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Will the new console cost $599 to start?

I certainly hope not. I think we’re very proud of what we delivered with the PlayStation 3 in terms of technology, and that we were able to enhance the features while still reducing the price to $249. But I think our goal with this is to debut at a more consumer-friendly price. But we haven’t made any final decisions about what the price will be at launch.

Why didn’t we see the new console today?

I guess when I think about the console, you open it up, you look at it, you certainly look at it when you insert a disc, but for most people, it’s behind a cabinet or on a shelf somewhere and you spend all your time looking at the screen. And we wanted to show people the screen. There will be multiple opportunities to share the look of the console between now and the launch. We just didn’t choose this first event as the time to show it.

But is it ready?

I mean, we’re certainly capable of showing playable game content, but we don’t have a mass-production box that we can bring out and pull out. That’s still in development in terms of final specs and design.

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I know it will be way higher than 250.

350-400 And I'll buy it at launch

400-450 Depends on the launch games

450-500 Greatly depends on the launch games. It had better be the best launch ever with every game I wanted actually released on the same date as the console and not coming soon.

500+: I'll wait for a price drop. It would give me the chance of picking up some great games at a discount and save a bit of money on the console.
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At $500~ I would be hoping they put a decent HDD in it at least 500GB to start since they seemed pretty confident aiming towards digital downloads.

Only reason I wasn't a fan of the 360 at the start is because they wanted you to buy a $100 wireless adapter rolleyes.gif They wanted you to pay almost as much as the PS3 but not get a wireless adapter, and not get a Bluray Player.... so in all I don't think Sony's original pricing wasnt too bad on the PS3. And I think more people will be ready this time around for the higher pricing.
Edited by Shrak - 2/22/13 at 5:49am
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calling it now it will be 399 thumb.gif
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Thankfully GTA V will be on PS3 - won't even think about getting a PS4 until it IS $250. I love my PS3 but the price wasn't worth it.
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calling it now it will be 399 thumb.gif

I hope! Will start saving up regardless smile.gif
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Thankfully GTA V will be on PS3 - won't even think about getting a PS4 until it IS $250. I love my PS3 but the price wasn't worth it.

How about qualifying it as 3 devices?

Blu Ray player: $100 ( seems to be a cheap, average price )

And then split the remaining $150 between a PS3 and HTPC

Overall, $250 is an insanely fair price for the PS3 thumb.gif
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Expecting no more than £380

Otherwise sony are very stupid.
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No way they will launch at $600 again.

I agree with $400, but would not be surprised with a $500 launch because its Sony and they are expensive as hell.
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$530 I've heard? Oh, it's so close to my $500 estiation!

Seriously. Whoever believed it could retail at less than 400 is a fool.
   
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