PlayStation 4 will cost $399

Sony confirms a $399/€399/£349 price for the PlayStation 4 hardware, $100 cheaper than Microsoft's Xbox One.

Sony has announced today that the PlayStation 4 will cost $399 in North America.

In other regions, the PlayStation 4 will cost €399 in Europe and £349 in the UK.

The PlayStation 4 will retail for $100 less than Microsoft's Xbox One, which will cost $499/€499/£429. The PlayStation 4 will launch this holiday season, but Sony did not date the PlayStation 4. Microsoft's Xbox One will launch in November.

Preorders for the device will likely begin imminently at major retailers.

Elsewhere in Sony's E3 2013 press conference, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 would not require an online check-in and would support used games, and it unveiled the first look at the hardware.

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OscarPullin
OscarPullin

I have a xbox 360 due to my parents getting me it back in 2008, but Now im a adult, I can pick my own console. But, I'm  not sure what one to get, I kind of leaning towards the Playstation 4, but Is it good enough, I had excellent experience with xbox live. I herd PSN got hacked, card details were stolen ect.. now I don't want that, no one does. But then again, you now need to pay for your subscription, and I think that's good, improvements, updates ect..  I just don't want my credit cards stolen. 

silvergol
silvergol

Thanks PS4 you thought on me, being more cheap and powerful!.

Abhaddhyon0711
Abhaddhyon0711

Well good for Sony. I will be getting the PS4...........and the X-One.


BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Remember when Sega announced the price of the Saturn, then Sony announced the price of the PlayStation with just a number?

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

€399 is $527.20!!!! How on Earth is this fair??? And people are poorer in Europe, not richer. Don't try to tell me otherwise. And £349 is $540. Proposterous!

alfa777
alfa777

I wonder how much  a PS4 would cost in Australia, any of you got any idea? I've always been a fan of Playstation, never jump boat to any other product since PS1.

Soul_Vanish
Soul_Vanish

PEOPLE, Sony only mentioned the price for THE STANDARD PS4 (The Pro Pack) so if you want the PS4 that meets the same standards as the XBOX ONE?! You'll be paying 100 more than the XBOX ONE. But the biased editors on this website WONT TELL YOU THAT!  USED SONY games aren't restricted to sell and trade, NOT ALL GAMES! That's the developers decision to make. NOT SONYS! Sony basically FUCKED ALL OF YOU by not telling you THE WHOLE TRUTH! PS3 ALL OVER AGAIN!

beardface21
beardface21

I remember when the PS1 came out for like 400 bucks.  I think all Playstation consoles so far besides the PS3 launched at that price.

adamh1122
adamh1122

always been an xbox person myself however i think ps4 will b the better choice...went thru over 5 xbox 360's due to red rings etc

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

I'm pre order Xbox one and ps4 :)

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Sounds like a deal until Sony finally releases the bad news that the $399 is just the base package PS4 and if you want all the bells and whistles, you'll have to get the $599 model.  PS3 all over again...

brinxster
brinxster

I'm happy to see all the new Playstation gamers joining, switching over from xbox, welcome to the Playstation community everyone. :-) 

kgallis21
kgallis21

@Ripper_TV Then u must think Microsoft is off their wagon if the PS4 is too expensive for you.. i mean they both are honestly but i can find 440$ faster than 540$ so yeah they did you guys in Europe dirty in my opinion don't know why they cant be released at the same price point.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Ripper_TV 

And best actor for "Biggest cry baby on a Gamespot comment section"....*drum roll*...oh my god!...its Ripper_TV!  Come on up and get your award... you sniveling Oliver Twist sack of shit...

FYI genius...Your currency conversion is backwards.  

swatbsba
swatbsba

@Ripper_TV where on earth are you getting your conversion rate ... 399 USD ~ 300 EUR

martinbryant
martinbryant

@Soul_Vanish I wouldnt worry about the price battles and all that, life is too short. Just buy the console you want and enjoy it for its games.. if you like both buy both... if you dont like one sell it and buy the other.. simples. :)

squidbilly22
squidbilly22

@Soul_Vanish put your microsoft pom poms away ,all the cheering and bs you're spewing from that greesy braces filled mouth won't change the fact that the PS4 will be a better purchase anyway you look at it ,except of course for delusional ms fanboys like yourself,there's no hope you people.

BLaverock
BLaverock

@Soul_Vanish At least Sony isn't making people buy the PS Eye or Move along with their console. And even if you're right, Microsoft has been way too arrogant.

areial_ace
areial_ace

@adamh1122 If you went through 5 then you've obviously screwed them all up yourself

frostbite2user
frostbite2user

@adamh1122 you bought 5! :o what is wrong with you, the second time shouldve been your sign to jump ship to ps3

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@adamh1122 

Come on now.  I went through 2 PS2's because of the defective laser.  And if you seriously went through FIVE 360's (let alone 9)...well, you're a damn fool.

Kane04
Kane04


@Gravity_Slave I'm sorry I think you are mistaken, you are thinking about the Xbox 360.

Need I remind you the base model came with NO HDD and controllers with cords?
Even the premium model didn't had WiFi or an HD-DVD drive, that's was all bought separately, so you really had to open your pickets to get all the bells and whistles and even when you did, you ended up with a pile of junk put together with duck tape.

The difference between a basic and premium on a PS3 was the HDD, smaller or bigger, that's it.
They both had a HDD, wireless controller, WiFi, HD drive, that what do you know, it actually won the format war, all the bells and whistles really.

brinxster
brinxster

@Gravity_Slave Most PS Gamers don't want the PS Eye or PS Move, these have always been sold separately and that's the way we like it. 

If they want to bundle them all and sell it all for $600, that's fine, but no one would buy it.

martinbryant
martinbryant

@swatbsba yes but 399euro = $518 dollars.. your comment makes no sense.. Ripper_Tv is correct- Europe (and UK) pay more, Its always been this way sadly.. Im sure if it was made in the UK itd be cheaper. 

johnritter4141
johnritter4141

@swatbsba @Ripper_TV 329 euro is 429 dollars so europe pays more

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@beardface21

Just because your paper route doesn't allow you to afford getting "both" doesn't mean he's rich.  Its all about perspective.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@Kane04

You truly are an idiot.  If you remember the PS3 was bundled by game title included and Gig storage size.  

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

@brinxster

We'll see.  I'm already leaning towards a PS4 but I find it borderline hilarious about how soo many people are jumping on the PS4 bandwagon like its the best thing since electricity.  Sony has had a lot of goof ups in the past that you guys have cried about. 

Shango4
Shango4

@Gravity_Slave @brinxster what wrong with you?

johnritter4141
johnritter4141

excuse me,399 euro is 529 dollars ripper is correct


2nd sentence in article says ps4 is 399 euro

beardface21
beardface21

@Gravity_Slave @beardface21 Paper route?  You're honestly gonna tell a 24 year old that?

Dropping $1000 grand on two consoles is still a lot of money.  Wish I can do the same but I have to choose between textbooks/tuition and games.

Kane04
Kane04


@Gravity_Slave @Kane04 We're talking about early release idiot, and those 10GB Sony clearly stated (for the more slow minded people) were for first day HDD upgrade, you know, the kind of people that replace the HDD right away for a 700GB one?

Your post doesn't even make the slightest sense, we were talking about what came as standard and what did you had to buy separately, every PS3 ever made always came with an HDD, you really are a special kind if special.