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Real Cost of Next Gen Systems vs PC Updated

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So the base prices of systems have been announced, but what is the real cost of systems?

  Wii U XB One PS4 Low end Gaming PC (Alienware x51 base model)

High End Gaming PC (Alienware Aurora base model)

Base System 300-350 500 400 700 1400+++
Second Screen Option Included Tablet or Smartphone 300+

Vita 250

Tablet social apps

e.g. Razer deathstalker keyboard with second screen 250
e.g. Razer deathstalker keyboard with second screen 250
Online Play Included 60/year x 5 years = 300 50/year x 5 years =250 no extra cost (some games charge per game)
no extra cost (some games charge per game)
Additional Controllers

Wiimote Plus 35x4 =$140

Pro Controller 50 x 1 =$50

$60 per controller

$60 per controller dual shock 4

PS Eye $60

game controler 40 to 120 game controler 40 to 120
Motion Control included in Wiimotes Included in Connect

Move $100 ish

dual shock 6 axis or PS Eye

e.g. Leap motion control $70
e.g. Leap motion control $70
Additional Storage USB 1 Tb $100-150

500 GB included

USB 1 Tb $100-150

500 GB included

Upgradable drives $100-180

included (1 Tb) included (1 Tb)
4 player setup with second screen, motion controls and online multiplayer (5 years) and 1 Tb game storage
590+ 1300+ 1180+ 1120+
Buy the bare Minimum 1 player Total 300 500 400 740 1440
Bare minimum with online multiplayer paywall (5 years) 300 800 650 740 1440

Edit: Some things updated, I added in suggestions from the thread

On a high end gaming PC the sky is the limit for prices so it is hard to spec that out.

XBLive and PS+ do come with free games that offset the paywall price somewhat.



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ugh not this again >.>



If this has been done before, do you have a link, because I am curious?



Bro this type of argument was only valid when comparing XBOX360 to PS3. Now that PS4 has pay for online this type of list is useless pay for online is a good thing starting in November of this year.



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allenmaher said:

If this has been done before, do you have a link, because I am curious?


last gen

it was utterly idiotic.



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CDiablo said:
Bro this type of argument was only valid when comparing XBOX360 to PS3. Now that PS4 has pay for online this type of list is useless pay for online is a good thing starting in November of this year.


You'd think it would be more comparable if anything but... Ok.



This is not correct. The options included here will notr be mandatory for everyone. How many will use these second screens? Who's to say that everyone who gets ps4 will pay for PS+?



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kowenicki said:
allenmaher said:

If this has been done before, do you have a link, because I am curious?

last gen

it was utterly idiotic.

It wasn't idiotic. People only went as far as including the cost of a house, because someone who is homeless obviously cannot play his own home console.



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This topic was not started as flame bait, but rather to figure out the total cost of ownership for systems which is interesting. It might also be interesting to add in the steambox and a gaming pc when more is known about the steambox.

With a lot of people discussing the price difference between consoles lately, I think the topic is both useful and not an argument that favours any specific console. One does not need to buy all options, a PS4 can be run offline with a single controller for instance.

I think that with all options included this gen of consoles will be a much smaller price gap with gaming PCs than previous gens. For example the alienware X51.



RolStoppable said:
kowenicki said:
allenmaher said:

If this has been done before, do you have a link, because I am curious?

last gen

it was utterly idiotic.

It wasn't idiotic. People only went as far as including the cost of a house, because someone who is homeless obviously cannot play his own home console.

ha ha ha ha



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