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A year and a half after the official release of both the Xbox One and the PS4, we've seen the Xbox One already slash it's price $50. Could the PS4 be far behind? As of February 2015, Sony has stated that NO price cut is planned for the PlayStation 4. If you want it, better get the $400 together.

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, but the PS4 will come with a 500GB hard drive. This can cost anywhere between $100 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 $450 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.

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. $399 was a smart move on their part, that's for sure.

In terms of the lower price this time around, 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."

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. It's nice to see that they haven't made the same mistake twice. Another smart move on Sony's part was keeping games at the same price and not restricting the use of pre-owned games. Since the PS4 comes with a decently sized hard drive, an HDMI cable, and the controller, there won't be any required accessory purchase out of the box.

It's been over a year now since the console released and we've seen no price drops. That being said, various bundles have surfaced during the holiday season. The announcement of a 20th Anniversary PS4 has also brought a new stylized design into the fold. While Xbox has since lowered their price and made the Kinect optional, PS4 still continues to sell strong. It's all thanks to Sony's wise decision to keep the system priced at something far more reasonable than PS3's launch price.

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
Article Updated: 12/19/14

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used game situation...

it is a horrible idea to make it so you cant play used games. if games on ps4 are the same price as ps3 than it would be $60 dollers for months. that is a lot of money for a game for some people. the games will probably be even more than ps3 games because of the advanced technology of the ps4. it also needs to be backwords campatible. i would like it to be able to play both ps3 and ps2 games. sony has made a lot of people mad by removing the backwors compatability on the ps3. they only did that so people wouls spend more money on a ps2.

Don't fret

The games on the PS4 will likely cost less, exactly because of the fact that there aren't used games anymore. You can only buy new games, therefore the price of them would lower.

Price

why not less than $700 so that everyone can affords it basically, the price limit is too high although the price of xbox 360 is still rising and affecting ps3. so dont know what to go for....

$700? thats almost as much as a loaded laptop!

I will not buy a ps4 if it costs more than $400 and is not backwards compatible. That goes against everything playstation fans have loved and appreciated for the past almost 20 years. I got my ps1 and my ps2 for $200 just a few years after they came out.

What?

700$? I'm getting an xbox 720, then.

You get what you pay for

xbox is a cheap man's playstaion, if you want the best (which I do) then you pay for it. I have bought both the PS2 and the PS3 when they were first released without any complaint. So it's like I said you get what you pay for. And before you make any assumptions I am not rich, it's called thinking and saving in advance

Uncharted

I will get it once uncharted comes on it. I made the mistake of buying two xbox 360s. Two!!! Then I learned that playstation has better games. Hopefully it will be down in price by the time uncharted comes out. There is no way I will pay more than $500.

WRONG!!!

This is completely incorrect and it doesn't make sense, the ps3 was expensive because the technology's that were implanted to it were not to old(Wi-Fi, Bluetooth,Blu-ray and more.), but now they are all old and they all should be low priced by this time, not to mention that the economy is not like it was back in the 07-08, people are running out on money and cant afford a console for such a high price anymore, so if its competitors(Wii U and xbox 720) are lower priced, people who like ps but cant afford it will buy the least priced console and when a console has more consumers, 3rd parties will make more games for it because games will sell better on it so the 3rd parties support will be significantly higher. well that's what I have got to say!

Somewhat disagree

Yes it was expensive because the stuffs in PS3 was expensive at the time. But you have to remember, they're trying to make a NEW system that can blow ps3- well now Wii U out of the water. Of course they may reuse some features like the blu-ray and "cords" but I can expect that the ps4 may have a price tag of $500-$800 I doubt it will be that close to a $1000 though, because then they would make much less profit. To be $800-$1200 PS4 would have to be extremely super powerful, powers that not suppose to exist until PS5. 3rd parties made more games for xbox because it came first. Price was a small factor in 3rd parties decision. However most games now are being released on ALL console even PC. Popular games: Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, Final Fantasy know there is profits to be made across all systems and handheld. Of course some games remain exclusive: Halo to xbox and God of war to ps3. Economy: I don't mean to bring politic into this but as a 17 year old, I say that Obama tried his best to restore the economy but too many Relubicans are halting improvements on the US. If the Tea party movement never happen we would be faring much much better economic-wise. Not to mention GOP seem bent on undoing everything obama did the past 4 years. And they want tax cut (For the rich) which in my opionion is backward for a country that should be raising taxes. Don't get me wrong I know I lot of people hate taxes but we need to really get the economy in fit shape.

I'd buy a ps4 if

It has an 8 core chip set, a 256 SSD, 4 gig video card,and over 24 gig's of memory then I'd buy one even if it cost over $4500

Doubt it..

I highly doubt a large corporation like Sony is going to stupid enough to try and sell them for anything close to $1000. If MOST people can't find a way to afford it then they're not making any money on their product. I project $600.

Re: Doubt it... Totally agree!

I totally agree. Even a PS4 built with the best eight core AMD cpu, paired with their best GPU, 4GB of a unified fast memory, on a fast motherboard, with a 32GB SSD (for fast access to OS, holding game loads and saving fast on the fly), 500GB HDD, 24x Bluray could be sold around $600 with a little loss to Sony, which TBH they'd be happy to swallow. Buying wholesale like Sony will they can get parts for likely less than half retail cost, $600 is currently £383 in the uk, which I bet most people would be happy to pay for a console that as a closed system could easily play games at 1080p, with high to ultra pc settings, frame rates of well above 30fps, with tonnes more enemies on screen, far better detailed images. TBH Sony could release a system with a HD7770 something on the level of basic AMD quad core processor, with partitioned ram (like 2GB GDDR5 and 2GB of a fast DDR3) and still release a console that will be noticably far better graphically than PS3 is now. Hell a HD7770, with better ventelation and a better PSU driving the system would probably produce better graphics than the Wii U. OK such a system won't blow the higher end of games PCs away, but it doesn't need to, in a closed system I'd bet such hardware, optimized to work well with a decent budget multi core CPU and plenty of fast ram could approach mid to maybe mid-high level gaming PCs. A $1000 system certainly isn't needed.

Over a year til release they say

yes i would not be paying a grand for a new console. Especially not this year or even next year as there are so many good games on the horizon which will take me a long time to get through... I did pay a grand for the ps3 in 07 i think it was but even that is ludicrous and i didnt pay for much of that myself. The most i would pay for PS4 would have to be 5-600 bucks TOPS!!..

Price

no more then $350

500-700 $

I agree that sony wouldnt put a system on the market that nobody could afford . I cant wait till the realease date i would wait about a year to buy the console. but i hope the graphics are good and it wouldnt hurt 4 them 2 come out with somthing like kinect as an additional option. online gaming is a must i would die without ps network.i would ate the most suspect 800$ as top price it would just be insane 4 anything more than that. Singed Cherokee1861

Price 800

im thinking 800 or 900 in usa its a ps4 for crying out loud look at the ps3 ... when it was new -__- geez

Re: Price 800

The reason the PS3 retailed for the price it did was becuase of how much the cell, RSX (the GPU) and the Bluray drive cost, along with the fact that HDDs were more expensive back then. The bluray reportedly cost more than £60, the cell and RSX were reported to cost close to £100 each. A 24 times BD drive that's re-writable could likely be bought by Sony for about £30, a quad core FX AMD processor good for gaming and decoding could be had for £50, a GPU roughly ten times the power of the PS3 total can probably be bought for no more than £80, the other parts essential for making the PS4 work well can likely be put together with all of that for a total production cost of maybe £300 to £400, so between $466 to 636. If Sony wants to buy a higher end parts, and make a slight loss they can build an even more powerful machine. I doubt they'd try to sell a machine that costs over £500 in the uk. Already the claims of $1000 by this site are obviously ridiculous, considering how much CPUs like the Bulldozer FX-8150 retail for on Amazon, the fact that such parts are already making AMD a profit before Amazon makes theirs. GPU manufacturing costs are a fraction of their retail price. The facts are that Sony and all console manufacturers buy AMD, Nvidia or whatever manufacturers parts in massive bulk at a fraction of what they retail for. AMD won't care about making less of a profit per unit, so long as they make a large enough profit on their deal as a whole. If Sony sells 10 million units in their first year of releasing PS4 and AMD makes £30 profit per console, then AMD has made an overall profit of £300,000,000 or $476,670,000 in that first year. IMO it seem more likely that Sony will release a PS4 with better parts, but release at closer to the lower price, to give them the wider gap in how long developers will be able to push the hardware over the future years PS4 is released for. Just look at what PS3 is still capable of now, the QD Kara demo still looks amazing, with that company using over 6 year old hardware. The Last Of US, God Of War 4 and other already released titles still look stunning even now. Today's hardware will make games look and play far better than they do on current consoles.

$600

I Believe it was $600 when the playstation 3 came out so the way the economy is its probably going to be $300

$300 no way

$300 (which is roughly £189 here in the uk) is way too low for a new playstation. Even the PS3 320gb slim is about £220 over here, that's about $350 US with exchange rates. There's no way PS4 will be cheaper than PS3 is right now, simply because of the new technology needing to go into PS4. Highly doubtful PS4 will be released for anything less than £300. With rumours circling about an AMD multicore APU, hd 7950 chipset on the die and potentially another external 7*** series GPU chip for crossfire embedded on the motherboard a price of between £300 to £400 to cover most of the costs, with a slight loss made by Sony seems likely on release. Developers are already saying PS4 is a quantum leap above PS3, this likely means it will need tech to make PS3 look like PS2 by comparison to PS4, you're not going to get that from an incremental increase in power over PS3. It's highly unlikely we'll see a basic set-up like the A8-3850 in crossfire with a HD6670 chipset (this would be what a $300/£189 machine would build for Sony, even then they'd be making a considerable loss to build that and release for that price), that set-up would be pretty weak for PS4.

Hopeful

But, $450-$500 is most likely what it'll end up being.

I might pay up to 800.

I think I would pay up to 800. It will replace everything one has anyways. It will play DVDs, blueray discs, music, videos, ofcourse video games, and well... "It only does everything" all in HD and 3D. And wouldn't Sony be able to make a deal to buy the tech in big numbers resulting in lower prices?

$600-$700

if more kiss ass not wurth it

Ps4

Like a Price in $700 to $800

$1000 or more

I'd pay $1000 or more if the technology in the ps4 far exceeds what we have in our current consoles now. But if they are using slighlty beefed up past tech from the ps3 with no innovations then i'll stick to what i have now.

Ps4 Internet

For that much money, it should come with free wifi auto hook up to Sony satellite

250$!!!ITS RESONABLE!!!

ITS REASONABLE BECAUSE U WANT NEED ANYONE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW HIGH IT IS I GANRANTEE ALOT OF PEOPLE WILL BUY IT FOR 250$ ITS BEST FOR ME N EVERYONE

$250 wouldn't be worth it!

If PS4 is a $250 machine then it's specs will likely be hardly any level of step up in performance over PS3. $250 would likely be the A8-3850, crossfired with a HD 6670 and very little in the way of ram (hardware that is barely 3 times the power of PS3). This is a machine that will not play games at 1080p, with any decent levels of AA or other graphical effects at anything more than 30FPS, it certainly won't run games on equivalent of ultra PC graphics settings. The step up in performance would be slight compaired to PS3, basically not worth the cost of the new machine over PS3 for most people. People probably wouldn't buy it because PS3 would drop in price to a point where people will not see the point in getting PS4. This price would actually be bellow that of PS3's current price, it's totally unreasonable for a next gen machine today. £300 UK is a mininum to see the quantum leap developers are stating next gen machines will offer when compaired to current gen consoles, this would likely buy a decent Quad core CPU, something like a HD 7870, which could together make for a machine 10 times the power of PS3 if the GPU is powered down slightly to fit using a lower wattage PSU compaired to it's PC equivalent. At £300 (about $480) Sony would likely make a slight loss, but this is normal at the early years of a console's release.

I AGREE 150%

i have atleast 5 ps3s that have broke on me they dont read disks and they all died after the 2 year warranty ! they were all the older models but STILL i spent good $$$$ on the freakin thing many times an it dies on me , im writing this on one of those 5 ps3s rite now and the only way for me to play games on it is buy them off the playstation store (NOT ALL GAMES R DOWNLOADABLE) but its still better then xbox (that got the ring of death on me!!) >:( , just dont make us pay to play online !!!!!!!!!! thats one of the reasons i hate xbox

What do you guys do with your

What do you guys do with your PS3s? Going through that many systems means you must be using them as basketballs or never turning them off. Nobody in my region has gone through as many as you. Treat your stuff with more respect & you won't have an issue.

Hahahahaha

hahahahahahahaha I was thinking the exact same thing. I've had ONE PS3 burn out on me and that was because my father and brother played the thing literally non-stop for 3 to 4 days straight without turning it off. You'd think someone would learn from their past mistakes and not have FIVE PS3S DIE ON THEM LOLLLLLLLLLLLLL

For display only or portable heater.

You probably bought it for display only or never touch it after taking out of the box, but at least you are better than the one who killed 5 consoles, he probably used it as portable heater during winter times, hahaha. just joking. You guys are all awesome and geniuses,and are good speculator, but in the end you won't be able to help yourself not to drool with the new technology, we are just human being and we pursue happiness in life, so 500 usd or so the winner will be Sony and MS. We make them happy, and we can't help ourselves but to embrace the reality that we can't ignore the great technology of the future.

left on for months

I left mine on for 4 months strait, still kicking... I didn't know you coundnt or shouldn't..

Wow

I really suggest you turn it off when you don't use it! Think about if you were the PS3, and you never slept for a while. Granted we aren't machines, but it'll burn it out quicker. I've had mine for 5 years and still haven't ran into any problems with it.

Buy a used ps4

What i will probably do is wait a while for the price to go down, or wait for a sale at gamestop trade in my ps3 and most games and get the ps4 at a discounted price i did the same thing with my 360 and only paid $150 for my 250GB ps3!

face it

the ps3 was 6-800$ when it 1st came out and they are talking about having all this new stuff in ps4 theres no doubt it will be 900$ - 1100$ which no one is going to want to pay plus games that will probably be around 70$ or 80$ they dont care about having a REASONABLE price they care about the MONEY , ppl are gonna be selling there souls for this system , sony just better stick to their 6 year thing and release it december 2012 , 2013 is TOO FAR AWAY lol

Price

The thing is when the PS3 came out the technology inside it was a lot more expensive than more recent technology costs now. Even something like a Quad core FX series processor can be bought retail for about £81, Sony could easily buy that for £40. A 2GB 7870 retails for about £193, the chips from that along with the RAM can probably be bought by sony for less than £100, so for £140 Sony's bought the brains and graphics memory. GDDR5 can be used for system ram, but even 4GB of 2400MHz DDR3 would likely cost less than £20. A decent motherboard is probably about £40 if not less for Sony to build or buy in bulk from a company like Asus. So for £200 Sony's got the Motherboard, Ram, CPU and GPU, this is the basis of a machine that would be more than 12 times the power of PS3. A case (£10), 32GB SSD (£15), 500GB HDD (£25), 450Watt PSU (£10), 12x Bluray Drive (£20) some decent cooling too (about £20) and a new controller (£20). If anybody doubts that this level of spec can be placed in a small case the size of PS3/Xbox 360 then look at the Alienware X51, this Console sized Gaming PC can have an NVidia GTX 670 inside of it, the PSU could be like the 360 and be an external PSU. Sony would be designing this machine from the ground up, wouldn't have a full sized GPU, but rather a GPU chip on the console's motherboard, so cooling could be designed to provide plenty of airflow inside of the machine. Basically the cost of making and packaging PS4 could easily come to about £350. Sony will likely make a slight loss and plan for that, so PS4 could easily retail for £300 with this spec, so PS4 could retail for less than $500. There's no possibility PS4 would be more expensive than PS3 was, Bluray was a new technology when PS3 came out, now it's dirt cheap. BTW if PS4 was coming out this year then it would've been anounced at E3 this year, but it wasn't. Because PS3 has had a good year this year Sony doesn't want to do anything to mess with that, plus costs of manufacturing PS4 will likely reduce the longer Sony waits.

you also have to consider

you also have to consider that Sony utilized a entirely different computer architecture than what almost every other computer system used/uses Sony's idea (extremely simplified) was have the cell processor be able to calculate everything on the fly instead of having the RAM push data to it's CPU like the rest of the industry, thus the reason why xbox360/PC games were terrible when ported to the PS3 - xbox360 and PC's share the industry standards concept. I see Sony abandoning the Cell Processor mentality and just have a multi-core system with decent RAM and GPU - just enough to get native 1080p games. (Most games only run at 720p - or lower - natively) maybe even give the possibility for 4k BD but that's an issue in it's own right... Am I the only one that truly believes that the next gen systems are just going to be a gradual step?

Nothing that I wrote

Nothing that I wrote prohibits Sony from using a different kind of archecture to what's in PS3 for the PS4, don't know why you would think I didn't know . I'm well aware that something similar to Cell is required to play PS3 games in the PS4, but Sony probably has options that can allow for BC, dispite what the rumours have pointed towards Sony still hasn't confirmed anything themselves. For instance Sony apparently patented a 1 PPE 4 SPE core, which could apparently be bolted into AMD's trinity APU to allow for BC. Another option is to use the chip from the leaked PS3 super slim and install that onto the motherboard of PS4. With regards to what level of an improvement PS4 could be over PS3 it's not prohibitably expensive for Sony to release a PS4 that is 10+ times the power of PS3, it's actually quite cheap, especially compared to what it would cost a consumer to make a gaming PC with a similar spec and totally possible to fit inside of a case similar in size to Xbox 360 and PS3, especially considering that the alienware X51 can have a 7970 and an I7 inside, there have even been people that have modded theirs to have a 4GB GTX 680 inside, with a 850watt PSU as an external power supply, Dell sells X51's for a profit so Sony can easily build something of a slightly lower spec, with cheaper AMD parts for a lot less. It depends on what you mean by a gradual step up, but compared to what's possible with newer PC parts 10 times the power of PS3 wouldn't be impossible, 5 or 6 times with a weaker CPU, GPU and limited ram would make for a very cheap PS4.

face it

the ps3 was 6-800$ when it 1st came out and they are talking about having all this new stuff in ps4 theres no doubt it will be 900$ - 1100$ which no one is going to want to pay plus games that will probably be around 70$ or 80$ they dont care about having a REASONABLE price they care about the MONEY , ppl are gonna be selling there souls for this system , sony just better stick to their 6 year thing and release it december 2012 , 2013 is TOO FAR AWAY lol

conflicting technologies? umm...no?

"A large reason behind the Sixaxis controller being dumped was the fact that it couldn't handle any vibration features as it interfered with the motion control inside the pad" So the fact that Sony and Immersion were having a patent dispute before the console was released and the two companies didn't finish in court until shortly before the release of the Dualshock 3 controller (which utilized Immersions patents) was just a mere coincidence? "However, this came at a hefty price as the Dualshock 3 controller was priced at $59.99/£39.99 which is about the same cost for today's newest console titles" Sony lost the case with Immersion and had to charge more money (a good percentage of the controllers 'cost/profit' legally had to go to Immersion) which ironically since Immersion's and Microsoft's settlement outside of court allowed Microsoft to collect some of that percentage as well... But hey, "conflicting technologies" or claiming "vibration was a last-gen feature" sounded more legit, and it was quite possible that Sony legally couldn't (or didn't want to) say Immersion was the reason why the sixaxis lacked it's haptics due to possible claims of saying Sony caused damages...

Just wait a few years and get

Just wait a few years and get it when the price drops. I did it with the PS2 and PS3, didn't miss a thing by the delay and ended up saving a couple hundred bucks on each one. Anything over $300 for a console is too expensive. If I had to pay over $300 for a console I'd just switch to PC and avoid consoles.

Agreed...

I think it's crazy to pay more than $300 for any video game consoles, but you will always have those ppl willing to spend the cash just to say "I got it first!". Honestly they look stupid a couple years later.

Well if you had/have a good

Well if you had/have a good paying job it shouldnt be a problem to but on release

PS3's still $249.99

PS3 is still $249.99 on Amazon.com now and that's for the 160gb model for a 6 year old console. Dollar to pounds you're only paying £153.92 for that console, in the UK on Amazon the same console costs £184.99. In US Dollars in the UK we're still paying $300.46 for PS3, the 320GB is still $299.95 which is Amazon US's price, not using an exchanged rate from UK to US, so it's highly unlikely PS4 will be under $300, more likely it will cost close to the same price as PS3 at release if it's got a reasonably better spec that allows for a noticeable power increase over PS3. TBH an AMD Quad core cpu (low end FX series would be more than sufficient), with a HD 7870 (a midrange AMD GPU) and total performance of about 12 times the PS3 will likely run at about £300-£400 ($480-$650) depending on what kind of a deal Sony can arrange with AMD for the parts they supply, the amount and type of RAM used etc) and Sony will probably make a loss on hardware just as they did with PS3. If you tried to build a similar specced gaming PC the GPU and CPU alone would set you back more than £300 judging by Amazon UK's prices and PS4 being a closed system will likely get more out of those parts than a PC would be able to for straight up gaming performance. If PS4 comes with a higher end spec I doubt it will go below $600, but it would probably cost close to $1000 to build something similar in power, so for such a powerful machine it would be a bargain. I wouldn't hold your breath on it getting reduced in price to $400 let alone $300 for a good 4 or 5 years after release. Of course it's up to everybody to decide how to spend their money, but you're not being very realistic if you think PS4 will be released for less than $480 and it's highly unlikely that you'd be able to build a gaming PC for anything close to that price when PS4's released.

Price $300

i would play $300 tops. im selling my xbox 360 elite for this when it comes out probably

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