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Like most big new tech, The PlayStation 4 will actually be sold at a a bit of a loss, losing Sony a bit of money with each console sold. they’re hoping to make up for that loss by selling you more things.

According to Eurogamer’s sources, Sony’s expects to make a $60 loss on each PS4 sold for $399 – Information which they then confronted Sony Japan executive Masayasu Ito with during an interview.

Denying the figure, Ito said that the loss would be mitigated by the fact that most users would pick up some accessories, a game, and most importantly, a PlayStation Plus subscription. as you may or may no recall, a PS= sub is now required for online multiplayer gaming, making the service a little more like Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold. Only with more free games.

In fact, Ito expects the company to actually turn a profit at launch. If they manage to sell through the 5 million units they’re expecting before the end of FY2013, and everybody who buys a PS4 buys a game and subscription, that could well do just that.

Are you buying a PS4 at launch, and if so – what will you be buying with it? I\m grabbing a unit, but I haven;t made any game commitments yet; the launch titles just aren’t all that appealing, though I do think I’ll probably pick up Killzone: Shadow Fall at the very least.

Last Updated: September 20, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

31 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

    September 20, 2013 at 11:31

    Geoff how much of a win do you want with these articles? like complete landslide?

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    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      September 20, 2013 at 11:46

      I am not winning jack shit. Comments don;t really count for much; I just like engaging the community and getting em to chat about things. 😛

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR I miss Gta V

        September 20, 2013 at 11:52

        Well you have had some great articles recently. Keep up the good work!

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        • Rincemetimbers

          September 20, 2013 at 11:57

          Only recently? You mean before they were pretty shitty?

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        • Spathi

          September 20, 2013 at 11:57

          Tanya, stop flirting with Geoff! He’s married.

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          • JHN

            September 20, 2013 at 12:29

            WIN!

  2. Tarisma

    September 20, 2013 at 11:38

    Getting one at launch with a PS+ subscription and Ill trade in all my PS3 games that I havn’t given away and get a game or 2.

    PS
    Can we play PS3 games from the online store on PS4?

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    • George

      September 20, 2013 at 12:11

      I don’t think so. I’m not a programmer, but logic tells me that the programming would be all wrong. It could only work where the processing is done somewhere else and the game is being streamed to you. Isn’t that where Gaikai comes in?

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      • Skyblue

        September 20, 2013 at 19:31

        Gaikai is The Cloud, The Cloud is lie.

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        • r1g0

          September 21, 2013 at 09:05

          Cloud is the ONLY truth

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  3. MacDoodle

    September 20, 2013 at 11:45

    Definitely getting ps4 with ps+ but it will wait till I’ve finished GTA, Diablo 3 & CoD Ghosts

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    • Skyblue

      September 20, 2013 at 19:29

      Diablo 3 and Cod will be finished on the same day so good thing you’ve grabbed GTA ;p

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  4. Rincemetimbers

    September 20, 2013 at 11:54

    Was actually talking about this earlier with (erm). Nice plunder of my thoughts there Geoff 😛 So $60 loss, what is MS looking at?

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    • Spathi

      September 20, 2013 at 12:04

      Not nice dude. We were talking. I AM JUST SOME PERSONA NON GRATA TO YOU!!?11!1oneoneone! I thought we had something special! :`(

      Anyway…. FRIIIIDAAAYYYYYYY and long weekend baby!

      Reply

  5. JHN

    September 20, 2013 at 12:01

    Not getting any of the consoles at launch will wait until they finish exploding and eating children then ill buy them.

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    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      September 20, 2013 at 12:02

      Wait…..what?

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      • JHN

        September 20, 2013 at 12:04

        The first release of consoles always have issues, so ill wait until they iron out the kinks then get one.

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        • Ultimo_Cleric N7

          September 20, 2013 at 12:41

          Ah. Thanks for translating ^^

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  6. UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    September 20, 2013 at 12:16

    I will be getting PS+ anyway when I get my PS4… So I will help you Sony!

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    • Hammersteyn

      September 20, 2013 at 12:51

      Then you can download Driveclub for free as soon as you’re signed up.

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      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        September 20, 2013 at 12:53

        Not really a driving game kinds person, BUT I am VERY impressed with PS+ list of games and I am confident that they will keep going like this on PS4.

        I will probably buy my console next year though… Have to buy it cash and justify the cost xD

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  7. Kratos8051

    September 20, 2013 at 12:20

    That is one SEXXXXY pic of a Dual Shock 4

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    • Skyblue

      September 20, 2013 at 19:27

      Yeah because they’ve finally fixed the damn thing. Actually looking forward to the PS4 controller.

      Reply

  8. Jonah Cash

    September 20, 2013 at 12:21

    Watch Dogs will accompany me and my PS4 home on the first day!!

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    • Skyblue

      September 20, 2013 at 19:27

      If it’s ready…

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      • Jonah Cash

        September 21, 2013 at 08:45

        Take that back!!!! My Dogs will be ready for me to take them home!!! All circumcised and what not!! This game better be good because I am basing my 2013 gaming on it!!!

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  9. Hammersteyn

    September 20, 2013 at 12:52

    My money! Take it!

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  10. Ir0nseraph

    September 20, 2013 at 13:35

    I will grab one in December with a PS+ sub, game wise Battlefield 4 and Watch Dogs.
    Sorry Xbone I can’t wait till sometime next year , unless some how at Rage some hands on time blows me away.

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  11. Tbone187

    September 20, 2013 at 16:33

    You’re right about the launch titles for the ps4…I know they demoed MGS for Xbox but will that be released on ps as well????

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    • Brian Murphy

      September 20, 2013 at 17:36

      Yes. MGS isn’t an Xbox exclusive.

      Reply

  12. r1g0

    September 21, 2013 at 09:10

    I will only buy a PS4 (no games or anything) just to take $60 from sony, maybe if I buy enough of them I’ll get rich with their money.

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