The Playstation 4


#1

November 15th, 2013 Update: PS4 has been released today! How is it everyone?

Never owning a Sony Playstation before and after learning more about the Xbox One I think I have become a Sony convert.

So, I had to start the thread.

RELEASE DATE:
US: Nov 15 2013
EU: Nov 29 2013

UPDATE:


PS4 has been announced. Highlights:

  • $399 (excludes the eye camera)

  • sharing games is conssitent with last gen (ie. no fees)

  • no Kinect like spy hardware

  • the new PSN will cost <$5/month for multiplayer, single player = no cost

  • unconfirmed by Sony: DualShock 4, PlayStation 4 Eye, PlayStation Move with the new PSY

  • 500g internalhard drive is swappable

  • additionalcontrollersand eye camera each at $59

  • PS4 is not region locked

  • the Move controller (glowable dildo) has been incorporated into the gamepad controller. No more glowing sticks.

  • Sony CEO ended the Press Event slamming the mic on the stage and mooning Balmer.

  • Sony just nailed it with their “How to share your games” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSIFh8ICaA
    MS just got fucking OWNED.

RESOURCES:
Sony PS4 Site: http://playstation.com/ps4/
Hardware Photo: https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/344267609140764672/photo/1
PS4 vs Xbone One vs Wii U Comparison Chart: http://ca.ign.com/wikis/xbox-one/PS4_vs._Xbox_One_vs._Wii_U_Comparison_Chart

FOR LAUGHS:


https://twitter.com/ChasehasClass/status/344291334561095680/photo/1
http://www.xboxonevspsfour.com/

(this is the original E3 2013 Sonly Playstation 4 Announcement June 10th 5:20pm PDT thread on the day of annoucnement)


The XBOX One
#2

It will be a minimum of $499.


#3

I bet it’s cheaper than that. No built-in Kinect to pay for. :)


#4

They’d be fools to hand MS price parity and not undercut them at all.

But then, they might be fools. Sony hasn’t exactly been an unerring corporate operation.


#5

No, instead they have 8GB of GDDR5 to pay for (yay).


#6

Even at $499 for the main hardware, you save on not paying for Live to play MP, and you get objectively better hardware. I think $499 is still a better deal than the Xbox One at the same price.


#7

My bet is $450, but it could go up to $500, yeah.


#8

Yes, to be fair, $499 gets me to buy a PS4, just maybe not as soon as I’d like. If they come down to $399 (somehow, that DDR5 is expensive, Gendal is correct and I had forgotten about that) I will probably pre-order one and look forward to it (depending on how this presentation in a few hours goes).


#9

I agree, and I know which one I’m more likely to throw half a grand at right now, but I think shelf price has a big impact.


#10

Oh, no doubt. $499 means I’m not buying either machine at launch. It does cement my future choice though.


#11

$399 is preorder territory. $450 means I wait till it’s $399. I’m going to go ahead and assume they won’t be pricing it at $499 simply because they should know better (but do they?)


#12

If they start the PS+ Instant Game Collection out on the PS4 at launch there’s a decent chance I’ll be there day one. I’m not asking for their top of the line AAA game, but something that can show off the system would be huge.


#13

I don’t really care about the price, if they announce an exclusive game I want, I’ll buy it. That is very unlikely, though.

It is rumored to come in at $399, though. That would be a pretty good sucker punch to the xbone.


#14

Absolutely $499 at least. It’s Sony though so I could see $549. One favorable thing is that the value of the yen has dropped a lot so they don’t need to charge so much to meet their target (although on the other hand they may have to pay for hardware in dollars).


#15

I am hoping for $399 - $449. The could go all crazy though and perhaps do $499 but include a 2nd controller! :D


#16

Personally, I have no particular price point, but I am interested in what games are available at launch. If they’re just so awesome looking that I can’t wait for a price drop, that’s about the only way I can envision myself ponying up day one. Still, mighty intrigued at what Sony is going to show me. I loved the PS1 and 2, just had no interest in what they were doing with the PS3 plus all my friends had Xboxes, so there you go. I’m feeling a sea change may be coming.


#17

It’s starting in a few minutes.


#18

I got an email from amazon offering a pre-order of £599.99, are preorders more expensive or something? I mean that’s like $900+


#19

Here we go!


#20

They’re really thumping the games focus, developer friendly aspects in this video.