PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 to Follow Contract-Based Pricing Model?

Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox 720, or whatever they decide to name their next console, are expected to launch within the next couple years, and the idea of pricing for both consoles has often been discussed on various media outlets. As many of you know, Microsoft tried a new pricing model recently by charging only $99 for a 4GB Xbox 360, Kinect, and Xbox LIVE Gold with a signature committing to paying $14,99 per month. Essentially, Microsoft decided to test out the cell phone pricing model to appeal to those who cannot afford the upfront costs involved.

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WeskerChildReborned2318d ago

I'm hoping they'll have non contract models if they do follow contract ones.

egidem2318d ago

They would. Some people (like myself) just want to pay for the console once and for all and be done with it.

dericb112318d ago

Agreed. No point in paying extra for them. Money could be used towards PS+ or XBL.

TBM2318d ago

i'll be paying for my console up front. i'm not stupid enough to be cheated out of more money like these fools who are going to go for this.

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JBSleek2318d ago

Oh Sony doing it too? Well now it's going to be okay now for there to be subsidized consoles. Sorry but I had to the double standard really kills me but back to my comment.

Makes sense to me makes it more manageable and MSFT already charges for Live so it is't a hassle to spread it out. As long as Sony and MSFT make it an option it will be fine which they will.

Long live lower next generation consoles. I was planning on buying all three but this makes it manageable to buy all at launch.

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kma2k2318d ago

I would at least keep an open mind & listen to prices. If the end price was cheaper than paying my interest rate on my credit card i might do it, but it all depends on the prices with contract & without.

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