edited, but there are some interesting pieces that remain unchanged. Thus, from the correspondence it becomes known that Phil Spencer acquired a Playstation 5 in August 2022. Here’s what Phil writes on August 25 about his purchase:
Sony has been forcing the PS5 to include the $50 HZD game for a while now. I bought my PS5 two weeks ago. The only option available was the HZD kit, priced at $549.
It is worth saying that Phil Spencer confused Horizon Zero Dawn with Horizon Forbidden West in this letter, since this is the game that the Playstation 5 came with.