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Re: Analysts Want $300 PS4

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Would this be possible for a model like this at launch?  The next xbox is supposed to have $300 subscription based model and a $500 one.  If sony wants to stay competitive I could see a basic model at this price.  


Well if those "analysts" exist, they're morons.

 

Also, the subscription-based Xbox is going to require a two-year sub at $15 a month, so it'd wind up costing $660 in the long-run.

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Re: Analysts Want $300 PS4

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dewadonuts wrote:

BRIT-KO wrote:

Which analysts exactly?

 

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This. Plus I highly doubt they'll see something like that at launch, maybe a few years down the line but not at launch. Sony is already going to begin selling at a loss, idk if they can handle a $300 launch right out the gate and then have that price drop even lower in 2 years or so.


True, this is one of the reasons why I don't think there will be more console in the future. I mean, how long can they continue to keep losing money? The console business does not seem very profitable anymore.

 


Not true, as this is nothing new. Console manufacturers sell their systems at a loss because they more than make up for it in accessories and games sales, as they get a cut out of everything. Every Sony console has been this way. Every Microsoft console has been this way. Nintendo was the only exception (because their tech was so cheap), until the Wii U.

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Re: Analysts Want $300 PS4

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Let me guess: Michael Pachter said this.

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http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/69700-analyst-wants-a-300-playstation-4

 

People don't realise that Wii u is old hardware and they are making a profit of off it. It only cost's nintendo $180 to make a wii u,  The reason why current gen consoles are still at arount $300 is because they want to make lots of profit off of this.  This is NOT due to the high manufacturing costs.  7-8  year old consoles are cheap to make.   The new consoles will be using cheap AMD apu's for their new systems and they do not have to create custom chips which saves on cost.  It IS possible, but im not expecting it to be no more than $350

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Re: Analysts Want $300 PS4

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http://www.tgdaily.com/games-and-entertainment-features/69700-analyst-wants-a-300-playstation-4

 

People don't realise that Wii u is old hardware and they are making a profit of off it. It only cost's nintendo $180 to make a wii u,  The reason why current gen consoles are still at arount $300 is because they want to make lots of profit off of this.  This is NOT due to the high manufacturing costs.  7-8  year old consoles are cheap to make.   The new consoles will be using cheap AMD apu's for their new systems and they do not have to create custom chips which saves on cost.  It IS possible, but im not expecting it to be no more than $350


Um, who says it takes $180? Is that the price for just the components or something? Because Nintendo already stated each system is selling at a loss at the moment.

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May 5, 2013

this will not happen

 

the controller is more expensive, the powerful graphics card, etc. will add up way beyond $300

 

most likely Sony will be selling the PS4 at a loss

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this will not happen

 

the controller is more expensive, the powerful graphics card, etc. will add up way beyond $300

 

most likely Sony will be selling the PS4 at a loss


ps4 uses an integrated gpu, not a dedicated one.  But the integrated card is "enhanced"

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ps4 uses an integrated gpu, not a dedicated one.  But the integrated card is "enhanced"

The AMD Jaguar APU has dedicated video (as does the Cell BBE in the PS3), yes, but it will be 'enhanced' by a separate AMD Radeon 5650-ish GPU.  Both the APU and the GPU will share the 8GB GDDR5 RAM.

 

As for the WiiU:  It actually brought Nintendo gaming into THIS generation (PS3 / 360).  The Wii was still in the PS2 / XBox / GameCube era.  It was basically a GameCube with a nifty new controller system, which is why it was 100% sideways compatible with GC games.

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BBurgSteve wrote:

Deadly_Rabbit123 wrote:
ps4 uses an integrated gpu, not a dedicated one.  But the integrated card is "enhanced"

The AMD Jaguar APU has dedicated video (as does the Cell BBE in the PS3), yes, but it will be 'enhanced' by a separate AMD Radeon 5650-ish GPU.  Both the APU and the GPU will share the 8GB GDDR5 RAM.

 

As for the WiiU:  It actually brought Nintendo gaming into THIS generation (PS3 / 360).  The Wii was still in the PS2 / XBox / GameCube era.  It was basically a GameCube with a nifty new controller system, which is why it was 100% sideways compatible with GC games.


The guy at the Playstation Conference said that the 8GB GDDR5 is Unified (which means shared, and by shared it is integrated).

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Analysts are nothing but people who spend 6 figures on a degree, and only make "educated" guesses...

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