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It will probably be 399.99 in the states for the base model.

The yen price converted to USD typically isn't what the actual launch price is in the states.
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Price point will mostly likely be ...
/speculates
$450 - One controller, no game, small storage
$550 - Two controllers, throw away game, decent storage

$1000 - On eBay for about two weeks until people start to return them ( lol )

The problem is that anything over $250~300 is no longer an impulse buy for most people/families. And with killer, must have, large audience, launch titles being a no show on the last set of launches there are likely none to be showing up for this launch which means that these are going to sit on the shelves just like the PS3 and WiiU at launch.

Sadly I think the majority of the world has finally hit the saturation point where new systems are not required anymore.

:: sidenote ::
I miss the days when we stood in line for a new system launch not so much for the console but for the launch day games that came with or were available.
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Originally Posted by icanhasburgers View Post

While it is rumours, i think the price is fine.

This^^


But anyway not so bad Sony $399 isn't so bad compared to $600 they got us for the PS3 tongue.gif
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:: sidenote ::
I miss the days when we stood in line for a new system launch not so much for the console but for the launch day games that came with or were available.
This largely goes with the "PC-in-a-box" obsession I mentioned earlier. They're focused so much on the hardware and OS software than they're ignoring the whole reason for consoles in the first place - games. With the proliferation of iOS and Android devices and incoming smart TVs, I expect that consoles that are essentially "PCs-in-a-box" will fall by the wayside in the market place (the Vita already seems to be a case of this).
 
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I'd say $399 for the cheapest and $499 do the most expensive version. It's pretty fair for a new console.
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You people do know that the PS3 was a lot to start with becasue of the Blu-ray player part right? Also, there is no way the PS4 or next Xbox will not play back used games. If that were true not to many retailers would sell them new.
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Price is fine, I'd probably pay 500ish
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Too bad because I'm not getting one.

EDIT: I'd rather spend $400 on a good graphics card like a GTX670/HD7970 than a console that doesn't let you play used games.

I don't get it, you can't really play any used PC games that you buy.
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Didn't the PS3 cost $600 release day, back in '06?

Yea it was about $700 when I got a 20GB model + one game ~ Dec '06.
No plans to do anything like that again lol.
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You people do know that the PS3 was a lot to start with becasue of the Blu-ray player part right? Also, there is no way the PS4 or next Xbox will not play back used games. If that were true not to many retailers would sell them new.

The reason why doesn't matter, it was still too expensive. It was also because they wanted to recoup as much of the R&D costs associated with the cell processor as possible. I personally hope they don't block used games, they're a viable market.
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I don't get it, you can't really play any used PC games that you buy.

Only the ones that you download you can't sell. Physical media you can last I checked.
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