Playstation 4 Price and Ordering Info

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PS4 Price:
$327.00USA
£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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Nope

Nopenopenope Not backwards compatible. But you will be able to play PS3 and eventually PS2 ans PS1 games through the cloud. The PS3 games that you've already bought on your account will be ready and available for you to play right off the bat. Still no backwards disc compatibility.

well would ya look at that

I don't know how many people will read this... but I know most of the people I know will buy the ps4 even over $700 I personally bought my ps3 under a year ago not going to get rid of it I was a huge halo fan but a bigger ps fan when I first played splinter cell on ps 1 and then ps2 with grand turismo ps3 with gta and cod a new game is going to better a virtual headset and a sphere hamster wheel type thing ps7 and u read this would ya look at that

ps4

no it will cost round £200-£500

PRICE

£200-£500 is a huge difference that's like saying I think either 720xbox or ps4 is going to better out of 720 xbox-360 and ps3 and ps4 and $700 Canadian is under £500 I don't want an argument I just want a free ps4 hahahah I will test games for a month if they had a promotion like that I know a few people who would do that haha

Ps4

300-400$ ♥

Money

300 to 400 is little money wow you people must be rich or something i will stick to getting a playstation 3 while the rest of you go broke !

breaking my piggy bank

I will most definitely pay about $630 for it, if it's more than that i'll wait a few months. i might have to start doing a few extra jobs just to make sure i have enough for the console and a few games

PS4 Cost

Lets be a little realistic, the PS3 was 600 at release, if you think the PS4 will cost less than that you are insane. This is a next generation console with graphics that smash any computer out right now. The price range could touch 1 grand and I would fully understand.

The price of the PS3 was due to expensive build costs...

The PS3 was so expensive because of Sony's new Blue-Ray and Cell Processors they were experimenting with. It was INCREDIBLY expensive to build these, and Sony was initially going to make the PS3 $1000, but they knew they'd lose sales if that were to happen. Sony lost money on every PS3 sold until a few years into it's life for that reason. The PS4 is using much less expensive and much more conventional hardware, and Sony has already figured out the new Blue-Ray drive. So there is absolutely NO WAY the PS4 will be more expensive than the PS3. And, there HAVE been price leaks, the most recent pointing to $430 for the smaller HD model, and 530 for the larger HD model.

"Smash any computer" Not

"Smash any computer" Not quiet. Even 1 or 2 years old gaming computers are way more powerful than the PS4 will ever be. Take a look at developers' interviews on the subject, they are quite clear on the matter. Plus it would be a suicide for Sony to launch an expensive machine in a time of recession. I am pretty sure they have taken this into account. Plus remember they sale the machines at lost and then make the money on games.

think for a minute

the most practical gaming rigs (computer) are like 5 grand and at the max have a 6 core Intel the ps4 has a 8 core amd, most gaming rigs have 16-32 gb of ddr3 ram clocked at max 2800 mhz and that is really overclocked the ram the ps4 has 8 gb of gddr5 ram found in high end graphic cards and has a base clock of 6000 mhz 2 times the speed of the gaming rims ram there for to reduce the chance of "bottle necking the system" so the ps4 i on avarage many time greater than 99% of custom gaming rigs out there so yah.

i lol'd

i lol'd

Beat a computer

If you installed this graphics card in computer it would suck 5years old same as ps3 I had that graphics card before the ps3 came out it would not smash a current pc also have fun with your amd branded console if vale release there console it would also beat xbox and ps4 my laptop beats current gen consoles out of date by 3 years ps4 has to take a loss and xbox it tough times im surprised they are going for it the only major update will be directx11 amd processors are cheap and cheerful and do the job they will struggle to beat intel 8g ram is useful you could have alot more players on cod 64 perhaps developers are consoles saving grace thats why pc struggles most games are imports i like the specs and will be going for both consoles as they have there own advantages

ps4 pricing and ps3 games

honestly, i'm fine with the ps3. Even though playstation said they would cancel ps3 games sometime after 2015, I had an old xbox (the orignal) and even though they canceled making them them and stopped selling the games in stores, I kept buying them on ebay and amazon. So even when they stop making them,i'll still buy them. I really woulden't mind to have one, but if they make me pay $750, i'm good. I think the price will be $650-$700.

Blueray player should be OPTIONAL!!!

This annoys me to no end. Why does a video game system need a Blueray player in it? I don't, and I don't know anyone who does, watch blueray movies on my gaming system. Yet I am still forced to purchase something I have no use for. Why doesn't Playstation make the blueray player an OPTIONAL feature. But doing that alone the price would lower and they could make the systems backwards compatible (with more than the PS3 games) without making the price extrodinarily high. Seriously $600 for a gaming system... As a person who still owns, and plays, several PS2 games it would be nice if the PS4 would allow me to play them on that console. Oh, and for the record, I don't own any blueray movies and even if I did...I have a blueray player already.

So, yeah the games are on

So, yeah the games are on blue ray discs. The PS3 started the whole blue ray craze. if there was no blue ray player, the games wouldnt work. it is the technology that made the games fit on the disc, and made the resolution so good. a ps3 with no blue ray would be a box that cant play games besides ones that were downloaded.

This is why they can't do that

because the PlayStation 3 games them selves are on average 15 gb in size and a normal single layer dvd holds 4.7 and a dual layer dvd hold about 8 gb and a single layer blue ray disc holds 25 gb so in short it is impossible to go back to a dvd drive if you still want the high resolution and "en-depth" gaming experience.

-_-

because the games are created on blu ray disks.....

Ya dude serouisly blu ray has

Ya dude serouisly blu ray has more memery capacity and it prevents the disk from scratching

hmmm, never watch/use

hmmm, never watch/use bluerays huh? Wonder what that little blue B is doing on every game you buy for it then?

You obviously don't

You obviously don't understand the function of bluray. All games ARE blueray and is the only way to get full 1080p. You wouldn't be able to play games if there was no bluray.

About cost

I REALLY don't like how Mutch money it costs

Playstation 4

No matter how much the ps4 will be when it comes out, it will drop down in price after a few months of release. If you can't afford it when it comes out then just wait until the price is lowered. I'm not rich or anything but if Sony decide to set the price at £500-£800 then i would still pay it, technology now is a lot better than it was 5 years ago. Also for the xbox users hating on ps3, I've had a ps3 for 3 years it hasn't messed up on me once. I've also had an xbox i had it for a year and i got red ring of death, I've never experienced yellow light of death on my ps3. Xbox servers may never have been hacked but, you can't blame Sony for getting hacked. The people that hacked them are good hackers, they hacked the fbi and that must be hard. Anyway i can't wait for the new playstation 4 to come out, it's gonna be the best console they ever release.

Switching to PS4

I could care less how much they charge. I will be buying one. Just spent $1,800 on a gun, pretty sure i can spend half that on a system which will offer me much more use. No a console will never surpass a PC however the games made on consoles are made to a specific set of specifications as apposed to PC's having many different configurations. Developers are able to Optimize much better for a console than a broad range of PC's.

FOOLISH BARGAIN

THE PLAYSTATION 4 IS WELL SOUGHT AFTER EVEN BEFORE IT ARRIVES LATER THIS YEAR AND NO MATTER WHAT THE COST IS SONY WILL BEGAN TO MAKE UP FOR REVENUE LOST ON THE PLAY STATION 3 BY USING LESS EXPENSIVE HARDWARE TO ACTUALLY CORNER THE MARKET FOR MORE VIVID GRAPHICS ALREADY BEING USED BY CABLE PROVIDERS CALLED HIGH DEFINITION TV. THOSE WHO ENJOY A GOOD GAME WILL PAY REGARDLESS AND CHEAPER COMPONENTS AND A VIEW OF BLUE RAY TRICKS THE MIND OF THOSE WHO DONT EVEN OWN A BLUE RAY PLAYER THAT ARE ACTUALLY GETTING SOMETHING FOR THE HIGH COST THAT SOME EXPECTS TO PAY FOR THE CONSOLE. MY GUESS IS TO THOSE WHO DONT HAVE A JOB OR LOOKING FOR A JOB AND WANTING TO PLAY A GOOD GAME JUST GO TO WALMART AND PLAY ITS CHEAPER AND FOR THOSE WHO DO WORK AND HAVE ENJOYED MANY GAMES ON THE PLAYSTATION 3 SELL IT AND ITS GAMES AND BUY THIS THING BUT BE MINDFUL JUST LIKE THE IPHONE THAT WONT JUST DIE OUT PLAYSTATION 5 AND 6 ARE JUST AROUND THE CORNER......ENJOY

PS4!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im gonna buy it i dont care if it is £10000000000000000000000 but p.s. please dont make it £1000000000000000000 make it under £1000 please pretty please

...

The U.S. National debt is $16,000,000,000,000. You won't but ANYTHING for £10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Simple as that.

no

It is people like you that say that they will pay any price that makes sony and microsoft feel they can put any price on a system and people will buy it, if you realy want it at a low price say that you are not willing to spend these huge prices.

cost

$400 and under

ps4 *ss raping price

I do not hink it is worth more then 500.00 So if they do not want to bomb i hope to god they give away one Item as well I to will wait for price drop

IT COSTS MORE THAN 500

I went to EB games yesterday and I was like HOLY CRAP IS THAT WHAT I THINK IT IS and it was the playstation 4 for pre-order and i thought might wait like 2 months and it should be like $300 but so i went to ask how much for preorder and it was $936!!!! rip off if you ask me

JB HIFI have it at $899 on

JB HIFI have it at $899 on pre-order, All I can say is if it comes out at around this price in Australia I would rather sink my money into a high end PC that is updatable when new hardware is developed.

ps4

They should make it around 200-350 considering what fail the ps3 was and how it only sold 70 million units when the ps2 sold 155 million units Sony has to be smart about this.

will wait for price drops

will wait for price drops thanks...nothing worth raping the bank account over.

Microsoft vs Sony

We have both Ps3 and Xbox 3. We have had nothing but trouble with Microsoft and have had no trouble with Ps3. My daughter that plays alot of games is so frustrated with Microsoft that she has just said to hell with them. I even have alot of problems with computer software from MS. I just wish that after all these years they could get their act together. As for price we will wait for the price to drop.

It happens! :)

The previous gen it was my PS2 giving me frustrating DRE errors all the time, where I tried some of the tricks gamers mentioned online like DVD cleaning discs and even turning the PS2 upside down, but they didn't work for me. My Xbox bought in 2003 gave me no problems at all that gen, and probably still works today (packed away once I got a 360 and PS3). This gen the 360 has had more problems than the PS3, although mine has been fine (but then again, I don't play console games as much as I did back in the PS2/Xbox era). Next-gen, it could be Playstation or Xbox with more hardware problems, but I suspect Sony learned their lesson with the PS2 and Microsoft would have learned their lesson with the 360, so I'd expect reliable consoles from both companies this time.

ps4

your right PlayStation 4 will be a rip off. i think most people will wait. i am for definite.

i agree with ps4

i can already tell that the ps4 will be to much money for better graphics. its not worth it and it probably is a waste of money the thing is a lot of my idiot friends will sell their ps3 and all their games for it and ill probably be alone. However, i spent too much money on it and the games and i dont think illl buy it.

The PS4 will be a MAXIMUM of $550, and it's not just graphics...

The PS4 has had several price leaks, the most recent showing the larger hard drive model at $530, and the smaller drive at $430. This is a good deal if it comes with a controller, game, and Eye camera (similar to Kinect). The PS4 isn't just graphics improvements. It's also capable of high-end physic engines the likes of which are nowhere NEAR what this generation can do. As shown at the PS conference, the PS4 can run simulations of 1,000,000 particles in realtime steadily. Along with this is the networking capability and game streaming. It will be an extremely interactive console socially. Definitely worth the money if the game streaming can do backwards compatibility, which is more than likely.

If More Than $600...

Yeah... if the PS4 is more than $600, than I'm gonna wait until the price drops. $600 is the most I'll pay.

For me, I have never even

For me, I have never even played a PS3. I have an Xbox 360 and am quite sick of it. I hate all the "saved history" and "achievements" and "gamerscore" and "gamertags" etc. I liked when gaming was simple fun (actually, no I didn't, but still). Anyway, I cannot compare my opinion to PS3 because I know very little about it. Anyway, when the PS4 comes out, I might give it a shot. I can see myself paying up to maybe $300. Wait... Wait... Nevermind. Forget it. Just as I am typing this I think about how much money I have put in to gaming. A lot. And I am depressed. I am depressed, and spend a majority of my money on gaming. But it doesn't bring me happiness. I should just sell my games and attempt to find a hobby that I actually enjoy. I feel weak right now from my depression. Anyway, I just felt like sharing. Whatever. I don't like video games. I need to do something for fun in my free time. I always feel so bored, so depressed. I have no idea why I'm typing this, but okay.

Yes

The only solution to your problem is suicide, you have no other option, kill yourself. You will be one less troll on the internet... ^^

Grow up

Maybe you should listen to your own advice.

Omg

seriously? wow

...?

If you don't even like video games... Why did you buy a game console...? Why did you come to a PS news site...? Why did you post about something you don't know about...? Why are you even here...? Why HAVEN'T you already sold your gaming equipment if it isn't fun...?

P.S.

I'm totally buying a PS4. I hope it isn't $900 because I'd probably pay it :) If. I. Could.

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