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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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Cost

I would pay up to $700 for the ps4 although I would rather have it at $500-$600. I have had all the ps and have been extremely happy with them all. I think the new ps will surpass all other gaming consoles out there. I just cant wait for it to come out so we can all see the new specs and try it out for ourselves. ,MustyArtist9

ps4 price

the most me and my freinds would pay for a ps4 would be $500 any more is to much and i would rather go by a xbox720 wich is suppost to be $400

Expectation

My expectation would range from 300—500 dollars it's going to be an extreme gaming experience

< $500

At $500 or less I would seriously consider it. Anything over $500 and I would expect two controllers. Also, Sony should undertake PS3 buy-back.

Pricing

Bahahaha! like hell I would pay 700-600 for this junk XD rather buy two Wii U's.

Your smart

WiiU? Ahhh your a real smart one aren't yah... I'm guessing you are an XBOX Fan Boy?... Well I am going to promise you the XBOX 720 will cost the same amount and still will have to pay for online.

Sony Playstaion

I would not mind perhaps 500, MAYBE 600... If Playstaion 4 was able to register Playstation 3 games also. But since I do not believe it will be, 400-500 is most I would go... I will hold onto my PS3 just in case PS4 is not all that it is cracked up to be. But if there is a buy back program, perhaps I might reconsider in trading PS3 in, but as many games as I have for PS3, it will suck to have to get rid of them all. With only roughly 6 or so games or PS4, it will be "okay", but still will stink to have to "restart" so to speak. But Sony has never let me down in the past, so. Heres to hoping But still will never go to Xbox. Granted they have their own good things. Still prefer Sony But depending on what item is, anything more than 600 dollars these days is absurd to pay for anything (like I said, unless was a 50 inch or bigger tv, maybe, or house hold appliance. maybe)

$500 or less - also reviews

I'd consider it if it was $500 or less. Also, when Xbox 360 came out, remember how many had Red Ring of Death (broken Xbox)? I'm not going to spend $500 on something that's going to break after a little use. If it's $700 Sony might realize that not many people are buying it because of the price, maybe leading to a lower price? They're making the PS4 out to be killer, I only hope it reaches everyone's expectations.

Price

I Beleive that anything above 675$ is too much money for the average person to afford. And say you released the Ps4 at about 700$, how long will we have to wait before the price drops, i know many people that have just bought the Ps3 because they thought it was a lower price. So when its released im sure that many people will agree with me when i say it shouldnt be expensive as hell, because their is Huge playstation fans who will goto hell and back to get the new console. But that can change if it is too much money, So basically what i am saying is you could loose some fans by the price. PLEASE!! Take time to read this post.

too pricey$$$$$$$$$$$$$

why would anyone think the ps4 is worth $1000 that is way to overpriced i know that its going to be TOTALLY AWESOME but anything $700-1000 is too much i would say pick a price that is reasonable based on how much data it can hold with GB

Can't believe you people

How is it that you fools would pay $700-1000 for a ps3? You must be those apple die hards who have like 5 macs or are just really rich. Anyway if sony releases 2 versions the lower drive should be $299 and higher drive $399-450. If sony does this, Xbox 720 has already been put to death.

The Right The Price The More The Buyers

I agree with that you gotta be a rich child or person to buy something that expensive. 700- 1000$ you must be on that stuff. 299- 600$ sounds more reasonable. Its not like they giving me a flat screen with it or somethin

The Right The Price The More The Buyers

I agree with that you gotta be a rich child or person to buy something that expensive. 700- 1000$ you must be on that stuff. 299- 600$ sounds more reasonable. Its not like they giving me a flat screen with it or somethin

hi sony

My Favor Company.PlayStation is better then XboxLol.Sony its a great thing that The ps4 about to come out.Sony you is one of the best company,you been my favorite for ever like I have your product day last for ever.PlayStation. over Xbox all days!!!

Ready to buy a PS4

I'm going to save up between now and when it is released in order to get my PS4 as soon as it's available. Been waiting a long time for it!

My $ to Sony

I'm am so ready to buy my PS4. Thank you Sony.

it should be 800$ PlayStation over Xbox all day.

you people if you want something good pay for it stop complaining.because you guys know when something is cheap you guys don't know the values of it,so you all know its going to be expensive, so if you can't buy it now wait till you can. It's going to be at a price everyone could get.PlayStation over Xbox all day.

OVER AND TO MUCH

$700- $1000 don't you think that a little too extreme I mean really. The only people that can afford that with no problem is people who born by or related to rich people. $299-$650 sounds more reasonable. It's something that every one can afford and buy. The only time you will make something that expensive if you you give us a television to go with it. and touch screens don't mean nothing people its only there for options.

ps4

I really dont believe it will be over 399.00 because that would be more then almost all computers these days. And have never see a game system over 449..

u never seen a game system

u never seen a game system over 449 well you must not been around when ps3 came out for 599

Ps3 release date

Ps3 released in fall 2006 dumb ass

Compensation

It does not matter what is the cumulative component cost of ps4. Coz this is not some PC to be trifled like with. This is whole other category. Sony has more than many ways to sell u ps4 at even 99$ and would not incur any loss by compensating from PS4 exclusive games/PSN/Accessories/ and so on and so forth

REASONABLE PRICING

I FIND THESE PRICES TO BE VERY REASONABLE CONSIDERING WHAT YOU GET IN THE BUNDLE AND HOW MUCH HDD IT WILL HAVE.

ALL CAPS

THIS LOOKS LIKE YELLING! STOP POSTING IN ALL CAPS!

ALL CAPS

THIS LOOKS LIKE YELLING! STOP POSTING IN ALL CAPS!

If play station

Playstation if you make the game over $550-$1000 no parent in the world would give there child a play station 4 because future technology prices are rising and that makes those companies rip off artist!

stop reposting

You just posted the same comment twice for no reason..

Play station

Playstation if you make the game over $550-$1000 no parent in the world would give there child a play station 4 because future technology prices are rising and that makes those companies rip off artist!

Pricey

I think it's should be between $500-$600 and with two controllers the games are Going to be high also let's make it affordable for all to enjoy

Too much $$$

To all the people from Sony ...I know u guys work really hard to come up wt ps4 I do own a ps3 I never had any problem with it I did pay $499.00 for it.. Now I have 2 beautiful kids to support I'm a father but a gamer too but I think a fare price It will be $300.00 to $500.00....and it's not me is the (economy) I do appreciate the hard good work dat u guys put into it as well as customer service... Thank u for makin my life more fun...

Not so much worth it.

For the PS3 you charged outrageous prices and therefore not so many people bought them during the first release. The PS4 will undoubtedly be similar to the price of its predecessor the PS3. I am a student at a college and have been a Sony fan since I was able to walk, my father bought me the PS1 and PS2 when they first came out. How can you expect someone in this economy to be able to purchase such a console if it costs an arm and a leg. As a student I cannot buy one for a few years AFTER its release due to school finances if this is the case. Furthermore I think I speak for the entire Sony gaming community when I say... Show your fans some gratitude for such loyalty and give us this console at a more reasonable price. What WE think is fair..not the scam artists and greedy developers you are.

Given only to the rich?

For the PS3 you charged outrageous prices and therefore not so many people bought them during the first release. The PS4 will undoubtedly be similar to the price of its predecessor the PS3. I am a student at a college and have been a Sony fan since I was able to walk, my father bought me the PS1 and PS2 when they first came out. How can you expect someone in this economy to be able to purchase such a console if it costs an arm and a leg. As a student I cannot buy one for a few years AFTER its release due to school finances if this is the case. Furthermore I think I speak for the entire Sony gaming community when I say... Show your fans some gratitude for such loyalty and give us this console at a more reasonable price. What WE think is fair..not the scam artists and greedy developers you are.

Honestly its hard to demand a

Honestly its hard to demand a system of this scale for a low price. I mean think about the costs involved in making a system with this much processing power ect

you fail

The ps3 was sold at a loss for years. You do not have to be rich to afford a game console. If you want a high end product, you have to pay for it. If you wan't junk, you get what you pay for. I am not rich, I just have a job. I game on a 2200 dollar home made pc. My ps3 broke after 3 years and I didn't want to buy the same junk over again. Also there is the cost of my 24 and 40 inch monitors and audio gear. If I wanted to game on junk, I could have got the xbox 360. Bottom line: If they are already selling the game console at a loss...How can you expect it to be cheaper?

Well played Playstation

Honestly play station you should price this system any where near 500$ in this tough economy people don't have disposable money so i think it should be under 400$ like 350$ If you want to reward us for our loyalty and not going to microsoft this will be a great way. Or maybe leave the release price at like 450$ but add 2-3 free games with the release maybe throw in a headset to?

money

ohhhh come on. just save up for a few months and buy the dam thing. if its 400-500 dollars im buying it and i make min wage. it all depends on what features and specs it has, that will determine if its worth the buy. i mean blizzards diablo allready announced it coming out for ps4. just a matter of time, and i can't wait.

DUH!

You probably live at home and don't have to pay a mortgage or make car payments or your parents pay your insurance. Most people today don't HAVE the option of saving a few months as their income goes towards actually surviving and buying food, clothes, and maintaining their shelter. Don't flaunt your minumum wage job and think that everyone else can afford a luxury item such as a game console. That said I've been a Sony customer for a long time now with the Playstation brand and I'm JUST NOW buying a PS3 because I can afford it. I NEVER buy new technology right out the gate as it usually is underutilized and too expensive for what it's actually worth. Give it a year, let them iron out the bugs, and then I may consider getting one if it's plausible. God I love the impatient, toss money around like it's garbage, American mindset...

AGREE

I totally agree with your statements. I know a few people who have VERY limited bills and waste their money & complain about having no money, but if they had actual payments for things they would pull their hair out! That said I also wait until several months (if not a year +) have passed to buy new technology systems. i.e. PC's, PS2, 360, PS3, etc... This way they come out with the updates that have been created to work out flaws, possible updates of features to make more user friendly that users have discovered and suggested, & finally updates of a better price for my wallet. Then I can pay my bills and provide the desired entertainment to boot! :) Cheers to the working class who aren't in a huge rush and can patiently await for a better situation as they take care of the stewardship portion of money just a little more wisely.

AGREE

I totally agree with your statements. I know a few people who have VERY limited bills and waste their money & complain about having no money, but if they had actual payments for things they would pull their hair out! That said I also wait until several months (if not a year +) have passed to buy new technology systems. i.e. PC's, PS2, 360, PS3, etc... This way they come out with the updates that have been created to work out flaws, possible updates of features to make more user friendly that users have discovered and suggested, & finally updates of a better price for my wallet. Then I can pay my bills and provide the desired entertainment to boot! :) Cheers to the working class who aren't in a huge rush and can patiently await for a better situation as they take care of the stewardship portion of money just a little more wisely.

OVER AND TO MUCH

Like I said people $299.99-$650 its not too expensive and not to low and its also something that every one can afford. And no one can complain about tax ether because this is a really high tech device your buying. Because mostly all of the Playstation systems only depends on the memory it actually have.

My idea

Ya so I'm thinking around $20. Ya that sounds good to me.

Two consoles, different features, different prices.

I believe that Sony should sell a limited edition ps4 that costs around $700 available only from Sony for the first month. That way they can get their greedy hands on the hardcore gamer's money that refuse to wait a month. Then have two different PS4 packages. One can be a cheaper $300 PS4 that has the basic package, and the other can be a $500 package that comes with a game bundle, more memory, PSN card, or something along that lines. Kind of like a 350GB PS3 and a 40GB PS3.

The world is ready PS4

Show us our Entertainment for today with a very nice price and more options with our gaming. I will pay good money, as long as we keep free online and you add more Apps.

Xbox over PS4

Its been proven that Xbox 360 has way more games for its system then PS3 has ever had, so what makes PS4 the best when people haven't even played on one yet? Yes you may have to pay a monthly fee if you want to play online games.. but the servers are also alot better in may ways.

ur a homer

11 percent of all xbox 360's have broken less then 1 percent of ps3 have broken. you keep paying for your interent service. im so glad i never got into xbox because the people are homers. stop advertising for your choice. let people decide on there own.

yeah sure...

I've know over 20 people that had a PS3 and they all broke within the first 3 months of owning it.. I have never had a Xbox breakdown on me.. and also Xbox's servers weren't ever hacked like Sony's was. I have owned a PS3 as well, I loved a few of the features about it but the game database was nothing compared to xbox's.

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