#1 Posted by sevvagon (12 posts) -

any chanse to see that ?

#2 Posted by jjnen (661 posts) -

Cheaper than what? Original prices for 360 and PS3?

#3 Posted by sevvagon (12 posts) -

yeah,cheaper than original :)

#4 Edited by _Chad (962 posts) -

I imagine they'll $400-$500

#5 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

Its gonna be hard to cost more than $600 day 1.

#6 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

more expensive than they are now but cheaper then they were when they first came out.

this IS just a guess though and i base this on no actual facts or information. so please do not hold me to this

#7 Edited by SerHulse (685 posts) -

I believe the rumour right now is $400 and I seriously doubt Sony will make another $599 mistake again.

I can definitely see the next PlayStation being $400 but won't be surprised if Microsoft undercuts them by $50 and has a separate budget SKU costing $300.

#8 Posted by Mars_Cleric (1595 posts) -

I remember the PS3 being over $1000 day one here in Aus.

#9 Posted by BionicRadd (617 posts) -

i think both will hit at 400 bucks

#10 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

I will be willing to pay no more than 450 at launch (plus a game) for a console. If they go beyond that, someone somewhere messed up.

#11 Posted by Marz (5668 posts) -

cheapest price point  = 350$    $400+ for the premium versions of the console or w/e   that's what will happen.

#12 Posted by believer258 (12105 posts) -

I seriously doubt that the new consoles will cost $600 in this kind of economy. $400 is probably the highest they could go, in this amateur guesser's opinion, and even $400 might be a bit too much since most people are still pretty happy with what a 360 and PS3 can do.

#13 Posted by selbie (1962 posts) -

$400-500 US

$800-1000 AUD

America: Wooh!

Australia: Surprise buttsecks!!

#14 Posted by Brendan (8027 posts) -

You've got 7 years of inflation since the last two came out, so no.

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#15 Posted by JoeyRavn (5007 posts) -

I expect both Microsoft and Sony to have a two-tier model, like Nintendo did with the WiiU. A Premium model with all the bells and whistles and a basic model with somewhat limited storage (probably around a quarter or a third of what the Premium model has). I'll say... $399 for the Premium option, $299 for the basic one.

#16 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I think they'll be around $999

#17 Posted by L44 (571 posts) -

They'd never charge a grand for a console here again, surely. Didn't the PS3 sell awfully here compared to the 360 during launch?

#18 Posted by BSw (254 posts) -
#19 Posted by DrIntrovert (81 posts) -

If those specs that came out of China are right Microsoft would probably be taking a loss with anything under $700 (roughly). That said, consoles are usually sold at a loss and it would be stupid to stop now, what with the economy and all.

#20 Posted by ShaggE (6636 posts) -

Until we get confirmed specs, it'll be hard to say. But if either one is over $500, I'll be very surprised.

#21 Posted by Orbitz89 (229 posts) -

If either of them are over 400 dollars, I'm going to be spending my money elsewhere.

I have a hard enough time with the Wii U's price point and I'm not even sure how much of a "Next gen" console it is.

#22 Edited by Jeust (10823 posts) -

399$ - basic model
599$ - premium model

In a two tier market approach we have seen this generation, following the prices practiced this generation. Although I wouldn't dismiss PS4 being sold at a cheaper price from the start, as to boost initial sales, with possibly 499$ for the premium models. 

#23 Posted by Inkerman (1455 posts) -

Well a mate of mine basically said he won't get the next xbox at launch if it's like $1000AU, but might if it was $300-$400.

#24 Posted by mordukai (7184 posts) -

@SerHulse said:

I believe the rumour right now is $400 and I seriously doubt Sony will make another $599 mistake again.

I can definitely see the next PlayStation being $400 but won't be surprised if Microsoft undercuts them by $50 and has a separate budget SKU costing $300.

Unless Sony undercuts them and includes a year's worth of Plus with it because there's no way in fucking hell MS will ever make XBL part of the SKU.

#25 Posted by Brodehouse (10107 posts) -

I believe they will have a 400 model and The One You Want for 500.

I also think they'll look at the phone plan idea, you know, "Buy a 3 year plan at X dollars a month and get a Nextbox for 50 dollars!" Because that shit works. That shit got 650 dollar iPhones into people's hands.

#26 Edited by SerHulse (685 posts) -

@mordukai said:

...

Unless Sony undercuts them and includes a year's worth of Plus with it because there's no way in fucking hell MS will ever make XBL part of the SKU.

That's true, right now Sony are in a great position to dethrone XBL as the online service of choice and providing a year free with the system will certainly go a long way.

@Brodehouse said:

... I also think they'll look at the phone plan idea, you know, "Buy a 3 year plan at X dollars a month and get a Nextbox for 50 dollars!" Because that shit works. That shit got 650 dollar iPhones into people's hands.

Microsoft tried that last year, selling the 360 for dirt cheap on a contract, It seemed to work well for them so I would be surprised if they didn't launch with a similar offer this time round.

#27 Posted by djou (878 posts) -

I think US$400 to US$600 is a sweet spot for pricing but I wonder if Microsoft's pricing of their Surface tablet is any indication of their thinking. The Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet cost $899 for a 64 GB version and $999 for the 128 GB version. That is a lot of money for a tablet especially when you could get an iPad of Kindle Fire with better ecosystems and cheaper cost. Components for a tablet and console are different but if MS refuses to sell the console at a loss they may charge more than people are willing to pay. I just hope they give it to consumers straight instead of nickel and diming consumers with add-ons like the WiU.

#28 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2287 posts) -

Well Sony did get bit with their $599 price tag of the PS3 way back when so they at least know what the ceiling is for how much consumers are willing to pay. I'm going to predict that the most we'll see for either of those consoles is $549 because Sony at least will try and ask for it.

#29 Posted by Zelyre (1262 posts) -

I expect a two tier system. $399 intro system, enough to get your foot in the door, but once you start playing 2-3 games, you'll need to upgrade or manage the onboard 16 gigs of storage or whatever'll come on it.

$599 for an upgraded model with larger storage. You'll eventually buy into this, anyways.

#30 Posted by Branthog (5595 posts) -

I sure as fuck hope not. Throw more hardware in them and charge me more money. I'm tired of lowest-common-denominator driving consoles.

#31 Posted by OldGuy (1574 posts) -
@djou: Note that the Pro is really a full laptop crammed into a tablet so comparing it to the Fire or the iPad is oranges to apples (heh)...a more direct comparison is the RT (which is priced much more in line with the iPad - and, yes, does have a much less robust app selection)...
 
That said, I think the new consoles (next next gen? Ugh. Howsabout we call it "Gen 8"? Not much better, but less confusing) will run $400 min to $500 max (not counting "deluxe" editions)... and, yes, there will be a contract version of the NextBox cause I'll bet it'll sell gangbusters.
#32 Posted by djou (878 posts) -

@OldGuy: Yeah, the Pro is basically a laptop in tablet form. That's why I bring it up as an analogy. I wonder if MS will come out with a $800 console (the deluxe version you mention) which they will claim as a high end PC. Maybe specced like the 8 core, blah, blah, blah dev kits that have been floating around. The Pro tablet, offering the full Windows 8 experience and the high end Xbox, offering the same but really just being a game optimized PC.

#33 Posted by Miketakon (514 posts) -

@_Chad said:

I imagine they'll $400-$500

$400 seems to be the sweet spot.

#34 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

I can't imagine new consoles costing more than $600... That's something, right?

#35 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4469 posts) -

My guess will be the $400-500 range, 400 being the gimped console.

#36 Posted by Akyho (1693 posts) -

Fun fact: "Psp Vita will be $229 in America, it will be 229,000 yen in Japan! It will be 299 Euros in Europe and it will be £299 in the uk!"

Um......those dont translate well at all.

I predict the same. $300 for US! and £300 for UK!

300 US Dollar equals

186.68 British Pound Sterling

400 US Dollar equals

248.91 British Pound Sterling

Yeah,

#37 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2571 posts) -

PS4 $400.
Xbox Base: $299-$350
Xbox Pro: $350-$400

#38 Posted by Sticky_Pennies (2019 posts) -

Like a billion

#39 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1254 posts) -

I'm pretty sure it'll be the same price point like the current gen consoles were when they were first released. Maybe even a little more perhaps? Until we know the specs, all we can do is predict. Hopefully, we'll hear something about this stuff at E3 this year.

#40 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (930 posts) -

@sevvagon: The only chance I think the next xbox is cheaper is if they do some kind of $299 version that then requires you to have XBL to have for 3 or 4 years.

Don't be surprised if it's $499 otherwise. Personally I'd hope so if that means they went with higher specs, especial if it's going to be around as long as the 360/ps3 were.

I also think there will be a $99 - $149 version of some type of xbox branded device, but that will basically be Neflix/other apps and some XBLA only.

I think sony will go a little more conservative on the hardware so they can hit the $399 mark. They know they can't have what they did with the first year or two with the ps3 again, sure everything worked out in the end but today's sony is in a much worse position now. There was some interesting rumors about the whole weird Omniviewer thing, which than would be a $499 bundle, plus that backwards compatibility would be a $99 add on that would contain parts of the cell that were needed. So with that rumor the PS4 does hit $599 again, but you know RUMOR. A very crazy one at that.

#41 Posted by mosespippy (4379 posts) -

Reading through this thread makes me think you guys aren't very good at consumerism. The two numbers I'm seeing most are $400 as the low and $600 as the high. It's like the $200 in between aren't possibilities. The one you want is going to be $500 or $550. Neither of them will go as high as $600 because of what happened to the PS3. They won't be as low as $400 when iPads and iPhones are $500+. They see their products as at least comparable to that in terms of quality & quantity of content, services and hardware.

#42 Posted by Korwin (2985 posts) -

$499

The price that millions of people are willing to pay for an iPad every year easily sets the bar for what people are willing to pay on an electronic device, especially when you take into consideration that this one will likely last 6-7 years instead of the 1-2 year shelf life that most people seem to give their touch devices.

#43 Posted by RE_Player1 (7574 posts) -

I bet we get a $399 low end model and a $499 high end model for both.

#44 Posted by 71Ranchero (2796 posts) -

Standard = around $400

Premium = that's million bucks

Just my guess.

#45 Posted by Hector (3375 posts) -

I'm thinking that Microsoft might do a $199 console with a two-year XBOX LIVE subscription at $14.99 per month. As well as a $499 version.