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Submitted by TheMrMalro 619d ago | opinion piece

I want the PS4 to cost $700+

Having the PlayStation 4 cost around $700, it would make it last a lot longer in the field and games would pretty much always be ahead of the competition (excluding PC most of the time). If someone can spend more than that on an iPad, a console should be able to charge that much, right? (iPad, Next-Gen, Sony)

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iamnsuperman  +   619d ago
And if so i want a subscription service as an option. Strangly the average consumer doesn't mind shelling out 500 for an ipad in this climate. I do know they would for a games console. I wouldnt mind paying extra over a long period for a console as I know $700 is a price i cannot even bring enough money together at once. A subscription service definatly would help convincing people as it is a lesser blow at one given time
tdogchristy90  +   619d ago
I keep hearing that if people are willing to pay $700 for an iPad, they should be able to on a console. This really isn't justified. They are two different mediums and even though their are a lot more gamers as of late, I doubt they equal the number the apple/tablet users as a whole.
TheMrMalro  +   619d ago
People can spend £400 on a blu-ray player with some speakers and not a PS4? It doesn't make sense to me.
tdogchristy90  +   619d ago
@mrMario

My statement that their different media still stands and can't be compared. Rather we like it or not games are still geared towards kids thus the higher price doesn't compute. At least with blu-ray you have a larger install base, say adults movie lovers from age 30-70, 40 years. This is vs a kid ratio of say 18-30 which is only 20 year demographic.

Again it's not the cost I'm against, I just think trying to Justify it via comparing them like we do isn't justified given the different media and demographics targeted.
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animegamingnerd  +   619d ago
those are appledrones they are a far different species
UltraVegito  +   619d ago | Well said
700$?

People must want sony to crash from the highest mountains and into the pits of hell lol.
I'm sure there are some of you willing to dish out that much but let's be real,599-699$ wouldn't cater to the market nowadays.
399-499$max seems like a reasonable move.
Tbh when it comes down to it games are what everyone wants,high end tech is just icing on the cake.Sony just needs to make a decently spec'd system with a good amount of support and consider me on the ps4 train :)
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BitbyDeath  +   618d ago
@tdogchristy90, i think the point is that the PS3 does Blu-ray and more yet people are willing to spend 400 on just the blu-ray part but not the console.
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vulcanproject  +   618d ago
....and I want a haircut to cost $200

But I'd be stupid to actually pay that much for it.
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kneon  +   618d ago
I have no problem paying that much for a ps4 if it's got the games I want, but I wouldn't pay anything for an ipad since there are better and cheaper tablets. But if you want those Sony exclusives you have no other option.

But there is another problem with making an expensive consoles besides the obvious one. The problem is that the rate of change in tech is accelerating so any hardware will be obsolete much faster than in the past. So it may be better to make a cheaper console and just assume a shorter lifespan.
rainslacker  +   618d ago
I think your somewhat on point. Games nowadays I wouldn't say is geared towards kids, except for those that make them for their target audience. It's more that gaming from a society point of view is considered a kiddy past time.

The differences in the markets are more down to what is needed, and what is considered frivolous. In today's society many people can't imagine being without a cell phone. A tablet is an extension of that. It fills a place in people's lifestyle. It of course isn't needed per se, however it does add significant value to those peoples lives to have those kinds of things convenient to them. It's the same reason frozen microwave dinners, even though less healthy than a home cooked meal, took off in the 80's and 90's, because all of a sudden people's lives just became busier, along with a lot of other social status changes for the modern home.

Consoles, or gaming in general, is still a luxury past time. At the end of the day it doesn't have that same necessity to most people's lives to warrant spending the same as they would on say a tablet.
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CraigandDayDay  +   618d ago
They will launch at around $350 and $450 for the two models. That's my guess.
knowyourstuff  +   618d ago
If you can't afford it just wait a year or two when it goes down in price, more games will be out so the old tired complaining argument of "no games at launch" won't come up for you. Consoles have always done more than tablets and phones, with bigger and better AAA games, multiple functionalities, it's a different business model altogether.
Companies charge 700 bucks for tablets and phones for no other reason than people are willing to pay it - being made for 60 cents an hour in Foxcon in China, is anyone really naive enough to think it cost anymore than 20 bucks to make an iphone? The cost comes in the massive marketing campaigns, which get people nuts about the phones/tablets, which is why they're willing to pay 700 bucks for one.

The average gamer is in their 30's evidently, so the stupid argument about price is nonsense. It doesn't matter what the price is at launch, every console ever is extremely hard to find in the first 8 months to a year due to selling out practically everywhere, lowering the price does nothing for you if you're selling out left right and center.
JackBNimble  +   618d ago
I would rather upgrade my pc (at a lower cost) then pay $700 for a ps4. And if I were to pay $700 in upgrades for my pc , it would make the ps4 look like a hand held device compared to my pc.

As it is now ,I am a ps3/pc gamer, but there is no way I would pay that kind of money.
Oh_Yeah  +   618d ago
No one I know would pay 700 for an ipad.. That's ridiculous, you could buy your own pc gaming rig with that money. But I guess some people buy shit for names, they hear apple and they bend over. The specs in a ipad are worth maybe half that price. Someone did a survey I remember it was what if apple put the word N*gger engraved on the back of the iphone how many would still buy it? The results were like 85%. If ps4 is going to be 700 it better well damn have 700$ parts is all I'm saying.
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DeadlyFire  +   618d ago
I disagree 1000%.

Tech is tech.

iPad is a tablet. Is it necessary for daily life no. Then again neither is a console.

There are actually quite a few people that prefer to not have an Apple product.

Personally $400-$500 is what I expect the next consoles to aim for either way, but I could easily see tech pushing $625 or more for production costs for next generation. $700 is not unreasonable.

People are wiser these days to smarter technology which is a part of the reason why anyone does pay more than $800 for a Cell phone. Its got a bit of every new tech convenience in it. Same for a console.
Eremgee  +   618d ago
Why are people even comparing an iPad to a ps4? I'm not going to buy an iPad to play tiny iOS games and I'm not going to buy a ps4 to use the Internet.
UnholyLight  +   618d ago
Yeah this whole iPad thing is dumb. I could never spend that kind of money for myself, especially in this time period where saving money is key so that I can be able to afford both Nextbox and PS4/orbis etc lol
Tvensky  +   618d ago
I cant afford to buy ps4 for 700+, but deep inside I want it to be best possible console at that time ever! (and high performance technology cost pretty much)... I just know I will get it anyway (if its good)... and almost every new piece of technology is getting cheaper every year... that way every person who wants it will get it sooner or later... but not everyone can wait that time... so there has to be the middle best way.....

EDIT: forget about that IPad... everyone knows it sucks! :)
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J_Cob  +   618d ago
@kneon

The rate of change for tech is fast but it's never fully utilized. With a set system like consoles devs are able to optimize so games look great on dated hardware. Just look at God of War: Accession, Beyond: Two Souls, Halo 4 and The Last of Us.
ABizzel1  +   618d ago
I think the correct statement is "I want a $700 PS4 in tech, at a $400 price."

The only way that's happening is a subscription model in which case you buy the PS4 for $299, and pay $10 a month for PS+ (2 years equal $240).

That equals $540, and by that point most people will likely want to keep PS+ after having all the benefits for 2 years, so add in $50 for another 3 years, and boom you've got your $700 PS4 price covered.

But it's not going to happen.
NateCole  +   618d ago
I upgrade my galaxy every year at 700 plus unlocked. As such even if the PS4 cost 700 it is a steal for me considering that it will last 10 years and it is the center of my home entertainment.

I know this is just me but i want the greatest and best tech in my console. I want it to be AC wifi and those high capacity blu ray with a very powerful cpu/gpu and 16gig ram etc etc.

I want it to be dev freindly with so much power that Sony devs will blow my mind with what they will produce next gen.

My dream ofcourse but will not happen with Ken not there anymore.
SilentNegotiator  +   618d ago
You people realize that they have to sell to a LOT of people to get developer support, right? That sort of backwards thinking made Sony go from king of consoles to sitting in the middle.
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Norrison  +   618d ago
700$? You can get a high end PC for that.
cervantes99  +   618d ago
Maybe, but I can't play Sony's exclusives on it.
FlyingFoxy  +   618d ago
try 1,000 for high end, for 700 you'd get a good mid range one tho.
papashango  +   618d ago
mid range is still more powerful than the rumored next-gen console specs.

mid-range is still quad core with at least gtx570/hd7870
ZombieNinjaPanda  +   618d ago
@Cervantes99

And with a Ps4 you can't play PC exclusives or Microsoft Exclusives or Nintendo Exclusives.
TooTall19  +   618d ago
I built a pc for $1300 recently, and that's only with one 670. $700 would build a pretty average computer.
Norrison  +   617d ago
@tootall
You don't know where to buy PC parts, mine got 2 gtx 670s and it costed me 1200$, 700$ would give you a high-mid end one.
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Guwapo77  +   618d ago
Sounds great and I would love a super machine... But the game makers will not make games that take advantage of the superior system. The developers will make a games based on the lowest common denominator.

*Wii/U not included in these conversations.
solid_warlord  +   618d ago
Its the same arguments as...why dont people spend $600 or more for the most powerfull graphics card every year instead. They will be able to have more pixels ect. I'll tell u wat, only nerds would throw away most of there money they earned on such nonsense of a price.

Some of us are not super rich and need to think about how we spend our money such paying bills, rent, morgages and responsible to feeding our family.

Nerds and fanboy sheeps do not need to think or prioritise over buying upgrades of what ever...they just buy it cause of there nerdish instinct.
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MostJadedGamer  +   618d ago
Sony learned there lesson with a $599 PS3 at the very most the PS4 will be $399.
lfclee  +   618d ago
I believe if you want the latest technology you must pay for it and the ps4 is a must!
StrongMan  +   619d ago
So you want to see it fail? You would love that wouldn't you?
TheMrMalro  +   619d ago
No, I want to see it succeed for a longer time. That's the reason it needs to cost more.
animegamingnerd  +   619d ago
why do you want the PS4 to cost a arm and a leg?
SkullBlade169  +   619d ago
That didn't work out so well with the PS3 did it...
Rush  +   619d ago
$700 is approaching mid to high-end PC gaming level, not to mention European markets always get screwed on exchange rates to the dollar thus places like the UK it would still end around 650-700 pound. Which means we would be paying close to 1000 dollars.

Honestly your nutty and extremely closed minded to you think other markets outside of America will accept that nonsense. In the US everything is cheaper due to the strength of the currency, but expecting the European market to pay around 1000 dollars for a console is insane.
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rainslacker  +   618d ago
I'd like to see that as well. However, if it falls flat on it's face out of the gate then there is no hope for long term viability.

$600 was pushing it on the PS3 release, and if it wasn't for Sony's dominance of the PS2 they never would have been able to release such an expensive console.

Going into the next generation, MS and Nintendo are a much bigger competitor than they were when the PS3 released. That price is heavy, and only the most die-hard Sony fan would be willing to drop money on it.

I'm pretty die hard, and I wouldn't support that, because I know that for the most part, games won't really take advantage of it outside of 1st party titles and maybe exclusives. However the huge drop in install base would mean that it will lose a lot of developer support, which means we may not even see many multi-plats for it, and even less 3rd party exclusives.

Now imagine those that like Sony but don't play the console race card. All of a sudden MS $400-500 system looks a hell of a lot more attractive, thus making it more viable for the long term.
Ju  +   618d ago
I'm not sure...it kinda worked out for the PS3...but what didn't work out is, that the one extra year and the price didn't really end up in the delivery of a massive superior console.

Now, it sold anyway, and pretty much beat the 360 now.

A visible distinction in performance for the $600 would probably pushed the majority over much faster. BD and HDD wasn't enough. But say 1GB and a better GPU would have...and it would have bought Sony probably another 1-2 years today; thus actually extending lifetime and ROI.

I think it could make sense to release later with a more sophisticated model.

However, nothing points that way. Phasing out the PS2, reducing PS3 prices etc points to a rather "early" PS4 release and with that possibly a cheaper model.

Well...what's more, though - and the WiiU shows this - the PS3/360 on the low and will be competing with those next generation machines in the own house.

I'm wondering if the low end price segment isn't already covered...
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tachy0n  +   618d ago
@StrongMan

PS3 started with $599, and tell me, it failed?

if people are too stupid to buy useless ipads for $500+ i dont see why people would hesitate to get the PS4.
PimpDaddy  +   618d ago
It did fail. Sony had to drop the price 9 months after launch on the 60GB launch PS3 and offer 5 "free" Blu-Ray movies because the sales were so slow.

I should know. I upgraded to a 1080P LCD and bought the PS3 60GB launch model when it was $499.00 instead of $599.00 and I still felt like I was Playing Beyond too soon.

In fact the only reason I got the PS3 was for Blu-Ray. Then once WarHawk came out I finally purchased my first game. The PS3 didn't start gaining momentum till they introduced the 40GB stripped down version for $399.00 which was basically a year after the PS3 launched.

You can't compare a $500.00 tablet that can be taken anywhere and has many functions to a home console that is stationary in your living room and is primarily a videogame console.
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TooTall19  +   618d ago
If it wasn't expensive at launch, we wouldn't have blu ray.
wishingW3L  +   619d ago
$600 is my limit because $700 plus the taxes from where I live will make the console cost $800 easily.
rainslacker  +   618d ago
I'd pay $600 if it had full BC with the entire PS line. Hell even throw in PSP digital support.:D

Otherwise I think $500 top of the line model would be my limit, unless there is something spectacular about it above and beyond the other consoles.
Godmars290  +   619d ago
Couldn't get enough "Its too expensive!" jokes, uh?
TheFinalEpisode  +   619d ago
I would pay $700 for my ideal console but the truth is most people won't be able to afford one and that leads to less support from devs.
Conzul  +   618d ago
If the PS4 had two different versions and the base model was $400-$500, then I would gladly pay $700 for a higher-tier model if it came with, say, full backwards compatibility and a nice feature suite like OtherOS or stuff we haven't thought of yet.
Megaton  +   619d ago
It would sink them as a hardware maker. Even at $700, it would arrive with old tech, making your point and idea null.
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FlyingFoxy  +   618d ago
Er no, by your logic then because it'll be cheaper it would be even more outdated.
Megaton  +   618d ago
Yeah, it will. That's how consoles work. Guy talks like he's expecting future-proofing to justify $700, but it would still be outdated the moment it launched. Consoles aren't going to launch with the best parts. It's not viable.
animegamingnerd  +   619d ago
700$=flop on arrival
sdozzo  +   619d ago
MS and Sony will keep it within $50 of each other. Any greater disparity and one will fall behind greatly for the first few years.
Software_Lover  +   619d ago
People can spend that much on an Ipad because of various reasons (none that I agree with because I can get a cheaper tablet to do more)

1)The entire family can use the Ipad all the way down to a baby playing a childs app

2)Its the "thing" to have at this point in time as says the media (lol)

3)games and apps start at a cost of........... free, .99 cents. This kind of makes up for the cost.

4)You can use it while traveling as long as you have a data plan (Yes you can use the ps3 if you have tv's and a converter in your car........... but it's not the same)
admiralvic  +   619d ago
But those are none of the "real" reasons why people can afford it...

People can afford it because it is a more effective laptop for many people. Like using a laptop in bed can be annoying, where as a tablet is fairly simple. Want to travel somewhere? It's a very small / light device to take with you. Plenty of people own a smart phone, which tablets typically (depending how you go about it) allow you to view / edit events on both devices, which is ultimately more convent to many people.

In a lot of ways it has several practical and justifiable uses in most peoples day to day lives. This is something you CAN'T say about the PS4, since even though we don't know what it includes, the PS3 (any many other devices...) allow you to stream videos, play blurays / dvd's, boot digital files, which I don't see the PS4 offering them something they don't exactly need.
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PopRocks359  +   619d ago
I certainly hope you're wrong then. I'd never be able to afford one if that happened. I'd have to do what I did with the PS3 and wait years before getting one.
Ju  +   618d ago
Obviously a console sells even 5 years after its introduction. You won't be the only one. And even if $600 (will never be 700 anyway) it will come down in price eventually. No doubt about it.
Yangus  +   619d ago
700$? Its a bad joke...
Software_Lover  +   619d ago
The ps4 could've have been Sony's biggest money maker as far as consoles are concerned, from the get go. The only thing they needed to do was get a speedier BR drive, add more ram, an updated GPU, and an updated Cell. That simple. Most of that would've cost chump change in the big scheme of things.
BlackWolf  +   619d ago
Then not many many people will buy it. 700 bucks is way too much for a game console. Period.
BanBrother  +   618d ago
In Australia the PS3 was $1000, and I still got one. Even the PSX was $700 when I got it. Love to be able to get the PS4 for roughly the same price as everyone else, but I doubt the prices would be comparable. Even though the Australian dollar is better vs the US dollar.
miyamoto  +   616d ago
"PM'd me first"
huh? do u have amnesia or short term memory?

"it really does not bother me"
LOL
then you could just have ignored me or whatever, right?

intead of these:

"@miyamoto

"negative publicity to all things PlayStation by using Xbox just for hits."

Thanks, I was meaning to ask why there was so much kotaku hate around here, go figure (not that I read kotaku anyway).

I just find it funny, considering some of your posts are Sony fanboy drivel, yet you call a site out for doing the exact same thing, but I suppose it isn't what YOU want hear. Hypocrite much?

Whatever, I know you are immature and stupid so it really does not bother me. You PM'd me first, so try harder. I only hope one day you will grow up and realise how idiotic and narrow minded you were when you were younger."

eh, Mr. Contradiction?

was really hoping for a civilized conversation, Brother
but I have to block you to save my precious time

learn to talk with sense

bye
TacoTaru  +   618d ago
They stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place. If they make it cheap enough for the masses to buy the tech won't be a big leap from where we are. If they provide the tech that would make it shine it will cost too much for most people to afford. Wouldn't want to be Sony and compromise and end up with Wii-U type hardware because no matter how good-enough it is the fanny boys will cry.
mamotte  +   619d ago
Comparing a productive portable tool, with a entertainment center?

Wow, just... wow.
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EffectO  +   619d ago
Some people really want to see Sony go down.
WiiStation_360  +   618d ago
I cannot afford a $700 console :(
BitbyDeath  +   618d ago
$700 seems like a bit much, not money wise, but what will it include for $700? Even with the latest hardware you'd expect it to be 400-500 so 700 would have to have some sort of fancy new tech inside. But i couldn't imagine what, even VR shouldn't add that much on the price.
rainslacker  +   618d ago
Truthfully, it doesn't matter what it includes to the average consumer. Whatever tech they include can be cool, but how many average people know all the functions available to them on current consoles.

In the end it's still a game console. For the foreseeable future, they will always be considered that. If MS goes this whole "center of the living room" route, then you can expect them to change this viewpoint through marketing, at which time a more expensive device may be worth while, but even then, most people will be looking for the cheapest option to do the same thing, of which there are currently many options.

I believe gaming capabilities will take a back seat to the average consumer for the center of their living room.
Zancruz  +   618d ago
If Sony made a $700 system they'll mostly have a cheaper one available for purchase too... But we do live in a society that will buy a $200+ dollar pair headphones, $250+ dollar pair of gymshoes, $200+ dollar pair of jeans or a $1000+ dollar purse. SOOoooo im pretty sure people will buy still if its worth it to them.
kneon  +   618d ago
You are overlooking why people buy those things. For many the most important aspect is to be seen having these items. They try to make up for their self esteem issues by buying what the media tell them is cool even though there is almost always better and cheaper alternatives.

The problem is that you can't easily show off your ps4 and so it has less value in their eyes.
TheRealHeisenberg  +   618d ago
Yep, and I look like $1 million big ones with all that on too...errrummm except for the purse.

A $700 price point would be a huge mistake for Sony. The mass market can't afford that right now.
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Truthandreason  +   618d ago
Some people will buy anything, but 200 bucks for something trendy that you show off everywhere is much different then 700 that sits out your house. 200 bucks is Christmas gifts and birthday gifts for lots of people, 700 bucks narrows your market quite a bit, that's a lot to give up at one time.
Axonometri  +   618d ago
This is something I talked about a while ago. 600 for the PS4 and shelling out at least 5 grand for a TV is just stupid. Exactly how many in the US could afford that right now? Putting an option for 4k I could see, but pushing it will do nothing but hurt Sony at this point in time.

Edit: Here is a better idea, muscle stimulator and nerve sense rig.
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i8urCAKE  +   618d ago
Bro 700$+ ? crazy man. if it's that price the PS4 will fail and i will hate to see xbox take over.
FlyingFoxy  +   618d ago
Well i'm a PC gamer but from what's been said recently the 720 will be more powerful.
LOOK_AT_THIS_I  +   618d ago
Nothing has been said. It's all rumors. The next Xbox has a built in toaster, and the ps3 has a coffee maker. Trust me, my brothers wife's sister has a boyfriend that knows a guy who cleans an office for someone who works for both companies he's a secret double agent. Its on the Internet it's gotta be true.

If they include the AR glasses or the illumiroom tech type gadgets than I could see a significant increase. Without those big new "toys" it's gonna be around the 350-400 mark for each console.
Jadedz  +   618d ago
What da..?
Seriously?

Why not build a beast of a PC for that price?
TheMrMalro  +   618d ago
The Last of Us, Uncharted, Resistance, Killzone, LittleBigPlanet, Heavy Rain and more are why.
RuperttheBear  +   618d ago
There are a few exclusives I want for my ps3 this year, last year there were none. The exclusives are great and all, but I buy far more games for my pc. A pc for $700 would be a much wiser investment than the ps4.

That's not to say I won't be buying a ps4, because it would undoubtedly have many games worth buying over its lifespan. But I won't be paying $700 for one, and neither would the vast majority of the gaming community. It just wouldn't happen.

Those that say they would are a small minority.
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papashango  +   618d ago
As a pc gamer that had a PS3. I can honestly say pc gamers aren't missing out on anything you listed. The last of us looks interesting and Uncharted 1 and 2 was worth a play but those other titles are crap.

I'd rather not be without my pc because as most pc gamers know. You never know when something like DayZ or Minecraft comes along. When a mod on PC hits. It usually comes without warning and catches the industry by surprise.

I won't even get into pc exclusives which is always too many to count. Not to mention the many quality free 2 play titles that rival AAA console titles and exceed replayability value. Games like League of Legends, Planetside 2 and Mechwarrior Online to name a couple.
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DarkBlood  +   618d ago
If it was to cost that much i dont think i would get it right away and would for the time being focos on getting more ps3 games and other consoles for my collection
landog  +   618d ago
it needs to be $500 at least, or else it will be either ;

A. sold at an enourmous loss (sony CANNOT afford that)

B. absolute, bottom of the barrel parts and not worth calling next gen (i.e. wii u)

ps4 needs minimum 4 gb ram, 1gb vram (equal AT LEAST to a gtx 650....660 ti would be ohhh so much better, and a fast quad core i-7 920 spec at least)

anything less and your just getting a 5 year old pc without the capability to upgrade, the above specs would at least make it close to a mid spec pc from a few years ago, i.e. 1080p games at 30-60 frames, 4x aa and MUCH better texture rendering, resolutions, shadows...ect...ect...
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SAE  +   618d ago
Exactly.Bubble for you . I hope sony dont listen to people here. They don't know whats good for them..

Do the math for your self guys !! You just talk. Cheap ps4 means it's useless to upgrade ..
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Neko_Mega  +   618d ago
It is true, not matter how you look at it. If someone can spend $500 or $800 on a IPhone/IPad for their little kids.

Then why can't they buy a console? Plus I would tell my kids to learn to save up their money if they wanted it so badly.
RuperttheBear  +   618d ago
People that bring up the iphone or ipad are missing the point. Apple at this moment of time have a huge fanbase, far bigger than Sony, Sony could only dream of having a fanbase as large. People who buy iphones and ipads would buy a turd in a box with the Apple logo.

If you think Sony has the pulling power Apple products have you are very much mistaken.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   618d ago
Even a 500$-600$ price tag dosent sound appealing. $400-$450max. PS3 couldnt get away with 600$ at launch neither will PS4.
SAE  +   618d ago
Tech stays but price change. you dont like the price ?. wait for price drop . that way you wil get it cheap with high tech which means better games/ big collection/updated hardware/softwares/apps etc..

im really really confused. why you people dont want powerfull consoles ?. why do you want just a simple upgrade ?. why upgrade if it's only 30$ more then current generation price ? what will they upgrade with that 30$ ??????

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Son...

Even if it's 100$ more then current generation. that's not an upgrade at all !
sandman224  +   618d ago
I also will pay the money. I say for those who can't afford it Sony should release an option to pay it off monthly. Or buy it in full. I think that iPhone 5's/iPads cost from 600-900 dollars. We should definitely afford to pay the same amount for a console
StrawHatPatriot  +   618d ago
People don't necessarily mind shelling $300 plus for a tablet since it's a complete entertainment device.

If the PS4 was also your Television service provider and served as your Computer's operating system, than it wouldn't be an issue to buy it at that price then.
mochachino  +   618d ago
iPads and other tablets have a lot of business/academic related functions and are portable.
cyclindk  +   618d ago
On a side note.. has it been established, more or less, what Mircro is going to employ as their optical-drive solution in their next console?

They gonna bite the bullet and go blu-ray?

Or whip out some proprietary HD-DVD resurrection?

Solid state gaming cartridges?! Who knows..

I still can't wait to use little glowing crystals like in Super Man.
ZoyosJD  +   618d ago
Gotta be blue-ray.

SSD are too expensive anyway. SSD or proprietary lose the most common optical storage medium for movies.

Digital...go download a 50GB game then get back to me...in a month, lol.

Not to mention royalties on BR are only a few cents per device and something like a cent every 10 disks anyway. Not supporting BR would be MS shooting themselves in the foot equivalent to the RROD.
cyclindk  +   618d ago
Sounds about right. What is Nintendo using for their storage format? Disc-wise?

Nintendo optical discs

The Wii U is backward compatible with Wii Optical Discs, though not GameCube discs.[14] Reportedly to control costs, the Wii U also uses a disc format developed and supplied by Panasonic, with a capacity of 25 GB (single layer). The optical discs used for the Wii U differ from other optical disc formats in that they have soft, rounded edges.[15]
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ZoyosJD  +   618d ago
lol. you got it, but the wiiu doesnt even support dvd, although it does support tivo and netflix. im pretty sure the ps4 will support 4k blue ray disks for movies at minimum.
cyclindk  +   618d ago
I'd imagine so, I mean putting out a product, like a console and Tvs which aren't compatible with one another in this day and age would be truly pitiful...

Gonna be interesting, this generation here, reaaaaal interest'n.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   618d ago
Well, I don't.
MehmetAlperTR  +   618d ago
me neither :(
SAE  +   618d ago
Tech stays but price change. you dont like the price ?. wait for price drop . that way you wil get it cheap with high tech which means better games/ big collection/updated hardware/softwares/apps etc..

im really really confused. why you people dont want powerfull consoles ?. why do you want just a simple upgrade ?. why upgrade if it's only 30$ more then current generation price ? what will they upgrade with that 30$ ??????

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Son...
th3n00bg4m3r  +   618d ago
That is exactly what I am going to do. I will wait for price drop, and since the PlayStation 3 has such a great library, there is no need to worry.
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