How Much Are You Willing To Spend On PS4's Launch Day?
As you already know, the purchase of a new video game console is a pricey chore.
Okay, so because it's all kinds of exciting, it really can't be labeled a "chore." But it always leaves a pretty big dent in the wallet, almost regardless of the price of the machine itself.
Why? Oh, you know darn well why. Sadly, new systems these days don't come with a game (and they damn well should), and there's a horde of other things you might want to buy. Personally, I usually want to spring for an extended warranty because new consoles are always a little iffy from a reliability standpoint. And that's a lot of money to pay for something that might fail in six or seven months. Then there are any accessories you might want to add, along with another controller or two.
And oh yes, the games. All told, even if the PS4 is only $500 - which, lest we forget, is $100 cheaper than the high-end 60GB PS3 model at launch - we'll still be forking over around $700 or $750, won't we? Or are you willing to spend even more? Just a couple games and an extra controller will run you another $200 almost, right? The Dual Shock 3 still costs $55; how much will the Dual Shock 4 cost? Thankfully, games should remain at the $60 price point and we're lucking out there, because in the PlayStation world, the price of software has increased $10 with each new generation: $40 for the PS1 games, $50 for PS2 games, and $60 for PS3 titles.
So that's the question- how much are you willing to spend the day you go out to pick up the PlayStation 4?
5/6/2013 9:51:26 PM Ben Dutka