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I don't think that $400+ consoles make sense... the market is way different than it was in 2006.
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post #132 of 407
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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.

Your post wins.
post #133 of 407
I'd still rather put my money on a PC, lol.

I am a PlayStation fanboy, but the whole used-game thing is my deal breaker. $400 isn't that bad considering I bought my 60GB PS3 for nearly $500. But then I got into PC gaming and haven't really looked back. There are a few titles I love my PS3 for, but I see that many have made the move to PC without the need for a crappy console port. Not to mention steam sales are better than used games and trade ins for $2.50 on a game you bought for $60....yeah that makes sense.
post #134 of 407
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I'd still rather put my money on a PC, lol.

I am a PlayStation fanboy, but the whole used-game thing is my deal breaker. $400 isn't that bad considering I bought my 60GB PS3 for nearly $500. But then I got into PC gaming and haven't really looked back. There are a few titles I love my PS3 for, but I see that many have made the move to PC without the need for a crappy console port. Not to mention steam sales are better than used games and trade ins for $2.50 on a game you bought for $60....yeah that makes sense.

I keep lurking this thread and keep seeing comments on no used games. The patented an idea, stop jumping to conclusions.

http://playstationgang.com/sonys-jack-tretton-opposed-to-blocking-used-games/

Seems unlikely for PS4.
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I buy console exclusive game titles and normally buy them on launch day for the full price. I can't remember the last time I bought a used game. I still have my console and games from the early 80's up until now boxed up. I don't sell them or trade them in.

The blocking of used games doesn't bother me. But to be honest, I won't support a company that blocks used games.
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post #136 of 407
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Originally Posted by Skips View Post

I don't think that $400+ consoles make sense... the market is way different than it was in 2006.

The ps2 & xbox 360 launched at a similar price point so what's wrong with this price? The wii U is priced at 350 and it will have a weaker hardware compared to what the ps4 will have to offer...

It maynot be 2006 but the circumstances are the same. We are expecting new generation of consoles which will destroy anything seen on the ps3 and 360.

I personally think 400+ is very generous,decent for what you get...and pretty much par of what console gamers expect.
post #137 of 407
$400 is pretty good price considering the PS3's RRP at launch.

Anyone saying that they'd prefer to just spend $400 on another GPU, you are missing the point entirely.

Can you play Uncharted on your PC? Journey? Killzone? Ico or the Shadow of the Colossus? Ni no Kuni? The Last Guardian if it ever turns up? The Last of Us? God of War? Little Big Planet? I could go on...

I'm primarily a PC gamer but always end up buying all three consoles over the course of their generation; being a 'master-racer' is silly; why miss out on such great titles? Those listed above are only from the Playstation platform! You also have Mario, Zelda, Halo, Gears of War, Mario Kart... missing out on those titles is silly. If you're purely into Total War or whatever more power to you; you've just saved yourself a bit of cash. But if you're a general gamer you are losing out on a lot of awesome games. thumb.gif

What also boggles my mind is people saying they won't buy because they won't be able to buy pre-owned.

You do know that the pre-owned market is the single most devastating problem for the gaming industry, right? You want studios to be able to keep making games in this increasingly costly environment? You gotta pay them then, not Gamestop! Am I happy that I won't be able to get some of my cash back if I don't like the game or simply have had my fun with it? No, honestly. But the studios gotta get paid! Am I going to be a little more hesitant about the games I buy? Sure. Will it make me more likely to pick up a multi-platform game cheap during steam sales rather then buy on console at launch? Sure.

I think $400 is a pretty good price and probably reflects the fact that they are going to lose less money to Gamestop. I hope the games are still cheap enough too though.
post #138 of 407
$400 is just fine, and no one is forcing you to buy one at launch. Do what the vast majority of console gamers do and wait for a price drop or two. There's hardly ever any must-have games within the first year anyway, and perhaps even longer if you aren't the sort of person to buy an entire system for two or three games.
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I don't think that $400+ consoles make sense... the market is way different than it was in 2006.

Could you explain what you mean by that last statement? Because I'm pretty sure the internals cost them a bit of cash per console. They are not a charity. If they're making $50 profit on each unit, I'd be surprised. They may even be breaking even, or even going at a loss.

I hope you weren't implying the 'phones and tablets' argument. Can't say I agree with the 'phones and tablets are going to kill consoles' argument at all... Apples and oranges IMO. One plays crappy looking games and is for some distraction on the bus or subway or whatever, the other is for the living room and and plays very very different games.
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The days of the $299 "high end" console are long guy folks....have been for many many years.

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.

http://www.eurogamer.net/forum/thread/65715

Actually Nintendo launched every console at $200 until the Wii, and has been raising the price ever since then. In adjusted dollars the Gamecube was the cheapest console they ever made.
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