The Price of X Box One and PS4
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:35 PM
Personally, I'd be willing to pay 500 dollars at most for a new console. Anything more then that and it starts to get fairly unreasonable. As for games, I'd say a fair price would be 60. 70 at most for games that are rather extensive.
Rumor has it that they'll be 99-136 dollars based on Amazon prices. But they are most likely placeholders for sure.
What are you willing to pay for a new system and games for it? Are you going to wait a while to get a system and hope for a 'slim' version to come out relatively soon that has more GB storage and so on?
Posted 30 May 2013 - 09:57 PM
I love me some slim versions. But I'll very likely be holding off on getting any later gen consoles. Partially because of price, partially because of nostalgia goggles (and also because it remains surprising the amount of games I need to find/try still).
I honestly can see myself not getting Xbox One/PS4, and those price ranges for games really contribute to that. It would hit me right in the nonexistent wallet. Going above $600 seems ridiculous as hell, though, and $600 itself is actually sort of pushing for a console. Especially if those games are gonna cost an arm and a leg.
Edited by Dexel, 30 May 2013 - 09:58 PM.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:41 AM
Getting it two or more years after the release date, that's for sure. When prices drop to ~500
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 05:45 PM
The console though, I really don't want to see a 600 dollar tag like we did with the PS3. Keeping it low, around 399-499 would probably be pretty great. I'm honestly hoping for a few creative bundles from this. Like Microsoft going with a 299, or something, version with a smaller Harddrive but you have to subscribe to Live for two years and make the payment when you get the X One. You'll have your system, 2 years of live, and maybe a decent 250GB HD, all for 299+ the cost of whatever they make Live come at.
Sony could do the same thing but give you a year or two of PS+. I'd honestly LOVE to see a huge bundle from Sony, but it won't happen. The bundle I'd love would be getting a PS4 with whatever size HD they want to give honestly, a Vita, and a year of PS+ for under 600 dollars. I think I'd buy that in an instant. Vitas are like 250 right now so yea.Getting a vita at the moment is just not worth it for lack of games. The handheld is actually really amazing in terms of gameplay, visuals, sound, feel, basically everything. It's a really nice improvement to the PSP and it's sad that it's not getting as much recognition as it deserves. I'm really hoping the PS4 does extremely well and they incorporate the Vita into it allowing for both to thrive. I know I can't be the only one to want the Vita to be a success so we can get ps2 games on the damn thing and carry them wherever we want to go.
Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:53 PM
If sony sells a PS4/Vita bundle, I may find it really -really- hard to resist. Just saying. Also I hope that Xbox Live goes free or at least drops in sub cost. I can deal with 60/year for it, but I'd rather pay 50 like it used to be, or even less. Ah well.
Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:50 PM
I'm really interested in E3 right now. They probably won't release a price but it would be very nice if they did. I'm at least hoping that Sony says everything there is to know about the console. So we can compare it moreso to the Xone. If it doesn't need a connection to the internet once a day to play games at all, and there won't be any fees at all for used games, then they might just be the one to go with this Gen. But we can't be certain of anything. Microsoft hasn't made the smartest of moves in their business by far, looking at their Windows 7&8 on that front, but yes, I know that the ones that make the console are different, but they still come from the same company. Only a few more months and then we'll see who of the two wins. Would be funny however if the Wii U actually goes and takes the throne of what system you should be buying, but thats a topic for another thread and another day.