Will The PS4's Price Tag Be $499?
It's one of the biggest - if not the biggest - question concerning Sony's new PlayStation console:
How much will it cost?
Well, we may have a hint from Asashi, a well-known Japanese newspaper. As cited at Gaming Everything, the publication reports that the PS4 will cost "more than 40,000 yen." The article also makes it clear that the system will be available this year in both North America and Japan, which supports previous evidence.
If you're wondering, 40,000 yen translates to about $428 in US currency (about 317 Euros). Now, Asashi does say the console will cost over that amount, so maybe we're looking at $449 or $499; just remember that prices can change from territory to territory. A $499 price tag would kinda make sense, though- Sony probably doesn't want to release another $600 machine because it was a borderline disaster the first time. Still, they want to produce a top-quality product so it can't be much less than five hundred, right?
Would you be okay with $499?
2/6/2013 9:41:00 PM Ben Dutka