What price it TOO much for the PS4?
@hunkulese:I wanted to make the options realistic. $749 for a base model would obviously be too much, but would $600? Base model would be all the crap they talked about with a 500gb HDD and that weird kinect thing that I assume they will force on all the users. Personally I would consider a $749 bundle if they included the premium model along with a Vita.
There's been a lot of discussion about subsidized versions but I don't see it. Sony is not like MS who wants to compete with Apple by having retail stores that sell phone services. The few Sony stores around are more show rooms than retail shops. They also pushed a theme of simplicity at the meeting and nothing is more simple than a high/low option.
I assume the console will only be available in NA at launch with roll outs around the world based on stock availability. Multiple versions of the console and subsidized options at launch will confuse the message. I can see a subsidized version down the line, maybe replacing the first price drop, but not launch.
I wouldn't mind paying $600 or more if there are games I want to play. The one thing I learned from this generation is that these consoles can be a nearly 10 year investment, and I've gotten thousands of dollars of use out of my consoles.
Give me the games, don't skimp on the tech or features, and I'll pay whatever price they ask. Hell, that's what disposable income is for.
I would pay, $529, but I don't expect to pay even that much, as long as the bare-bones doesn't exclude anything that isn't owner replaceable. My plan is to buy a bare-bones PS4, put in a 1TB HDD (if that what you can do). I'll pay whatever the base price is as long as it isn't over $500. But, I have no interest in pack-in games or extra doo-dadds. I'm not going to stand in a line either, if it takes two weeks to get it that's fine, but I am buying from retailers with bundles and I am not waiting in line.
Purchasing electrics should be civilized, not something involving a pack of red-necks knocking down the doors of your Wal-Mart or pushing past a bunch of neck-beards who love iCrap. I have a dream that when I leave a store with my $500 purchase it should be wrapped in aluminium foil shaped like a swan...I want to feel special damn-it!
I'm probably going to wait a while, like I always do, but I was thinking about the installment plan MS was trying out and I think if Sony use that, they could get away with charging whatever they want.
Would you pay $60 a month for a year? That sounds a lot easier to swallow than $700.
Imagine all of the hype and all you needed to get the console was $60 in your pocket. Or pay 100 or 200 or whatever you want, and pay the rest later, over the next few months. I think they could get me with that.
Personally wouldn't spend more than $400USD (before taxes) on it. Even if it launches at that price point I would still wait a year or two for its library of games to beef up.
... or I'd buy it for any price at launch on a whim. Saving money isn't exactly a strength of mine.
Around 450 would be decent i think BUT it can't have any sort of subscription based internet or anything like it. That would scare a lot of people away (like myself). Pc is my main gaming platform and whatever sony will do it will always stay second. Which means i might go a month or 2 without using my ps4 (like now with my ps3). So i don't want a monthly fee for something i'm not sure i will use enough to justify paying for it.
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