PS4 pricing leaked?

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Sony is expected to reveal the Playstation 4 on 20 February, and it’s been reported that “industry sources” have leaked the yet-to-be-announced console’s price.

“Industry sources and leaked internal documents suggest that Sony is considering pricing the new device at about £300, more than £100 cheaper than the starting cost of its predecessor,” said British newspaper The Times.

The Times’ article also adds that Sony won’t announce this price at the event, along with the release date, as Sony will wait to see what Microsoft has up their sleeve.

“Because company executives want to see Microsoft’s updated Xbox before PS4’s release, Sony is unlikely to reveal exact prices or dates for the new PlayStation at next week’s event,” adds the newspaper.

£300 then equates to under R4,200, which is a significant amount lower than the PS3’s SA launch price. However this guesstimate doesn’t take into account the channel costs of getting the product onto SA shores.

Source: Gamespot

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  • Ebrahim Allie

    It makes sense that it might be cheaper since one of the biggest expenses on the original PS3 was the blu-ray player. The blue lasers were relatively new technology at the time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/errol.d.cason Errol Duncan Cason

    So we can probably expect to pay R4999 in SA. Better start saving then.

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    The cheaper they make it the happier I am going to be really… I need my wallet to stop hating me!

  • fred

    Exchange rate says ‘screw you gamers’

  • Shaun

    That and since moving away from the Cell to a far cheaper AMD BD 8 core (also less R’nD on their part), the component price alone is a decent bit less.

    EDIT: Although just remember, game prices will be higher… :'(

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