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Submitted by teedogg80 784d ago | news

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? (Next-Gen, PC, PS4)

jujubee88  +   785d ago
Nope.
Not gunna to happen. :)
classic200  +   785d ago
DUDE!!!!!!!

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.
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NewMonday  +   784d 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
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joab777  +   784d 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.
deadpoole  +   784d 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.
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sunnygrg  +   784d ago
Sounds like somebody didn't get the sarcasm.
ZombieKiller  +   784d ago
Yeah cuz you can totally play PS4 games in your PC. Jeez some people ....
The_Infected  +   784d ago
You can't build the "EXCLUSIVE" games Sony has. Sorry:)
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TheTwelve  +   784d ago
People always forget that part in these PC vs PS4 battles
GamersRulz  +   784d ago
haha, they put 8GB GDDR3 RAM, that's a big mistake if you ask me XD
jimbobwahey  +   784d ago
What do you expect? Forbes is staffed by utterly clueless morons.
jaosobno  +   784d ago
EDIT: nevermind
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Skate-AK  +   784d ago
EDIT: Nevermind I probably said what the other Edit said.
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JetP0619  +   784d ago
@ GamersRulz it's GDDR5, fix ure mistakes first before looking at other's so called mistakes.
HITANDRUN  +   784d 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.
3-4-5  +   784d ago
It's not about building similar hardware...

It's about the games available to play on the Consoles..this time being PS4.
smashcrashbash  +   785d ago
Don't care. Buying a PS4. Don't need to build a PS4.
PeaSFor  +   785d ago
if you "build a ps4 yourself", ....how the fck will you be able to play exclusive games on your built "ps4" pc?
PopRocks359  +   784d ago
Simple. They'll pirate them. Because that's the cool way to support the industry! /s
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badz149  +   784d ago
pirate PS4 games?
PC can't emulate the PS3 even...let alone PS4 lol!
PeaSFor  +   784d ago
no shit sherlock, i guess you get my point.
yesmynameissumo  +   784d ago
Got a PC. Don't want to game on a PC. See ya in November PS4!
OneAboveAll  +   784d ago
I'm probably just going to wait one whole year.
2pacalypsenow  +   784d ago
yeah but no ps4 games? pass i already have a gaming pc
talisker  +   784d ago
It's like advising people to make their own cars. How stupid can you be, Forbes?
MasterCornholio  +   784d ago
Sure you can build a PC with similar specs to a PS4.

But you wont get the DS4, PS4 exclusive games, software optimizations, PS+ and more. And add the negatives of owning a PC which are a heavy operating system, viruses, malware and etc.

Seriously in the end its just better to get a PS4 then a PC with the same specs.
snake-OO  +   784d ago
A major flaw in the article which goes to prove Forbes is not a go to gaming news site.
Last of us and beyond are both ps3 not ps4.
cr33ping_death  +   784d ago
Ok... Now how do i build a dualshock 4? And ill be able to play all those sure to be awesome ps4 games....right? Right? Yeah i dont think so. Nice try though.
what's up with all the comments about how this article's stupid because you're not actually building a ps4, of course your not, the title implies all it needs to when it says kinda.

it's simply an article explaining how to build a similarly powerful pc, and see how much it costs to build
TheRealHeisenberg  +   784d ago
$300 USD or less. Really, I can wait.
ninjahunter  +   784d ago
Alright, another article to kindle the PS4 fanbot war machine. Let me guess ALL PC gamers are responsible for this So lets burn all PC gamers at the stake. Were all insecure, millionares with a system with no exclusives or games in general with the inferior system that has no optimization and costs $50,000 just to play at medium. Or whatever you guys think PC gaming is these days.

Woohoo... All aboard the hate train, next stop universal ignorance!
DarkZane  +   784d ago
Yet, this article is just speculation. Sony haven't actually revealed specific specs, except for the ram, which is 8GB GDDR5.

They haven't said anything about the rest except the cpu architecture. That article is also speculating when it says "Clocked at 1.6Ghz". Nothing was revealed about this ever except some very old prototype and dev kits. It was probably changed since then.

For god's sake, they haven't even revealed what size the HDD will be and people are speculating about non-sense. Geez.

Also, if it costs 400-450$ to produce, you can be sure it will cost 300-350$. Sony always sell at a loss and get their money from software and accessory. It's illogical to think that this would change this time.
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doublejj  +   784d ago
i would say this: they should price the PS4 at a reasonable price point to where Sony wont regret the decision of making that price and they wont loose a profit of the platform and they also have to look at the gaming community and the economy and what it will look like by the time launch day does come so that they know that we can afford it. so with that i can say that the price of the PS4 should be between $349 and $449 so that they don't loose out and we don't pay top dollar cause the Wii U was $299 and $350 cause they added more ports and a slightly better processor. but with the PS4 its a completely different beast and it should be priced that way to accommodate the x86 chip and the 8GB of on board memory and the local hard drive which we don't know how much that is yet and 176 MB/s processing power. so i believe that its a reasonable price. now $300 to $400 is OK but it may not turn a profit for the industry and that will not help their cause of bringing results rather than turmoil.
Roper316  +   784d ago
The appeal of the PS4 is all the studios who make GAMES just for that platform. Build your own PS4 but don't have any of the games to go with it. Sounds like a great idea ya moron.

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