The lights are on
According to a newspaper article from Japan, Sony's upcoming system will be north of $400, but less than the initial PS3 offerings.
Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reports that the PlayStation 4 will retail for 40,000 yen, which works out to be about $428. This would be a bit less than the initial price of the PS3 back when it released in Japan in 2006 with 20GB ($499) and 60GB ($599) configurations. Speaking of which, the Asahi reporting of a single price would seem to indicate that Sony will launch with only one version of the console this time, but that has not been officially confirmed.
Also mentioned in the report is that the system's controller will be similar in shape to the current one, but will have touchpad.
We expect to find out more about the system at Sony's February 20 event.
[via The Verge]
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I usually wait a year for new consoles anyway...
Well, yes, since they will be working with x64 and not the bull *** custom CPUs of the ps3 and Xbox 360, they will be able to produce games a lot faster now, and they will look significantly better.
If the rumors of Xbox's blockade on Used games and it's online always policy turn out to be true I may jump go rougue and return to my Sony roots even if its pricey.
I was turned off this gen by the whole Mega Price/No Duelshock/ Slot disk tray/weak initial online support/hacking contreversy/Lack of full backwards compatibility set of fiasco's, there are plenty of exclusives I would love to have played (and may yet still assuming PS4 is backward compatible), and Sony seems to have done a good job of steadily addressing most of there issues by now, I'm sure they will take those lessons into the next gen.
I vote with my pocket I can't support buisnesses who do things I don't agree with, so Sony, if your listening, avoid these pitfalls and the potential rumored MS pitfalls and you got your self a return customer.
That said I'm a late adopter, that is to say I wait and see how the launches goes before throwing down hard earned cash blindly, a recomended practice in this ressecion.
Plus I have a massive backlog of games I'm still plodding through which are holding me back from enjoying alot of the stuff coming out right now, so I'm gonna take the wait and see approach, crossing fingers, Sony don't mess this up.
That's cheaper than I expected :D
Considering the PR nightmare that was "SIX HUNDRED AMERICAN DOLLARS," this is an improvement.