GameStop: PS4/Xbox One Have Cheaper Debuts Than PS3/Xbox 360
Most have assumed that the PlayStation 4 won't cost as much as the PS3 did at launch. Now, GameStop is saying both the PS4 and Xbox One will be cheaper than some might have anticipated. Good news.
Speaking during a post-earnings conference call, GameStop CFO Rob Lloyd said that while his company doesn't have official pricing just yet, they do expect a "lower opening price point than they did last cycle." The Xbox 360 debuted in 2005 with two models priced at $300 and $400 and the PS3 launched in 2006 with two models priced at $500 and $600. Oh, and GameStop says they expect to be a leading retailer for these new consoles...well, duh.
Unsurprisingly, the company dodged a question concerning recent reports that the Xbox One will require a one-time fee so players can access used games. As you might expect, such a move could have a big impact on GameStop's business, don't you think?
5/23/2013 1:01:15 PM Ben Dutka