Playstation 4 Price and Ordering Info

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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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Why such a high price? Why not sell at something like 400 or 375, thereby extending the demand, and not changing that price for a long enough while?


how much will it be


PS4 will be $430 and $530



If I buy in the States

If I buy the ps4 in America can I use it in Britain? I know the plug would be different but I can get the adaptor?

That'd work.

Hope your brand new 110v US PS4, likes running on 240v! Nom nom nom nom bzzzzzzzt BANG!


HA HA if they follow panassonics way of thinking like they did with technique turn tables they have a switch which alloews you to switch from 110 to 240v just need ur plug addaptor so pisses on u pal

no you cant

adapters for it are going to be expensive as you need a step down converter depending how many watts it uses as america uses a lower voltage from the wall then we do if you plug it our wall with a regular adapter it will just go boom my laptop for exammple is american it uses 70w so i had to find a adapter of 90w garanteed to work for a hour at this power but it runs constantly on 85w depends on how much the new console will use judging by the ps3 it will use alot and the adapter needed could range from 50 to 70 pounds

I can tell you from personal

I can tell you from personal experience that the ps3 didn't require any form of adapter. I am currently using my UK ps3 in the US without any issue at all. However, please note that you will not be able to play older ps/ps2 games as they are coded for the EU region (PAL)versus the American NTSL. That particular coding is fixed, thereby using a HDMI cable will not resolve the issue. Hope this information helps. Can't wait for the Ps4 to come out.


no sorry, ps4 uk and us are different as far as psn


I can't wait.... for those pc folks on here... please do not knock our console. remember a console is different then pc and we pay for our own experience which is not the same as a pc experience. when a pc gets playstation network then i will make other considerations :-)


Why would you care about the playstation network? It isn't even that good. You can do pretty much anything on the pc that the playstation has to offer. You just use different programs for some things. I mean steam has chat, voice chat, game demos, free games, game store and friends list. What else do you really need that steam or a web browser can't get you?


they should make a destiny bundle

so true

so true




i will pay any price cause i am rich. i might even get one for every room in my house including the cupboards. the games should cost more so that little kids have to steal games. xbone will be better. playing too much vidyagames causes extreme aids and gayness. sony packages hiv in with the new ps4 which can be upgraded to full blown aids with ps+. cancer comes as dlc.

You're Spoiled and The Console Should Be Around 450$

I'm pretty sure you're a 7 year old kid that doesn't care about his parent's money. If you want these consoles at least spell the console's names right.(really xbone) Oh yeah and for my price I think it should be around 450 and 475 dollars because of all the features in it plus I think games for the PS4 should be as much as the same as the PS3 games.

your right

your right man. these people are crazy. why is it 700 dollars. it should be around 350-475 dollars

With the pounds to dollar

With the pounds to dollar conversion, if the prelaunch price is 599 in the UK, then it's actually 913 US dollars - Freakin crazy if you ask me

price of console will b around $400 max

Its gonna be cheaper than any of the past PS consoles. Especially if they are gonna do away w used games,renting, or borrowing games. They want ev one to b able to buy one so more peeps will spend money on games and accessories. Shhhh...i may possibly work for Sony ;)


Instant Face Palm.


u are the biggest facepalm i have evr seen on a comment, plus u cant even spell right, lol, FACEPALM IS SO HIGH FOR U M8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazon Pre-Order

The Amazon Pre-Order price for the UK is £599 If it is that price when launched I will not be getting it, because there is no way I can afford that price. Don't get me wrong I love Playstation, had all of them from the PSOne upwards, but 600 UKP is way out of my price bracket. Regards Anthoni

Reality about supply vs. demand - dadi khoyt'z

if we concentrate on how to make bigger profits,idea related about supply and demand might be a good solution...i'd read comments from various commentators and all had fall to only one topic,"PRICE OF UPCOMING CONSOLE"...There also commented that SONY COMPANY has a huge and massive investment on it's product.Therefore,it can produce a lot of consoles in reasonable price that even a mediate cost of living can purchase...its no differ in selling a $2.00 candy in a store but a child ( mediate cost of living person) has only $1.00 on its pocket... supply>demand-not good due to high priced item supply

what about the controller?

in the article, it mentions all or some of the aspects of the ps4, and how much they cost, but what about the controller? what about games? as you probobly already know, the controller has a touch pad, witch im sure would ring up the price past 450 USD. if you go to the gamestop website, you can already pre order the xbox one, and that is bundled with the kinect and a game. and all it costs is 560 USD. so how much will it cost with the controller? will it be bundled with games? and when will it be available for pre order so we can know


Do you really think that the unit would be sold without a controller? C'mon. I can understand if the PS4's price rises up to about 500 USD if all the other peripherals and possibly a game are included, but the base price includes the unit and a controller. Sony probably priced it that low so people can spend more on games and the other add ons.

that is not what i ment

i just ment how much is the controller going to cost with the console, and know i actually know

oh yah!

guys, it is only $400! if you go to the gamestop website you can pre order it with one or 2 controllers and a game, or 3!

too much money

people can't buy that it's to much money


$399 is too much? It's equivalent to purchasing any other station when it first releases. Be happy it doesn't release at 500 - 600 like they usually do.

399 yay sony!!

Price 399 im sooo getting one

Yeah 399

399 is great, until you have to buy a 50 dollar controller so someone else can play with you, then tax is going to be about 50 dollars, and whats the point of getting the system if you dont have any new games to play on it so your looking at another 60 bucks, so all in all your at about 600 dollars anyway, and im betting you have a ps3 which games will still be made for so whats the point.


The xbox is still cheaper because you have to still pay for the extra controller and for the game so in the end it is still 100 dollars cheaper.

Your logic

It boggles my mind.




I go online all the time and play on the PS3 and I pay nothing.

You are an idiot

It has been rumored that you will need to pay to playing online on the ps4

PS4 online cost

It has been confirmed that you have to be a PS+ member to play online but that also covers free ps3 and psvita products so its 50 a year for a free game every week.




You will if you have friends Mr.Twister.

xbox one

don't for get u can talk to the new xbox one has ps4 got that or built in tv I don't think so

Really you talk to your electronics?

Why would you want to talk to an inanimate objects. Are you really that lonely? You need to talk to someone seriously. And as far as tv goes. I just turn mine on and watch it. Don't need a special box for that.


buy it in Delaware to eliminate the sales tax anyhow