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Originally Posted by arkenex View Post

Didn't the PS3 cost $600 release day, back in '06?

It did.
And they had horrible sales until the price lowered.

If this is true, looks like Sony learned from their mistakes.
post #12 of 407
$400 is a good balance between "high end" and mass market. IMO the higher the better though. If it does launch at $500 then we know it'll have top notch hardware, and the Wii U will have a better chance for adoption while people wait for the other consoles to drop price.
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I expect nothing less than $ 499.99
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$400 is peanuts. For whats possible in it? seems perfectly fine by me.
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If it delivers on performance, and you can play your games without an internet connection, I will totally buy it. Yes, a $2000+ gaming PC will probably outdo (or at least, have the theoretical ability to do so) the next gen consoles in terms of graphics. And yes, I used to be a hard core PC gamer, I have built tons of custom PCs, with totally custom water cooling installations and have had SLI and CrossFire.

I am close to graduating, and have a tremendous amount of work to do. When I graduate, I have a job lined up. I will continue having a lot of work to do. I simply do not have the time to deal with gaming on PC anymore.

Not to mention, the graphics on PS3/360 are decently good, and massively so when you consider how old and slow the hardware is (Seriously, try running current cross platform games on a PC using a X1900/7800GT level graphics card and watch the single digit FPS. Now look at the same GPUs in the current consoles pulling 30-60fps on the same game). That being the case, I have no doubt the new generation of consoles will work absolute wonders in terms of graphics and probably even outdo PC graphics (at the very beginning) despite not being technically as fast.
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$400 is expensive because there will not be enough games to justify it.
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Looking forward to the PS4 or as it's otherwise known......

the final nail in Sony's coffin.

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post #18 of 407
I bet it will launch at 550-600 dollars depending if there are 2 versions, Sony always overprice their stuff which leads them to bad market sales and struggle. They think everyone in the USA has so much money to throw around, we are hurting over here too, dumb sony.....mad.gif
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For those saying they would buy a GFX card or PC parts for the cost of the PS4, you are missing the point of consoles.
Some people want simple, easy things in life. Buy a PS4, set it up, put in game, Done.

Price is about right. It sure beats the PS3 price at launch.
New controller might be interesting however the currant PS3 controller are fine at least IMO. Same goes for the xbox 360 controller, maybe lighter though.
I would not be surprised if Sony announce a more like Xbox live pricing/structure for the PS4 online content. Sony needs the money. Xbox live rakes in so much thats why M$
And the benefit of the PS4 and Xbox 720, Better game ports for PC.....at least in theory.
    
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the ps3 came into new zealand for 1100nzd ish on release o_O
thats like 900usd
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