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

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I remmber them saying that this would be marketed as a premium product a few months back. I'm pretty sure that they know that there will be a slow adoption rate of this product at first
 
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If Geoff is lying then he should be banned from GAF , in my eyes for certain if this is controlled leak or something his respect and credibility will be below zero.

fuck that shit
 

nhlducks35

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Xbox Scorpio is basically confirmed at this point then
 

Gxgear

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Perhaps the whole thing is a setup, for Keighley to confirm it publicly on twitter. Maybe it's to build up the hype surge the moment Microsoft announces it at $399 onstage.

I've been saying $499 all this time, but the timing just seems way fishy.
 

Macrotus

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I can understand the price if this is true.
The PS4Pro is 399 right? And the Scorpio is powerful than the PS4 Pro.
I'm actually surprised that some people were expecting 399.

I was guessing around 450 to 500.
 

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In retrospect of his tweet, whether it's right or wrong, I'm kind of disappointed he posted it. He is a guy who does a bunch of hosting at E3 and tries to lock down exclusive information so he should know that posting this price point ahead of time deflates hype for an upcoming show.

I'm still not sure why he posted this unless it was intended to be a deflection and then he still doesn't look good.

Yeah I agree. It's a big moment, looks real bad revealing this and if its misdirection, well just keep it to yourself for a few hours, many have been saying $450-500. Announcing $399 will be a mega bomb, speculation is fun. Going in with the real price or false price is not good for the show.

Unless it's to soften the blow. Their choice I guess.
 

Galava

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A 6TF machine for 499 is a fucking steal. Only a GTX 1080 (which is 6TF) is 450.

Expecting less than 499 is not knowing how this works.

"But ps4 pro is 399"

That is 4TF, not 6. Scorpio was going to be more expensive since the very beginning.
 

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In what fantasy land is a person living suggesting that a $500 PC build is a substitute for someone interested in a 4K-capable console?

If you're looking for 4K gaming then your choices are limited to a PS4 Pro, Scorpio, or a $1,000+ PC, with varying degrees of 4K fidelity.

So you don't have a clue what you are talking about, but we already figured that out.

The only way youd need a 1,000 plus pc for 4k is if your planning on maxing out games with no compromises in resolution or fidelity, or aiming for 60 fps.

Neither console is doing that, give me a fucking break.
 

gatti-man

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I'm a technofile. I love new tech and always buy consoles at launch. MS up to now has given me zero reason to buy Scorpio. Where are the games? Why should I believe any game will be better on Scorpio than the PS4 pro? At 499 the difference needs to be obvious. Show me something MS. Horizon is going to be tough to beat.
 

Cassius

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ITT: People having a crisis because Microsoft shit the bed with this console from the very start and this was their last chance to retake ground from Sony.
 

Detective

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I can afford it. I'll get it at 499 because I'm a dumb motherfucker. That doesn't mean it's in any way a good business decision. Even when you use the tag of "premium" device.

Its a dumb business decision to price it same as Pro too for what you get.
 

llien

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50% more ram
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Fair enough, although I'm not sure about 3 points out of 2, that faster ram/hdd costs that much more, and that it needs more expensive cooling than PS4.

I'm not sure if 4k blueray drive is that different from the old one, ti needs to be ready for a tad bigger throughput, but uses the same blue laser to my knowledge.
 

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I kind of agree, we're only a few hours off. Should have let Xbox show that they have to offer first

He is, he can probably "spoil" a lot more than just the price (like the name) and choose not to.
Can't believe people our upset over someone leaking the price of something. I get it for games, but it's soo ridiculous seeing it over a price tag.
 

Mauddib

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If Geoff is lying then he should be banned from GAF , in my eyes for certain if this is controlled leak or something his respect and credibility will be below zero.

fuck that shit

It'll be difficult to establish that he's lying. MS can just say that they were practicing their presentation with $500 so they could mislead people, and Geoff happened to be a bystander.
 
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People who feel this way need to realize that Scorpio is not targeted at them.

then scorpio is targeted for who? if not to already in enthusiastic gaming from users.

certainly not to massbase with that price , playstation have better marketing deals bundles games .

who the fuck is audience for scorpio?
 

ganaconda

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What if Geoff told you the price of the unannounced game was $60?

Price isn't a major feature/unknown of a video game when the price has been set by the industry at $60. If some AAA game were coming out at $40 and Geoff leaked that, then I could maybe grant you that one as being a similar situation. Otherwise, you're missing the point.
 

Eien1no1Yami

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I'm confused, why would Geoff say this, a few hours before the MS conference?

Is there a chance that he said this in order for people to get disappointed now but at the conference to anounce a lower price and everyone lose their minds?
 

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Then why make it? Why waste money on R&D for a console that will sell less than the original (if 500€)? They'll just launch one because Sony did it?

You don't launch a product just because.

Well yes, they are direct competitors, if Sony releases a more powerful console, they also have to do it. They need to stay relevant.
 

FlutterPuffs

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Don't we have years and years of gaming market historical data that seems to suggest that costing $100 more than your competition is a terrible thing?

It is, but then again, they have the Xbox One for casual users.

There's also data that has shown that the sales for PS4 OG is far more than the PS4 Pro.

If it's really 500 dollars, I guess they see it as something high end users would buy no matter what the price is.

They must be really confident that their upcoming games will do well.
 

Akai__

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Can't take anyone serious that has the Scorpio M symbol in their Twitter account (or people with the P for that matter). Stop giving these fools attention.

3 hours to go. Then this is finally over.