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Sony Sets Playstation 4 Price at $399

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RaceDepartment, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. RaceDepartment

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  2. Oh and don't forget -

    Sorry Microsoft, hope you have better luck in 8 years time.
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  3. Is it just me or has sony not yet made any comment on what that kinect look alike thing is in all the pics?
  4. i dont think the have mentioned it much yet, i guess they dont really care about it, most people wont use it anyway. same thing for the kinect, its just that microsoft is obsessed with making everyone buy into their gimmicks whereas sony just care more about making the console what it needs to be for gaming.
    Microsoft: "Yo dawg i heard you like TV so i made a box that allows you to watch TV on your TV!" "oh and it can be voice controlled with a camera, how awesome are we right?"
  5. PlayStation 4 Will Not Have Region Lock, According to Sony PR
  6. Yep if I buy a new gameconsole it will be this one, never tried the Xbox but I'm sure it will be about the same quality, but the price and the abbility to share my games with my friends makes the difference for me. Great that there are competitors, the price is much lower than the playstation 3 when released because of it!
  7. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Sony got it 99% right. The only thing Sony is doing wrong is the required PlayStationPlus subscription. But, hey, it worked for XBL, so, why won't it work for Sony?

    Microsoft got it 100% wrong.
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  8. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe Wilson
    Senior HistorX club driver Staff Member Premium Member

    let face it nothing is for free for ever..:(
    but Microsoft have lost the plot.. :roflmao:
    So glad i moved to a pc.:thumbsup:
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  9. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    It was their initial price and announced before Sony. I am sure we will see price drop for the Xbox more than soon to balance the difference.
  10. Mohamedou Ari

    Mohamedou Ari
    F1 Sim Racer & #1 St. Bernard Lover on RD Premium Member

    Would Microsoft not be making a loss if they did that?
  11. They're both making a loss as it is. The idea is to recoup the money through selling games (i.e. the attach rate) and other services like Live and PS+.
  12. I get what microsoft are trying to do. For the average modern gamer having the ability to use any of your games on any console without needing the disks at all is pretty cool. I know id like to be able to just sit down and pick a game off my HDD without needing to go get the disks. As well as being able to jump between games and other stuff on the console instantly, such as tv with the added interactivity from the xbox interface, without waiting. And for 99% of the ppl who were thinking of buying the xbox one reliable internet connection is not a problem so the once a day drm check wont be an issue, I think its more the principle of the thing that has everyone annoyed. i.e. you buy a game but are not the master of what can be done with it or who can play it. I've been very vocal about my unhappiness with microsofts used game rubbish but everyone asks me the same thing "how often do you share a game with a friend"? and the answer honestly is basically never. I let my dad try my new games after i play them so he can decide if he wants his own copy or is happy to just use mine when im not on it and losing that ability will be annoying. Yes i know they have said it will have 1 transfer license on it for ONE friend to borrow it but thats not good enough. They have said something like 9 of your family members can have access to your entire game library so for me that kinda solves the dad issue, however do best mates have to prove they are family or can i just tell xbox they are related to me so the 1 or 2 guys i would share games with can use my games? I cant see that being allowed as no one would buy there own copy, just get 1 guy to buy each game and all use a shared library lol
  13. Well if microsoft is smart they'd make the sharing pretty much unlimited. Only restriction would be that only one user at a time can access the game with priority going to the original purchaser should he decide to play the game while a "friend" is playing it.

    Sony definitely look like they got it right this time around. Unfortunately most of this is great news for ardent PS3 users. Having the ability to play my 4 or 5 outdated PS3 games on the PS4 means nothing to me. Had Sony been able to actually hold me as a customer then we'd be talking. This is good news for getting new customers who haven't chosen a system yet as far as Sony is concerned. Unfortunately there isn't enough here to bring over ardent Xbox users. Xbox Live is still superior to what the PS3 is doing and to be honest the xbox experience goes beyond the xbox itself.

    I have friends on xbox that I talk with regularly on the phone that I met on xbox. Microsoft's social aspect is a stronghold. They really needed to probably emphasize some of that IF they indeed improved it.

    As for myself as someone mentioned earlier I'm glad I went PC last year. I really don't have to mess with any of this. The PC I built last year has some of the same specs as both these consoles AND I got triple screen.
  14. Worth every penny. :D
  15. If I do buy a console it will be the PS4 but nothing I've seen yet really excites me. Might just wait until GT7 is out, which could be a very long time.
  16. I only want to know now how are going to be the prices of the videogames haha
  17. I pre-ordered my PS4 this afternoon. Can't wait to play it once its released.