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Pach-Attack! - Did Sony Make PS4 Too Cheap?

GameTrailers: "Ha, no. Michael Pachter clears up the PlayStation 4’s cheaper price tag." (PS4, Sony)

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Kingthrash360  +   430d ago
lol.....thats a funny question.
no such thing as too cheap.
imo. its just right......$100 less than xb1 $50 more than wiiu. perfect price imo
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iamnsuperman  +   430d ago
It wasn't really the question though. Its GT making the title more hit worthy. The question was "do you think Sony made a compromise on content to be able to cut the PS4 price". Actually a completely different question

Off topic but I am with Pachter with why do people speak welsh. Living in Cardiff for 3 years Welsh seems a very pointless language considering a vast amount of people can't speak it unless you go up north into bandit country. My gf had to learn it at school and she doesn't remember a word of it.
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SynGamer  +   430d ago
We all know Sony removed the PS4 Camera from the package in order to make the price $399. Unfortunately, that means the lightbar on the DS4 is now (almost) completely useless unless consumers go out and by the camera. BUT, but, but, the camera itself is only $59.99, so even at that price, the PS4 w/Camera is only $459.99, $40 cheaper than the Xbox One.

So yeah, $399 is an excellent price to launch the console at. If you can undercut your competition by $100, then by all means, do so.
Gaming101  +   430d ago
lol it's only too cheap if you're an Msoft hack fanboy
JackVagina  +   429d ago
oof46  +   429d ago
Sad and funny all rolled in one: All the people who are commenting that obviously did not watch the video clip.
JsonHenry  +   429d ago
There is nothing wrong with remembering your ancestry by keeping a language alive. Teach it to your kids along with English like most parents do and it comes naturally.
AngryTypingGuy  +   429d ago
It's only too cheap if Sony is losing money on each unit sold to the point where it's not worth it for them. So is $399 too cheap? Hell no. They could go $499, but by having the PS4 at $399 it will help grow their install base that much quicker, which in turn will lead to more PS Plus subscriptions sooner than later and the selling of more software. The $399 price will absolutely pay off for Sony in both the short and long term.
inveni0  +   429d ago
He said Microsoft stopped cutting price at $299, but that's wrong. Not sure how he slipped that up.
jcnba28  +   430d ago
"$50 more than wiiu" ...

Let's look at this realistically shall we?

You can get a brand new deluxe online for $300 which includes a free game. That's $100 cheaper than the PS4. Then take into account you have to pay for online multiplayer so that's an additional $50 making the the Wii U $150 cheaper than PS4.

No need to thank me just spread the knowledge.
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nunley33  +   430d ago
yeah the WiiU is just 300 and 350 for the deluxe model but it's not in direct competition with either ps4 or xb1. I will buy a WiiU later in a year probably when it'll have some games. By games i mean next 3d mario,zelda, and a proper metroid game along the lines of a super metroid.I'll buy PS4 first then WiiU and XB1 is dead to me really. I will have a few friends who wil buy it for sure but its just an after thought after everything else.
Kingthrash360  +   430d ago
no need to get so deep bro...I NEVER dissed the wiiu just stating facts...besides the wiiu's hardware is a little DATED in comparison so it should be $150 cheaper....
spread the knowledge.
firelogic  +   430d ago
Considering the absolutely abysmal online infrastructure of the WiiU, saying it has free online is a pretty pathetic bullet-point.

Based on the PS4/XB1 specs, the WiiU should be priced at $200 max, which is about what the PS3/X360 will likely drop to.

Just take a look at a spec sheet and see how woefully underpowered the WiiU is in comparison to the PS4/XB1. There is no debate.

In fact, Amazon is selling PS3 500GB bundles that includes a copy of GTAV and a month of PS+ for $270.

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aceitman  +   430d ago
@jcnba take into account that the wii u is only 32 gig while the ps4 is 500 gig of storage.
FamilyGuy  +   429d ago
LOL @ your logic!

The Wii U console cost less, sure, but the true comparison is way more deep than what you've posted.

PS4 hard drive is waaaaay bigger than either available option for the Wii U. Saying it comes with a game and then ignoring the fact that the PS4 will have many Free-2-Play games available at launch is bad too. Warframe looks awesome. On top of that you mention PS+ as an extra $50 and that's even more games: Drive Club:PS+ edition, as well as a few indie titles that will launch with the system.

Base price is still
Wii U $300 or $350
PS4 $400

A 500 Gb external HDD alone would cost about $50, The Wii U comes with an insultingly low amount of HDD space.
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SmielmaN  +   429d ago
Yeah, but I don't want a wii U?

When wii U recieves it's price cut and includes a Mario game is when I'll be all over it :)
Cmk0121  +   430d ago
It was more so to cheap to make a profit not too cheap for consumers . On top of the fact they give away games like crazy, which further kills software sales . Great for consumer not so great for business .
stuna1  +   430d ago
Trust me Sony will make a profit on sheer volume alone! The fact that it has off the shelf components will guarantee within a years time thir profit will actually increase without a price drop inside of 2 years, seeing as though regular computer components drop drastically within 6 to 8 months, because something better is coming out constantly.

I think in this regard Sony and Microsoft were smart in using off the shelf components.
3-4-5  +   429d ago
what!? Only elitests would be butthurt by them buying something that wasn't super expensive just because.

Pachter is rich, so it makes sense.
NateCole  +   430d ago
Cheap when it is more powerful then comp?.

Its a game focused console which should be the case.
MizTv  +   430d ago
How about NO
Gamers_United  +   430d ago
Yep definitely hardware cheap and system will overheat all the time LOL at the people buying PS4 enjoy
ZBlacktt  +   430d ago
Oh, this guy is mad....
stuna1  +   430d ago
Extremely mad!!!
zombie-fun544  +   430d ago
Chevalier  +   430d ago
Yeah you mean xbox one right? The 360 definitely overheated so maybe xbox one running 3 OS will overheat too since MS make terrible hardware.
adventureghost124  +   430d ago
dude there have been reports of the Xbox One having Major overheating problems, like worse than the 360 bad
PSN_ZeroOnyx  +   430d ago
Those 5 billion transistors on the APU M$ brags about will generate massive heat like no console before it.
cyberninja  +   430d ago
You confused ps4 for an xbox, lmao.
aceitman  +   430d ago
the ps4 was in the making since 2007 and xbox one started late in 2010 , so who has a chance of having heating issues , ps4 with 5 1/2 years in the making or xbox one with 2 1/2 years in the making . I think ps4 will be ok , after the 360 red ring of death I will not chance ms again . http://www.gamespot.com/new...
aceitman  +   430d ago
the ps4 was in the making since 2007 and xbox one started late in 2010 , so who has a chance of having heating issues , ps4 with 5 1/2 years in the making or xbox one with 2 1/2 years in the making . I think ps4 will be ok , after the 360 red ring of death I will not chance ms again . http://www.gamespot.com/new...
sevilha82  +   430d ago
Because the Xbox was so well built...

People forgett fast,i had tree xbox336o all died on me with in 2 to 3 years,my 60g fat Ps3 still bombing since what? 2008 or so.

i love xbox but i admit sony build´s well,dont be a fanboy,it´s very unliklly that the ps4 will be badlly built as well.

Only time will tell,got my pre-order done,if they are faulty that why there´s a warranty but doubt will use it any time soon.
Tatsuya  +   430d ago
haha why is most of the Xbots like you can be so supreme at being an idiot. Have fun with all the heat that will come from those rocket-science level stuff box ;)
SpitFireAce85  +   429d ago
Troll account made July 9th,,,
solidjun5  +   429d ago
I'm starting to wonder if this guy is that other troll, Gunsmoke, alternative account.
NeoTribe  +   429d ago
Gamers united my ass. Your a butthurt fanboy. Xbox is rumored to be overheating even with it being the size of an 80s vcr and having a 10 pound brick hanging off of it. Rrod anyone?
ZBlacktt  +   430d ago
By cheap you mean affordable.
Foxhound922  +   430d ago
Oh god here we go. Let me guess, they are releasing too many games and features too right?
_FantasmA_  +   430d ago
Yeah. And way too much free stuff on PS Plus. Who asked for thise? F**k these good games bro, gimme some Hey Low!
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DA_SHREDDER  +   430d ago
i dont need a camera to surf the web
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Pancit_Canton  +   430d ago
Considering most of the component are made by the company specializing affordable parts for cheap price. Amd for CPU and Taiwanese company for 8Gb GDDR. Smart move my Sony.
nosferatuzodd  +   430d ago
ha ha well they don't mention better graphics card too
Gamers_United  +   430d ago
Of course they don't because it's just as bad as the hardware installed on it LMAO
Hicken  +   429d ago
So you pretty much joined just to troll and be reduced to one bubble, then?

Gamers united, my rear.
NeoTribe  +   429d ago
If your gonna make a account for trolling atleast make your name represent your personality. VirginXbot or somethin.
SynestheticRoar  +   429d ago
I liked his answer. No compromise.
killerips   429d ago | Spam
TheRealHeisenberg  +   429d ago
Nope, it is not $300.00 USD or less. Get that price down Sony.
evilhasitsway  +   429d ago
sony's ps4 selling at $399 with them making a profit of $25 per system doesn't seem like a lot, but the last time I checked ps4 sells were at 65,000 untis times that by $25 and you get $1,625,000 profit already. that's a lot of money. so no it isn't too cheap its just right for the consumer to get a good price and the company still making plenty of money off it.
shadowmist13  +   429d ago
NO,it needs to be 0$ hahahaha lol,but that is a relatively good price,you cant build a pc with the same specs for that price,my gpu and cpu together costs more and is not ad powerfull.
Blade Runner  +   429d ago
I do wish however Sony would have encluded a much better headset and raised the price a little to offest the cost. What they are giving us is more of a joke than what came with the org xbox.
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WickedLester  +   429d ago

"These diamond shoes hurt my feet."

"My wife is too hot."

"I have too much money in the bank."

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