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Sony has already managed to cut the costs of PS4 hardware production

Sony has already managed to reduce the manufacturing costs associated with PS4 hardware, the company has revealed.

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Randostar726d ago

This is great for Sony. I really don't think we will see a price cut for at least a minimum of 2 years. It would be cool if they cut the price like $20 or $25 this holiday season though. I dont think that will happen though.

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sinspirit726d ago

@wheresmymonkey

No. In the beginning it was like $388 to manufacture, not including labor and shipping costs. It was losing a small amount per console but a few months ago had become profitable.

SoapShoes726d ago

They were losing a small amount on the PS4 when factoring in labor and shipping but they said if the consumer bought a PS Plus sub or software they would be in the black.

Giul_Xainx725d ago

In the quarterly update Sony revealed that more than half of PS4 units sold have a PS+ account. The gaming division is now the most profitable segment followed by their new cell phone cameras, and their film industry. TV is turning around, cell phone is the biggest loser. Pc is still dying.

sinspirit725d ago

@above

None of that means anything here. I'm talking about how the console itself was just barely not profitable for months and now it is profitable in itself.

PC is not dying. You kind of just destroyed your integrity. PC has been steadily rising since PS2 era. It's still not as big as consoles worldwide but it certainly is a huge community that keeps growing.

jukins726d ago

its more likely that they'll have holiday bundles rather than a pricecut.

colonel179726d ago (Edited 726d ago )

As long as the PS4 sells as well as it's doing there is no way Sony will cut the price. Look at how long it took for Nintendo to reduce Wii price. There is demand for it, so there is no need yet.

thisismyaccount726d ago (Edited 726d ago )

$399 | Uncharted 4 PS4 Bundle X-Mas 2015
$449 | Uncharted 4 + U1-U3 Remastered PS4 Bundle X-Mas 2015

$199 | FAKIN DEEP DOWN!!! wuer arye? Seriously... WHERE THE eF is DEEP Down? F2P game by Capcom with the help of some Sony Engineers... few levels, few mobs... are we ever going to be able to play this one ?

Rime, DD and NMS are my reasons to get a PS4, there tousand others, but if you had to decide on 3 games, those three would be my top 3.

NSM = never seen, never played something like that
RIME = a MADERFAK ICO OPEN WORLD game! Period!
DD = Coop Dark Souls? up to 4 or 5? people..... ufff, im running out of fingernails! :=)

SilentNegotiator726d ago

A $20 price drop wouldn't be a compelling reason to get a lot more people to buy a Ps4, just leave them with $20 less from people that are buying it anyway. There's a reason that the big three don't typically do small price drops.

Remember how successful Ps3's $100 price drop to $299 was? I believe it sold over 1.7 million...in a September.

xtremeimport726d ago

We saw a price increase here in Canada.

Christopher725d ago

You can thank the retailers for that, not Sony.

ThatOneGuyThere726d ago

i think christmas this year is going to be ultra competitive. MS has to do something about their XB1. Im going to go ahead and predict a 349.99 halo bundle. That paired with their giant inventory of units might be the boost in sales they need. If they cant turn it around this christmas, they never will. The pressure will be on sony to keep the ball away from microsoft.

CorruptBoyd725d ago (Edited 725d ago )

No matter what BOTH companys will sell their consoles. Microsoft may be a little behind but in a couple years they will both have sold alot of units

3-4-5726d ago

Most likely they have had their Price Cutting plan in place for 2-3 years now.

It was probably always part of the bigger picture so they most likely already have the next 2-3 years of price drops in place along with whatever else they cut cost on.

Chevalier726d ago

No they'll just add value by giving you downloadable games. Like here in Canada where if you buy a PS4 you get The Last of Us DLC code bundled in.

wsoutlaw87725d ago

probably next e3 they will either do a price cut or throw a bigger hdd in and boost sales in the summer. They cant risk having the xbo ever be any cheaper than the ps4

BX81725d ago

Yeah this is great for Sony as a company. This gives them a bigger profit off of the ps4. After all the articles of Sony loosing money as a whole it's good to know you have a product that delivers and just got cheaper to make. I would also like to see a holiday price drop but I don't think it'll happen. I think were more likely to see bundles. Either way it's good for gamers.

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sprinterboy726d ago

Probably gamescom 2015 for a price cut

PeaSFor726d ago

lol, i highly doubt it would happen, its WAYYYY too soon, but droping it to 389-379$ would be interesting.(and see MS reaction)

FarEastOrient726d ago

What you'll see is crazy Black Friday deals this November for both companies.

PeaSFor726d ago

crazy Black Friday?
nah, its gonna be a brack friday bunduru.

thedisavowed726d ago

We can only hope, dream and beg

Becuzisaid726d ago

They are the fastest selling console of all time. Why would they cut the price?

Christopher725d ago

To stay that way when MS cuts the price of the XBO this Holiday season.

PrinceOfAllSaiyans726d ago

Good for Sony. Lots of great news for them lately. profiting from Playstation, having the best TV's on the market, and soon to have the best phone on the market when the Z2 releases.

chrisarsenalsavart726d ago

Z2 is already out your month's now.

fOrlOnhOpe57726d ago

Yep. The Z3 is heavily rumoured to be available late this year/early next year, here in Europe :)

Christopher725d ago (Edited 725d ago )

Not in North America :(

Edit: Well, not in the U.S. at least. I think one carrier is going to finally get it in September.

kreate726d ago

Idk about the tv and phone comment but i'll take PlayStation.

ThatOneGuyThere726d ago

other than the Z2, there really isnt a phone that matches the Z1s overall. i mean, its got a killer camera, super fast quad core, tons of ram, completely waterproof, FM radio, NFC, playstation certified, etc. There are other phones with some of these features, but none with ALL of these features. Oh and the screen is a 1080p bravia that puts out actual colors. not that cheap acid trip crap LG and Samsung seem to think is impressive.

kreate725d ago

@thatoneguythere

ic.... so Z1 is the best phone out there?
im just asking so i can go buy one.
i never looked into sony phones.

always been using iphones, htc, samsung, and LG phones.

i was thinking about getting a windows phone but havent got around to it yet.

Mikelarry726d ago

Very good news for them indeed, hopefully with the price cut it would give others that extra push to own a ps4.

Baszs726d ago

I don't care much for a price-cut i rather see them putting the money on the development and publishing table instead. Although they have a nice system, it's lacking some exclusives and OS updates, which is a shame if you ask me. Not working with EA's Access is a also a weird move.

I mean they did a good move with Mark Cerny on a hardware level, but they aint putting money on their software side of things..

chrisarsenalsavart726d ago (Edited 726d ago )

Don't worry about the games,
They 're coming. At list they don't release half baked games like EA.
They give time to the developers to reach their vision. Like Nintendo

700p726d ago

Those half baked games sell though...

Aceman18726d ago

@700p

And that's the problem we have in this industry now. Ppl probably like you who continue to support that practice causing a company like EA to do what they continually do release unfinished games.

700p726d ago

@ace well those half baked games from EA are fun. Dead Space,Dragon age,Mass effect,Battlefield. Good games.

OrangePowerz726d ago

@700p

Mass Effect is fun.

Dead Space was butchered with Dead Space 3 and I fear Mirrors Edge will also be butchered to make it more mainstream and accessible.

BF4 was (is) a broken mess that wasn't fun at alland rage inducing and subsequently killed some of my hype for Battlefront. Hardline is a full price expansion pack/DLC.

Dragon Age could be fun.

Kayant726d ago

"Dead Space,Dragon age,Mass effect,Battlefield" and only one of those titles have been released on next-gen yet and was broken for a large amount of it's launch and SP was said to be terrible. The other one is coming soon your argument isn't appreciable.

Aceman18726d ago

@700p

I'll give you ME and DA as I love both franchises, but both weren't as broken or incomplete as their other games.

Plus as happy as I am to hear of a sequel to Mirrors Edge I'm now afraid of how it's going to be development wise.

wsoutlaw87725d ago

why do i care if they sell. Everyone who buys them ends up complaining about how they ruin sequels, let microtransactions kill the game, and are broken. They always have the worst servers. Thier sports games have always lagged like crazy. Just look at all the crap with sim city, battlefield, and mass effect 3. Dragon age 2 was also messed up. EA makes bad games but has good marketing.

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fei-hung726d ago

You have to remember, their games have been delayed and one has been scrapped due to money just being fished away by the dev team.

Until we know the cost of PSNOW and if they will be a subscription option, EA Access may not be all that great an option.

Further more, do we know yet what games people will get and how long they will be able to keep them for? If they change the game after a month and you can no longer play it, it will be pointless for those who play games like Fifa, NBA, NHL etc throughout the year.

And although the X1 has received more updates, it isn't any better off in terms of having basic features. Both consoles still lack mp3 playback, folders, etc.

Volkama726d ago (Edited 726d ago )

Do you own a PS4? If you already own a PS4 then I wouldn't expect you to care about a price cut. I don't own a PS4 (I very very nearly bought one last week though!), so I'd be quite interested in a price cut or some good game pack-ins.

I agree with your comment though, it wasn't the price that turned me away from buying one. Games are the best way into my living room.

SpideySpeakz726d ago

EAA is a waste of money and will conflicts with PS+.
Sony made the right move.

jcnba28726d ago

If you think EAA is a waste of money I'd love to hear your thoughts on PS Now?

Ron_Danger726d ago (Edited 726d ago )

Waste of money?! What are you talking about?! I'd love to pay $30 a year so I can play games 5 days early and if I like them, I'll gladly pay $54 (10% discount oh boy!!!!) for the digital version (who needs to trade in games for credit these days??)

/s

@jcn
Here are my personal thoughts on PS Now (speaking as someone who personally took part in all of the closed PS now betas): as of now (on it's current BETA state) the prices are high. However, considering the future goal is to have the entire ps1 and ps2 library at your finger tips, I'll gladly pay a few bucks for nostalgia (especially to play classics like Einhander, Bloody Roar, Dino Crysis, etc). In it's current state, there aren't enough EA games to honestly consider EAA a good deal, especially since sports games aren't my thing.

Omegasyde726d ago

Wait until they make DLC exclusive for EA access subscribers......

Just look at how Battlefield premium works now. 10$ discount and 2-3 week early access to dlc.

And if EA proves succesful.... Guess who else will copy in thier steps.. Unbisoft activision,etc.

Thats when we start paying for subs instead of games, meaning game release day 1 with little content...Why bother??

ThatOneGuyThere726d ago

everyone seems to forget the primary function of PSNow. it will allow customers without playstations to access a large portion of the playstation experience through their TVs. This will be a pretty good selling point for Bravias going forward if they advertise it.

For the gamer who has a PS3, PS2, and a PS1 with a huge library of games, PSNow offers nothing. But guess what? Its not supposed to. For the grandparents who are considering purchasing a new TV. Which TV are you going to get? the one that can entertain your grandkids or??? After all, lets not forget that a HUGE portion of Wii sales were from grandparents and parents who bought them as a pop-culture entertainment option for their kids and grandkids. The hardcore audience was pretty small in comparison. Its going to be a pretty big deal when they get the subscription pricing in place. Who knows, a cable provider might offer an entertainment bundle with PS Now access. The marketing possibilities with PSNow are almost limitless.

Now lets look at what EAA offers. you pay 30$ a year. Great price, that doesnt even effect my finances. However, what am I getting with that? Old games that are lacking in relevance. A huge portion of EA's games are yearly titles that are only worth playing while they are relevant. Who is going to want to play last year's madden? Who will play BF4 when Hardline comes out? You still have to buy all of the expansions? If its vanilla BF4 there arent going to be many servers for you. EA is doing this for the sole purpose of selling all digital copies where they make a bigger % of money from sales. period.

wsoutlaw87725d ago (Edited 725d ago )

why is it compared to psnow. psnow is a streaming service where you can play games that are for a system you dont even have. EAA is just a membership discount card that cost 30$ a year.

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MrSec84726d ago

Obviously the OS feature updates are incoming, with the 3D Bluray playback the other day, more are coming down the line.

As for games, Driveclub's coming this October, LBP3 (while not a full on PS4 exclusive, is a Playstation exclusive).
Let's not also forget 3 major AAA exclusive, PS4 games coming early next year, with The Order 1886 in Feb, Bloodborne shortly after and also Ratchet & Clank.

Uncharted 4's on it's way later next year, but that could be any time, be it in the first half or the second.

It's well known that major studios like Quantic Dream, Media Molecule, Guerrilla Games & Sony Bend are all working on new IPs, other studios are working on new games for existing franchises, so there's your financial investment in software.

Considering 13 studios in the Playstation division have been confirmed to be working on AAA games for the console that's some pretty huge investment on Sony's part, not to forget that a large number of Sony's studios have more than one team.

A new studio called Dinosaurum Games has a new IP called Without Memory.

How Sony can be seen as "not putting money on their software side of things" is about as far from the truth as things can get.

They probably have more exclusives in development than any other console manufacturer.

Jaqen_Hghar726d ago

A man would almost guarantee that uncharted is a holiday release next year. Naughty dog only ever had one delay and that was for 1 month on last of us.

wsoutlaw87725d ago

some people say something like "ps4 has no games" and it just sticks in everyones head and its tough to get rid of that label. I find it crazy because if bloodborne and the order came out 3 months earlier in 2014, you know everyone would be like omg sony has sooo many games.

Baszs726d ago (Edited 726d ago )

Good games or not! My interest is in the fact that Sony
has to put more money into their service and software.
Instead of making the console cheaper. They are finally earning
money off the Ps4, and that will continue even at the price that
they are asking from us. But instead of just profiting from a sold console, let them
put some more love into their machine 'FOR" the consumer and the 'PLAYER'

Don't get me wrong, but aside the powerfull hardware they lack
service and features through out the console's lifecycle.
Look at the ps3 they never even thought about updating their OS into something modern.

let's put it like this.. Sony only likes to improve it's products hardware.

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