If the Xbox Series X is more powerful than the PS5, but costs a similar amount, then that may give Microsoft’s console an edge to prospective buyers.

And that’s not the only price advantage the next-gen Xbox may have.

Leaks have indicated that Microsoft may be planning a lower priced next-gen Xbox that will make the entry cost for the next-gen much more affordable.

That is a tact that Piers Harding-Rolls, from IHS Markit Technology, expects Microsoft to use at the start of the next-gen.

And the analyst added that he does not expect Sony to follow suit with this pricing model on day one.

Speaking to GamesIndustry.Biz, Harding-Rolls said: “I also expect pricing of both PS5 and Xbox Series X to be similar, and I think it’s more likely than not they will be higher than the PS4 launch price point of $399.