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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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Completely hacked network

The play station network and ps3 has been completely hacked into which has ruined the online games. What are they doing to address that and what will they do to keep the ps4 from the same fate, IF it is not already susceptible due to the psn, or whatever the new name is, being hack able TO THIS DAY!?!? Two of my three accounts are jacked due to this and while I HATE Microsoft and don't like the Xbox controller I don't see any current reason to go running out and buying a new system that will immediately have mods and binds for online gamers.

ok so ps4

But what new grapics are goin to be included , im goin to wait if i see good stuff on the ps4 ill buy it if not ,I keep my money for the ps5 when new technology comes out

looser

you do that buddy. wait another 7 years

PS4 is the best console

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited........... Muahahahahahaha..............

backwards compatibility!

If the ps4 has the backwards compatilbility like the Fat ps3 did... $599 would not be that bad. Being able to play ps1 ps2 ps3 and ps4 games on one system would be great! just think about it... no more looking through your closet to find and hook up your old ps1 just to play the classics like Metal gear solid, tomb raider ect... play them all on one system!!! and yes i know the psn offers classics to download but really come on im not going to pay 5 to 10 bucks on old games that i already own just to play it on the newest system... plus having the disk in your hand always feels better!

I dout it

Sony is not going to offer backwards compatibility past the PS3 games. Sony would much rather you buy their old games off the PSN then make no money at all off of you using your old copies. If they don't offer backwards compatibility they can just keep selling you the same game. The last 2 PS2's haven't had backwards compatibility so I would be very surprised if the PS4 does.

still, offering any kind of

still, offering any kind of backwards compatibility would be nice. new users can then try out ps3 titles they missed.

Final Fantasy?

Ahh, nice, a real hardcore PS fan. I'm just wondering why you didn't mention any FF games...?

i hope they do

I might not be able to afford a ps4 on its release date so my biggest concern is will they still make ps3 games?

They should

they should make ps3 games still

OMG

Guys do your fking researh ps3 isnt dead yet and games will come out even when the ps4 is released it wll take soething like a year maybe 2 untill the ps3 is dead and the ps3 can play ps2 games you just need the right ps3 version so that will be the same for the ps4

Why don't they

Have a game like killzone, god of war or uncharted and a few other games ready for release with the ps4 and you will get some fans of that game more likely to spend that extra bit to continue the series. I know in some cases people will stuggle to buy the ps4 but if you tell them in advance you will get a few more percent of buyers saving up for the console they were unsure to get.

ps4 should play ps3 games

i knw right its stupid that ps4 wont play ps3 games that sucks that might make me not buy one

why do you think they got

why do you think they got Gaikai they gonna use Cloud base tech for PS3-PS one did you not listen when the CEO was up there and im assuming when he said in stages he was most likely talking not just what the system can do but also the library of games available also

$200-500 sounds good to me.

I'm a college student and money is hard to sort of come by. I wanna pay around 200-500 at the most. I just bought my PS3 not too long ago and now PS4 is soon to come out. It's kinda frustrating regardless.

$300-500 sounds good to me.

Being a college student who doesn't make much money, I suppose $300-500 is something I can pull off. It does sound reasonable, and I hope that's what it is. I just bought a PS3 not too long ago, so it's kinda frustrating to play keep up with Sony.

$200-$300

I don't want the ps4 costing over $300 because my parents cant spent that much any time soon, and i just got my ps3 for Christmas :(

Well that would be an added

Well that would be an added Bonus... No more 12 year olds playing Call of Duty... Hell I'd drop $800 for something like that....

"Money not an issue, however..."

If PS4 has competition with other electronics they would have to make it clear to why we as consumers should choose them over other systems/consoles/computers. With that being said I would not set the price of the PS4 to anything too low nor as well as anything too high. My estimation of the cost of the PS4 is anything from $500 to $800 max.

$300-$500

$300-$500

I am rite

I won't pay more then 500$ for a plastation 4 but if it is that nice I will but any ways I won't bring it until Christmas because the playstation 3 bought it in Christmas .can u give me the real picture of plastation 4 plz my email is sergekh1@hotmail.com .thx !!!!!!!!!

xbox

planning to announce a console later in the year

PS4 Pricing

Playstation needs to keep it realistic. They need to be aware of the economic status of many in this country as well as all over the world. In my opinion anything over $300 USD is way too much as we all know $300 could buy groceries, gas, help in a house payment or rent. Let's be realistic Sony and price this accordingly so everyone can enjoy the gaming system. I enjoy gaming as much as anyone else, but I also don't want to pay a ridiculous amount either.

yea but they also can't just

yea but they also can't just lose money either. having stuff like this is a luxury and just because u can pay something else with that money does not mean they have to put there price of 300$ or less. they will be stupid to do so losing money and gaining no profit. you have to think this is a profit organization not oh pay my rent or play video game. you can wait till it goes down in price in maybe 3 years then buy the gaming system.

It's actually realistic

Have you read the specs on it yet? I agree console gaming is supposed to be cheap, that is the point of console gaming. Console gaming is cheap because it only uses necessary means, and just enough to get by. The only way to continue moving forward is upgrading, otherwise your stuck at the same spot. Gaming is constantly evolving. The problem is now PS4 is integrating more higher end specs, believe it or not $700 is about the right price for what it is. All I'm saying is people don't understand what's inside your console. You have to understand what goes into those things not just some magical price that sony conjures up. PC gaming is expensive because it uses, the latest and greatest, console gaming is kinda cheaply put together. Whichever you choose is best for you is fine. Just understand it's getting expensive because if games, and gaming is to continue moving forward it has to start integrating higher end specs. (which actually with an AMD 8 core and latest AMD graphics by Christmas 2013 they will still be behind) It's really not unrealistic at all.

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And I'm sorry you don't understand economics or simple business even in the slightest bit. SURE sony makes probably some % off what they will sell you. But even if they just did time and material it would be well over $300 dollars. Even in hardware it's over $300. This comment was just one big fail. You have no idea what the economic problem actually entails.

the price is right

Guys let's think this thru the ps1 was about 100-150 depending on where you bought it, ps2 was between 200-300, ps3 was between 300-600, ps4....expect to pay anywhere between 500-800! Gotta love technology

prices of ps4

ithink the price should be sutable for all

FAILABLO 3 IS COMING....

enjoy the greed of the blazzard corp as i have on the pc =D good luck noobs

idiot

Just because your the idiot that bought it doesnt make us noobs...doubt diablo 3 will even sell since its already been out a year for pc.

300-400 would be ok

i believe 300-400$ would be ok but in my opinion the first day of release the price will be 800-1000$

300/400 its ok but I will

300/400 its ok but I will paid 500 max but think is going to be 800

FREE

i think it should be free...

100-500 Seems Good

The price of 100-500 seems good to me, 100 would be amazing for a super console like the PS4, 500 wouldn't be great but a sort of cool price below 500 would be Awesome! But the graphics,hardware,accessories boosts up the price like over 500.

$100 is too low for new hardware...

There's no way the PS4 is going to be less than 300, and if it is, it will be the console alone, no controllers, games, ANYTHING, just cables and a tiny hard drive. $300-400 for the small hard drive, and likely $450-550 for the bigger hard drive variant.

$450 - 500 Too Much for Failing Units

Agreed that $100 wouldn't cover the R&D and engineering costs for the new unit. If Playstation is going to charge over $450 for a PS4, then they better make sure the units can last more than a year.

A shut up

Xbox720 is coming out

XBox has nothing new to come

XBox has nothing new to come up with. Sony is doing good with the PS4 because they had so much they could improve on but Xbox dosn't really have much that the PS4 doesn't have now. The only thing Xbox could do is improve graphics because they have already spent their ideas on the 360 and kinect.

I don't think you understand

I don't think you understand what the xbox has. Nor what the ps4 has, read the specs....And xbox is working on the 720 suppossibly anyway

My ps3 just died and it was

My ps3 just died and it was the big fat one so I guess ill pay what ever it is just because I'm in love with playstations

Disposable Income?

Playstations are great, no doubt about it, but I found that they tend to breakdown easily. Why is that? Playstation needs to reevaluate their supply chain and purchase better components for their systems. I would have to question the decision makers at Playstation. Great a PS4, but how long will the unit last before you have to purchase another one? So you are willing to pay $1000+ for a unit that could break down after one year? Would you have the money to replace your broken unit? Because most people don't have thousands of dollars of disposable income.

whats wrong with it?

Mine stopped working.. playstation sent me a box nd i sent it back for 100 bucks they fix it nd send it back.. Shipping included

No Need..

The Fat Ones are easy to fix, mail it to a blackmarket mod shop, they will jailbreak it and fix it for 50$ you pay shipping and handling. And then you can host jailbroken games

broken ps3

Yes they are easy for some to fix if u don't knowwhat your doing dont try I do have a very good friend who can fix them I hot lucky.

$700+ PLEASE

For the love of God, please cost more than $700. I despise poor people and Ayn Rand would want this if she were alive today. Bless her heart.

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