PS4 To Cost £300, Leaked Documents Claim

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PS4 will cost considerably less than its predecessor, PS3, leaked documents and sources have alleged.

According to The Times:

Industry sources and leaked internal documents suggest that Sony is considering pricing the new device at about £300, more than £100 cheaper than the starting cost of its predecessor, the PlayStation 3.

Sony is expected to reveal PS4 on Wednesday. We’ll be covering the full thing feverishly here.

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8 Comments on "PS4 To Cost £300, Leaked Documents Claim"

  1. newyearnewrule February 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm -

    That’s seem very reasonable….almost too good to be true. I’d preorder immediately!

  2. nick February 19, 2013 at 4:54 am -

    thats THREE hundred bucks cheaper than the launch ps3!
    or in other terms, half!
    so the ps4 is going to release at the price the ps3 is already at?
    and isent the wiiu deluxe edition $349?
    so its going to be 49 bucks cheaper than the wiiu?
    yea, sure, and im Humphrey B bear!
    either that, or the ps4 really is nothing but a playstationu!
    :(

  3. foxton February 19, 2013 at 5:20 am -

    nick this is £’s not $’s!!
    I so hope this is true! it cant be this cheap surely, unless this is the bottom spec, but still youd think theyd pack the basic model with atleast 100-250g hard drive! hopefully they will revela the price womorrow too!

  4. nick February 19, 2013 at 8:28 am -

    oops.
    they wont announce the pricing at the reveal event that will be saved till probably as late as TGS.
    i just hope $ony offer the ps4 in some sort of monthly contract like mobiles are offered.
    maybe commit to a 24 month contract of PS , plus pay 20 a month for 2 years for the system?
    12 month sub is 100 bucks here, so 24 months would be 200 bucks.
    plus 20 * 24 which is $480.
    add the plus sub that comes to $680, not bad considering the ps3 launched at 1K!
    whatever the total cost, i just hope they offer a monthly payment option instead of having to pay the full whack straight out of the gate.
    would be more profitable for them too because 1 they could charge more for that option, for example most mobile contracts end up being more expensive than buying the phone outright.
    you pay for the luxury of monthly payments.
    2 the money in next gen is always in the games, profit on hardware is very small.
    so if your saving allot of money at launch, well you can spend that saved money on more games where the real profit is to be had.
    its a win win!

  5. nick February 19, 2013 at 8:31 am -

    so instead of paying say $680 outright for the system, you could pay 35 bucks a month.
    that would work out for a 24 month contract to be 840.
    thats 160 more than buying it outright, but i dont mind since you have the luxury of having it taken out slowly piece by piece, instead of seeing 680 bucks of your weekly pay check disappear!

  6. foxton February 19, 2013 at 9:28 am -

    i doubt that would happen. Far too much admin that sony would have to undertake for them to arrange a monthly payment option. And monthly phone contracts are with the network not the company who made the phone. Plus i doubt a shop would let you walk out of its door having not giving them a penny, but instead the shop has to fill out loads of paper work to sign you up to giving all your money to sony and not them.
    Obviously shops will do some sort of interest payment option spread out over a similar duration, but if its £300 ill probably just buy it outright!

  7. Ernice Gilbert February 19, 2013 at 10:17 am -

    I think it could happen. And if it does, PS4 will sellout around the world immediately. At that price? Yeah.

  8. nick February 20, 2013 at 8:42 am -

    M$ is doing it ATM with the 360.
    yea its allot of extra work, but if its going to bring them in allot more customers, which it most certainly will, then they will be interested in doing it.
    biggest problem with next gen systems is price, this pretty much removes that because instead of boom 600 of your bank account has magically appeared, it turns that 600 into a measly say 40 per month.
    go into a store and pay 40 bucks for the first month and walk out with a ps4!
    id buy 10!
    nah, but you get the point.

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