GR - "Pachter predicts the pricing of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms."
pachter wishful thinking
I hope he`s right.
he's never right, he only says 399 because that's what the rumors have been saying for quite some time now.
Personally, I'd expect both to be priced as follows: $399 (Basic SKU) $449 (Bundle)
he cant be right, because he never is.
Why do we/n4g still allow patcher articles but ban hip hop gamer. I understand there were sensational claims made by both but ones a gamer and the other is not... sorry for being off topic @ patcher.. wishful thinking
wonder if he smokes some weed and then pulls numbers out of his ass
Although this is Pachter...I believe it. It falls in line with what I've been speculating. http://n4g.com/news/1237918... http://n4g.com/news/1263144... Still think the XB1 will be $300 though.
@why o why: HHG was banned for plagiarism.
Plagiarism is a lifetime ban...¿ Seems harsh
I hope hes wrong. Im sorry $299 is your pricepoint IMO. I dont believe the PS4 or XB1 will last as long as previous generations. Technology is moving faster and faster. Computers are going to make these consoles look ridiculously outdated in a very short amount of time. Tablets are getting faster every year. $399 is way too much to ask for now. Console gaming that we have grown up knowing is changing right in front of our eyes.
I don't think it's time for Mike to be right yet. He has about 7 more predictions before that is possible
"HHG was banned for plagiarism." What about big name sites that take money for good reviews...ie Lamespot?! Is that not the worst? at least on par!
@gaffyh Bundle??? All Xbox One's will come with Kinect 2.0 if that's what you were referring to! I don't plan on getting either system right away, but I hope the prices are close to this! I do believe both will be about $400 though. Sounds about right based on what was said in the past about console prices being too high!
@AACE5 - Bundled with a game, possibly 3 months free XBL. Same with the PS4 bundle, but will probably get 3 months PS+, possibly also the camera, although that would make the PS4 bundle way more valuable. Obviously Kinect comes in every box with Xbox One, I just don't think Sony would pass up the opportunity to make $50 more if Xbox One is announced at $399, because the initial buyers are the ones that buy it at any price point.
* XB1 = $ 450 * PS4 = $ 400 * Wii U = price drop to $250-300
That seems most reasonable to me.
I'm expecting 450$ for ps4 and 500$ for X1. Doubt it will release that cheap, only 100$ more then Ps3 isn't reasonable to me. Ps3 price is 300$ and even higher in real stores.
After seeing the reaction to the Wii U price and people not wanting it any more than $300, I can see people being ok with $400 just because of the superior graphics for the long term. To counter these 2 console releases, Nintendo will drop both Wii U sets by $50 and probably create a new bundle with some of their new games. Once people see Wii U is getting more good games soon, they may go for that instead of the $450 XB1 with only 20 games. Within a year Wii U will have 100 games or so and PS4 also seems dedicated to releasing a good amount of games. E3 is going to be awesome. So much new information. Think about where we are now in 2013 compared to 2005
It's PS3 and 360 all over again. You tell them you expect the price to be high. And their studies tell them that is what you will pay, what you expect.
$400 converted to pounds is £262... That would be a stunning price, but our taxes are higher and we tend to get ripped off a lot. So here in the UK I can't see the PS4 below £300, £350ish is what I'm predicting for us. Even that price is good considering I payed £500 for the PS3 with a couple of games and a controller. PS: £500 converted to Dollars is $765. Though I should say, I still have my 80GB fat PS3 working perfectly. The amount of time I've spent on it and considering the last few years Sony really pushing the console, it was worth it.
Lol is he nuts? I thought the GDDR5 thing is very expensive for the PS4.
The PS3 has gddr5 and is cheaper than the xbox 360. Sony uses it as a showoff spec, the real benefit has nothing to do with the speed, it just allows dynamic vram-ram.
Kinect 2.0 has a ton of tech in it. That may be driving the Xbox's price up.
...that and I believe One's CPU/GPU combo is more expensive.
I wish I could be as bad as Pachter is at my job and still be employed. Pachter only predicts the obvious things correctly. Everything else he's typically off on.
WII WILL FAIL... 1 year later... I TOLD YOU GUYS WII WAS GREAT.
Patcher is just making predictions, no biggie. I for one hope he,s right this time. Sony already have the popularity vote on its side at the moment. Just go watch the ign popular vote ps4 vs xbox1. This why sony is waiting for microsoft to make the 1st move on price so they could under cut ms by $50-100. It worked for sony last time for 1st playstation vs sega saturn. Sega released saturn for $399 and sony undercut them $100. The rest is history.
Back then Sony could afford to do that...these days they can't afford that same luxury. They have to price it based on how much of a loss the company can financially take. Microsoft, on the other hand, can use that same tactic.
@theWB27 If they get more consoles out there, it means people will be buying more accessories and most importantly, more software which is where the money's at.
@ wb27 the article clear states the ps4 is only costing sonny 225 versus the xb11 costing microsoft 325 neither of these prices would be at a loss
Lol Microsoft could easily afford to price it at 200. I think that's about fair price tho, you have to factor in the 60$ a year required to play multiplayer and use other features most likely. Say it lasts 8 years, that brings the consoles real price to 680.
basically, what Pachter is saying is...MS is stupid? $50 more expensive and then another $60 for a year of XBL...who's dumb enough to buy into THAT? I think XB1 will be priced cheaper.
Who's dumb enough to buy into that, you ask? Buy a console (360) Buy an expensive MS Hard Disk Buy a wifi dongle Buy an external HDDVD player Buy batteries or controller charger lead Buy years subscription just to play on line Does that answer your question? But I do agree that MS will sell XB1 the same or cheaper. They can afford to do so.
badz149 said - "$50 more expensive and then another $60 for a year of XBL...who's dumb enough to buy into THAT?" . That is an easy question to answer. Americans.
@comp Not all Americans, I have never bought a Xbox console but i have played on them... But I did buy/own all the PlayStation platforms ever released...
@one2thr Wow I never knew you represented most of America! Kudos to you.. Now go tell your nextdoor neighbour to order you some Pizza Hut then que a Netflix movie YOU'LL be right over!
@Wit Did that make you feel good, have you satisfied your inner tickle, or are you just getting my hopes up about that free slice of pizza?... If so, I'd like a slice of that stuffed crust supreme pizza with a side order of gluten and a bottle of sugar free water.... Im on a diet... ...../s
just think if hes right u can buy both for almsot the cost of ps3 when it launched lol.. i personally think 500 is the number an 400 for a lesser model
@husomc Smoking weed does not work like that my friend.
For once I wish Patcher was correct! Now Patcher has me doing it!
Thing is my opinion on the guy has changed somewhat-I mean he does actually know what he's talking about and often his predictions are the most logical expected outcome.... However the most logical outcome rarely actually occurs... Consumers don't seem to act logically/sensibly :p common sense doesn't factor into purchase intent etc at all.
add $100 to that and I might believe it.
Im not sure about pricing but i really get the feeling the ps4 will cost less than the xbone at least they will have a lower priced sku of some sort.
It would be great for ps4 to cost 349 but part of me believe this will be highly unlikely due to the specs of the ps4...unless Sony won't mind some revenue lost..not sure.. we will see. :)
You never know. People love low prices. That's one of the reasons the Wii sold so many systems. I think Nintendo made more money than they lost by putting the price so low.
They stated before the Wii launched we are making a profit off every console. So Nintendo got gold from the Wii generation. WiiU on the other hand. Idk. They still are cheaper than the PS4/XB3 price point I am certain. Lower prices do sell a product at a faster rate. I just wonder if the $99 Android consoles launching soon will sell faster than the WiiU.
Not Really, in my country the Wii was actually the same price as a 360 on launch when it released here.
plus itcomes with the eye toy thing for move, same goes for nextbox and kinect. should contribute a bit to the price.
Rumor is Sony will sell the PS4 camera separately to lower the cost. So it's not that wild of a prediction.
I hope so! Don't care for motion co trols AT ALL. Just give me a controller and let me game old school style!
People may disagree, but here is the article. http://www.digitalspy.com/g...
Ps4 is supposed to package it in the box as an attempt to keep up with the Kinect 2.0 but Microsoft has alot of tech in the new kinect it's leaps and bounds better than the playstation eye
Unless Sony is eating the cost to push out more units than Microsoft. Which could be the case. Its a very heated battle for Sony/Microsoft this year as they both are fighting to outsell each other. Nintendo decided to walk in the other room for their conference due to this.
theres really no competition sony has its regions it does well an microsoft the same that wont change i jus wish usa didnt put ps4 on the shelves like japan wont be putti ng xbox on most of there stores shelves
from the title i thought it was the final price, would be too good to be true, if it is below 500$ its good enough for me.
While Mr. Pachter is often way off the mark. I think both sides learned their lessons from the launches of the current generation of systems. And part of that will be seen when they eventually announce pricing.
lol yea right... xbox one probably will be like 400-450. I dont expect the ps4 to be any less. Personally I would spend up to 500 for a high end model for ps4 dont think Sony will go over that though.
I would have thought MS at least wanted the price advantage.
They probably can't on account of Kinect, the EDRAM and the blu-ray licencing fees. People in a different thread were shitting fury about Sony not including the PS4 Eye, but that is EXACTLY what will give them a price advantage. So far they have MS trumped in every area: specs, price and launch window (no more 1-1.5 year headstart). Should be interesting.
Without any advantage for MS, I'm looking forward to seeing by how much the PS4 outsells the Xbox.
M$ does have one advantage...sheeple.
@fit tons of em!
I'm buying 10 ps4's and selling them to yall Sony sheep for $1500 a piece hahahahahahaha!!!
If the PS4 is only $349 then I'm buying two.
Niiice.I also may buy too.
How can people disagree that you are going to buy two. Do they know you personally? Lol.
Rgis is n4g-some people would disagree if your comments stated that we need oxygen to live :p
haha someone disagreed that you need oxygen and that others will disagree on n4g.