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Neodegenerate said:
Random_Matt said:
By the way, this is at least $499 already, probably more.

That's my one worry.  That they are gonna have a high price point like they did with PS3 after the success of PS2.

Well, I do not buy consoles at launch anyway. But I promise you and anyone else, this will at the very least have the X1X launch price. I expect Sony will take some losses with the HW, that CPU alone is going to be pricey, it is expected to be a Ryzen 3000 class CPU.



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Neodegenerate said:
Random_Matt said:
By the way, this is at least $499 already, probably more.

That's my one worry.  That they are gonna have a high price point like they did with PS3 after the success of PS2.

Probably it will not exceed USD 499. I believe they will subsidized the price (thanks to the money they make on PS4). Also they will make more money on PS plus and can cover with that.   



taus90 said:
CGI-Quality said:

All speculative till spec reveal anyway.

Would love to know your speculation, on how sony is achieving such speed.. PCie 4? New Custom I/o combined with Faster SSD? or Soldered NVMe Storage?

I was thinking NVMe, because that makes the most sense given the parts, but I'd need to see more of the spec to give a conclusive response.



                                                                                                                                                           

Random_Matt said:
Neodegenerate said:

That's my one worry.  That they are gonna have a high price point like they did with PS3 after the success of PS2.

Well, I do not buy consoles at launch anyway. But I promise you and anyone else, this will at the very least have the X1X launch price. I expect Sony will take some losses with the HW, that CPU alone is going to be pricey, it is expected to be a Ryzen 3000 class CPU.

I am fine so long as it stays under the 600 range.  Once we get above that it becomes a bit much.



Random_Matt said:
By the way, this is at least $499 already, probably more.

Nah. $499 is the likely (and logical) ceiling, but we don't have any numbers yet. Can't truly call it without clock speeds and RAM amount.



                                                                                                                                                           

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CGI-Quality said:
Random_Matt said:
By the way, this is at least $499 already, probably more.

Nah. $499 is the likely (and logical) ceiling, but we don't have any numbers yet. Can't truly call it without clock speeds and RAM amount.

Considering the balancing of the system and that the "sensible" configuration you were talking in other threads being over 399 cost I would say this one probaly cost 599 but will be sold at 449 at launch.



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Neodegenerate said:
Random_Matt said:
By the way, this is at least $499 already, probably more.

That's my one worry.  That they are gonna have a high price point like they did with PS3 after the success of PS2.

but its not the same market situation as it was during the PS3 era, made worse due to recession, Now a days people are willing to spend premium on useless gadget. buying $1000 phones every year, not to mention Xbox X showed people now will pay a premium if it delivers on power. 

I think 500 will be the sweet spot for a tech that will stay relevant for 3 years atleast. 



DonFerrari said:
CGI-Quality said:

Nah. $499 is the likely (and logical) ceiling, but we don't have any numbers yet. Can't truly call it without clock speeds and RAM amount.

Considering the balancing of the system and that the "sensible" configuration you were talking in other threads being over 399 cost I would say this one probaly cost 599 but will be sold at 449 at launch.

449 sounds more like a sterling price.



DonFerrari said:
CGI-Quality said:

Nah. $499 is the likely (and logical) ceiling, but we don't have any numbers yet. Can't truly call it without clock speeds and RAM amount.

Considering the balancing of the system and that the "sensible" configuration you were talking in other threads being over 399 cost I would say this one probaly cost 599 but will be sold at 449 at launch.

Yeah, it'll likely be a $550-$600 machine intially sold at a loss (PSN and Plus will make up for this, however). Still, I don't rule out a $399 option, especially given, like I said, we don't know clock speeds or how much RAM is in it. 

But, unless you want this company to find themselves with another PS3, no one should expect anything higher than $499.



                                                                                                                                                           

taus90 said:
Neodegenerate said:

That's my one worry.  That they are gonna have a high price point like they did with PS3 after the success of PS2.

but its not the same market situation as it was during the PS3 era, made worse due to recession, Now a days people are willing to spend premium on useless gadget. buying $1000 phones every year, not to mention Xbox X showed people now will pay a premium if it delivers on power. 

I think 500 will be the sweet spot for a tech that will stay relevant for 3 years atleast. 

I am cool with 500