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Playstation 4 Pricing Announced

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Sony have finally announced their pricing for the new Playstation 4. How does this compare to the next Xbox pricing revealed by Microsoft?

I can’t help but feel that Sony had the edge in the conference, but they have topped it off with something just a little bit more phenomenal. The Playstation 4 will be launching at $399, a full $100 cheaper than the Xbox One.

WHAT?!?! How is that even possible? Xbox have always had an edge in the price of their consoles, but it appears they just lost it in the next generation. The forced bundle of the kinect must surely be one of the factors contributing to their current recommended price.

After doing some rough calculations and inputting the dollars into my converter, taking into account supposed costs which ramp up the price here in South Africa, I can only guess that the Playstation will hit our shores at a  cost of about R4600-R5600. That is still a little steep, but really not too bad when one remembers that Playstation 3 launched at something crazy like R6500 all those years ago.

Throw in the used games announcement, the benefits of PS+, the vast library of exclusives and so on, Sony really look like they have this next generation in the bag. Microsoft are going to have to rethink their strategy if they wish to be a serious contender in the next console war.

Last Updated: June 11, 2013

68 Comments

  1. SONY DOMINATION!

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    • Daryl Eksteen

      June 12, 2013 at 08:04

      Sony OWNED Microsoft

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  2. Melasco

    June 11, 2013 at 05:23

    Watched the whole thing…. You’d be crazy to buy a XBone… I’ll be buying a PS4 and keeping my PS3. Thanks Sony 🙂

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  3. Guest

    June 11, 2013 at 05:30

    Eish, now we need to find out about the global release thing! They didn’t mention it, which isn’t cool!

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  4. ninjafun

    June 11, 2013 at 06:41

    i have been an xbox fan since like 200 with the original xbox then the 360. but xbox one can suck my d*ck there being stupid only providing for the big gaming markets the states and european markets, so i guess nearly 13 years later im gona change to ps4

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    • ElNicko

      June 11, 2013 at 09:21

      i’m with you there sir…..I pledge allegiance to the flag of Sony.
      Goodbye M$ – you are the weakest link.

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  5. Goth_Nerd

    June 11, 2013 at 06:47

    Good Guy Sony….

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  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    June 11, 2013 at 07:17

    Figgy! You are a champ for staying up so late to bring us the stories man!

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    • hairyknees

      June 11, 2013 at 12:14

      MY WORK HERE IS DONE! *flies away* 😛

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  7. DarthofZA

    June 11, 2013 at 07:21

    Most of what we saw was really good. I also stayed up and watched all the conferences. MS had the wider selection of exclusive games, and with the new studios they have opened, by my calculation they now have more exclusive studios than Sony does. They are a little expensive though and their DRM isn’t that cool.

    Sony seem to have great indie support, no DRM, and some great bonuses to their plus service. Speaking of which, no more free multiplayer on the Sony box (i liked how they sneaked that in), but their plus service seems worth it already.

    All in all, I think the Sony show was more impressive. As of now, the PS4 is looking to be my console of choice for the next generation, and that would be true even if I was living in America. Looks like Sony survived the dreaded third console fail and came out strong. Time for MS to experience it.

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  8. DarthofZA

    June 11, 2013 at 07:21

    Most of what we saw was really good. I also stayed up and watched all the conferences. MS had the wider selection of exclusive games, and with the new studios they have opened, by my calculation they now have more exclusive studios than Sony does. They are a little expensive though and their DRM isn’t that cool.

    Sony seem to have great indie support, no DRM, and some great bonuses to their plus service. Speaking of which, no more free multiplayer on the Sony box (i liked how they sneaked that in), but their plus service seems worth it already.

    All in all, I think the Sony show was more impressive. As of now, the PS4 is looking to be my console of choice for the next generation, and that would be true even if I was living in America. Looks like Sony survived the dreaded third console fail and came out strong. Time for MS to experience it.

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  9. DarthofZA

    June 11, 2013 at 07:21

    Most of what we saw was really good. I also stayed up and watched all the conferences. MS had the wider selection of exclusive games, and with the new studios they have opened, by my calculation they now have more exclusive studios than Sony does. They are a little expensive though and their DRM isn’t that cool.

    Sony seem to have great indie support, no DRM, and some great bonuses to their plus service. Speaking of which, no more free multiplayer on the Sony box (i liked how they sneaked that in), but their plus service seems worth it already.

    All in all, I think the Sony show was more impressive. As of now, the PS4 is looking to be my console of choice for the next generation, and that would be true even if I was living in America. Looks like Sony survived the dreaded third console fail and came out strong. Time for MS to experience it.

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  10. DarthofZA

    June 11, 2013 at 07:21

    Most of what we saw was really good. I also stayed up and watched all the conferences. MS had the wider selection of exclusive games, and with the new studios they have opened, by my calculation they now have more exclusive studios than Sony does. They are a little expensive though and their DRM isn’t that cool.

    Sony seem to have great indie support, no DRM, and some great bonuses to their plus service. Speaking of which, no more free multiplayer on the Sony box (i liked how they sneaked that in), but their plus service seems worth it already.

    All in all, I think the Sony show was more impressive. As of now, the PS4 is looking to be my console of choice for the next generation, and that would be true even if I was living in America. Looks like Sony survived the dreaded third console fail and came out strong. Time for MS to experience it.

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  11. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 11, 2013 at 07:36

    I am beyond happy, PS 4!!!! yeah SON!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Guest

    June 11, 2013 at 07:38

  13. Trevor Davies

    June 11, 2013 at 07:45

    Oh well done Sony.

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  14. Brady miaau

    June 11, 2013 at 07:51

    But previously PlayStation was more expensive because of Blueray. No such edge this time, why not go cheaper. I bought Xbox based purely on the fact that it cost HALF what the PS3 did, at the time I bought.

    So looks awesome, must be honest

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  15. Rob

    June 11, 2013 at 07:54

    xbox reminds me a bit of SEGA, totally dominating, then for some reason they decide to destroy everything…looks like Im going with sony on this one

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  16. iPrimal

    June 11, 2013 at 07:58

    Getting excited after that new inFamous trailer.

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  17. Jonah Cash

    June 11, 2013 at 08:01

    Hahahahahaha!!! FoxhoundR is going to shit a brick!!! Playstation just crushed Microsoft in three hours of goodness!!!

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    • ALKi1234

      June 11, 2013 at 08:04

      Man that guy is crying right about now!!

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      • CaptainNemo42

        June 11, 2013 at 08:08

        He’s just trolling. Probably the biggest Sony fanboi on the planet.

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    • DarthofZA

      June 11, 2013 at 08:17

      3 hours of goodness? Were you watching it in slow motion?

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      • Jonah Cash

        June 11, 2013 at 08:35

        Yes, I have a Telkom adsl line…..

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        • DarthofZA

          June 11, 2013 at 08:59

          I apologize, that made me laugh, and now I feel like a bad person 🙁

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          • Jonah Cash

            June 11, 2013 at 09:47

            No hard feelings dude!! I have had a 4mb line, (That is my area’s max) and it still freezes when I watch something on youtube on 360p!!! I now have a 1mb unshaped line, and even that freezes… So ja, Telkom maak my hoogs die bliksem in elke dag!!

        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 11, 2013 at 09:01

          Me too. Actually turned off my Xbox and watched through LG, much faster.

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          • Liarliar

            June 13, 2013 at 07:06

            Liar.

          • Rinceyouropinion

            June 13, 2013 at 07:42

            Haha! You actually wasted 3 seconds of your life with this excuse of trolling? get lost noob. It must bw Foxhound!

  18. Jonah Cash

    June 11, 2013 at 08:03

    True consumer ownership!!!! F*ck I want to marry the PS4 now!!!

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  19. CaptainNemo42

    June 11, 2013 at 08:09

    Question. Release date? I didn’t see anything on that. And I heard the Xbox will only come to ZA next year. Could be wrong, but not that it matters.

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  20. Andreavich

    June 11, 2013 at 08:10

    Good heavens, Microsoft seem to have lost the race this time..

    I shall now have to venture into the unknown lands of the PS for next gen gaming. Microsoft what have you done??

    It is not even a question to me anymore, the PS has sung all the right notes. I do not understand the logic of Microsoft, or maybe the lack thereof.

    PS4, here we come!

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    • Jonah Cash

      June 11, 2013 at 08:36

      I have also owned a Xbox 360 since the month they were released in SA, but they have really screwed the pooch in this war…. (COD pooch that is)

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      • Andreavich

        June 11, 2013 at 08:50

        I was always such an adamant Microsoft and Xbox lover. I really hated the PS controller and the whole feel of the play station. I had grown up with the Xbox and all my friends apart from one had an Xbox. I have owned four different Xboxes. I imagined i would always have an Xbox. And holy shit, in the short space of a few weeks, my whole world has been flipped upside down. I now cannot see an Xbone by my TV. I am now planning to see where that blue light will look the best in my cabinet…

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 11, 2013 at 08:52

          You and me both brother.

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          • ElNicko

            June 11, 2013 at 09:51

            You can add me to that list too……..How could M$ get it so wrong ??

  21. FoxOneZA - X-Therminator

    June 11, 2013 at 08:18

    Oh how the table have turned. M$ has the greater variety and bunch of exclusives, Sony has the better hardware and pricing.

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    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      June 11, 2013 at 08:57

      1)Sony has the ability to share games.

      2)Sony has no online only (so a larger potential market)
      3) Sony still has some incredible games coming to it (some great exclusives) and even the cross platform ones are fine because those can be shared and have no DRM on the PS4, can be played offline, can be resold.

      So yes, XBone has a larger current exclusive pool and some cool features but the demographic of people who can utilise it is far smaller than potential PS4 demographic as there is no internet required for PS4.

      So the PS4 has a much better gamer-centric environment where you can lend games, resell them (easily and with no worries about ditional fees from developers), play without the need for internet and the cross-platform games will be DRM free on your PS4 while that same game will be locked on the Xbox platform because you have to link it to your account.

      So the bigger exlusives pool I don’t think will be enough of a selling point for the Xbox.

      I am a PC player so there is no fanboism here. I’m just viewing it from a market viewpoint and what the consumer’s logical thought process will be.

      Yes there will be those who the XBox restrictions don’t affect, but from a logical business viewpoint that section of user’s is far smaller in terms of the greater picture. There are far more restricted gamers than those who don’t mind or wouldn’t be affected. So in theory the majority of sales will go to the PS4 simply because more people can a) afford it. b)use it since it doesn’t restrict you as much

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  22. CaptainNemo42

    June 11, 2013 at 08:36

    What all of us are pretty much thinking today.

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  23. OVG

    June 11, 2013 at 08:49

    Anybody want to buy my 360? I need to start saving for the WINNER PS4.

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    • Andreavich

      June 11, 2013 at 08:52

      Anybody want to buy my soul? My 360 wont get me enough to buy the new console and a couple of games…

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      • OVG

        June 11, 2013 at 08:55

        I have no fucking idea what they are thinking. At least give some sort of incentive to bring your market over by adding backwards compatible games for the people who have over 100 360games.

        They want to kill the second hand market? I can see the all of the 360 games ending up in the second hand market with no buyers.

        They killed themselves.

        Clueless micro corp run by Old out of touch men.

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        • Andreavich

          June 11, 2013 at 10:16

          In that case, ill keep my 360, wait a year and then buy all the second had 360 games and drown in a sea of green cases

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  24. Rinceyouropinion

    June 11, 2013 at 08:50

    WIN WIN WIN WIN! Thank you SONY!

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  25. Rinceyouropinion

    June 11, 2013 at 08:51

    And this would probably be the reaction of most of the MS staff and fanboys Minor spoilers for Game of Thrones http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78juOpTM3tE

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  26. Umar Kiiroi Senk?

    June 11, 2013 at 08:54

    Francis is so happy/mad too 🙂 🙂 what a good day

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 11, 2013 at 08:57

      HAHAHAHAHAHAH! OVG and I watched him for hours last Saturday, this makes me SOOOO HAPPY! @360Mirror:disqus

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      • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

        June 11, 2013 at 08:58

        Love this guy, I don’t like it when he get’s serious though, I love the Francis Character

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  27. Yolanda Green

    June 11, 2013 at 09:01

    And Sony delivers a brutal fatality against MS.

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  28. Slade Boender

    June 11, 2013 at 09:18

    Paint me slutty. Im gonna be all over that in December :)))

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  29. mancera

    June 11, 2013 at 09:41

    Thank you Sony, my future console has been decided thanks to you listening and XBoning M$!

    Appreciate it 🙂

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  30. ALKi1234

    June 11, 2013 at 09:51

    Wait just a darn minute. I’ve seen this before.M$ going to launch the console with that price tag for one year then dropping with 100$.Nintendo did it with the 3DS.At the end of the day it’s M$ loyal supporters that get mugged!

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  31. Johan Naudé

    June 12, 2013 at 23:54

    Sony is kicking as so far. Some people complain that you have to have PSN+ to play online but it’s worth it. I bought a 1 year subscription today for the first time and it was so worth it. Cost me R489 and I already got about R1000 worth of games at no cost. Another great thing is that this sub will carry over to the PS4, can’t wait for release 😀

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  32. X1 will Dominate

    June 13, 2013 at 07:13

    Lol I dont know what all you guys are getting excited about. DRM is still there for the PS4 and will be an reality, because its up to the developers whether or not they choose their product to be able to trade in for a friend, retailers etc. only bad thing about PS4 is that you would then have to be online ALL the time while playing a game so they can make sure your not abusing their DRM policy, rather than X1 where you just have to log in óncé everyday. On the X1 you will even be able to trade your game to a friend on the other side of the planet DIGITALLY, and he will be able to return it or buy it with your approval, without actually having to meet up with a physical disc.
    So you might not have to log in everyday on the PS4, but in longer terms the X1 will dominate the PS4 as the developers will turn their back on PS4 or make it so that you have to be online ALL time while gaming, even single-player which would suck balls really hard..
    Not only that, thx to the extreme cloud processing power and the all new XLive, X1 will dominate PS4 and be a much better gaming console especially for those who love big online persistent and living worlds…
    + It got TV, TV, TV just in a click away 🙂 So its much FASTER, and BETTER for gaming and entertainment.
    I’ll go with the X1 and advice you too aswell, but I guess in a minute or less you will all hate on me like fanboys and tell me to stick it up Microsoft LOL. ragers.

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  33. Feonacy Tyson

    May 26, 2014 at 12:40

    I’ll never ever miss the chance to read your new blogs. Glittering work guys!!

    ps3 emulator

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