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3 years ago#1
Imagine paying $99 for a Playstation 4 but you have to pay a pre-set amount of money every month for 2 years just like any other contract agreement. With the rise in price of consoles it seems like this will be a step the industry may attempt in the near future. It's already in the experimental stage with the 360 system and while it was ridiculed by the vocal minority it has been met with mild success so far.




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3 years ago#2
No thanks.
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3 years ago#3
Xbox is doing this. STOOPID. If I dont pay, are the console police giong to break down my door?

IF THEY DO THEY WILL HAVE TO PRY THE CONTROLLER FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!
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3 years ago#4
toadieman posted...
No thanks.

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3 years ago#5
Meh.... It depends on your financial situation, but I wouldn't do it. But considering places like Rent-A-Center stay in business, there must be a market for it.
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3 years ago#6
yankee6903 posted...
Xbox is doing this. STOOPID. If I dont pay, are the console police giong to break down my door?

IF THEY DO THEY WILL HAVE TO PRY THE CONTROLLER FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!


If you break the contract in any way they'll probably hit you with Early Termination Fees like cellphone companies do. Sure, you can choose not to pay, but then it will go to collections and make your Credit rating take a nose dive, so good luck trying to get a loan, or a new car, or a job, or a house.
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3 years ago#7
DuranOfForcena posted...
yankee6903 posted...
Xbox is doing this. STOOPID. If I dont pay, are the console police giong to break down my door?

IF THEY DO THEY WILL HAVE TO PRY THE CONTROLLER FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!!!


If you break the contract in any way they'll probably hit you with Early Termination Fees like cellphone companies do. Sure, you can choose not to pay, but then it will go to collections and make your Credit rating take a nose dive, so good luck trying to get a loan, or a new car, or a job, or a house.


Eh dont care, I have a brand new ps4 to play!
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3 years ago#8
It is a smart idea if it is an option and not forced. Nothing wrong with giving other people that may not have $400 to drop all at once on release day.
3 years ago#9
toadieman posted...
No thanks.

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3 years ago#10
majin nemesis posted...
toadieman posted...
No thanks.


If it is an option, who cares? You are not forced into it.

Sony will do it.

why, because the next xbox could sell a lot faster out the door because of the financing option putting the ps4 in a big whole with developers. Sony does not want to play catch up again.
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