Friday, April 18, 2014
PS4 To Cost $400

PS4 To Cost $400

The most important piece of information in releation to PlayStation 4, one could argue, is the machine’s price. Sony lost the seventh generation in the US to Microsoft not because they released the PS3 one year later, but more so because of the console’s ridiculous price. So what about PS4? Well, a report from a well-respected Japanese newspaper gave us some insight into the pricing strategy Sony is using.

According to the paper, dug up by Gaming Everything, Sony will sell PS4 for “more than 40,000 yen.” The newspaper also says the console will launch before this year’s out in the U.S. and Japan, making no mention of Europe, which falls in line with Edge-Online’s recent PS4 report.

40,000 yen translates to about $428 in USD and about 317 Euros. It seems to me Sony will sell the most expensive unit for $399, and a base model for $350. If the firm can accomplish such a feat, we think it’d be safe to say that PS4 stands a good chance of performing better than its predecessor, PS3. That would also mean PS Vita would have to be slashed to about $199, as it’d be an insult to sell PS Vita and PS4 at almost the same price.

So share you thoughts on this. Pretty interesting report out of Japan today.

Much thanks to Gaming Everything for spotting this.

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  • foxton

    obviously i dont work in USD but roughly thats what £280?
    Id be very very very surpised if they sold as cheap as that. Think its wishful thinking more than anything, however it depends on how serious they are. They are clearly being agressive and really want to make sure they finish off microsoft next gen. This means alot more to sony than it does to microsoft as microsoft have admited that they dont really need the 720 and it doesnt make much money for them compared to other products.
    Maybe their strategy is to come out first and at a real competitive priceand make a loss at first to finish off xbox before they even release. I still believe though that that price is just too good to be true. Thinking around the £400 ($580) is more realistic. Still as usual its all pie in the sky until we get anything concrete from sony themselves….
    On a side note SOny may have lost out to US this gen, but i believe every single perswon who has bought a ps3 in the US and plays online has spent a lot less money than any xbox user!! The console itself may have been more expensive but microsofts marketing strtaegy won people over because of the cheaper console price and people didnt see the bigger picture.

  • nick

    who cares about the price, its meaningless if you dont know what the system offers!
    seriously, the system could release at 200 bucks and you would think wow what a bargain, then find out its a reskined ps3.
    see my point?
    no point talking price till we know what the system is going to offer, and how those specs will translate into real services!

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