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maquiladora
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(02-18-2013, 04:12 PM)
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When Sony unveils its new PlayStation device this week, it will be far cheaper than many experts had expected — a price tag that, it is hoped, will lure millions of customers into buying its latest video games console.

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.

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/busine...cle3691304.ece
Blood Diamonds
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(02-18-2013, 04:12 PM)
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So I don't have to get a job!?
Amir0x
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(02-18-2013, 04:12 PM)
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That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I damn well hope they're not CONSIDERING that price either; better be that or lower or they're out.
Busaiku
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(02-18-2013, 04:13 PM)
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So does that mean $300 or $400 for US?
Meelow
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(02-18-2013, 04:13 PM)
So...$400?
bobbytkc
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(02-18-2013, 04:13 PM)
How much is the equivalent in US dollars?

(Please do not directly convert it using the exchange rate)

Edit: Damn I am slow typing. Nevermnd.
GulAtiCa
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(02-18-2013, 04:13 PM)
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So $400 at least? That wouldn't be so bad.
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

but its cheaper £ to $ wise than we in the uk were expecting.
Floex
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(02-18-2013, 04:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

What was you thinking?

That's a great price, imo.
Omikaru
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(02-18-2013, 04:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I think a lot of us on this side of the pond are bracing ourselves for £349.99 minimum, due to exchange rates and such.

£299.99 would be a godsend if it's real.
iceatcs
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(02-18-2013, 04:14 PM)
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Sweet price for me on day one but I don't think they will do that.
Oni Jazar
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I damn well hope they're not CONSIDERING that price either; better be that or lower or they're out.

I'd expect $450 USD for any reasonable model.
DBT85
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Well the PS3 was £425 for reference.

If the PS4 was £300 it woud be about £50 less than I expected.
Maxrunner
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400€?i guess it will be more :S
papercamm
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I damn well hope they're not CONSIDERING that price either; better be that or lower or they're out.

Closer to $450
Hypereides
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That would be an absolutely surprising move if so.
Voice of Reason
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Eh, 50 pounds less and I'm golden.
Karuto
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That's still like $450 if rounded. Would hope that Sony considers going to $400, especially if the rumors of only one SKU being available at launch are true.
Orayn
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$400 would be a good target for the US. If they go any higher, it's at their own peril.
EscoBlades
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(02-18-2013, 04:14 PM)
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£300? I would be okay with this assuming it is true.
Messypandas
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(02-18-2013, 04:15 PM)
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optimistic
Floex
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Originally Posted by Voice of Reason

Eh, 50 pounds less and I'm golden.

£250? A Premium Wii U costs more than that :3
Kafel
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Everything seems cheap after the day 1 PS3.
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If it's $400, awesome. I was expecting at least $450.
The Lamp
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I damn well hope they're not CONSIDERING that price either; better be that or lower or they're out.

I think it was 2007-2008, though, where PS3 just began a starting price at $399 (correct me if I'm wrong). That's when sales really started to pick up.

I think $399.99 is a significantly lower-than-expected threshold.

Especially with $380 being a Wii U bundle with ZombiU lol.

If it was $350 it would pretty much force Nintendo to price drop this holiday haha.
brogan
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Originally Posted by Busaiku

So does that mean $300 or $400 for US?

Well usually they're the 'same' so I'd expect $300. Obviously this means us in the UK are effectively paying more.

Although the PS3 didn't work this way so who knows.
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Originally Posted by highluxury

That would be an absolutely surprising move if so.

Around $450 would be surprising?

Was anyone here really expecting them go $599 US dollars again lol?
derder
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(02-18-2013, 04:15 PM)
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Promising. It sounds like they really are learning from their mistakes.

I'm looking at you, nintendo!
Live Free or Die
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Great price point.
Currygan
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(02-18-2013, 04:15 PM)
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suspicious price...
Derrick01
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$400 is what it needs to be since realistically it can't be much lower than that given what we know about the system. But it absolutely can't be any higher than that. There should be no "considering" about it.
Acheteedo
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(02-18-2013, 04:15 PM)
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Would pay £500 for either high-end console, £300 is practically free :P
Amir0x
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Originally Posted by Floex

What was you thinking?

That's a great price, imo.

Originally Posted by papercamm

Closer to $450

Oh. Yeah. Sorry, was mentally converting Euro for some reason.

That's MORE expensive than I expected, since I thought reasonably Sony wouldn't be insane after the PS3 :P

Originally Posted by The Lamp

I think $399.99 is a significantly lower-than-expected threshold.

The reason PS3 took forever to get there was because of Blu-Ray. Blu-Ray is no longer expensive. If they can't get the thing to $400, they shouldn't bother.
Gucci Messiah
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(02-18-2013, 04:16 PM)
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$400 isn't a mass market price
Marakh101
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I damn well hope they're not CONSIDERING that price either; better be that or lower or they're out.

The WiiU is $350...you're gonna be really disappointed if you think it will be cheaper than $399
gofreak
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(02-18-2013, 04:16 PM)
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I don't think anyone at The Times has seen anything about British pricing.

I think what they might have seen is things that others have seen - like the Japanese press reporting a price tag 'over 40,000 yen'.

That would be somewhere around £300.

It would more likely cost more than that in the UK if it winds up being >=40,000 yen, but they've just done a straight conversion in this report.
amstradcpc
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Was this prediction hit?.(I have not read about the Destiny reveal):

The Bungie IP will be at E3 2013 even though it won’t release that year and will be hugely ambitious, revealing that the game engine that is so scalable it works on mobile all the way to souped up PCs. It will feature an open world, third person adventure shooting MMO-like game where the players mainly drive and create their own stories, factions and missions with in the game world, a true sand box. This world will be cheap to free to enter and will have it’s building blocks microtranactioned to gain profit.

if so it will be 399 dollars without glasses and 499 with glasses.
Vargavinter
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(02-18-2013, 04:16 PM)
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About 450 dollar, right?

Edit: beaten!
AHA-Lambda
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I'm ok with this :)

and if true WiiU is done for... even more so than already anyway.
Elginer
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Not bad, they show me some special sauce mixed with wizard jizz this week and I'll jump ship to the S.S. Sony.

Until Alan Wake 2 hits Durango that is.
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Originally Posted by Karuto

That's still like $450 if rounded. Would hope that Sony considers going to $400, especially if the rumors of only one SKU being available at launch are true.

Europe usually gets charged more, so $400 would fit with this.
Kimawolf
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So that's what they are considering, sounds like that's their lowest thought on the price. This Wed will be interesting if they announce a price. gimme 300 sony for a base model and i'm in day one.
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If so, day one.
kpjolee
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I think it will be $399.
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I'm not expecting £299, not a chance.

I expect we'll see £399 and I'll happily pay up to that, but not more.

I'd be a happy bunny to see £350 tbh, but I honestly think that a price under that is a pipe dream.
Shahed
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£300? That's less than I thought it would be. Was never gonna be crazy like the £425 for PS3, but I was expecting £350.
peanutbutterlatte
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

That's $399.99? That's not at all cheaper than I expected it to be?

I damn well hope they're not CONSIDERING that price either; better be that or lower or they're out.

Keep in mind UK always, always gets screwed on pricing and it'll be closer to $300 than you'd think.

The 3DS's UK launch price would have been $356.98
Dan27
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(02-18-2013, 04:17 PM)
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£299 would be the perfect price for a launch.

USGafers, remember this price quoted will include VAT, our sales tax, over here.
Little Old Man
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£300 sounds far too optimistic. Megaton if true though, Nintendo would have to cut the WiiU price massively.
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Originally Posted by Elginer

Not bad, they show me some special sauce mixed with wizard jizz this week and I'll jump ship to the S.S. Sony.

Until Alan Wake 2 hits Durango that is.

And PC lol

Either way, at $400 I'm in at launch. Assuming there's at least 1 launch title I like.

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