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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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Power isn't everything - you

Power isn't everything - you can optimize performance better with specific hardware to aim at. PC's are "general purpose" devices and the OS on them is built to run a wide array of processes - simultaneously. The "virus scanner" that causes stutter even on the fastest PC's... That kind of stuff. It also doesn't try and be configured to run a wide array of different resolutions like computers do - especially not trying to paint 2-6 screens, which will take even multi-GPU configurations to their knees at times. A Console is a much more focused platform so requires less "watch out for..." protective code to be used to enable it to do what it does. As such, it doesn't need as much to get the specific job done. Building it in a more modular fashion would allow it to put in different components - such as more RAM, faster/bigger disc drive, etc. without making it into a PC. Don't think that "raw power" will equate to a better/smoother running game. It often won't.

you mau be right, but yout compleyly??

Any PC gamer whiling to match or better a console will ceat boot profiles, slim start up, and about everythinh else. Me for example, My Windows 7 uses 512 MB system RAM, with the rest completely open. For a few more on top the console price you view the game and play the game the way it was ment to be sce and felt.. Also no way will any cosole reach the resolution a pc or mav can

Please pay attention to spelling & grammar

This post I'm replying to is so horrendously written it's almost impossible to understand everything the poster is getting at. The first line is utter nonsense. Consoles cost next to nothing now, in order to produce graphics and frame rates at the same level you need to spend more money, even now. A 500GB PS3 costs £209.99 right now (12GB is £119.99), a PC that can play games a bit better costs more than £300 right now, for just the machine & power cords, you still need to buy a keyboard & mouse. The next generation of consoles will be on a par if not better than a PC costing over a grand and just like this generation it'll take more than 3 years for PC hardware to come down in price enough for people to be able to build or buy a PC that can play games at a similar level without it costing less than a few hundred Pounds over the price of the 8th gen consoles. Consoles are a more value for money way to play games, they have their exclusives that appeal to millions of consumers, they have both hardcore and casual games that can be bought very cheaply, especially when those games have been out for a while. Anything above 1080p isn't needed for most people, which is the resolution most games will target next gen. 720p is ample for most consumers, because of the specific hardware consoles have developers can optimize specifically for that technology, which isn't something that can happen on PCs because everyone has a different GPU, CPU and amount of RAM. The majority of consumers can't actually tell the difference between sub HD to a 720p native or in some cases a 1080p native game. BTW since most multiplats are made for a specific console platform and then ported to the other machines your inference that the PC is the key platform or that what it produces is the correct look is utter rubbish and completely unsupported by the fact of how the games industry works.

You know can you play final

You know can you play final fantasy on the PC? :\ i thought so, there has been rumors that FinalFantasyVersusXIII is going to be released to the PS4 I wonder will square enix make a pc version?? NEVER!! Cheers! :D

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try some of this!

if the company want to make money than lose alot of money make it simple by selling the ps4 for 350 dollars then sell upgrade products like memory or peripherals (obviously sony brand only works) to make more money overall. why would they do that you ask? ask activision and how they milk their call of duty franchise by charging you for download content. YOUR WELCOME FOR FREE IDEA INSTEAD OF WASTING THOUSANDS OF MONEY FOR CONSULTANTS

Agreed

They should definitely do this, but they should also include a version that has everything. They should have done the same for the PS3.

Grammar

Thousands of money? Something's telling your not qualified to be collaborating in this discussion

Negative Ghost Rider

That $700-$1000 would be the production cost, would it not? The console will likely be sold for a huge loss since they don't actually make money from the consoles, but from games and online purchases, among other things. I say $300-$500, but what do I know.

$400-$700

The most i would probly pay is 700. But depends on what you get out of it and if next year's economy is worst than 2012 then probly not.

Hmmm

first i wanna see what kinda bugs this new device has then when their fixed maybe ill get it

According to what I have

According to what I have heard on TV, PS4 will cost about $499.. Nothing more, nothing less

Not sure what you're smoking

* Blu-ray drives $40 +/- these days not $400 * A GTX460 which is old, but current enough to play anything on the PC, and blows away a 8800GT is $99 not $280. I would expect something similar for the PS4. * I'd bet money they'll add a secondary RAM cache with regular DRAM probably in the 8-16GBrange then either reduce or eliminate the XDR one. For $120 they could put on 24-32GB of DDR3 which could load the entire game into RAM. * Add about $50-60 for an HDD So I'd expect something more in the $200-$400 range for the console. I'd also expect the dual shock to remain standard at least in the short to med-term.

Something New, Something Old...

I look forward to the idea of something new coming out. I don't, however, want something new that isn't new and different. I think it's time for playstion to try a different route entirely...I.e. wii 2, it may not be perfect but playstation could monopolize on the idea. Just a thought!?!

price

if its prices around 400$ i can buy or else wait till the priice take a blow and fit in my pcket, till then PS3 all i have>>>>> hurray

350-600

With the blue ray player possibly upgraded we can expect a good 450- 600 dollars. If you buy it without the blue ray player you can expect 350 - 400 dollars

$500-600

$500-600

price

At least $599 initial rollout. Considering the 720 will run windows8 OS, and will be a media center, I would imagine both will run along the same price as a decent PC. The current PS3 is decent, well above the 360. I usually try to hit the DLC for all my games, putting games on multiple HDDs, they load and run quicker with upgraded HDDs, it takes less than 30 seconds to swap out a HDD on a PS3. Alot of games will be available via download. I'm hoping the new unit won't have the lag luster of the 5400rpm HDD of the OEM unit.

The price of ps4 should be

The price of ps4 should be $100 or 300 . Because we r losing a lot of money/cash I bills and gas

The price of PS4 should Not be

See what I did there? LMAO!!! Just to put what you're saying into perspective, the PS3 currently retails for just under $300, that's 2005/6 technology, Sony can maybe make a PS4 that performs a little better than the current playstation & release it for $300 at a loss, but the jump in graphics, frame rates & overall experience won't be much better than PS3. Millions of people spend $300 every 2 years on a new mobile phone, tablet, etc, basically devices that can in no way produce the experience of a dedicated gaming console built for the task & that have a few added features over the last device people bought, yet a gaming device that is expected to be kept & not replaced for at least 5 years after launch can't cost more than $300 at it's launch period. If PS4 launches at $300 or less then it will have some very seriously heavy compromises on the technology inside of the device. If you want a device with only a slight jump in performance & features over current games consoles out then a $300 machine will keep you happy, if you want a device that's a big jump, shows what real 2013+ next level gaming can be like then expect to pay a fair bit more than that. If you don't mind paying for some subscription plan, along with your console for a couple of years after the launch of the machine, along with an initial $300 price tag, then this may be the compromise you're happy to pay for in order to get that next gen experience. $300 is way too cheap for a next gen console, $450+ is probably what you should expect, but for that price you'll probably get a device that is fully feature packed & plays the most up to date games, built using the most advanced game engines that will make your eyes bleed. If price is an issue now, then start saving, put $5 away a week and get the machine a year or so after it comes out with a few games.

PS4 should be at a reasonable price..

I think that when the ps4 come out the price should be at least between $120-$200. people can't be affording things like that cause people have to ba paying bills and making sure they can care for their children.

What rubbish logic

We're talking about a premium games console, it's a luxury, people pay out more than that for their mobile phones through a contract, they pay more than that for Laptops, Ipads & loads of other electrical stuff and none of those things will be as capable of doing the specific task of playing amazing games. If you want to pay $200 for a games console then stick with the PS3, it's sequel will be more advanced in every way, create a new bunch of experiences for people to enjoy. At this point it's looking like it'll be about $400, which is a major reduction compared to how much PS3 was when it came out, that console after inflation was almost $800. If you can't spare the money, then you can't have it, simple as that really, does that mean it won't sell millions of units each year? no. To put things into perspective $200 is £126, realistically the PS4 should be around the same price or (as has usually happened with each new generation of playstation) higher than the PS3 was at launch, but that won't happen this time around because PS4 will have prodominantly tested technologies inside of it, but it's still the premium games console. Wii U is more expensive than you expect the PS4 to be, yet it's only a marginal step up graphically & in terms of everything else over the PS3, with a new tablet controller as it's selling focus point. PS4 will be a much bigger jump in performance for it's games than Wii U is, that console costs about $400, if PS4 hits that price point or even $500 for that matter then it will be a bargain. The processing technology would cost someone building a similarly specced PC far more, probably close to $800, hell a laptop with the same GPU that's been rumoured to be what PS4's is based on costs about $1000, so taking that into consideration your post is ignorant of the facts. Of course everyone would love desireable products to be either cheap or cost nothing, if it's a present for a kid, maybe the child should be tought the value of money, so that they realise that they can't always get what they want. I honestly don't see how anyone could see things any differently.

What????

They cannot make improved tech at 200$ are you nuts? If you have things you cant pay for, then you shouldn't being buying them. Thats whats wrong with the world and entitled people that think they should be allowed to have everything. That's like saying they should make ferrari's 100$ because I want one but I have bills to pay and I don't have 200 k to pay for one so its not fair. The initial launch of the PS3 the production cost was 900 $ and they were selling it for 600$ they lost money until 2009.

You're crazy.

PS4 will not be 200, much less 120. It will be around $600 up to $700, in my opinion.

U must be stupid lol.. the

U must be stupid lol.. the ps2 cost 100, and the ps2 cost 200 right now. the ps4 will most likely be around 600$

PS4 price

I paid $900 for my first PS3, so if that's any indication the PS4 will probably be around $1000-$1200. I brought my first PS3 in Vernal-Utah at Gamestop. I really hope it's not $1000, if it is I will wait for the prcie drop, about a year or two later. The PS3 still has alot of untapped potenial. I think it would be smart of Sony to wait to release the PS4 until all the bugs are fixed, even if X-Box and Nintendo launch thier new consoles first. The PS4 would come out and people will switch to the better system, the only concern at that piont would be spending the extra money to make the switch. If I had $1000 at the time of release I would buy a PS4, but who has $1000 just laying around for such things. So here's hoping it won't cost that much. Enjoy your games everyone (Whatever system your playing), BYE

I would not pay $900 for a

I would not pay $900 for a PS3. That's ridiculous with the PS4 around the corner...

ripped off

bahahaha. he really did.

Someone made a $270 profit

Someone made a $270 profit off of u lol, they never sold for $900 in ANY store I've been to

$800-$1000

I hope they price it high enough so that its costs out the thousands of punks on the PSN who lag down the network!

I would say...

I would be willing to pay at least $375- $450 for a PS4, and hopefully you can play PS2 and PS3 games on it.

older games compatibility

I totally agree that the PS4 should have PS2 and PS3 compatibility as for the price I would say same as you.

Price range. Whats the catch?

If SONY sells the PS4 for around $300-$500 they'd lose money right? No they'd get you with games, DLC, and anything else that goes with the system,like controllers. So if its around $450, expect to spend around $700-$1500.

Highly doubt it... Made in

Highly doubt it... Made in countries with cheap labour will provide Playstation with huge profits on the consoles as a single unit. Downloadable content and games will only add to the profits.

Think Again. The PlayStation

Think Again. The PlayStation 3's initial production cost is estimated by iSuppli to have been US$805.85 for the 20 GB model and US$840.35 for the 60 GB model. They didn't see a return on making money until 2009.

Nope

he PlayStation 3's initial production cost is estimated by iSuppli to have been US$805.85 for the 20 GB model and US$840.35 for the 60 GB model.[

$300-$500

in my opinion the $300-$500 rand is the best price especially considering that the wii u and the xbox 360 sell at that point and trust me they sell like hotcakes, that is just my opinion though.

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I WANT TO BUY PS4 BUT I DID NOT KNOW WHERE TO BUY IT I CAN SPEND ABOUT 1000$ TO 1100$ TO BUY PS4 ???????????????????????????????????????????????????BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY NEWS ON PSN AND ON WEBSITE OF PLAY STATION : US.PLAYSTATION.COM

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It wont come out until late 2013 or early 2014..

the sweet spot

Sweet spot is $499. 1 controller, Move sold seperately, but heavily marketed, they'll attempt a 1st party Move game to sell units, some game to blow everyone away and make it hard not to want one. A heavier focus on digital and DLC content, a new PSN network, way more focus on connecting the PS commnity together as xbox managed to. Also a broader host of possibilities for developers, mmo's will run smoothly, that widens the market. And maybe sony can push developer kits on more PC game developers since the specs will allow less limitations and more porting. Idk just a few possibilities.

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