Sony Hints At Agreeable PS4 Price
We still don't know the price of the upcoming PlayStation 4, but we've got a hint from Sony Worldwide Studios president Michael Denny.
It's a relatively vague hint, but it's still a hint: In speaking to Edge, Denny elaborated on the five-year planning process for the PS4, and added a little tidbit about the price. He said it will appeal to gamers "in the broadest sense."
Denny said that the company had looked to the past to learn from their mistakes, and they also wanted to focus on their strengths. They basically looked at every PlayStation console launch and the challenges they faced with the PS3. As for the price-
"There’s plenty of time, we've got lots of information yet to give out on PlayStation 4. The initial announcement phase that we’re in now is just to explain the vision to everybody. Part of that vision is we have created a console absolutely focused on gamers--and we want that to be gamers in the broadest sense as well. I think to some extent I can ask you to draw your own conclusions."
If we've all forgotten, the PS3 launched in 2006 with a $499 price tag for the 20GB model and a $599 cost for the more popular 60GB version. The price was deemed way too high by many; this time around, rumors have included two models for the PS4 as well, but the prices would be lower. Perhaps there will be a $420 and a $520 system, as some have suggested. Hopefully, the official pricing will be revealed at E3 in a few months.
4/16/2013 10:17:44 AM Ben Dutka