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Christmas battle: PlayStation 4 price key to strong launch for Sony

GamesFIX writes: Sony mustn't let Microsoft dominate the digital space with Xbox One, just as Sony did with the PS2 and its DVD playback.

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MultiConsoleGamer1158d ago

Sony is going to come at Xbox One with guns blazing. I'm expecting very aggresive pricing, and some big surprises on the software front.

But the question is... Will it be enough to counter Microsoft and their one billion dollar advertising budget? MS seems content to buy their way to a cheap victory. (Maybe "cheap" isn't the right word...)

Arai1158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

1b isn't for advertising it's for "new content", so most likely that 1b is calculated for the 15 games they are making.

Unless there's confusion about that as well amongst the media, but that's what I read the budget is for.

Some months ago people did some rough B.O.M. calculations which came to approximately 400 USD (all expenses included).
Most likely both consoles will remain within 50 USD difference of each other, 399,99 USD is a sweet spot IMO.

BluEx6101158d ago

MS has $60 Internet XBL fee. Also controller still uses AA batteries, so $20 Charging Station add to that as well. Also 500 GB HDD is too low, so expect to drop $100+ on a HDD add on, since you can't replace your HDD. Kinect 2.0 is mandatory, so that upped the price into Xbox One's hardware cost. I would gladly prefer that to be optional $150 peripheral and drop the price of the console by say $50 or more. I'm also suspecting that there will be additional costs to use ESPN, NFL, and Cable features. MS also said they're not selling this console at a lost so expect $399 or more.

I love how MS dropped $100's of millions into a Halo TV series, instead of supporting their game developers, EPIC or Bungie. Invest more on developers since the industry is struggling so much. Not give TV media more money.

Koyes1158d ago

I hope the PS4 is between £300-350. I'll still buy it even if it's £450 but the cheaper it is, the more games I can buy at launch ;)

waltercross1158d ago

The PS4 will have a built in HDD but we don't know yet on the size. I Expect the prices to be almost the same, give or take $50. I expect the PS4 HDD to be at least 1TB. I also don't think the PS4 Will require Full game Installs like the XBO Has.

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fermcr1158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

Give me a PS4 at 350€-400€ maximum, and i will likely buy it at launch. More then that, I'll just wait.

ANIALATOR1361157d ago

I'm expecting between £350-£400 here. Anything less though would be great

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CommonSense1158d ago

Wow..no shit. anyone out there that thinks they could charge 30k per system and still have a successful launch?

NameRemoved00171158d ago

The launch will be a crash and burn while Sonys sales exceed expectations.

DivineAssault 1158d ago (Edited 1158d ago )

$400 for a basic model is perfect imo.. With a $450-$500 deluxe version that includes the camera, bigger HDD, & other goodies possibly a game & a yr of PS Plus

waltercross1158d ago

The PS4 Comes with the camera already.

DivineAssault 1157d ago

ya your right.. I wonder if it HAS to be plugged in for the dual shocks to function.. The LED lights are color coded & can be used for other things so im curious if the PS4 eye needs to be on & read its position

Saints941158d ago

Have to say it: about tree-fiddy.

Bathyj1158d ago

Tree Dolla an Fiddy Cent

hakesterman1158d ago

The prices are going to be pretty high, I'm thinking that Xboxone will be 499.99 and PS4 will be 549.99. I think the PS4 will Launch November 3rd and the Xboxone on November 29th. Both will have a Free month subscription for online and will most likely have two free Games of some sort.

waltercross1158d ago

I Think both will be around $399, give or take. No really new tech to bump that up much more, if anything the XBO might even be a little more. I think XBO Will be released in late October and the PS4 Sometime in November. MS Will try once again to get a head start on Sony.

Jaqen_Hghar1158d ago

A man doesn't recall the launch of a system having 2 games bundled with it. Also PS4 will most likely have free online for basic play and charge for all the Gaikai stuff and the current PS+ perks (for the same PS+ fee of $50 a year). A user's prices are probably $100 too high.

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