Playstation 4 Price and Pre-Order Info

Official - PS4 Prices

PS4 Pricing and Cost

$399.00 USA

£349 UK

€399 EUR

Sony officially announced the price of the Playstation 4 - $399.00. Many fear the PS4 will sell out before the holiday season leaving many without their dream console. Pre Order the PS4.

One of the biggest questions that went unanswered during Sony's big PlayStation event is how much the upcoming next-generation console will cost for gamers. Figuring out how much the PlayStation 4 will cost requires looking at a number of things. For instance, not only does it help to look back at the pricing model for the PlayStation 3 upon launch, but it helps to look inward at the hardware that Sony will use for the console.

To figure out the price based on hardware, we can compare it to what it would be like if someone were to build a computer with similar specifications as the console is essentially made up of computer components. We know that the PlayStation 4 will feature an AMD 8-core processor with a 1.84 TFLOPS Radeon-based graphics engine. In addition, it will sport 8 GB GDDR5 memory, a built-in hard drive and a Blu-ray/DVD drive running at 6x and 8x speed, respectively.

Let's start with the processor; AMD sells an 8-core processor on its own website for $160. It also sells the 2 TFLOPS Radeon HD 6870 for another $145, which also has 2 GB of GDDR5 memory. Though it is more powerful than the PlayStation 4 with 2 TFLOPS, it has a quarter of the memory expected for the console, so we can even out the difference in price. Hard drives for the PlayStation 3 ranged in a number of sizes, so we will assume that Sony wants to provide a 250 GB hard drive. This can cost anywhere between $60 and $150, depending on the brand name and speed. Finally, a Blu-ray/DVD drive for a computer would run about another $50 on average.

Playstation 4 Price and Cost DetailsWith these basic components, a similarly-equipped computer would cost about $415 to $505, depending on the website or store you buy each item from. This kind of price is actually within the confines of what Asahi, a well-known Japanese publication, guessed the cost of the PlayStation 4 would be. According to the newspaper, we can expect the cost of the PlayStation 4 to be about 40,000 yen, which translates to $417 USD. It's official, the PS4 will cost $399!

We will likely not see the console rise as high as $500 as Sony is likely to receive discounts by purchasing components directly from AMD; the aforementioned prices are what one would expect to pay at a store, not the wholesale or discounted bulk price that Sony is likely to pay.

When you look back at the PlayStation 3, which released for about $600, it makes sense that Sony would not want to repeat this mistake; with such a high price, sales suffered as gamers were too hesitant to spend such a fee on a console. Sony has most likely learned from this error and will not overprice its PlayStation 4 console. It is even possible that Sony will sell the console at a considerably smaller margin or even at cost so that more players would be willing to pick up a console and spend more on games and accessories.

In a surprising move in the months since the announcement, Sony has been keeping quiet on the price of the PlayStation 4; however, this doesn't mean the company hasn't dropped some hints about what to expect. Sony Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny has been quoted as saying "We want a system that can reach as broad a gaming audience as possible. We have created a console absolutely focused on gamers – and we want that to be gamers in the broadest sense as well. I think to some extent I can ask you to draw your own conclusions."

What this means is that Sony realizes the pricing mistakes it made on the PlayStation 3 by originally pricing the console not only out of reach for casual gamers but hardcore gamers as well. Sony will most likely be going for a far cheaper price than any of us expect in any effort to appeal to as broad an audience as possible.

PlayStation 4 fans, keep your eyes on not only this page, but PS4 Experts in general for up-to-date PS4 pricing news!

Article by - Joshua Phillips
Insert Date: 03/11/2013

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Dissing playstation 4

All you Xbox 1 guys should stop comming on playstation's sites and dissing it man you are not only dissing playstation but you are dissing the players and the fans STOP IT!


I bought the x box 360 when it first came out,It lasted 3 weeks, What a waste of money, I have had a ps3 for 4 years now without a single problem,there is no way im throwing another 500 bucks away on an x box.

pay ? ps4

what ? they will charge for network ? how this thing will work ? so i get ps4 and i put my net, and 0 ? means i will not able to play against friends ? or just i will not able to use ps4 fancy things shop downloads ? or how it will ?


I wil chose ps4 becuse its better then Xbox One.

It cost to much

The xbox 1 is way to much for online for the ps4 it not even close


3 xbox 360's all of which suffered from the red ring of death.
Never again will Microsoft get my hard earned money!!!!
PS4 all the way baby!!!, Nuff said.

i hate everyone who says "wait till the price drops"

not only will ps4 be cheaper then the ps3 at launch they will loose 60 bucks per ps4 sold. i dont think they can get much cheaper then that.


do you no if psn is charged monthly or still free ?


psn will cost 50 dollars per month on the ps4

or you can just get a 1 year

or you can just get a 1 year playstation plus card for 40-50 bucks like I did

Are you having a laugh or

Are you having a laugh or something. If you are going to be charged 50 dollars a month for online wow. i would understand 50 dollars a year but a month. In UK its 10 pounds a month. So you are being completely ripped off

^ retard

It's similar in cost to Xbox live.

PSN is $49.99

PSN is $49.99 a year. XLive is $59.99 a year

seriously people pay attention

you are all telling me in august about how "you HAVE to be connected to the internet, you HAVE to buy new games, you CANT sell used games, you HAVE to plug in your kinect, you HAVE to pay extra to watch a movie if there is too many people in the room." for those of you who say that you are morons. you dont have to do any of that. they already released information telling you you dont. so shut the hell up and try to come up with a better reason to hate xbox one.


Why the hell are you on a PS4 website talking about Xbox? You lost kid?

Okay some of that is accurate.

First off it is common, or atleast should be, knowledge that the restrictions placed upon the X1 have been lifted. The PS4 never really had those restrictions. With regards to the movie issue, that was a patent filed with M$ on behalf of the MPAA. It isn't going to be enacted yet, however it is very real possibility.


nuff said.

hi !

It has the same language, the ps 4 will be released in europe with what will be released in america??

PS4 ROCKS!!!!!

I chose the PS4 because I only have bad memories from the XB360. Within the first two weeks I got the "ring of death" which was not cheap to get fixed. My boyfriend has had his PS3 for years now and hasn't complained of any problems. The PS3 takes up a lot less space as well. To top all that off the PS4 is $100 cheaper. Who cares that you have to pay for another controller. You can use $60 out of the $100 that you'd be spending to buy the XBOne to just but another controller. Money is too hard to come buy to spend that much money on something that I feel isn't even going to last long. This is just coming from a female's point of view.

Xbox one is not going to go well

I have alway been an xbox fan but after the stupidity and ridiculous things they have done to xbox one i have been moved to buy a ps4 i dont care about how much they cost i would speed a thousand dollars for a better console.

You got that right! All my

You got that right!
All my games are for the XB360, and when they confirmed the games wont play on the new console heck, it made it a no brainer to switch to the PS4. I've also had overheating issues with the 360 and had to add an aftermarket cooling fan to it!

I agree wih you man..

Totally I am an x box fan but F...k I don't know hey this PS4 is so blady better then this xbox brow really ...........




as simple as that.

Ps4 is better

The ps4 is better than the Xbox one first I don't want to pay 100 dollars more and the Xbox gets hot faster than the ps4 so my opinion is the ps4 is a lot better get the ps4.

how do you know

how do you know which heats up faster. the xbox heats up just as fast as the ps3 now where you put it is the main factor. if you put it in one of your boxes on the tv stand hell yeah its going to heat up faster. and it goes both ways if i forget to open the door on my tv stand my playstation will send me a warning saying that my ps3 is too hot. the only reason you get the rrod is because you didnt take care of your xbox



My family and I chose PS4.

My family and I. Which is quite large, chose the PS4. We looked at both systems and the Xbox One is
not for us. We feel the xbox the is going in the wrong direction and want to stay away from that.
Being backward compatible with the large selection of games available is for us. Sorry Xbox but we try to keep Microsoft out of our home and lives. Thank you

sorry do disappoint you but...

they said that ps4 won't be backwards compatible. Now if they said otherwise in the meantime I'd be more than happy to be wrong as I have a nice couple of hits that I'd be thrilled to play on ps4.


ps4 is better then a xbox 1 xbox 1 over heat easy and you should get the ps4 abut maybe febuary of next year to wait for alot of games to come out to have more fun

At this point WHO CARES... besides Trolls

For all those who say, "The PS4 is crap, I am not going to buy one, my money is on the XBOX ONE." or those who say, "The Xbox is a piece of sh*t, I am buying the PS4."

Honestly who cares... people will buy what system they enjoy or think they will enjoy. By merely stating your position on the issue you change nothing. I for one will probably end up buying both, PS4 first with Xbox One down..(way down) the road (just not that thrilled about a voice activated remote/government bug) in my house.

Constructive criticism, such as why your buying one over the other, is interesting to read. But please have some substance to the conversation. Please for deity's sake, stop comparing both systems to the PC. PC's are way more customizable and so of course the graphics tend to be better. But PC's do tend to lack the exclusives that the consoles bring to the table.

i think people should just

i think people should just wait until the price goes down and then buy it after the holidays then you will not have trouble paying bills, rent or racking up mommy and daddy's credit card


poor person!

Re:poor person

What, you got a problem with poor people now? If you hate to see poor people; then how about YOU give them jobs and quit your complaining. Ya Troll!

I got a Job

I want the ps4 so badly but I would have to work 5 weeks to get it and I just might it looks amazing!


I HATE PLAYSTATIONS IM GETTING A XBOX ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


then tell me why are you on this web site ? your thinking about getting a ps4 but you would rather pay for online I guess

They both charge!

Apparently you can't read. From what I have read ps4 charges for a plus account both companys have built these machines for money not because they care about your feelings. RETARD!


PLAYSTATION network will cost money, but it is still cheaper than live. Not to cause hate or anything just to inform you about what I've heard


dumb ass only losers buy xbox one

ps4 is better

I hate x-box I like playststion

Lier ps4 is better

Don't lie

Why bother then

Why bother yourself coming on a PS4 forum just to cry about it...fool

Games will decide if I should buy it.

If the new King of Fighters is on the PS4 then I might consider buying it. Other games I just didn't like. Seriously, KNACK? Watch Dogs? Not even close to the good old adventure/action games.

PS4: I'ts just a better deal than Xbox One

First of all, I'm getting both. Never have I had an Xbox but seeing how similar the system are I'm really looking forward on trying on what's different and how each one fares in entertaining my family overall at the long mile. That said, Sony gives a better deal, not only is the PS4 cheaper priced at $399.99 but if you look at what you'll get for a BF4 or Kill Zone: Shadow Fall bundle at Amazon it all add up to a 10$ saving on a PS+ Membership for a year, wish will be require to play SOME (ex: Kill Zone) and not all MMO games. What else do you get? An instant game collection where it has been said Sony will release one free game per month to subscribed members and other goodies too. That would be a brand new PS4, dualshock 4 controller, one game and a 12-month PS+ Membership valued at $49.99 (less than $5 a month)for the exact same price of an Xbox One, that's $499 and tax free at Amazon with free shipping for Prime memebers. Xbox One doesn't include Xbox Live Membership so that's another thing you'll eventually will want to buy if your into the online playing. That's why I call PS4 the better deal.

ps4 or x box 1

x box 1 with membership , forza game. and console.. total ship $619.97.. online play 10 times better. better servers why cause you pay. for online service. when something is free you don't get whats best.. i tried ps3 for 3 days. online server suck, loads slow. and hate to say it but a game can make or break a console for interment. i bought ps3 and gran tirsomo. sad to say but was not happy game is cool but online sucked and loads slow. if i was owner of play station i would look at have a game that would partner with them to forum a better console for online play. no one wants to stair at a tv by them self. just saying. xbox better service online awsum. not only that but menu makes you feel like you are alive. hit the name xbox live. da.. get a clue ps4..


You must have a lot of money. To be able to throw it all away to Microsoft. I do not and will not play online.
My friends come over and have a blast on my ps3. So you go online and play games. How sad is your is yoyr life that you must go online to play games and meet people. I have tons of friends. And we play ps3 all the time. Didn't need xbox online for that. You need to put your controller down go out and be more outgoing.
Sorry you have a problem with socialization skills. It takes time but youll get better at it.


u don't make any sense peak english......


Yo, get some english. Jeez!

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