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PlayStation 4 won't cost $599 at launch...

Sony America head 'hopes' PlayStation 4 won't cost $599 at launch, says specs aren't finalized yet...

Here is hoping this is true because a $599 price tag will be a major issue like it was for the PS3

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aquamala1644d ago

I didn't see anything that would make this a $599 console, I think $399 is reasonable to expect for the base model. maybe a $499 model with bigger hard drive.

Kalowest1644d ago

To try and make money back because of R&D cost.

majiebeast1643d ago

R&D isnt nearly as high as with the ps3 everything from the gpu,cpu,ram is off the shelves. I think we will see a 399,99$ console with no extra's and a 499,99$ with a bigger HDD,1 year ps plus and a voucher for a digital copy of Killzone:SF,Driveclub or Knack.

RioKing1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

^I'd say a free month of PS+ is more realistic. Right now the PS3 bundles that offer free games come with a free month of PS+, while the white PS3 bundle comes with a free year of PS+..but no games.

Tr10wn1643d ago

" I think we will see a 399,99$ console with no extra's and a 499,99$ with a bigger HDD,1 year ps plus and a voucher for a digital copy of Killzone:SF,Driveclub or Knack."

Thats the perfect for me $499,99 with lots of extra if not ill buy the cheaper one and get watch dogs alone, i doubt DriveClub will be a launch title tho.

blitz06231643d ago

$100 more for a bigger hard drive will not do it. They will add a game or PS+ 1 year membership, or both, or more stuff.

TheGamerDood1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Uhhh...the 8GB of GDDR5 ram isn't freakin' cheap my friend. 400 for the base model 500 for the Move PSEye 2.0 w/1TB HD.

Skip_Bayless1643d ago

The more expensive it is the better because I like feeling like i'm the only owner of the console for a couple years atleast. The appeal of having a PS3 and 360 now is lame cause everyone has one already.

sobekflakmonkey1643d ago

@Skip_Bayless

lol you hipster, but I get what you're saying, you feel special because you could afford it, I honestly think it would be bad for Sony though, they wouldn't make as much money, I'd definitely pay $499.99 for a larger HDD and PS+ for a year.

T3MPL3TON 1643d ago

TheGamerDood: Uhhh...the 8GB of GDDR5 ram isn't freakin' cheap my friend.

Uhhh... The 8GB of GDDR5 ram is really freakin' cheap my friend.

People seem to think, GDDR5 is gonna cost them thousands. It wont.

bangshi1643d ago

@T3MPL3TON, no it won't be thousands but it will be a couple of hundreds dollars.

Kevin ButIer1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

1TB? I was wondering if Sony will add a mixed SDD HDD feature as Sony did in some of their ultrabooks, I know SDD is expensive but it would be use only for key processes and loading time reduction.I wouldn't mind to see a smaller drive with this feature.

BISHOP-BRASIL1642d ago

@Kevin Butler

Exactly, with all the talk about no loading times, access time is a concern. If you have 1TB of data in 7200rpm drive you gonna need a lot of redundant data or markers, otherwise loading times will still be noticeable. If you go with an SSD that problem is solved but it's yet to be seen if it's cost friendly to add on a console.

TruthbeTold1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

I think we're way beyond the years of charging an extra $100 based on HD size. Storage is so cheap now that even non-tech people realize that the extra money isn't about that. It's just that in making different sku's more affordable, they'd take a bigger hit on the cheaper ones, and count on the more loyal customers, or people with more money for the others.

People buy the Deluxe Wii U more than the basic not only because 8 gigs is a joke, but because of the game pack in and the color matches more home entertainment set ups - AND the sku's are so close in price that it makes sense. I think Sony will do something similar with the PS4.

elmaton981642d ago

Yeah but there were like 5 mills people who bought the ps3 at that price but yes is a not good thing and i believe the thing will cost 499.99 which ill be ok with it

Blade Runner1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

People need to stop crying. Its 2013 not 2006. If you cant afford a 700 dollar system you need to find another hobby. 599 if they make it that cheap it will be the bottom sku. Fine, at least it will keep the little kids from crying so much. For me I will gladly pay the higher sku of 699-799. Yeah it might come with a ripped off xbox controler (triggers,sticks and mic port) but it will still be the best system. So stop your crying about price and just beg your parents for money.

knowyourstuff1642d ago

People just don't get it. The PS3 cost almost 900 damn dollars to manufacture. The graphics chip Nvidia just put out, the GeForce Titan, costs $1000 alone. It only has 6GB of GDDR5 RAM. The PS4 has 8GB of GDDR5 RAM. If anyone thinks this will be cheap to manufacture has their head up their a$$.

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LOGICWINS1644d ago

$399 is fair, but I'd like a $499 model with that sensor and a game.

Ju1642d ago

Camera will be in all models. Controller is build to require it (light bar). They will try to avoid fragmentation. Move will be an option (I guess Move and Nav will still work?)

For me, price doesn't really matter. You'd need an $800 budget or something anyway. I want 3-4 games as well, and those will add quite a bit to the pricing. With that said, I'd want a big HDD, too. I hope it'll fit into that budget.

AngelicIceDiamond1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

Sony wont price it at 600$ no way even if it is brand new hardware.

But

I do believe Sony will have the price higher than what people are expecting. Sony needs profit from the PS4 Sony's financial standings do rely heavily on their gaming division Sony wants to keep the losses as less damaging as possible. So, theirs a high chance Sony's console will be a bit pricey at launch, realistically.

EDIT: Jack Tretton "hopes" it won't cost 600$. Crossing fingers they don't

Jakens1643d ago

The price for the PS4 won't nearly be as good (if you know what I mean) as the reactions to the price itself (if you know what I mean)

MsmackyM1642d ago

I'll be surprised if it's less then $500, either way I'm buying.

Virtual_Reality1643d ago (Edited 1643d ago )

PS9 leaked gameplay footage, looks like the real deal:
goo.gl/GT7ha

jk

Tr10wn1643d ago

LOL i remember watching that back in the days of the PS2 if my memory don't fail me, my friends and i use to think how we will play metal gear like that :D good memories.

AzaziL1643d ago

great, by the time it releases, i'll have a heart attack from playing it...

007Bond1643d ago

Sure as hell better not be if P$ is smart enough they'll make it affordable unlike their last console.

Jaces1643d ago

It's not so much the console I'm curious about but the controller. As amazing as the new controller looks I'm a little afraid to see what price they plan to stamp on it.

We will see soon enough.

fourOeightshark1643d ago

It looks like a $65 controller to me.

Jaces1643d ago

I could see that. Included with the PS4 I don't think they should have a problem selling them. But I do see more people bringing over their own controllers to play at a friends house. lol

Hell, we don't even do that anymore with everything being online. I think I'd buy a second at launch and 2 is enough for me.

Jakens1643d ago

That controller will not be cheap! There are $70 controllers out now with about half of those features.

Jakens1643d ago

Would laugh if Sony (or MS) says their controller won't ship with the console.

Jaces1642d ago

Yet I don't think they're dumb enough to make a controller worth anywhere above $70. $65 is the limit for me but who knows, we've still got some time before numbers are made factual.

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donman11643d ago

The cost for PS4 that makes sense would be a range of $400 to $450 at max. Anything above those price point will mean another poor start in sales for Sony. The will apply to Microsoft Xbox720.

Me-Time1642d ago (Edited 1642d ago )

Good point, but 500 (for the first 18 months) won't be totally unreasonable.

the controller + decent enough headset