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Originally Posted by kpriess View Post

Even without knowing it's full specs/potential, $400 sounds really affordable for a new console, I might upgrade after all..
Because you can play used games on PC nowdays.. What happened to that thing called common sense..

It's called steam sales and origin sales my man where is the common sense?
Edited by Detahmaio - 2/7/13 at 6:57pm
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Duh? It's probably launching at the same price as the PS3, and there have been 9 years of inflation. A $499 launch price is equivalent to about $425 in 2006.

Price drops are major sales catalysts, so if they're first out the door, they have little to lose by charging a price premium. Due to the nature of margins (say it costs 350 to build, ship, and provide lifetime support for), a $499 price will mean 300% more profit for sony than a $399 launch price.

After the XboxNext comes out (probably at $300-$400), Sony will then be in position to drop their prices and take headlines back.
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The days of the $299 "high end" console are long guy folks....have been for many many years.

I just hope they offer a more expensive version of the PS4 that has a SSD in it, that would be super nice to have.

If I remember correctly the PS2 was launched at $400 and so was the OG Xbox. What did PSX and N64 launch at? I know SNES, NES, Genesis all launched closer to the $300 mark, but that was a lot more money back then. If anything consoles have gotten cheaper.

I am still not really interested if all this DRM nonsense turns out to be true. I am already on the fence about whether or not I really need another gaming platform. I already have a ridiculous gaming backlog, and that just tips it to a no. Unless I see some incredible must play now games popping out.
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post #124 of 407
Wow, that is a pretty decent price IMO.
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post #125 of 407
What's $400? 2 1/2 days of work or less for a machine that will provide hundreds if not thousands of hours of entertainment over a number of years. Seems like a good idea for those who have a PC and still want to play console exclusives. Play the multiplatform games on PC and the exclusives on consoles. To pay for the PS4, simple things can be done such as cutting back on the Starbucks everyday or bringing your own lunch to work.
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i dont even care if they block used games. ill buy both consoles anyways. 65.00 for a game is not that expensive unless your jobless or just poor. Plus gamestop is trash good riddance

Or have a family and other responsibilities but enjoy gaming on the side, or don't want to drop $65+ on a "AAA" game with a story that lasts all of 10 hours...

To say people are jobless or poor simply is a slap in the face to the majority of gamers. Steam wouldn't be successful at all if games cost that kind of money. I rarely, if ever, buy games brand new. And when I do, (except a few titles) I regret it big time later.
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Sounds about right. $400 isn't bad. Ill probably buy just to play the sports games(Madden, NHL) I can't get on PC and a few of the PS3 exclusives.
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Ahhh not bad for $400 I guess.... Yes you can get a good graphics card for that price, but for a total package plug and play system i wouldn't mind paying that price range at all. Considering I already own a beast of a pc system and spent much much much much much more then that on my gaming pc, whats another few hundred bills for the novelty of a console.
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Kind of surprised at how many people post things like "for $400 I could buy a new video card" and the like. Consoles and PC offer a different experience and have different games. Whether it be Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, God of War, Gran Turismo, or whatever, the reason to buy Playstation consoles is to play Playstation games. If you aren't interested in playing Playstation games, of course you are not going to want to buy a Playstation console. This should go without saying. It would be like if I jumped into a snowboarding thread when I only care about cycling, and go on to say "I'd rather spend my money on a bike than a snowboard!" Well obviously.
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Kind of surprised at how many people post things like "for $400 I could buy a new video card" and the like. Consoles and PC offer a different experience and have different games. Whether it be Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, God of War, Gran Turismo, or whatever, the reason to buy Playstation consoles is to play Playstation games. If you aren't interested in playing Playstation games, of course you are not going to want to buy a Playstation console. This should go without saying. It would be like if I jumped into a snowboarding thread when I only care about cycling, and go on to say "I'd rather spend my money on a bike than a snowboard!" Well obviously.

Agreed. thumb.gif

Ultimately, in this day and age $400 really isn't THAT bad all things considered. Skipped out on ps3 but has ps1/ps2 (who didn't have those two?) so we'll see if they get my money this time. If it wasn't for Gran Turismo's horrid car sounds, I'd probably have choose it over forza, as forza and project gotham are the only reason's I bought 360 since there is a serious lack of decent racing games on pc.

Besides, look how much a smart phone will run you can consider it against the capabilities of a console and you realize just how expensive electronics truly are
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