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I'd Pay $1,000 For A PS4 With MGS5, GT6, And Uncharted 4

The cost of a new piece of hardware is critical. The $600 PlayStation 3 was a mistake according to many.

So a friend and I were talking today, and we were wondering what the PS4 might debut at; will we be looking at $500? And how much will the games be? Then came the question- "What would make you pay $1,000 on launch day?" Well, I decided that although it might be a stretch, I might fork over that amount for Sony's new console and a ridiculous Godly launch lineup of epic proportions that consisted of Metal Gear Solid 5, Gran Turismo 6, and Uncharted 4.

It's just a fun conversation; I'm not even sure I'd pay a grand for that, but I would definitely consider it. Right now, the interesting part about the PS4 isn't so much the machine, but the potential software that might arrive with it. The timing seems about right to see some amazing new franchise entries, like the ones mentioned above along with Killzone 4, LittleBigPlanet 3, and...uh...Final Fantasy XV. Okay, the latter wouldn't be exclusive to the PS4 and I've been at odds with Square Enix this entire generation, but the name "Final Fantasy" still has this sick hold on me.

So what would you pay $1,000 for when the PS4 arrives? What would have to come with it? Oh, that reminds me- They'd have to throw in an extra controller and an HDMI cable. The fact that the latter doesn't come with the PS3 is completely absurd.

Tags: ps4, playstation 4, ps4 cost, ps4 price, mgs5, gran turismo 6, uncharted 4

6/26/2012 9:44:34 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (56 posts)

bigrailer19
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:05:06 PM
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I wouldn't pay a grand but I would pay $600.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:06:44 PM
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I'm not sure, since there isn't any information on the PS4 or its games I don't think it's possible to come up with a figure. Come on now!

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Kiryu
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:09:23 PM
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Me too but action adventure should move to more open worlds

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:17:13 PM
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Dante's Inferno 2 :)

But we all know it's going to come with no games, one controller, and an SD video plug.

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Qubex
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:39:37 AM

Lol World! Will be a true test to see if Sony has learnt anything from this generation. It may be a bit unfair to say that but you know what I mean.

Hopefully they can make the right decisions this time for the right price point, including what should have been included in the first place...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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ZenChichiri
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:37:37 PM
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I'd tap that for 1000 bucks, but they had better include all the peripherals with it.

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Knightzane
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:39:11 PM
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Killzone 4, and Demons Souls 2 (never going to happen but im allowed to dream). I would pay 1000$ for that easily.

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JaredRocks
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:40:50 PM
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If it had backwards compatibility/upconverter for all previous PS games, I'd think about it.

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Excelsior1
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:57:16 PM
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Good luck with that. Konami won't launch their biggest franchise on a tiny console base. After the next Xbox and PS4 build up a decent install base then count on it. GT6 actually hitting deadline. hahaha.

UC4 is the best bet. They can work circles around the Japanese and make games in a timely manner.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:08:03 PM

Why are you always so negative? I get the feeling you don't enjoy anything.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:33:12 PM

He's taken to being a di** lately.

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:07:27 AM

Excelsior is really Mr Underline in another guise...

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Excelsior1
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:00:35 AM

It's called being reasonable. What financial incentive would Konami have launching onto a console with a tiny install base with their biggest money making franchise? Is Sony going to pay them? Sony doesn't do that.

Ben SHUT THE HELL UP with your name calling.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:23:14 AM

Excelsior, YOU shut the hell up and agree with whatever he's saying. And stop with the reason and logic, you di**. :)

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slugga_status
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:18:37 PM

I don't see why they wouldn't release it..I get the logic behind why they shouldn't. Yet, you gotta remember it already has a rather large fan base. If they released it as a launch title, then we're talking about a ton of money here...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 3:23:30 PM

Nobody has to agree with anything, Shak. This is theoretical. Never said those three games would release with the PS4...Excelsior, being his usual DI** self, opted to miss that and call me out again.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 4:06:43 PM

Calling you out?
Pardon me good sir, but don't you think you are being just a few notches too touchy here now? Calling you out because of "good luck with that"? And you think that justifies repeatedly calling him words you even have to censor yourself?

Come on. This is so unnecessary. Just... Why.


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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 4:44:23 PM

Sorry, he's been pissing me off for weeks. Not referring to what he posted in this thread.

And I'm tired of him. I think a LOT of people are.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 6/27/2012 4:48:31 PM

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 5:18:31 PM

Why are you being so mean?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 5:25:41 PM

I'm assuming you directed that at the insulting post Excelsior made, LV, but his grand noble self ban-dodged.

That no good.

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Qubex
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:44:18 AM

It's a difficult one, because if I were a software company spending $20 to $60 million dollars on a title, I would sure like to know there would be users out there who would purchase it in droves. I think any title on a launch machine is at risk unless it really is triple A with a proven following and large user base.

Issue is you need to depend on the initial sales of the hardware to shift the game units. The way things are changing across the industry is it a given that the PS4 will simply sell like hot cakes on its first day of release? I would say yes if the hardware is good... and of course you do have a few decent games at launch... but, as a software company, it still means you are taking quite a risk by depending on the initial sales of the hardware...

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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Temjin001
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:08:15 PM
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For me, it just come down to what the dollar was worth to me at the time. If I was making chump change cleaning toilets, I say no way. If I was making the big bucks like Ben does writing for games sites, it's a sure thing =p

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lateralus27
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:22:06 PM
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I paid $1,000(AUD)for my first PS3 and have had no regrets.I just wanted something to play GTAIV on and the money I've saved from not paying for Live and a wireless adapter had made it worth while.

With the PS4 it depends on the machine ,I can already play HD movies,store music,play online.It will depend on the launch lineup much more than the PS3.

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JaredRocks
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:32:44 PM
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Oooh, what if it came with a FFVII remake, exclusive to the PS4.

That's some serious incentive for me :)

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Riku994
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:46:58 PM

*See Ben's previous article* :P

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Riku994
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:46:14 PM
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The console, an extra controller, Uncharted 4, White Knight Chronicles 3, Kingdom Hearts 3, God of War 4, and a Legend of Dragoon remake.... Despite the fact that if I could, I'd fund a remake of that myself...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:54:29 PM

If only Billionaires were as interested in influencing games like they are politics we could have funding for all the greatest games of yore to return. If I had the money I'd single handedly resurrect turn based JRPGs.

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:48:53 PM
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Well, I would pay a thousand for a PS4 if it had the following:

4GB Ram
SATAII 250GB SSD (OCZ is selling one for $274 on NE. I would replace this with a larger size once prices go down. However I would love SATA III!!)
Radeon HD 7870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCIE 3.0 x16
Uncharted 4
Killzone 4
MGS5

I know, I am dreaming. You can remove MGS5 and I will pick it up a month later. But I would love all 3 games!

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:06:40 AM
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For $1000? they'd have to do the following;

PS4 would have to be an order of magnitude faster and power powerful than PS3.
It would have to come with the appropriate video cables, headset, and controller.
It would have to be PS3 backwards compatible, I mean seriously, if you want $1000 for a console that console will have to be capable of playing every PlayStation title yet written.
If you include titles like Metal Gear Solid 5, Gran Turismo 6, and Uncharted 4, that'd help too.

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Rogueagent01
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:14:37 AM
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As others have already said if it had full Backwards Compatibility, came with an HDMI cable, and a Headset I would pay whatever they asked even as high as $2500. I have never been disappointed with a PS console so the price doesn't really bother me so long as a couple of requirements are met.

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 5:17:50 AM

You're happy to pay $2500 for an added cable and a headset? Where the hell have you been shopping?

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Rogueagent01
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 5:52:54 PM

To bad you can't read properly, it would be more for the Full Backwards Compatibilty, plus if you can't tell I am exaggerating then you have problems.

I also didn't bother stating the obvious that it needs to be developer friendly and be truely next gen in all respects, because I thought maybe people would already expect that.

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:23:50 AM
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Ohhhh 1000? I think i'm gonna pass if it would cost that much. I would pay 1000 if it came with like..... a 32" 3d tv or something. I don't think its worth it. I could go on a cruise with 1000 bucks or a nice vacation to the bahamas or cancun. That just me though. As much as i love video games it's just not worth it.

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Beamboom
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:49:09 AM
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For a price like that it would be all about the hardware for me. The games would eventually be cheap enough anyways.

Some has mentioned backward compatibility. If a deluxe version were released with BC, that alone would take me a very good step towards the 1k.

A good, digital TV tuner feature with recording options (PVR) would be genius and make one less box in the livingroom setup (wonder if this will happen? Most components needed would already be there!).

But if I *had* to pick games to justify the price and they *had* to be exclusives it would have to be new IPs for me, unless they dramatically changed their existing ones. Well, a new Infamous would be neat I guess, but hardly a system seller by itself.

Nah, it's all about the hardware.

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Fane1024
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 5:21:24 AM

I agree 100%. Sony would have to include more than a dozen games (which I want) before "pack-ins" would convince me to drop a grand.

Hardware components, on the other hand, could make the system worth $1000. The PS4 would really have to replace everything in my home theater set-up, especially my PS2 and PS3, so complete, flawless BC for every PlayStation system (console and handheld) would be a requirement.

A tuner/PVR would be nice, but it likely wouldn't work with my cable company and local over-the-air HDTV isn't currently sufficient, so I don't know how much value it would add.

I'd need to be able to re-download all my PSN games to it.

It would have to have a 1 TB HDD, minimum, so I wouldn't need to upgrade too quickly.

And a browser that actually works. That'd be a deal-breaker.


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Beamboom
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 2:36:50 AM

Actually, the hard drive is the only component we *can* upgrade ourselves, so I don't mind if they skimp in on that one and put the resources into the stuff we can't do anything with instead.

Like more ram. I'd much rather have a meaningless 40gb drive if that means a good chunk of more ram instead.


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Kall555
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 1:41:42 AM
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Well considering i spent $1000 on the PS3 which had no launch games i was interested in, i reckon i'd be happy to pay a grand for a PS4 if it had Uncharted 4 or a new Tekken at launch.

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 2:21:29 AM
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If Final Fantasy XV was actually an exclusive. I don't want a repeat of this gen's disservice to loyal Playstation FF fans (Yes I know FF was on Nintendo before, but they didn't announce it as an exclusive then put it on another console FFVII just couldn't be done on the N64.) If it turned out to be on multi-platforms... I'd wait to see what the new Playstation offers... most of my favourite games this gen are multi-platform. So I imagine I'll wait for a year and see how things go.


Beyond that maybe a MGS5 (It all depends, having a game set after MGS4 seems wrong to me..) and maybe a new Quantic Dream title or something from Level-5.

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PharaohJR
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 3:14:21 AM
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i dont mind paying another 4-6 bills for ps4 but a grand.... naw man im koo. if games go over 60 next gen they must be 100% complete or free dlc.

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Qubex
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:46:16 AM

That would be nice, but I think that is pushing it! Games will end being a "service" in the future... you will be paying on an on-going bases rather than a one off...

Like digital distribution, this "service" model won't go away and the developers will try, in an ever increasing way, to get you purchase an on going contractual service... rather than a one-off product!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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raptassassin
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 6:16:34 AM
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OH HECK NO!! If the Ps4 is that much at launch i would wait for a price drop even if all those titles where launched with the system. I dont even want a Ps4 at the moment. im happy with my Ps3 and im getting a 360 slim today as a early birthday gift from my old man. My birthday is tomorrow i'll b 26. Seems like only yesterday i just started gaming w/ my supernintendo ahhh the memories ^^

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___________
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 6:16:42 AM
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names are irrelevant, whole point of a new system is new abilities!
IF they were able to release a console that puts a gaming PC to shame, and has full BC with ps1,ps2,ps3 and psp games and upscales them to HD for you, and came with all peripherals like a charging dock for the controllers, 2 controllers, a 3D capable 3M HDMI cable, wireless headset, playstation eye and 2 move controllers.
than maybe id be worth 1000 bucks!
obviously it has to have a kick a$$ launch line up, but there is no point having said games if their just slight improvements of todays versions.
which im not so sure they will be.
i hope the ps4 is just as much a leap forward as the ps3 was, if not more!
but i seriously doubt it, allot has changed since the ps3 released, $ony went from kicking a$$ becoming the best selling console with the ps2, to massive epic fail and stone cold dead last with the ps3!
not to mention all the staff they have lost.
i honestly cant see $ony again putting themselves so far behind financially especially when their in the financial turmoil already!
ps4 will be allot better than the ps3, but i doubt it will be the leap forward people are expecting.

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 1:03:02 PM

for a brand you describe as being stone cold dead last, Playstation is doing remarkably well considering that it's outselling Wii and 360 globally, and sells more games than 360 (total sales, not specific frachise). There are more PS3s connected and alive than 360, there will ultimately be more PS3s than Wii since WiiU is coming real soon now...Oh, and there are more PlayStation gamers online playing than 360 (again total, not specific franchise) - this can be seen comparing the number of gold subscribers even against the reported number of Home users. LOL. Stone cold dead last? I think your definition must differ considerably from mine.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 6:38:51 AM
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Dunno TBH. I paid $1000AUD for my PS3 in the first instance, but those were in the days when I was a high school kid with little else to waste money on and more than a passing interest in all the excitement of what gaming had to offer. I'm a bit older and wiser now.

I dunno what it would have to be, but I'd want to know at least a realistic release date for the first Quantic Dream and Team ICO games for the system and at least a couple of other such artsy, esoteric games. A new, exclusive Valkyria Chronicles would have me lining up. PS3 B/C would be a must and maybe a second controller and longer USB cable to recharge. The evolution of the Move would be a nice inclusion too. Oh, and the knowledge that it is a vastly more powerful machine than its opposition proved unequivocally from day 1.

Even so, I don't think I'd splurge that much unless I had cash to burn, which doesn't seem likely for the foreseeable future.

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darxed
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 8:00:56 AM
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Related to the other news concerning SE... I'd pay a thousand bucks if it came with the FF VII Remake... Hell I'd even pay more than that... sigh.

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ethird1
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 8:13:32 AM
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Excelsior is not being negative. He is being reasonable and rationable.

Konami will not make the same mistake again and bring their best game out for a small market console and NOT at least have it in their contract to be able to move it to another console to make money, that is unless Sony pays them for it.

1000 dollars for a console? You must not have any children to raise or bills to pay. Maybe you are filthy rich and 1000 bucks is nothing to you. But it is to the 99 percent of us that does.

I will not pay over 400 dollars for a new console. I did that with the Sony ps3 and got stuck with a pretty system that had very little of anything, except a few good games.

Fool me once on you, fool me twice ....

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telly
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 9:08:17 AM
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I seriously just don't think I'd ever spend it. As much as I'd tear my hair out in frustration not being able to play something like Metal Gear Solid 5 at launch, a grand is a GRAND. For someone looking to eventually buy a house, get married (and gotta get that ring to get engaged, right?), conceive/raise children, send children to college, and fund a vacation or two every year, I just can't imagine justifying that kind of cost, knowing that one way or another, that cost is coming down, in 3 months, 6 months, a year, two years, eventually.

Mercifully, I'm pretty sure Sony is working furiously to push the price in the OTHER direction for PS4 ;)

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AugustoDeItalia
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 9:44:58 AM
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for 1000$, id want uncharted 4, infamous 3, mgs5, little big planet 3 and god of war 4, or a line-up similar to this. but it has to be really amazing for me to pay that much !

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AcHiLLiA
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:17:19 AM
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I remember seeing on ebay years ago, new 60GB PS3's going for $1000 or more.

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josiahlo
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:39:04 AM
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$399 is my limit and still I wouldn't get it until there were some AAA games for it

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ecoohill
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:51:24 AM
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I would pay 1000 for a ps4 if Kingdom Hearts 3 was a launch title. i would pay 3000

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Raze22
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:55:31 PM
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Kingdom Hearts 3 hands down. TLOD remake would be nice as well. I've been thinking about it and honestly those 2 combined together are the only ones that would make me buy that 1,000$ ps4 so early...

That is saying a lot considering all the other games I like that in reality you can't get a sequel to. For example: vanquish and amalur.

Even popular franchises and cliche games I'm into wouldn't budge me (god of war, way of the samurai).

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taus90
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 4:52:38 PM
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I would pay 1000 bucks if PS4 came with a some sort of subscription which will allow me to buy all the future games (third party)for 50% discount , sony first party exclusive games for 10 -50 bucks. and a huge library of free Ps2 games to download, for the entire PS4 generation or maybe 5 years. Well it will be interesting if Sony came out with such model, i would definitely shell out 1000 bucks

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fatelementality
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 4:58:21 PM
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With a price tag like that, it would have to come with God of War 4, 5, & 6, a brazilian model, and a year's supply of swiss cake rolls.

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solidsnakins
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 11:44:50 AM
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LOL ^^^ i like the brazilian model and cake rolls idea. But NOOOOO way i have a hard enough time explaining to the wife where all the money towards videogames goes lol, it needs to be reasonable.

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Nerull
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 2:37:39 AM
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For a grand you're probably better off upgrading a computer, or just getting a brand new one altogether.
Don't get me wrong, I love me about half of the PS exclusives, but for that price I'd more likely be asking for a small 3-d tv. That would be a good bundle.

But as far as sequels I still want;
Another Legacy of Kain, and Medievil 3!

PS if GT6 was going to be a launch title, the PS4 wouldn't be out til about 2025.

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