and we know what happened last time they priced a console that high.
We do. They went on to have the fastest selling HD console of all time.
While losing billions in the process before it meant something good for them financially. It's about money you actually make which is pointless if you sell at major losses for a long time before becoming profitable and it only seemingly cancelling out.
It has not cancelled out. Overall the PS3 is still in the red and will never made it to black at its end of life. Sony spent and lost too much money early on with the PS3 to make an overall profit on the system.
Another terrible mistake if true. They need to release the console at 450$ and then drop it to 399$ the Christmas after. They were absolutely killed this generation when they sold their console for 600$.
yeah I'm with ^this guy they should go for the 400 or less price tag
$400 will probably get you something slightly more powerful than the wiiu (which isnt that strong to begin with) ^ im talking consoles here and not pc
a $400 console might have the specs of a $600 pc (which is nothing... because most retail pcs are more powerful than that)
Don't get me wrong, I'm not at all enthusiastic on the rumored hardware going to be in the PS4 and next Xbox (especially the rumored POS GPU) but the idea that they need to produce a console that can match up to high end gaming PCs is ridiculous. If the BOM for the PS4 is $400 (not counting outside costs from R&D, packaging, marketing, shipping, ect) that would be significantly higher than the supposed costs for the WiiU which is based off three year old (or older) hardware.. Nintendo's "losses" are next to nothing on the WiiU at the prices they're selling it for, they're making it it made up and then some at launch unless you don't buy any games or accessories.
The final tech in MS and Sony's consoles is likely going to be a lot more expensive, recent and powerful. Their $400 can produce better hardware than what you can with $600 and you CAN build a PC for $600 that would run laps around what the WiiU can do. For $600 you can still build a PC at this point that would be able to run most recent games on high settings at 1080p at 60FPS. Never mind the optimization benefits that consoles have being a closed platform with a lot less resource overhead.
Of course this is all out the window if the PS4's GPU really ends up only being a 7670 (re-badged 6670) and there won't be a much better GPU in place. But it's more likely just part of the APU and there will be a proper GPU with a Cross-Fire type set up because there's no way in hell they could meet the supposed goal of 1080p@60 in 3D with just a 7670 because there's no amount of optimizing that would make up for its lack of "umpf". That said, if the next gen hardware though does turn out to be crap I have no problem just sticking with the PC I built a year and a half ago and upgrading my GPU and whatever else. >_> The only thing I'd even consider would be exclusives and would certainly be in no rush, then again it took me three years to get a PS3 and my PC then was absolute s***.
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