PS4 / PlayStation 4 (Orbis) Rumored to Cost 40,000 Yen, 2013 Release
Following up on the previous Sony PlayStation 4 rumors, today a well-known Japanese newspaper is http://blog.esuteru.com/archives/6911065.html that the PS4 (Orbis) is rumored to cost 40,000 Yen (around $430 / £300) and arrive in Japan and North America this year alongside some additional rumors from http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXNASDD0701Z_X00C13A2000000/ below.
To quote from GamingEverything.com (linked above): "The publication writes today that the PS4 will feature Gaikai cloud tech and will offer special social elements in which you can discuss things with friends while playing games.
Asahi, a well-known newspaper in Japan, is reporting that the next PlayStation will cost more than 40,000 yen. The publication also adds to previous speculation that the console will be made available this year in North America and Japan.
40,000 yen may not mean much to consumers overseas. Converting between currencies, that would be about $428 in USD and roughly 317 Euros.
Two things to keep in mind: 1) Asahi says Sony’s new home console will cost more than 40,000 yen and 2) prices tend to see adjustments in different territories rather than straight conversions.
And of course, Asahi’s report should only be treated as speculation for now."
From Nikkei, roughly translated: "Enhancing network features Sony released later this year, "PS4"
(SCE) will be released in accordance with the holiday season this year "(PS) 4 PlayStation" new product of home-use game machine stationary Sony Computer Entertainment. Become the next generation of "PS3" current machine released in 2006. AC features to enhance the network function, discuss with friends while playing the game.
Presented at the event "PlayStation Meeting" to be held in New York on the 20th. I take advantage of cloud technology outside world game distribution company that was acquired by the United States about 30 billion yen last summer.
"Cell" chip has been developed to be mounted on the PS3 and Sony will not put in the next generation, it seems to adopt the development of semiconductor companies."
Update: According to http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/technology/article3691304.ece, Sony is considering pricing PS4 at about £300 ($400 USD) stating the following (via http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/18/ps4-to-cost-300-according-to-leaked-documents-report/):
Sony is expected to reveal PS4 at its ‘PlayStation Meeting’ event on Wednesday. Leaked documents and sources have claimed that the console will cost £300 at launch.
According to The Times, “leaked internal documents” confirm the price-tag which - if true - mark a significant reduction from the PS3′s original price-tag of £425.
Will the controllers stay the same? I really hope they do.
I'm sure they will be expensive at first. Then like all consoles and games they will drop. You know the price of the game depends on how much work went into creating it. I would not be shocked if they make 3D TV games. I could see them costing $60 per title
$428 in USD? Yeah I'm pretty sure that's not the final price for the USA version. It will cost more than that here in the USA. I payed $600 for the PS3 when it came out. So.. yeah.
Now, PS2 games were like $50, PS3 games $60-70 and sometimes more lol. If PS4 games go higher than $70 I'm not going to bother with it at all and just build my self a gaming pc. At least i hope that they continue with the playstation plus features. Hoping that Sony also puts out something to stop the kiddos from playing matures games. Seriously...
i wish ps3 games were only $60us in aus. they are like $90 in aus and thats like $95 to $100 us atm. i hope they cost the same all around the world. its ridiculous i can buy a game shipped from england or usa to my door for up to half price of me getting it from psn store or local shop.
and whats even stupider is i can make a us acc on my ps3 and buy the same psn game for half price in us store than eu store. sony has got to be the biggest dog act around.
nothing like knowing youre being ripped off. mmm thanks sony... more please but anyways i heard the ps4 may cost $1000 in aus at launch. i'll still buy it 1st day (or new xbox) but it really annoys me thinking aus are stupid or whatever excuse they give.