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The PlayStation 4 is incredible, but are too many gamers going to miss out?

Digitally Downloaded writes: "While I am looking forward to the PS4 with baited breath, I wonder how much of that is because I'm going to be able to use all of its features. Once upon a time consoles were self-contained, and while a self-contained console was never going to be able to achieve Sony's vision here, I have to wonder whether this new console is going to be worthwhile for people who don't have the extra devices and speedy Internet they're going to need to get the most out of it."

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Nitrowolf21249d ago

i'm wondering this myself. Pricing will be a huge factor and seeing that it's up there with high-end PC's just about, and the fact thyat it comes with a Camera I'm just wondering how much. SO buying this.;

MattS1249d ago

Sorry about the broken link. It's fixed now. :)

juandren1249d ago

I think they will make the price around $450 and rely on software sales and PS+ to earn any money they will potentially lose. They don't need to make any profit off the consoles, considering they publish most of the system's launch titles. All in all, I think the PS4 has a strong future ahead of it

ABizzel11249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

$499 or $299 w. a mandatory 2 year subscription to PS+ @ $10 / month ($539, and if bill is late console is bricked).

$499 is not too cheap to where they take a massive loss, but not too much to where core gamers can't buy it.

On top of that $299 w. a contract is a great way to get a supre low price out there, for the masses to be able to jump into the PS4, as well as, allowing people to experience PS+ for so long that it becomes a must have feature that they'll continue to pay for once their contract has expired. Bricking the console seems harsh, but it's the only way to save Sony from being screwed over by people who always try to get over on the system, just pay your $10.

Kurt Russell1248d ago

Whad Der Fuq?

Why would it be good business sense to go around bricking consoles... you're hardly going to sell software if you're doing such a thing. Think it through.

Bahpomet---1248d ago

abizzel i want dat droug u taking yo i gat dat locked

NateCole1249d ago

Price is right up there with high end PC's?. Really?

xursz1248d ago

I think he means spec wise because we basically know what's inside the system now. We don't know price yet though.

What I'm hearing is PS4 can easily hang with high end PCs. As if those demos weren't proof enough, right.

Is it too early to be excited for Christmas?

Cam9771249d ago

The more I see, the more I honestly how on earth MS will counter this.

SockeyBoy1249d ago

Thats a bit off topic dude.

ON TOPIC. I don't really care of what the price will be at this point, I'm going to be spending my hard earned cash on this one.

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talisker1249d ago

Hardcore Kinect titles they promised 3 years ago.

Oh wait, it was just a lie, I forgot.

On topic: come on, Sony's showed us their next system almost a year in advance (or even more in my case as I live in EU). If you can't afford to take out your plastic and buy it when it comes, start saving. If you could afford current gen systems, you will be able to afford PS4.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

@Nitrowolf2

You do realize apus are made for laptops and soon tablets? pc gamers don't use apus even though they can..
ram wise yes it competes with pc.

UI think ps4 may out do pc for a good 2 years. Do to optimization.

remember some are playing beyond 1080p already.

I will get disagrees for this but it's true.

Anyway can't wait for ps4!!

jmc88881249d ago

The problem is even a much more powerful PC GPU can't utilize even half that memory properly.

A GTX 670 doesn't even max out 2GB's really.

Now will they be able to use that 6gb's (2 gb's reserved for OS/social/background stuff) to help extend the life of the console by loading more into ram? Sure. But that's on the back end.

jmc88881249d ago

No, up there with mid level 2011 GPU's and 2008 mid range CPU's.

A 360 and PS3 could outperform a 3000-4000 PC (or 2500 in core PC parts to build yourself) from a 2004 PC (the year before the 360 launched).

A PS4 is comparable to a $600-800 in core 2011 PC parts. (motherboard, ram, psu, CPU, GPU).

You make the determination whether or not that is high end and whether or not that is a step back or three from the starting point of a new console generation.

Still a preorder for me, but c'mon guys, lets look at things objectively or we risk being Aliens: Colonial Marine-d.

MrDead1249d ago

How much is 8gb of GDDR 5?

akaakaaka1248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

PC games do not even uses 2gb of ram let alone 8gb of gddr5.

PC spec are good but to edit video and etc.. PS4 is make for games, to play games..

so you can't compare PC tech with PS4 tech since the architectures are different and their use.
let the games speak for itself..
KZSF https://www.facebook.com/ph...
is miles ahead any pc games (crysis3 http://s.pro-gmedia.com/vid...

Sykoticz1248d ago

@ psn_arakouftaian

You have no idea do you?

Do you know anything about Gaming Pc's?

J_Cob1248d ago

Same. I have $1,000 set to the side for the PS4 and a bunch of launch titles. Hopefully I don't have to use all of it. The placeholder pre-order price for the PS4 version of Watchdogs on Amazon is $99. ( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0... I really hope this isn't the case when the game launches. Otherwise I won't be buying as many games in the coming years.

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Narutone661249d ago

Should be cheaper than a comparably-spec PC as they are going to made money through other means.

Relientk771249d ago

Well, this is one gamer that won't be missing out.

izumo_lee1249d ago

I believe that rumor that some Japanese newspaper & others have suggested that the basic model i guess will be around 400-450. With a premium one more towards 499.

This conference showed how Sony learned from past mistakes. Making a system with the developer in mind, a happy developer will mean happy gamers. They look like they streamlined their online with Gaikai leading the charge. Everything points to that Sony is not gonna pull a 599 stunt again. They will take the hit & make it back in software & online subscriptions.

This is a different Sony under God...i mean Kaz & i am convinced that it will be affordable.

TheThirdMan1249d ago SpamShowReplies(10)
yewles11249d ago

"Making a system with the developer in mind,"

I have reservations about that myself, actually...

Let's just say that I will be very curious to see what NEW excuses they'll come up with THIS TIME...

wenaldy1249d ago

@TheThirdMan

What's your problem? Going hostile to everyone

theDECAY1249d ago

Yeah, @thethirdman, you're a dickhead.

Hicken1249d ago

Don't bother. His account is 2 hours old, and he's pretty much been trolling from the start.

I'm glad to hear that it'll be easier on the developers, but I'm still waiting to hear what type of excuses developers like Bethesda come up with.

torchic1249d ago

all signs point towards $450, it makes the most sense.

kenshiro1001248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

izumo has a point ThirdMan. The name calling is unnecessary.

When I first bought my PS3 fat, I thought Sony was nuts with that 599+ price point. The console was amazing, I agree but that was way too expensive. I also think that they won't make that same mistake again. With a reasonable price and heavy advertising, they got this one in the bag.

I also welcome the whole 'easier to develop for' thing as well. Sony may get more third party support and get third party exclusives back for that.

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Cocozero1249d ago

Its either going to be too expensive or Sony will take a massive loss, likely making them go bankrupt. Either way no one wins,

ScubaSteve11249d ago

you do know Sony is more then gaming right?

just-joe1249d ago

You're aware that the only profitable part of Sony is their movie studio and their credit is now still at junk status. Their shares also dropped in Japan today. I'm not trying to be negative but the point is, having you hand in every profession does not make you a master at all of them. I hope the PS4 is able to help them, for their sake.

fsfsxii1249d ago

Sony is not dumb to make the same mistake twice, btw, you stupidity makes me sick, why'd you want them out?? ffs

kenshiro1001248d ago (Edited 1248d ago )

...Yes, because Sony just suddenly went bankrupt overnight.../s

If they're so bankrupt, then why are they risking a PS4? Why did they just bought out Gaikai? Surely a company that's dying out wouldn't have the means to work on a new console or buy out a company.

And just-joe, shares rise and fall every day. The economy isn't very strong and there are other companies with problems as well. That doesn't mean that Sony isn't strong enough to ride it through. Also, their credit is in junk status? Source? Or are you pulling numbers out of troll-land again?

It's funny how the trolls come out of hiding and act like stock analysts whenever good Sony news pops up.

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