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Sony America Boss Hope PS4 Will Not Cost $600

As Sony was unveiling the feature-rich, and still-as-yet un-photographed PlayStation 4 console last night, one question kept running through my mind: how much is this thing going to cost? The PlayStation 3 was pretty expensive at launch—infamously so, costing $500 at the most inexpensive level. As a result, it didn’t fare as well at retail in the United States as the competition.

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Zuperman1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

PS4 - $399.99

.. Please? D:

DarkBlood1250d ago

$350

ahhhh thats better :P sigh

Blacktric1250d ago

Also free donuts with each purchase.

I MEAN WHY NOT?!

KwietStorm1250d ago

Not even jokingly realistic.

DarkBlood1250d ago

what you guys want to pay more? lol im still getting the ps4 either way but the less i pay for it the better = more games to buy for it that way

SAE1250d ago

1.99 dollar would be much better ..
I don't really care about the price now since they showed us the amazing specs..

Raccoon1250d ago

What I don't understand is how a $800 64gb iPad Can sell like hotcakes with no complain yet people want a capable quality console with all the bells and whistles and pay half the price... I understand we want the best things in life and we want it at a steal price but come on people lets be realistic what other device at the $600 price range will offer more bang for your bucks? This is the hobby I love and this industry has gaming for everyone, from all ages and prices... Ill take all i can get for free.99 but thats not how things work so if you Can't afford a $600 ps4 or whatever it will cost, buy yourself a ps3, a Nintendo wii or even a ps2 you broke bitches...

mcstorm1250d ago

@Raccoon People see the Ipad, Microsoft Surface and android ect as more than playing games and go anywhere device.

They only see a Playstation as playing games and they don't see what's in side of it.

I have said from the start that Sony need to look at the price on the PS4 if they want to hit the ground running. Look at the PSV sales at its current price. Look at the 3DS at its higher price and also look at the PS3 sales at the start when it was a high price.

People need to remember the core market is small and a lot of family's and Kids get consoles but this is dependent on there portents getting the console the family and kids and spending £400/500/600 on a games console when they can get another one for £250.

I am impressed with the PS4 and what ive seen so far I will get one on day one but I do see the price being a major factor on sales of the console just like it did with the PS3 ect.

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nukeitall1250d ago

I'm seeing minimum $400-500 for the kind of hardware Sony is putting in the PS4.

Think about it:

* 8GB DDR5
* PS Eye 2
* Touchpad on the DS4
* custom APU

Consider what the PS3 cost now at $250, and the Wii U at $350.

I expect $400 minimum for the low end model if not more. Might even hit $450 for low end and $550.

Virtual_Reality1250d ago

PS Eye is not included, is it?

KwietStorm1250d ago

Yoshuda himself said they haven't made any mention of the camera being included. I don't know where that rumor came from. But a SKU without it would be great for keeping the price down.

Donnieboi1250d ago

If the ps4 doesn't bundle the eye in every box, then it'll be a fiasco. They have to bundle it in every box if devs are ever expected to use it. Making it optional could hurt development for it. Hopefully it will be cheap.

Knight_Crawler1250d ago (Edited 1250d ago )

You forgot 2 things

Mic, which judging from the mic input should be mandatory.

HDMI cables, this should be mandatory next gen.

Knowing Sony they will not want to go with the cheapest mic and HDMI cable on the market.

Sure these things are not exPensive but still adds a few dollars to the PS4.

delboy1249d ago

Agree

Compare the wiiu specs and price with ps4.
Ps4 won't be cheap, especially now when they pumped ram from 4 to 8gig.
Sony is in bad position now, especially when MS shows next box and decide to go for a cheaper price tag, maybe even selling with small lose.
MS can afford that, don't know about Sony.

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Bumpmapping1250d ago

450$ from the sounds of it.

Qrphe1250d ago

The thing is, the 360 pretty much delivered the graphical quality the PS3 did but at MUCH affordable prices ($300 and $400 in 2005). It seems like Sony made better decisions this time around so I'm definitely not expecting a $600 price tag.

KwietStorm1250d ago

I agree with half of what you said.

cherry_olsen1250d ago

"The thing is, the 360 pretty much delivered the graphical quality the PS3 did but at MUCH affordable prices"

LOL!!!

Tell us you were joking...

TheSurg1250d ago

Wow, take off your fanboy glasses. Xbox360 is not behind in terms of graphics at all. While few exclusives look great on ps3, 90% of multiplatform and one of best games (hello skyrim, gta etc..) are still better on 360 in terms of graphics and performance so please...or get both and test or just shut the f up.

N4G needs more ubniased community ... like REALLY! This is just getting ridiculous.

duplissi1249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

uh no the xbox was 400 and 500 there buddy... i purchased my xbox in 09 and it cost 400 for an elite, the pro was either 349 or 300 cant remember exactly.

edit, did some research and apparently it was 399.. could have sworn it was 499. oh well.

Number-Nine1250d ago

$399.99 would insure a successful start to the PS4. It has the specs, games and features that fans will want so all Sony needs to do is make it affordable.

The trend has been releasing 2 different versions. I can see one costing $400 and the other costing $450.

I'm not entirely comfortable with that prediction though given the technology being use in the PS4. I could see it costing north of $450 but hopefully not.

$600 price tag would be extremely idiotic of Sony seeing how poorly the PS3 did at launch with a same price.

clintagious6501250d ago

Keep in mind though it only seemed expensive because it launched a year later then the 360. By the the time it launched for $600 & u were able to buy a 360 for $299 at that time that is why the 360 was selling better then the ps3 at the time because it was $300 cheaper.

clintagious6501249d ago (Edited 1249d ago )

xbox 360 launch price $299 & $399
http://xbox.about.com/od/xb...

ps3 launch price $499 & $599
http://money.cnn.com/2006/0...

Lol at the disagrees. the truth hurts lol.

mistertwoturbo1250d ago

He doesn't make the pricing decision, I'm assuming something like this comes from the top.

rainslacker1249d ago

He kind of is the top. Not much higher you can go, at least in the US.

Things like this come from market research, as well as costs vs risks analysis and such. It'll depends on how much they want to profit, or how little they want to lose on each console. Risks are involved, and they'll look at what they feel will benefit them in the long run.

mistertwoturbo1248d ago

That is true and some good points.

But I'm just thinking it comes probably from the President and group CEO, which is now Andrew House to make that final decision.

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