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Geoff Keighley: Scorpio rumored to cost $499 (he's right, flawless victory)

kpaadet

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Considering the specs that's probably a fair price, but not really the right strategy to gain on the market leader. We shall see soon anyhow.
 

Plinko

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Still don't believe it. I can't believe any company would be dumb enough to do this after the PS3 debacle.
 

HardRojo

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Seems odd for Keighley to drop info like this. Not his usual MO

Yeah, that too I guess, why would he go out of his way to announce something like this considering MS has their conference today? He doesn't seem like the kind of guy to spill huge beans like this one.
 
I expected as much. $399 was a pipe dream to be honest. We'll see how it goes. Seeing MS position in the market I figured they were gonna make a really big push at $399.

Then again they have always maintained their position that it would be a premium console. If it truly is $499 then the software lineup has to be killer. It has to be, to justify the price tag.
 

Windu

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i guess they feel if you want to play the same games on xbox you can buy the cheaper sku, aka xbox one.
 

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RoboPlato

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I think the problem is that they'd probably only have discounts/drops on the One S lineup. Has the PS4 Pro had any sort of widespread discount since its launch?
There were a couple sales but nothing widespread.

I thought for sure Sony would drop the Pro to $349 and add bundled games for a counter to Scorpio but they may not even need to do that if $499 is the price.
 

nekkid

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More than double the price of the XB1S on its current price. Eeesh.
 

Sn4ke_911

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then you can't really say it with confidence lol
 

Eolz

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Yeah, that too I guess, why would he go out of his way to announce something like this considering MS has their conference today? He doesn't seem like the kind of guy to spill huge beans like this one.

He got a call from Kojima.
 

VDenter

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Well it is more powerful than the pro so it makes sense. I am not sure why some people are surprised?
 
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I still feel like Microsoft is leaking a fake price or something because, while fair, $499 Is not going to move the needle. $399 would have gotten people talking and would have made direct comparisons to the Pro damaging due to them being the same price.

If all MS learned from launch is that they lost a lot of ground because they didn't have most graphically intensive box, they might be in for a bad time.
 

FelipeMGM

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Thats shocking, I dont know what believe it tbh

Because having a $500 hardware on shelves during holiday period is not a good look . You will be able to buy a PS4/XB1 and a Switch for that much in November
 

MegaSackman

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Why would Geoff say something like this? I mean, I'm sure he's telling the truth but why leak it? Is this his job? I never took him as someone who leaks stuff.
 

Revan

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If this is true Sony wins E3 before their conference.

I'd never spend 700$ (I'm in Canada) on any console ever - I'll go buy a Mac at that price instead, or put the money towards something I'd use every day.

I cannot believe MS would price point it that high if they want to be competitive this "gen".
 

x-Lundz-x

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I hope this is just a figure being used in rehersal to find leakers. I would just facepalm so hard if this is true.

I would still buy it but I would like to MS be competitive.
 

Lifeline

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I think Microsoft leaked this on purpose to be honest. So the $399 price is a bigger mic drop moment.

No way after all those leaks they're gonna be $499. Why would they tease those images then? Who would buy a mid gen refresh for $499 man.
 

truth411

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Seriously you guys can't possibly be surprised by this, Scorpio is a loaded. $499 is actually great value. Only folks with there head in the clouds were thinking $399.