As a Pro owner who bought the console for $399, I would not have seen $499 as a deterrent. If you want to have the enthusiast experience, an extra $100 won't stop you.
The average consumer doesn't look at consoles as first place or second place machines. That's what fanboys think like. The average consumer will simply ask for the most powerful console. Which will be the Scorpio.
Can't it still be subjected to change last minute?
Especially based off of the reactions this price is getting on the internet right now?
From what I remember Sony didn't have the PS4 final price locked in until Microsoft revealed the Xbox One price right?
1080s are sub $450 and even sub $400 these days if you follow sales.
You are remember a (bad) GAF conspiracy theory.
No company the size of MS and SOny can just plan these launches for years and then go "oh fuck the internet is mad , lets just drop $100 off the price" just like that.
What I don't know is what's in the configuration for $499. But that's where it's starting.
I don't leak games because I would never do that to game creators -- they deserve their moment. This is different, it's the price of a piece of hardware.
I know Geoff won't comment any further here but it's gotta be one of the strangest, weirdest leaks ever, very suspicious. Hell I wouldn't call it a leak at all, he just came out of the blue like he works for MS.
why now? why that specific info? who is behind this? why does MS allow it?
You forget paying for Xbox Live and their other peripherals limited to Xbox where they gather profit from tooBut you still need the CPU, power, casing, etc. And you need to put the time in to put it all together, install software, and optimize games.
Scorpio? You plug it in and get instant 4K 60fps. For cheaper.