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Analyst: PS4 and Xbox 8 to retail for $400

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According to Baird Equity Research industry analyst Colin Sebastian, the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft will retail for $400, or possibly even less. The analyst cites meetings he had with developers and "a number of companies" during CES. If accurate, the prices would be lower than expected and would put the consoles in fighting range of the Wii U, which sells for $300 as ...

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#1
If they retail at those prices they will sell at massive losses

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#2
$400 or less is the only way they'll see any money out of me this time around. Plus a couple great launch titles of course.

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#3
And when it comes to the U.K . will retail for 400
#4
Originally posted by beanos66:
And when it comes to the U.K . will retail for 400
without a shadow of doubt

#5
Now that's more like it, make them more affordable and then make the profit of the software. Nintendo did it with the Wii U, as they lost on every console sold, but when bought with just one game it turned into a profit . Definitely makes more sense then a $600+ launch price
#6
if tru
Originally posted by beanos66:
And when it comes to the U.K . will retail for 400
hopefully
#7
Yea at $400 I see a stripped down version *no mem* system and then a deluxe model with an HDD for $200 more. This approach has worked the last few years, so why change what isn't broken for them.
#8
Originally posted by Mysttic:
Yea at $400 I see a stripped down version *no mem* system and then a deluxe model with an HDD for $200 more. This approach has worked the last few years, so why change what isn't broken for them.
The difference from 2006 is gamers have more options now like Android, IOS and Steam, so they are competing with a lot more today. That could make the lower price a reality
#9
If they implement ridiculous features, such as blocking used games from playing; they could be free and I still won't have one. I can't honestly see that happening though.
#10
Originally posted by Justoneguy:
If they implement ridiculous features, such as blocking used games from playing; they could be free and I still won't have one. I can't honestly see that happening though.
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.c...lock_used_games

Unlikely that they won't. M$ said they want to do the same. The patent alone is enough to keep me away. Let alone $ony's business practiceses already have me in a 100% boycot
#11
Originally posted by Tarsellis:
Originally posted by Justoneguy:
If they implement ridiculous features, such as blocking used games from playing; they could be free and I still won't have one. I can't honestly see that happening though.
http://www.afterdawn.com/news/article.c...lock_used_games

Unlikely that they won't. M$ said they want to do the same. The patent alone is enough to keep me away. Let alone $ony's business practiceses already have me in a 100% boycot
They would cut a huge chuck of their userbase out by doing so. There are alot of people that just aren't going to shell out $60+ on a game you can beat in 6 hours then to boot can't sell or trade it.... It's just not feasible
#12
This strategy is similar to what printer manufacturers are doing. Selling their systems cheap, but making mad money off the ink. M$ and $ony goals are to profit from the games. That's why they don't us buying used games.

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#13
Originally posted by juaneryle:
This strategy is similar to what printer manufacturers are doing. Selling their systems cheap, but making mad money off the ink. M$ and $ony goals are to profit from the games. That's why they don't us buying used games.
That's right. History shows them they can abuse customers all they want, and don't loose a significant number of sales. They're greedy enough, and short sighted enough, that they're enthusiastic to take that risk.
As to wouldn't do it, they already have, removing backwards compatibility from the PS3, then turning around and porting some games to PSN.

The only way to change this is to vote with your wallet. Buy an open system, don't buy their systems, if you're disciplined enough, don't buy their products.

Remember the rootkit fiasco? They justified it, weren't sorry, blamed it on the customers, then did it again.

These technologies and patents weren't invented not to be used. Their leaks of the intentions weren't accidental, but to acclimate us to the reality. Their membership and active participation in "anti-piracy" groups is not a coincidence. The likelihood of them not blocking used games is extraordinarily slim.
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Meh, I'm done with consoles anyways. I tried XBox and got sick of paying the amount of a game a year just to do anything online, especially playing. I had a PS3 for several years and have no real complaints but it's still not nearly as open as a PC with tons of servers for the good games long after the official ones go down. And for $400 and some 'bargain hunting' one can build their own PC with pretty decent specs. All I really need right now is a graphics card.

Doesnt expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected and therefore mean youre expecting the expected which was the unexpected until you expected it?
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