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Xbone Launches in November at around 499.99!

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Price?

Too high 563 88.66%
 
Worth it 16 2.52%
 
Just right 25 3.94%
 
Other 29 4.57%
 
Total:633
Slimebeast said:
Sorry OT, but is VGC lagging a lot right now or is it just my internet?


I'm thinking VGC, because I'm having problems too.



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SamuelRSmith said:
the2real4mafol said:
The US price is fine, but the UK price is just taking the piss. It costs more than PS3 (launched at £425) did here at £429!


Eh, if you take inflation into account, you're looking at it being about 80 quid cheaper than PS3 at launch. Still, Sony had a terrible time at that price point, and I think MS will, too.

 

The reasons behind the price discrepancies are obvious. Why the hell would anyone want Euros or pounds (which is heavily dependant on the EU) these days? Ergo, it's going to take a lot more of them to convince companies to depart with their goods than it would more perceived-to-be "valuable" currencies. There's a stronger chance the dollar will still be around in 3 years time than there is the Euro, and so there's less risk associated, so they are happier with fewer of them.

Also, take into account higher shipping costs, higher taxes, and a less harmonionized market (lower economies of scale), and all this adds to up to this wallet-melting price.

But how does that equate to a $160 difference? There's no way VAT and shipping is that expensive to make such a difference. That's £100 difference for the same product!



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Slimebeast said:
Sorry OT, but is VGC lagging a lot right now or is it just my internet?

HIgh traffic. I wouldn't be surprised if servers crashed today.



LOL i am sure Sony ps4 would cost 499 . considering what you get the price is decent. At least its better then ps3 price of 599



Too high of a price



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the2real4mafol said:

But how does that equate to a $160 difference? There's no way VAT and shipping is that expensive to make such a difference. That's £100 difference for the same product!


Forget everything else, VAT alone is £85, $132.

That took two seconds of calculation.



No console is worth $499 to me at launch.



LOL i am sure Sony ps4 would cost 499 . considering what you get the price is decent. At least its better then ps3 price of 599



haxxiy said:
Zero999 said:
Slimebeast said:
What if Kaz Hirai steps up and just says "399 Dollars"?

$499 is too much. $399 is the sweet spot.

399 is too much too. also, if the "less powerful" xone will cost 499 coming from a company that can take more losses than sony, how much will the "powerfull ps4 cost from sony that can't afford big losses?

Man, gotta love the simplistic logic of VGChartz users. It's like my little cousin on the kindergarten <3

I could give you reasons why you are wrong, but instead I prefer to bet the PS4 will be cheaper, and even incur more profits straigthaway, and have a chance to change that ugly avatar of yours. So, what's going to be?

aside from kinect, no xone components seem more expensive than ps4 ones. i suppose M$ could be profiting at that price point so if sony take some losses ps4 could release for less than that.

Anyway the most probable scenario puts ps4 at the same price point of xone or higher.



dane007 said:
LOL i am sure Sony ps4 would cost 499 . considering what you get the price is decent. At least its better then ps3 price of 599

Unfortunately no.  PS3 was still high, but you got backwards compatability with all PS titles, as well as more importantly one of the best blu-ray players on the market at the time.



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