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

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

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Kingthrash3601744d ago (Edited 1744d 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

iamnsuperman1744d ago (Edited 1744d 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.

SynGamer1744d 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.

Gaming1011743d ago

lol it's only too cheap if you're an Msoft hack fanboy

oof461743d ago

Sad and funny all rolled in one: All the people who are commenting that obviously did not watch the video clip.

JsonHenry1743d 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.

AngryTypingGuy1743d 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.

inveni01743d ago

He said Microsoft stopped cutting price at $299, but that's wrong. Not sure how he slipped that up.

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jcnba281744d ago (Edited 1744d 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.

nunley331744d 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.

Kingthrash3601744d 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.

firelogic1744d ago (Edited 1744d 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.

aceitman1744d ago

@jcnba take into account that the wii u is only 32 gig while the ps4 is 500 gig of storage.

FamilyGuy1743d ago (Edited 1743d 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.

SmielmaN1743d 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 :)

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Cmk01211744d 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 .

stuna11743d 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.

3-4-51743d 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.

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NateCole1744d ago

Cheap when it is more powerful then comp?.

Its a game focused console which should be the case.

Gamers_United1744d ago

Yep definitely hardware cheap and system will overheat all the time LOL at the people buying PS4 enjoy

Chevalier1744d 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.

adventureghost1241744d ago

dude there have been reports of the Xbox One having Major overheating problems, like worse than the 360 bad

PSN_ZeroOnyx1743d ago

Those 5 billion transistors on the APU M$ brags about will generate massive heat like no console before it.

cyberninja1744d ago

You confused ps4 for an xbox, lmao.

aceitman1744d 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 .

aceitman1744d 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 .

sevilha821743d 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 1743d 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 ;)

SpitFireAce851743d ago

Troll account made July 9th,,,

solidjun51743d ago

I'm starting to wonder if this guy is that other troll, Gunsmoke, alternative account.

NeoTribe1743d 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?

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ZBlacktt1744d ago

By cheap you mean affordable.

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