Pricing the PS4, or How You Can Skip the Wait and (Kinda) Build One Today

Recently Sony announced the hotly anticipated next-gen gaming console PlayStation 4…without so much as a glimpse of a photo. But does that matter?

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classic2001852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )


I am gona take this seriously because if I can build my PS4 I can do it cheaper for sure and I can get to play uncharted 4, killzone shadow fall and infamous.

Thank you sony for telling me the specs so I can build my PS4 and play your wonderful games through all of next gen now I will sit and wait for the Xbox specs and build my xbox 720.

NewMonday1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

watching casuals talk about tech specs is cringe inducing, but lets play along..

so far the estimate is about 700$ for the cost of the PS4 PC equivalent. so when the console lower model is priced 450$ then we know its a good deal.

but anyone thinking about a PC needs at least i7+GTX690/Radeon HD 7990 or not bother

joab7771852d ago

What the heck are you talking about? You cant build a ps4 that will play ps4 games. U can build a pc with similar specs but it wont play ps4 games. Even if they do get pirated, u cant play them anytime soon. Second, u r gonna pay an xtra $2-300 and do it yourself. Why? Third, this person neglects to talk about the cpu/gpu architecture which is actually gonna be apu tech. Its unified and not used on gaming rigs right now. If u wanna be a pc gamer, be a pc gamer. Console architecture is built to be more than the sum of its parts. And because so many of the exact same architecture are sold, companies study and learn it and build slecifically for its design. This is why consoles manage to release so many great games. Its where the money is.

deadpoole1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Unless any of the current available PC hardware offer the ditto design architecture and ditto specs in terms of memory, bandwidth etc. as that of PS4 ... the point of building your own dedicated gaming machine that will be comparable to PS4 is rather pointless.

sunnygrg1852d ago

Sounds like somebody didn't get the sarcasm.

ZombieKiller1851d ago

Yeah cuz you can totally play PS4 games in your PC. Jeez some people ....

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GamersRulz1852d ago

haha, they put 8GB GDDR3 RAM, that's a big mistake if you ask me XD

jimbobwahey1852d ago

What do you expect? Forbes is staffed by utterly clueless morons.

jaosobno1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

EDIT: nevermind

Skate-AK1852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

EDIT: Nevermind I probably said what the other Edit said.

JetP06191851d ago

@ GamersRulz it's GDDR5, fix ure mistakes first before looking at other's so called mistakes.

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HITANDRUN1852d ago

Yawn.... dumb article... Let me guess:
no controllers?
no edram?
overhead, resources, production cost?
Shipment and taxes not included?
Dictated, hardware included for system?

Article a failure.

3-4-51851d ago

It's not about building similar hardware...

It's about the games available to play on the Consoles..this time being PS4.

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smashcrashbash1852d ago

Don't care. Buying a PS4. Don't need to build a PS4.

PeaSFor1852d ago

if you "build a ps4 yourself", the fck will you be able to play exclusive games on your built "ps4" pc?

PopRocks3591852d ago (Edited 1852d ago )

Simple. They'll pirate them. Because that's the cool way to support the industry! /s

badz1491851d ago

PC can't emulate the PS3 even...let alone PS4 lol!

PeaSFor1851d ago

no shit sherlock, i guess you get my point.

yesmynameissumo1852d ago

Got a PC. Don't want to game on a PC. See ya in November PS4!

OneAboveAll1852d ago

I'm probably just going to wait one whole year.

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