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Submitted by Dms2012 549d ago | news

Sony PlayStation 4 price slash strategy tipped amid console competition

Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be more competitively priced out of the gate than its PS3 predecessor, insiders suggest, with the company reportedly aiming at knocking a quarter off the console’s original selling price. (Next-Gen, PS4, Sony)

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sinncross  +   550d ago
well, that would be great
nrvalleytime  +   550d ago
For what the PS4 might be, even making the price appear close to the Wii U could be real trouble for Nintendo. The PS4 will just be more appealing. Microsoft will need to be careful with its prices now as well, meaning that we - the consumers - benefit. :-)
Jek_Porkins  +   549d ago
Well while I don't believe rumors, the official Microsoft documents states that at least one model of the Xbox 720 will be priced at $299. As for Nintendo, I think they expected their new hardware to sell at that price for a year and then lower the price and introduce great software to compete with the new consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Competition is great, and price wars pays off for the consumers.

I think Sony will release their consoles at $399 and $499 and Microsoft will have theirs priced at $299 and $399. I believe both Sony and Microsoft will offer a couple different SKU's. I see Nintendo dropping the Wii U to $199-$249 respectively.
juandren  +   549d ago
Wait... What official Microsoft documents? Do you have a link?
TheRealHeisenberg  +   549d ago
$300 USD or less is all I ask. If not I'll just get another PS3.
KwietStorm  +   549d ago
Lol...what
classic200  +   549d ago
LOL $300 or less, don't make die of laughter man.
seanpitt23  +   549d ago
And if its $300 I ain't buying it because it will be a load of shit and the games want look much better than the ps3
TheRealHeisenberg  +   549d ago
I see my comment has inspired many to hit disagree. Feel free to spend as much as you want on new tech, my days of early adoption are over. I'll gladly wait for a price cut. $300 or less for PS4 and $150 or less for Vita. That goes for any new console or handheld.

Edit:

Please keep the disagrees coming. I like it when I hit a sore spot.
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Reverent  +   549d ago
You're not hitting a sore spot, your ambitions are just extremely unrealistic.
miyamoto  +   549d ago
dude, wake up its 2013 not year 2000 nor 1994
Talamak  +   549d ago
$399 is the sweet spot....I have the feeling the PS4 will return Sony to PS2 quality of success
darthv72  +   549d ago
interesting.....
but why cant the PS3 return sony to PS2 quality of success?

What is it about the PS3 platform that has seemingly been unappealing to the PS2 crowd that would be different for the PS4?
Chris558  +   549d ago
Many things but the biggest mistake was developing a hardwere which was hard to develop for
Talamak  +   549d ago
In my humble opinion I think Sony was a tad bit too ambitious for most people in the beginning of the PS3's life cycle & most people (not including myself) were really disappointed with the $600 price tag...couple that with the good choices that MS had made with the 360 at the time and you you get a slight 180 from what the PS2 had done the generation before...I'm thankful however that the PS3 has made so much headroom since, but no one can deny the fact that it was that Sony put themselves in a bind that was almost their undoing....this time around I am confident that the PS4 will do great out the gate & in all honesty will benefit from the PS3's reputation for quality
miyamoto  +   549d ago
i thought you were smarter than that to have figured it out by yourself
kwyjibo  +   549d ago
For the PS3, Sony put a crapload of money into the Cell and into Blu-Ray.

The PS4 looks to be off the shelf PC parts. The price will be competitive from the outset. Expect the same from MS too.
KwietStorm  +   549d ago
Yep exactly. Plus, with no PS3 SoC onboard, and Gaikai likely streaming the PlayStation catalog, they'll save more money from the jump.
Reaper9937  +   549d ago
Hopefully come Wednesday the Giant crab will make a return appearance...please Sony don't diassapoint me, I've taken off work to see the damn crap.
kma2k  +   549d ago
damn thats commitment, i will be watching it at work personally :)
Old McGroin  +   549d ago
@ Reaper9937

"please Sony don't diassapoint me, I've taken off work to see the damn crap."

Respect.
Twinzclipz  +   549d ago
i'll buy it ,D1 for me
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steve30x  +   549d ago
Here you go.

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Old McGroin  +   549d ago
Yup, if the low price point is correct then it's a day one for me. If not, I'll definitely get it down the line, depends on when Sony unleash the big guns. Or Naughty Dog, which ever comes first!
Blackdeath_663  +   549d ago
surprisingly good article though i highly doubt that would be the case as much as i would love it to be. people need to understand that if you want power and a significant advance in technology that it will come with a price tag to match.
if it is sold £300 i wonder how much of a loss they are making on each console sold. looks like sony might be going for rapid mass sales this gen as opposed to the slow and steadily increasing sales of the ps3. either way works but they will need a strong ans sustained game library if they are looking to sell in large numbers. i think the gaikai streaming service will allow them to pull it off as it can provide game from both next and previous gens
seanpitt23  +   549d ago
I will pay £450 + for it the more money the better specs if its lower than £450 it will be half assed with half assed specs so there is no point in buying it and it will be out dated pretty quick
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skydragoonity  +   549d ago
Ladies & fanboys.... Ps4 is the future.

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