Gimme Gimme Games writes that Microsoft's $499 price tag on the Xbox One could be a mistake and gives Sony and Nintendo some serious advantages in regards to their PS4 and Wii U pricing.
That was the main negative about the conference for me. Higher then expected and they didn't address any of my DRM concerns at all during the presser...
I can see Sony PR guys laughing now
Microsoft = Epic Fail
$499, £429+LIVE SUBS for a PAY WALLED CABLE BOX 4>1
"they didn't address any of my DRM concerns" You honestly expected them to? Said if they think that they could get away with not talking about problems they wouldn't talk about them. And they didn't Doubt they'll talk about increases for XBL until they have to.
its actually cheaper then i expected, seriously do people expect them to give it away? and is it just me or are there far too many sony kids spamming xbox articles? i own both current consoles, i far prefer xbox, but that doesn't mean im going to read every sony article just so i can whine like a baby, mind you thats giving sony kids far too much credit i don't even think they read xbox articles, just flock in to spam, pathetic.
Since they did it to the PS3... $499 US DOLLARS $499 US DOLLARS $499 US DOLLARS 50$ for mandatory online Xbox Live Gold? $549 US DOLLARS $549 US DOLLARS $549 US DOLLARS
When the ps4 is more will you apologise.
Sorry kid, unlike Microsoft, Sony learns from their mistakes
Exactly - everyone thinks that Sony is going to release the PS4 dirt cheap and blow the Microsoft pricing structure away - I doubt it. Sony up until recently when they started offloading real estate to make money back were in pretty big financial trouble - t.v division wasn't going well, taking losses here there and everywhere - they cannot afford to build this thing and take 100's of dollars in losses just to beat Microsofts price point. Components, R&D, employees, factories etc. all cost money - if they tried selling the PS4 at a huge loss just to one-up MS on the price they would be doomed.
"Exactly - everyone thinks that Sony is going to release the PS4 dirt cheap and blow the Microsoft pricing structure away - I doubt it." just like everyone said there was no way the PSVita was going to be cheap, and it was! Sony's development in 3D stacked TSV chip production yields has been one of the very large investments that Sony has been investing into, the fact that many do not know this here on N4G does not take away from the fact that Sony is better invested in to 3D stacked TSV's than many company's right now. And you are going to be in for a real shock when the price advantage without near red ink crippling loss'es will not be going to Sony like it did with the PS3. Because if you really think this is going to be like the PS3 production of High cost low yield components, than you are really going to be shocked. At this point i would not be betting against Sony for a price advantage over Microsoft , because thats what happens when you spend billions over a 15 year point, to make way for production SOC's that are 3D stacked, when your product is designed for long term, not short term shelf life production cycle.
PS4 is $399, so what's your response now?
Does it come with the new headset too or is that extra?
+ $60 game.
were there not rumours of $90 games? Ill wait a few years for a price cut and to avoid the inevitable new console dearth of games/teething problems.
@Mario19 Isn't Xbox Live 60$ now?
Expensive, but expected.
I bet the ps4 is more. Sony is always good for a way to high price.
I bet that it is not
Sony's was so expensive last gen because Blu Ray was a new technology, they are cheap now. With the xbox ones hardware I just can't see the $500 price tag.
Again, it wasn't ONLY Blu-ray that made it expensive. It was a few things. ANother was the Cell CPU.
Could be the cost of the cloud network they claim to have setup. Now all they need to do is get ISPs to lay some fibre so people could actually use the cloud gaming concept.
Hell, even if the Ps4 is more expensive( which I doubt), it still has better hardware, no paywalls, and no mandatory kinect, which btw I think is what brought the ONE's price up, still today's conference from microsoft was better than I expected, still PS4 ftw.
You would have to think Sony would include their crappy eye camera thing as well this gen. Or have they completly gave up on PS move alraedy.
You mean like ms' sh!tty kinect camera thing, are they still pushing that casual crap?
I guarantee PS4 will be the same if not more.
That would be awful would it not? Kinect 2.0 drove up the cost and not the tech the put into the mahcine. So you'd be paying the same for less...Who does that?
Pretty sure the move eye is going to bump up the price.
With no mandatory eyetoy, how would they justify such a price? The architecture is not warranted to be that much. We can see why One is 500 bucks with Kinect, but why do you see PS4 being more?
well, we will find out to night.
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Well I would say that is expensive, but I mean I did pay $599 for my Ps3 in 07. Can't wait to see what Sony offers us later today.
If the PS4 is stronger than the X1, it can't be cheaper. However, the smartest decision is to make it $449.
Kinect is driving up the price, though. So even if the PS4 has better tech, kinect is narrowing the price gap for sony.
What about the camera that comes with the PS4, shouldn't that rise their costs too?
@Jeff. I dont think the PS4 camera is bundled. They may have a bundled SKU but i think the ps4 can be bought without it.
also put in taxes and xbox live the system is over 600 bucks i bet the PS3 is at lest 150 dollars cheaper
Got tired of hearing exclusively "this" holiday
too expensive plus no word on hardware specs, DRM, used games NOTHING. it's also very shooter centric. Sorry M$ but this will be a pass.
Well it actually doesn't sound too bad considering it comes with the new kinect. The games also looked great. But it doesn't seem like it will get as many exclusives as sony and all the policies it has are still a huge concern.
-$500 -DRM -Paywall no thnx get rid of the DRM at least, then we'll talk.
DRM issues aside, I think the press conference was good.
If Sony get the drop on a lower price and maybe a release just before the xbone... then it is surely game over for gaming in Microsoft's camp?
Mmm $500.00 for the NSA Spy Box One? I'll pass
More like the ball's in Sony's court. Will likely be a make or break if they don't come in cheaper. Even with the DRM concerns.
GDDR means Sony will have the same price.
If it is cheaper you guys will have to eat your words.I know you are confident the PS4 will not be cheaper but even if it is only $50.00 cheap it still gives them the advantage.
The Xbox One games looked very badass. No Im not happy about any of the negative stuff, but the games came through. They looked phenomenal, guys. That tank game is fresh. Id like to play that.
Wii U? Sure. But PS4? Really? We don't even know what the PS4's price will be yet, so how did the guys came to this conclusion?
Only game that really got me excited was project spark & Titan But not at $499.99+LIVE+headset+extra controller (Controller is extra cost....but headset should be included but I bet it's not) I just hope Sony watched and went to accounting and said "make it $50 cheaper"......what's stoping them? They can justify it by increasing users.
Sony can not afford to take that loss. The company is on shaky ground as is.
ps4 will be £399 at least
Nintendo dominates MS this fall with a new 3D Mario and a system for $349.99
if Sony says $400 i think it is a done deal for sony. sony will win the next gen.
I love the comments.but we all need to be realistic. If the the PS4 is a Lambo it will be priced like one. But if it's a Lambo do we price it like a Vette? I say no it'll be priced like the lambo. If you can't afford it then save up your money to buy it. Oh yeah I think Pachter has been proven wrong about nest gen pricing 3 out of 3 so lets see if we can make it 3 out of 3 Sony don't let me down.
Yeah, Pachter, proven wrong again.
All the hanky panky about next gen graphics but I only jus realize I'm quite happy with where graphics is at the moment the only thing that interest me from next gen is cloud gaming n da possibilities it holds for instants making the computer learn how I Wud react in situations as shown on forza five I Wud love to team up with myself playing a car r shooting game or even football lol I Wud dominate da world grahahahah!!! No the gameplay over graphics for me;) I'm only complaining cuz I can't afford these next gen consuls lol
$500 bucks for a cable box my money going to the PS4
well Sony just announced PS4 starting at $399. so that pretty much burst MS's bubble... rumors suggest though that PS4 will have 3 SKU's ranging from $399-599, so we'll have to wait and see if it's true.
I am not here to beat up Xbox fans, but I know that for allot of fans it is too costly to start up. They pointed out the Console,live, but not the fact you also have to pick up a game if you want to play anything. You will have to add another $59.00-$69.00 to that $559 they came up with in this article plus TAX. So $499/console $59.99/live $59.99/Game=$619.97 another rounded up to 10% $61.99 tax $681.96. Ouch! Sure the games are going to look sweet, but I am very interested to see if Sony does much better. If Sony does not I am going to have to eat Mac-N-Cheese the next few months...LOL
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