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£271 UK
€349 EUR

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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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I agree with you

they will just keep on making newer consoles.

$100

My guess is $100 with 2 year commitment of playstation plus at $15 a month. They break even on the console in 2 years

PS4

I ready pay $400 for the ps4

Stop being tight!

Just start saving now if you're poor. It will cost me 2 weeks wages if its near $1000, just put aside money each week. Simples

Stop being tight!

Just start saving now if you're poor. It will cost me 2 weeks wages if its near $1000, just put aside money each week. Simples

Ps4 is best

Can you wait a bit after appearing on the market for about a month will be cheaper. Do not take Xbox 720, PS4 will be so much better and have beautiful graphics. so...

cooooolll

buy ps4. is the best

PC rocks!

with that price, I would just build a gaming PC with better specs

PRICE WAY TO HIGH

i think you should lower the price. Most kids don't have hundreds of dollars for a ps4. Also have a question, will the ps3 games work on the ps4?

-_-

Obviously you didnt read the article, because that was the main point of it

killzone 4

i want killzone 4 to be on playstation 4 so bad. KILLZONE>galo

Mom here....

Mom with 2 kids here. I wouldn't pay over $399 for it. At $399 I could save for the PS4 and games for Christmas this year. Any higher than $399 and I'm not going to buy it until next year. We have a Wii, so we'll just keep with that if the PS4 goes for crazy money.

boss

that will be raw

PS4 price

PS4 costs only $430. What kind of console do we expect with that very cheap console? I'm not trying to brag, but I have a budget of up to $2,000... If a console is very expensive, it means it has very high quality and have lots of good features, right? Money is not a problem when it comes to fun... Once the Sony releases the PS4, I'll be the first guy to buy it.....

Dumbass!

Dumbass!

Show me someone willing to

Show me someone willing to spend $2k on a game console and I'll show you a moron.

money not an issue

I love people like you. I always wait a year or two to get new consoles, so all the idiots like you deal with all the bugs these consoles always have when they get released

certain people with a certain price range.

Look at iphones new one comes out all the time and people with late model iphones spare no expense to get the new and improved one. The ps4 will most likely end up like that. You will pay for the name and pay for improvements that were designed to save Sony money. The older fat model ps3 had the most problems yet it also had/has the highest price tag. It is like this as a result of the materialistic douche bag. The old fat model is famous for ylod (yellow light of death) and although the slim models can still "ylod" there is a "slimmer" chance of that happening. So why is the fat model more expensive? Simply because of the materialistic douche. So the ps4 will sell for $700.00 but give it a few y ears and our working class slim model will come out and sell for $499.99 The end.

certain people with a certain price range.

Look at iphones new one comes out all the time and people with late model iphones spare no expense to get the new and improved one. The ps4 will most likely end up like that. You will pay for the name and pay for improvements that were designed to save Sony money. The older fat model ps3 had the most problems yet it also had/has the highest price tag. It is like this as a result of the materialistic douche bag. The old fat model is famous for ylod (yellow light of death) and although the slim models can still "ylod" there is a "slimmer" chance of that happening. So why is the fat model more expensive? Simply because of the materialistic douche. So the ps4 will sell for $700.00 but give it a few y ears and our working class slim model will come out and sell for $499.99 The end.

One "tiny" point your missing

Stuff get cheaper to make as time goes by. Not sure if you remember (im guessing you where too young) but Sony actually lost money on every ps3 sold for the first year or two, becuase costs where so high. As technology catches up the prices drop. IF you instead use your argument on a harddrive you will see how little sense your argument makes.

ripoff

y buy ps4 if the only games u would b playing is most likely sport when it comes out wait till 1 or 2 yrs then buy it. ps3 still is good enough to use u got blu-ray, netflix and lots of games to play with. so don't jump on the bandwagon yet. cool your heads and think straight. there's nothing so amazing about ps4 that would make you spend another 400+ dollars which u won't get a great game to play with when it comes out. so hold on to ur cash and play god of war ascension on ur ps3 cus i will

ripoff

I totally AGREE!!! At this point why pay for a P4 and get limited games. Plus how much better can they make the games truly be? Myabe 3D? Even still. I say HOLD OUT !!! wait for them to drop the price and by that time there will be a lot of games you can play. Personally I mainly just play Madden and like Ghost Recon.

But??

What if you could play PlayStation 3 games on your PlayStation 4.. It's a GREAT way of switching to the next generation console, is it not?? It is a good idea to wait like a year or 2 for more games to come out for the console, but it's also a great idea for Sony to make the PlayStation 4 capable to play PlayStation 3 games, so that way you can transfer from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 easily..

Am I right. ????

Ps1 was around £100. Ps2 was about £200. Ps3 was around £300 ...... Then ps4 should be no more than £450.

Ps4 price

Ps1 was $200 ps2 was $400 and ps3 was $620 when they first came out so I'm expecting the ps4 to be in the range of between $700 and $800 I hope it's cheaper but time again proven as time passes prices go up up and up so I wouldn't hold your breath to see a $400 price tag

They didn't say $450 they

They didn't say $450 they said 450 POUNDS as in money in europe, which is worth more than the US Dollar.

i hope so

i hope so

That's Just Stupid

you must me dumb enough to buy the ps4 they just came out with the ps3 super slim and so many people just bought that andps3 has always been great they're still making games for it $500.00-$800.00 my ass you think people are that dumb to buy a ps4 that has xbox 360 graphics booooo......

Xbox 360 graphics on a Playstation 4?

You're not serious are you? Really, Xbox 360 graphics on a PlayStation 4. Are you out of your mind? The PlayStation 2 came out before the first Xbox did, and even then Sony had better graphics than Microsoft. The problem with the Xbox is cartoon graphics. Low standards on the system. It is a wonder why any product released by Microsoft has been cheap, because they are made so cheaply. Anything made by them is so basic, it is a little ridiculous. I don't see Microsoft with any of the functions Sony has put on the market.

MS Basic

"Anything made by them is so basic". Yes the Move is such a good tool compared to the Kinect system....more precise...less magic...in short less fun... About the graphics , you are spot on GT5 made MS look like a baby. But it hasn't stopped them from matching with a low(er)-end system the gaming in a game like Forza 4. Whatever happens new systems should push technology boundaries or add something unique to the game play which core gamers can also appreciate and for sure the Wii U seems to lack both of these... Let's hope Sony delivers a nice demo in 8 days and we will have something to look forward too.

Revealed!!!

It's gonna be 270 euros!!!

Lack of FORESIGHT

This post is for the uneducated and those lacking foresight. First off, the PS3 is a system geared towards gamers; NOT children. For the parents out there looking to buy their kids a console, stick to nintendo - a console oriented for children. PS3/ PS4 are oriented for the true gamer (for those of you who do not know, the average age of a gamer is approx. 25-40 years old) and the people who have the income to support the costs associated with a higher gaming experience. Excluding custom built pc's of course. If you want a game console for a cheap price tag, you will get a cheap console - plain and simple. Look at the x-box 360 - this console cost approx. $400 when it first hit the market. Well, look what you got with it... average graphics, basic dvd capabilities, no wireless controllers, no blue ray, limited memory (with upgradeable options) PAID Internet access and a console riddled with problems - namely the red ring of death (RROD). So, to get the same value of the PS3 - you would have to spend: $400 for the console $200 for a descent blue ray player $40 for the adapter (to make the controller wireless) $100 +/- for upgraded memory capacity $60 per year for internet access. (2005 release date = $420 just to play online) Total cost of x-box 360 = $1160 for a lesser gaming console. The PS3 comes with better than all of the above for $600-$700 (all costs up front). So, for all of you who complain about the cost, just think about how much money you save by paying a little bit more for a much better gaming console and an even better gaming experience. Written by an average gamer who wants an above average gaming experience. I look forward to the latest PS4 console. I especially look forward to the lack of children who will be playing the new console. Cheers and happy gaming!!

'True' gamer yeah right.

Funny how both sony and microsoft COPIED nintendo's wii remote, yes copied from a console that's aimed for CHILDREN. What is wrong with playing 'kids' games the fun energetic ones. Sure the Wii is aimed more at the family market but which of the three made the most money? Nintendo, and which one despite high graphics was worst off and made a loss. The PS3. And what was that game again the one on gamecube where it was for the older gamer, violent, brutal chainsaw kills what kind of sony game was that...oh wait it wasn't sony it was on nintendo gamecube. Resident evil 4, sorry my memory forgets that consoles take on any franchsise because its profitable to exploit every part of the market so 'nintendo is for kids' is a bit for the uneducated to believe in. Of course you must be the trend that believes a real game is where you have REALISTIC GRITTY UNINSPIRING GRAPHICS shooting things which begs the question where were you then at the days of PSX and before because graphics back then were quite crap of graphics, by logic you only came into gaming about 13yrs ago. Guess you missed out on all the other games like sonic, mario, final fight. Enjoy deluding yourself that gaming industry only appeases to a small part of the market.

Thank you

Dude, I love you.

Still expensive

Even if you're not a kid, we're not all loaded with cash. So despite the greater value, it's still too much money. And looking at them at this point, the Xbox 360 is still cheaper, you can get a good blu-ray player for less than 50 bucks, and a wireless controller and upgraded memory still aren't required. Big deal here is that they need a cheaper option without all these little extras. 'Cause dude, even if we're not kids, we still don't all have the money to spend just to get rid of a few cords. I'm sorry, but your post really annoyed me by categorizing anyone who doesn't want to shell out tons of cash as a child.

Still expensive

Even if you're not a kid, we're not all loaded with cash. So despite the greater value, it's still too much money. And looking at them at this point, the Xbox 360 is still cheaper, you can get a good blu-ray player for less than 50 bucks, and a wireless controller and upgraded memory still aren't required. Big deal here is that they need a cheaper option without all these little extras. 'Cause dude, even if we're not kids, we still don't all have the money to spend just to get rid of a few cords. I'm sorry, but your post really annoyed me by categorizing anyone who doesn't want to shell out tons of cash as a child.

No...

Ok man, just because we all don't have the money to shell out for a wireless controller doesn't mean we are kids. Not everyone has the cash to waste on that. I play perfectly happy with my 360 that I got from my friend and my 20$ controller. Because it works. And just because I don't have money to spend on a premium package doesn't make me a child. I just think cheaper, more basic options should be available

Well Said

I think you really took apart the Xbox and showed what it's really worth. Naturally, you get what you pay for, and ps4 will undoubtedly be an above average gaming experience for serious gamers.

take your own advice.

Xbox's online structure is 1000x better psn. I have both systems and i barely use my ps3 for anything. Load times are terrible, there is always a game breaking glitch for muti platform games (skyrim anyone?) and its harder to add/delete/join games with friends. xbox has a party chat so you can talk to your friends even if they arent playing with you. Nobody can say why psn is better

Headphones, Games and Controllers.

The headphones, games and controllers should all work with PS4 because it is not fair to go buy another Headset (Mine is Turtle Beach PX21) and then more controllers (My controller is worth over $200) and then games. i loved games from PS3 and I dont want to keep disconnecting and reconnecting between to consoles.

i will buy ps4 the first day hits store

i dont care about how many cost i want to see serious improvement like 4k or 8k resolution ,sata 6g ,usb 3.0 ,the faster lan card and of course a nice processor with a nice video card i have a $6,500 pc and have 6 ps3 so ps4 will be here connected to my new 4k tv loooool

Where are you pulling 8k from?

4k is only JUST emerging - 8k won't be around until likely about 4-5 years... It hasn't been confirmed of any of the next-gen consoles will support anything at 4k. Likely the minimum will be smooth 1080p-2K @30-120 FPS, also capable of 3-D.

ps4 price

Im guessing the ps4 will be between £400.00 and £500.00 english pounds lol

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