Would You Spend $400 on a Playstation 4?

Forbes - Another rumor about the Playstation 4 is making the rounds on the internet today, except this one has nothing to do with hardware

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remanutd551539d ago

Yes, I would spend up to $499.99 for a ps4.

nrvalleytime1539d ago

That's too much. $499.98 at most.

blitz06231539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

Yup, willing to spend $400 tops. $450+ I would, depending on how awesome the console is - launch games, new features, etc. Just got a new PS3, so I wanna tell myself don't get a PS4 too early and spend another crapload.

Peppino71539d ago

In a second! I bought the original 60gb. 600 plus tax would prob be my max.

nrvalleytime1539d ago

^ I was kidding, by the way. I never actually purchased a PS3, but I'm far more excited for the PS4 than other potential new console from Microsoft. Not hating on the 360 or 720, but I'm ready for a change.

guitarded771539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

I spent more than that on a PS3, so yeah... I'd spend $400 on a PS4.

Redrum0591539d ago

My first born...

Naw jk LOL
I'd pay 600 no problem

Anon19741539d ago

I spent $600 on my PS3 ($500 on my 360) but I'm not in a hurry to replace either. That said, a $400 PS4 price tag would probably entice me to pick one up earlier than I was planning. Any more than that and I can wait. It's not like I have a shortage of games to play.

Saigon1539d ago

400$ is the perfect price point. I will be willing to go higher, but that $400 looks sooooo much better.

Sarcasm1539d ago

I'd spend $499.97 at most. Anything pass that is a no no.

TheGamerDood1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

I thnk $399 is the sweet spot.

Also if they want to get the jump on MS then they better price it aggressively.

I have the cash to buy it right now plus a couple of game so I'm f**king ready to do this.

Ju1539d ago

Well, $399 would be awesome, $499 probably, too. But I'm in no rush...depends on my urge I might get weak and get it early; but realistically I won't be getting it before spring 14...

deno1539d ago

No that's still to much. $499.97 for me.

DERKADER1539d ago

What price would you pay for a device you know nothing about? I am going to use common sense and wait till we get actual facts before blindly pledging elegance to any device at any price.

SilentNegotiator1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

I paid $400 for my Ps3, so yeah, probably.

badz1491539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

so yeah...why not

thorstein1539d ago

$400 no problem. $450 with an extra controller and/ or launch title.

sobekflakmonkey1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

I'd pay $499 easily, not a problem, considering I bought a PS3 when it first came out for like $600 with like 3 games as well and an extra controller, so it was probably like over $700, I go big, that's how I do. lol

ChrisW1538d ago

I'm pretty certain that it'll be a super stripped basic version.

Yi-Long1538d ago

... will it have backwards compatibility!? Will it require game-activation? Will it be region-locked? Will it demand 'always online', what are they going to do with the new controllers and will the be as ridiculously expensive as those WiiU tablets (hell, even normal dual-shock 3's cost 60 euro here in Holland(!) )

... and most importantly, it will depend on the games.

400 dollars/euros sounds like a great price though, so I'll certainly be interested, but like I said, it will depend on a number of things for me. Not just that attractive price.

I do have to say that the last 2-3 years Sony has made some very positive steps to winning me over, with PSN+ probably being their biggest achievement this gen. I'm am pretty confident that Sony is focussed on GAMES, which is what I'm looking for first and foremost with a GAMES console.

andibandit1538d ago

In order to persuade my wife, it would have to have some serious COOP games at that price and none of that Horde/Zombies/Tacked on seperate coop campaign, crap.

morganfell1538d ago

The real question is why wouldn't I spend $400 for a PS4.

Looking at what I spent for a launch 60GB PS3 and all of the enjoyment and enthralling experiences it has brought why would I not want to take that to the next level and beyond for a mere $400.

007Bond1538d ago

HAHAHA We got mommy buying this for you? Trust me if any of you worked instead of playing video games all day you would understand how tough it is to earn money on your own.

500 for a video game console HA!

HappyGaming1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

I seriously doubt it would be $400.
I would love it if it was but my gut is telling be $500 minimum. Remember this will be a console that will have 6-7 years of price drops before the PS5 comes out.

Edit: They have to squeeze the markets pockets like a toothpaste. At first ask for a lot of money slowly bring the price down and get people to push their limits and pay as much as possible for the console.

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aceitman1539d ago

I spent 600$ on the ps3 so yes.

DrRichtofen1539d ago

Me too! And that was in 2007 a year after it first came out

dalibor1539d ago

Why yes I fall into this category as well. That makes us all cousins in the gaming world. People who have bought the PS3 when it was $600. Would I do it again? Most likely. Probably. Oh what the heck you bet I would. It was all worth it in the end even though so many people ahem journalists wanted the PS3 to suffocate and die never to rise out of the grave ever again.

BattleTorn1539d ago

I spent $400 on WII U!!!


MmaFan-Qc1539d ago

pretty much, im buying it day one whatever what the price will be, even my pc graphic card is probably more costly than the ps4 so its not really a big deal for me.

T21539d ago

Exactly plus I liked the added benefit of excluding trash whenever possible. The first time I played on xbl I was stunned at the sheer number of idiots yelling, singing, wannabe gangsters .... I almost never use a headset on xbl

deno1539d ago

Same here. It was worth every penny.

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Spinal1539d ago

I would especially if it lasts almost 10 years like this gen.

Shadow Flare1539d ago

And judging by the ps3, the launch model will be the best model. So whatever the launch price of the ps4, it could likely be the best version of ps4 to exist. So it's definitely worth the price

Flavor1539d ago

Asking this question on N4G is like asking a dog if he likes bacon.

DOMination-1538d ago

Bubbles+ for funny.

I can't believe there are people posting that they would pay £450. That's more than the ps3 at launch! And we don't know anything about it.

Aceman181539d ago

I spent over 400-500 for both my PS3 and 360. so why wouldn't i spend 400 for the ps4?

journalists and their dumba$$ questions

Aceman181539d ago

Hmm my many disagrees pretty cements my beliefs that this is the worst generation where it comes to gamers.

just because i mentioned both my consoles sad and insecure people disagree totally disregarding the fact that i said i would easily buy the PS4 for $400.

Conzul1539d ago

Um.....we're all adrift in a sea of fanboy, what do you expect? I dislike xbox as much as the next guy, but I admit there was nothing wrong with your comment.

Merrill1539d ago

I hope it's $499.99. I want current and relevant technology in the PS4, I don't want cheap/weak components like the WiiU.

Ripsta7th1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

The Wii u is being sold at a loss to nintendo, but they said they make that money back w 1 game they buy so add 60 dollars to the current price n there you have the Wii U's actual price. Basic $360, Deluxe $410

Merrill1539d ago

It's not being sold at a loss because of anything in the WiiU itself, it's only because of the one controller with a screen. Cheap system with an expensive controller.

Agent_00_Revan1539d ago

They can't take the whole $60. Then the game company doesn't make money. They profit after their cut of the game. Which is No more $10-15.

Thatguy-3101539d ago

Spent 600$ on the PS3 so I don't see why not lol 400$ will actually be a relief for most that got a PS3 in the beginning of its cycle. I do think though that the price will be 400$-500$. I'll pre order that baby ASAP.

GraveLord1539d ago

A $400 price would be preferable, but yeah I would take the plunge at $500 but I have a feeling most won't. I just hope they price match Microsoft, so that way people will based their purchases on games, not price.

BlmThug1539d ago

I'd gladly spend up to £450

FlyingFoxy1539d ago

That'd get you a nice motherboard, memory and CPU to start building a nice gaming rig with.

UnholyLight1539d ago

I would be happy if both systems are below the $600 range. That's perfect for me.

lilbrat231539d ago

Yes not more though I guess $400 is better then $600 :-)

Jaybronee1539d ago

I'd rather pay more for a top notch console than pay less and get a sub par unit. I thought the $599 was a little high for my first PS3 but it didn't stop me from buying it.

omi25p1539d ago

Nope, I spent £250 on my ps3. Haven't turned it on since November 2011.

Rhythmattic1538d ago

You are far from happy with your PS3 looking at your past comments.

I suggest you sell your PS3, and dont buy a PS4...

Jazz41081539d ago

I would be okay paying that for the new 360 but not a ps4. Just my opinion and I have a right to it. I will pick up a ps4 at sometime but im more excited to see my 360 updated but thats me.

yeahokchief1539d ago (Edited 1539d ago )

yeah $4oo is okay.

i want the console, required cables and a game for just under $500 and we're good. (and no required monthly subscription service, but an optional one is cool)

i agree with remanutd55. going over $500 makes me start thinking of waiting for the price cut.

Mounce1539d ago

I'd spent $400.

$450 for a bigger HDD if worth it.

Pillsbury11539d ago

I would spend 399.99$ not a penny more! ;p

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showtimefolks1539d ago

my max price is $599 but i think its a safe bet to assume it will be between $400-450 and may support 2 SKU's

N4g_null1539d ago

If so then great for there fans. Wouldn't it be great if we saw the second coming of the ps2?! still not keen on sonys game play. If they get that right then the price doesn't even matter.

Flipgeneral1539d ago

Same, I would go up to $499. Time to put aside $100/month so I can get all the goodies with it.

Hope my PS stereo headset will be compatible

Sevir1539d ago

$600+tax and 200 for accessories and games

I'm fully prepared to spend 400+ for a PS4. Its a Freakin No brainer! YES!!!!

MEsoJD1539d ago

I predict no more than $399.00 in the US.

ZoyosJD1539d ago

If it's less than $500 I'm donating the difference to charity.

GuyThatPlaysGames1538d ago

Why not? I spend $1,000 on mine 2 days after release. The normal price when it first dropped was $600+ so why complain about it?

colonel1791538d ago

The sweet spot for a PS4 with the right features and specs is $499, which I see more realistic than $399. The times have changed since the PS3 launched at $599 and I think that more people will be willing to pay for the PS4 this time. Also, considering that Sony might me preparing a good launch line up, it's going to be an easier choice.

The only problem I see is that Sony fails at the marketing. They used to be great at it, and hopefully with the new agency they hired, they'll get it right this time.

kparks1538d ago (Edited 1538d ago )

Hell yeah I'd spend 799 on one.. Logic tells me the price will most likely be 499 and I believe that's a pretty good price point.

BLuKhaos1538d ago

Hell no.
I'll only get one if it costs $300 and has at least 15 games I know for a fact I will enjoy.

Azfargh1538d ago

Yes, but not at launch.

The fat PS3 was enough trouble with its 3-year-life...

Sony should fire their engineers for such mistake.