Playstation 4 Price and Ordering Info

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PS4 Pricing and Cost
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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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Delaware

WOOT WOOT DELAWARE!!!!! NO SALES TAX

Free to play games

Sony does have free to play games so you have 3 or 5 free games plus ps3 online games that you bought on your psn. So that could hold you over if you dont want to spend all of money all at once.

Ya 399

Yay 399 point is ps4 100 cheaper would nt you hav to do the same thing with Xbox and that's $100 more If you want to play with your bud you would need to buy a 60 $ controller for that to u dumazz Just play with your bud with ur freehand!!hahaha

haha ! xbox one !

guys xbox one costs $100 more than ps4! they are making the same mistake they made for ps3!

New Species found:

I think its trying to communicate.......

WoW

$545 in Australia wow!!!!!!!!!!!!! Should buy one from the US.

ps4

hey just a comment it will cost over 150 bux postage lol I sent 5 kg's to Canada and it cost me 70 bux

you need to look into

you need to look into different postage options then! I get crap from japan, china, us all over the place and the shipping is generally cheap! I got a full boddy kit and rear spoiler for my car, all in it weighed about 350 lbs for all panels, and stuff and was like $200! and that was through a faster service!

how much are the games goin

how much are the games goin to cost ive heard any thing from 50 dollars to 100 dollars for the ps4

$59.99

$59.99

playstation over xbox

playstation4 399 plus tax about 430.with warrantie about 500 now add all of that plus accessories you are still looking at 600.

ps4

Ps4 comes with necessities unlike the xbox that makes you buy everything separately

Hmmmm

If some of you people are really concerned about the price in your country just pre-order it from the US. I've been reading and hearing from people in the industry that the PS4 won't have regional coding so I can buy those games that only release in Japan or other countries and still be able to play them.

PS4: I'ts just a better deal than Xbox One

First of all, I'm getting both. Never have I had an Xbox but seeing how similar the system are I'm really looking forward on trying on what's different and how each one fares in entertaining my family overall at the long mile. That said, Sony gives a better deal, not only is the PS4 cheaper priced at $399.99 but if you look at what you'll get for a BF4 or Kill Zone: Shadow Fall bundle at Amazon it all add up to a 10$ saving on a PS+ Membership for a year, wish will be require to play SOME (ex: Kill Zone) and not all MMO games. What else do you get? An instant game collection where it has been said Sony will release one free game per month to subscribed members and other goodies too. That would be a brand new PS4, dualshock 4 controller, one game and a 12-month PS+ Membership valued at $49.99 (less than $5 a month)for the exact same price of an Xbox One, that's $499 and tax free at Amazon with free shipping for Prime memebers. Xbox One doesn't include Xbox Live Membership so that's another thing you'll eventually will want to buy if your into the online playing. That's why I call PS4 the better deal.

ps4 or x box 1

x box 1 with membership , forza game. and console.. total ship $619.97.. online play 10 times better. better servers why cause you pay. for online service. when something is free you don't get whats best.. i tried ps3 for 3 days. online server suck, loads slow. and hate to say it but a game can make or break a console for interment. i bought ps3 and gran tirsomo. sad to say but was not happy game is cool but online sucked and loads slow. if i was owner of play station i would look at have a game that would partner with them to forum a better console for online play. no one wants to stair at a tv by them self. just saying. xbox better service online awsum. not only that but menu makes you feel like you are alive. hit the name xbox live. da.. get a clue ps4..

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Yo, get some english. Jeez!

dumb

u don't make any sense peak english......

Wow

You must have a lot of money. To be able to throw it all away to Microsoft. I do not and will not play online. My friends come over and have a blast on my ps3. So you go online and play games. How sad is your is yoyr life that you must go online to play games and meet people. I have tons of friends. And we play ps3 all the time. Didn't need xbox online for that. You need to put your controller down go out and be more outgoing. Sorry you have a problem with socialization skills. It takes time but youll get better at it.

Games will decide if I should buy it.

If the new King of Fighters is on the PS4 then I might consider buying it. Other games I just didn't like. Seriously, KNACK? Watch Dogs? Not even close to the good old adventure/action games.

Stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HATE PLAYSTATIONS IM GETTING A XBOX ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why bother then

Why bother yourself coming on a PS4 forum just to cry about it...fool

ps4 is better

I hate x-box I like playststion

loser

dumb ass only losers buy xbox one

hate?

then tell me why are you on this web site ? your thinking about getting a ps4 but you would rather pay for online I guess

In

PLAYSTATION network will cost money, but it is still cheaper than live. Not to cause hate or anything just to inform you about what I've heard M

They both charge!

Apparently you can't read. From what I have read ps4 charges for a plus account both companys have built these machines for money not because they care about your feelings. RETARD!

i think people should just

i think people should just wait until the price goes down and then buy it after the holidays then you will not have trouble paying bills, rent or racking up mommy and daddy's credit card

poor

poor person!

Re:poor person

What, you got a problem with poor people now? If you hate to see poor people; then how about YOU give them jobs and quit your complaining. Ya Troll!

I got a Job

I want the ps4 so badly but I would have to work 5 weeks to get it and I just might it looks amazing!

At this point WHO CARES... besides Trolls

For all those who say, "The PS4 is crap, I am not going to buy one, my money is on the XBOX ONE." or those who say, "The Xbox is a piece of sh*t, I am buying the PS4." Honestly who cares... people will buy what system they enjoy or think they will enjoy. By merely stating your position on the issue you change nothing. I for one will probably end up buying both, PS4 first with Xbox One down..(way down) the road (just not that thrilled about a voice activated remote/government bug) in my house. Constructive criticism, such as why your buying one over the other, is interesting to read. But please have some substance to the conversation. Please for deity's sake, stop comparing both systems to the PC. PC's are way more customizable and so of course the graphics tend to be better. But PC's do tend to lack the exclusives that the consoles bring to the table.

ps4!!!!!!!!!!!

ps4 is better then a xbox 1 xbox 1 over heat easy and you should get the ps4 abut maybe febuary of next year to wait for alot of games to come out to have more fun

My family and I chose PS4.

My family and I. Which is quite large, chose the PS4. We looked at both systems and the Xbox One is not for us. We feel the xbox the is going in the wrong direction and want to stay away from that. Being backward compatible with the large selection of games available is for us. Sorry Xbox but we try to keep Microsoft out of our home and lives. Thank you

sorry do disappoint you but...

they said that ps4 won't be backwards compatible. Now if they said otherwise in the meantime I'd be more than happy to be wrong as I have a nice couple of hits that I'd be thrilled to play on ps4.

hello

hi

Ps4 is better

The ps4 is better than the Xbox one first I don't want to pay 100 dollars more and the Xbox gets hot faster than the ps4 so my opinion is the ps4 is a lot better get the ps4.

how do you know

how do you know which heats up faster. the xbox heats up just as fast as the ps3 now where you put it is the main factor. if you put it in one of your boxes on the tv stand hell yeah its going to heat up faster. and it goes both ways if i forget to open the door on my tv stand my playstation will send me a warning saying that my ps3 is too hot. the only reason you get the rrod is because you didnt take care of your xbox

PS4$ V XBONE$

WHY WOULD YOU GET THE XBONE FOR 499 WHEN YOU CAN GET THE PS4 FOR 399 PLUS PS4 DOESNT HAVE DRM POLICIES, BEFORE I SAY ANYTHING ELSE I HAVE THE SLIGHTEST UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT DRM IS BUT I KNOW THAT IT'LL PISS ME OFF SO TO SAY THE XBONE IS PRETTY BONED HAVE YOU SEEN THE NEW KINNECT SERIOUSLY I DONT WANT A LUMPY RECTANGULAR PRISM SITTING ON MY TV TABLE OR WHATEVER IT LOOKS HORRIBLE, GET SMART MICROSOFT YOU'VE LOST THE BATTLE. BUT HEADS UP. THE WAR'S STILL COMING.

PS4 ROCKS!!!!!

I chose the PS4 because I only have bad memories from the XB360. Within the first two weeks I got the "ring of death" which was not cheap to get fixed. My boyfriend has had his PS3 for years now and hasn't complained of any problems. The PS3 takes up a lot less space as well. To top all that off the PS4 is $100 cheaper. Who cares that you have to pay for another controller. You can use $60 out of the $100 that you'd be spending to buy the XBOne to just but another controller. Money is too hard to come buy to spend that much money on something that I feel isn't even going to last long. This is just coming from a female's point of view.

Xbox one is not going to go well

I have alway been an xbox fan but after the stupidity and ridiculous things they have done to xbox one i have been moved to buy a ps4 i dont care about how much they cost i would speed a thousand dollars for a better console.

I agree wih you man..

Totally I am an x box fan but F...k I don't know hey this PS4 is so blady better then this xbox brow really ...........

You got that right! All my

You got that right! All my games are for the XB360, and when they confirmed the games wont play on the new console heck, it made it a no brainer to switch to the PS4. I've also had overheating issues with the 360 and had to add an aftermarket cooling fan to it!

hi !

It has the same language, the ps 4 will be released in europe with what will be released in america??

seriously people pay attention

you are all telling me in august about how "you HAVE to be connected to the internet, you HAVE to buy new games, you CANT sell used games, you HAVE to plug in your kinect, you HAVE to pay extra to watch a movie if there is too many people in the room." for those of you who say that you are morons. you dont have to do any of that. they already released information telling you you dont. so shut the hell up and try to come up with a better reason to hate xbox one.

GTFO

nuff said.

Okay some of that is accurate.

First off it is common, or atleast should be, knowledge that the restrictions placed upon the X1 have been lifted. The PS4 never really had those restrictions. With regards to the movie issue, that was a patent filed with M$ on behalf of the MPAA. It isn't going to be enacted yet, however it is very real possibility.

?????

Why the hell are you on a PS4 website talking about Xbox? You lost kid?

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