PS4 launching in November at $430?

Source says two models of new platform launching this holiday season in US; gamers will be able to control system with smartphone.

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The PlayStation 4 will launch in the United States this November starting at $430, a source has told Kotaku. A second model will also be available for $530, this person said, though this is not set in stone. Pricing at this level falls in line with a past report, which suggested the system would sell for $400+ at launch.

Kotaku's source also claimed something that's not yet been heard in the scuttlebutt surrounding the platform. Gamers will be able to control the PS4 remotely through a tablet or smartphone, this person said, adding that players will also be able to chat with friends and buy games through their devices.

In addition, the source said "most" of the PS4's online features will mandate a premium subscription. A name change is also in the works, the person said, claiming PlayStation Plus will be rebranded PlayStation World.

On top of this, the site's source claimed every PS4 unit will ship with a PlayStation Eye and a new spectating feature will allow gamers to watch friends play games from their dashboard regardless of whether or not they own the game the other user is playing. One final piece of speculation is that the PS4 will support local network play through the PlayStation Vita.

The tipster also provided a new image of the PS4 controller, the third such image that has surfaced to date.

Sony is expected to announce the PlayStation 4 tomorrow at its 2013 PlayStation Meeting, beginning at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST. GameSpot and its sister sites will be in attendance at the event, which will also be live-streamed.

Discussion

1173 comments
CaptainGamespot
CaptainGamespot

i mite buy cheap model if tru. i cant believe it's only little bit more than wii u.

UnifiedGamer
UnifiedGamer

Not really surprised by the price tag, though very smart of Sony to try and keep it under the astronomical price of $600 like its predecessor. The thing that catches my eye is this premium membership, is Sony following Microsofts path? Is there still free to play multiplayer?

iloveflash
iloveflash

Kotaku knows frigging everything.

Andrex1212
Andrex1212

I find it amazing that people complain about $430 when consoles such as the 3DO cost $600+ back in 1993. Obviously they failed because of that INSANE pricing; but systems haven't changed much in pricing over the decades. $430 back then should be approximately doubled by now considering prices generally increase 200% over 15 to 20 years (of course this changes depending on whether it's a car or a house) but really... is $430 THAT much!? That's less than a week's pay at minimum wage for someone working full-time... at least here in Canada. I guess you guys in the States have a much lower minimum wage, but still... that isn't much to ask.

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

Why havent they shown us the PS4 console on the unveiling? They obviously havent figured that out yet!

TC_Squared
TC_Squared

Interesting price. Not $400, not $450, but $430.

zpluffy
zpluffy

I doubt this is gonna be out in Novemeber, but $430 is not a bad deal as long as it's not one of those basic set that only comes with 4GB storage with 3GB update that will force me to buy an extra memory storage for $100.

digi-demon
digi-demon

WAAAYYYY too expensive for a PlayStation :P

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Moral of this article: Just read Kotaku. lol

enoslives7
enoslives7

No thanks Sony. The Ouya is only 99. and is more powerful.

BIOHAZARD450
BIOHAZARD450

As stated by Sony it sounds like this new so called Premium Service will not be free ,so bye bye PSN FREE....

swantn5
swantn5

i just hope i can play online for free i have both a xbox 360 and a ps3 i thought the way mircosoft uses its xbox live gold serivce you basicly can not run any apps or play online without xbox live gold but sony i honestly can say i felt did right by me i just hope they dont go the mircosoft route

KBFloYd
KBFloYd

enjoying paying for online cows....wow what will be your excuse for paying? after critizing MS for their service?

bobbo888
bobbo888

@Andrex1212 you're crazy. 1 weeks pay at minimum wage is 360 dollars if you work 40 hours a week at 9 dollars an hour, then minus taxes. not to mention, only a loser spends his entire weeks pay on video game related content. no real person with real expenses has 430 dollars to just drop on a video game system

megakick
megakick

@Andrex1212 3DO and the NEO GEO didn''t sell well comapred to the TURBO GRAFX 16 and GENESIS and unlike the 16 bit wars we have less options for consoles  today you have MICROSOFT, SONY and NINTENDO.

TURBO-BURNER
TURBO-BURNER

@digi-demon You know, if it was 1TB I would say it's fair at an expensive price because of how much data it holds, but for a 250GB, It would suck.. but look on the bright side, atleast it (may) not turn out like the first PS3 it was worth $1000 and I was shocked to see it at such a high price like that for a 20 or  40GB

Blazakenki
Blazakenki

@digi-demon Yeah it should be a cheap 600$ like when the PS3 originally launched right?

>_>

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

@enoslives7 Ouya will not even come close to PS4 in terms of power. Sorry. Ouya is an Android cellphone, in a box, with a controller. Though I am still intrigued by it and will more than likely pick one up when I can.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@enoslives7 lol so you would rather play android games on a big screen and actual true console games

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

@enoslives7 Ouya uses Tegra 3 which is on par with 2009 PC Laptop tech. Averaging GeForce 260 GTX or Radeon 5220.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@KBFloYd lol I'm pretty sure Sony wont charge to play games online they will probably leave it they way that it is now just add more features to it like cross game chat


and why am I not surprise that you are bashing Sony again and the Sony hater dreamfist liked your comment

isheltoe
isheltoe

@KBFloYd If sony allows online play for free and watch netflix etc, and only the extra features such as streaming, and things of that nature it'd be fair.  Currently if you want to watch Netflix on Xbox you have to pay for Netflix and pay for Xbox Gold to use your service.  You can't even play online without Gold.  

So if Sony keeps its current formula and the extras cost then nothing has changed.  Now if we have to pay for the new features and the ones we enjoyed for free during the PS3 then yes we can eat crow.

LanceCypher
LanceCypher

@bobbo888 @Andrex1212 Unless of course you're a kid who has no expenses and who, lets all remember, is the target audience for video games. Sure there are some games that are obviously geared specifically toward people in their twenties, but not that many. Most games are built to be playable by children 14 years and over at the oldest; and that includes M rated games.

jorge69696
jorge69696

@bobbo888You know you can do this thing called "saving".

I will say it again just in case: "saving".

Eliphs
Eliphs

@shadowhunter0Says the guy who's been espousing the virtues of the PS Vita.

PodXCOM
PodXCOM

@LindBergh2007 well.... I don't know about that, but this site said it will have at least 4 to 8 GB of RAM, and at least will be as powerful as the xbox 720:

%s


And  on the topic, I also hope that it will have this kind of physics:

%s

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shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@digi-demon @shadowhunter0 @Eliphs *looks at Sly4* also uncharted golden abyss look almost like the first uncharted game just to give a few examples so it is actually already starting to happen and there have been a few console quality games on the vita

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@Eliphs if I want to play games on my tv then I play games on my ps3 I didn't get a vita to be a home console I got it to wait for it to play console like games on the go

Gears_0f_L0ve
Gears_0f_L0ve

@LindBergh2007 @shadowhunter0 @fredyellowone @BIOHAZARD450 

They may have a free and a paid version.   Steam doesn't cost money, yet its still make a killing from their store.  So lets not count out the free version.

They really should make their own Steam.  Accessible from any device.  Buy games from anywhere. Chat from anywhere.  Manage library of games. Install games from remote etc.  And to capitalize on the userbase, you should make this service free.

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@LindBergh2007 @fredyellowone @BIOHAZARD450 but the stuff that is free right now will probably remain free also that might actually just become part of ps+ who really knows until they officially announce it

since I don't trust in rumors or stuff that is leaked from an unnamed source I will only trust it when it has  officially been announced

Andrex1212
Andrex1212

@shadowhunter0 @Imperiacommando Man this has been one funny ass string of posts to read. UE3 doesn't run on PS3? What PCP-laced weed is this crackpot smoking? Ever heard of a little game called... Unreal Tournament 3!? It was you know... the game that was originally designed specifically during the development of the Unreal Engine 3 in order to showcase the many features and ease-of-use when developing games for it. And to say it doesn't run well with DX 9 or 10 and only runs well on DX11... man is that ever one wacky post as well. DX10 didn't even exist yet when UE3 was designed... LET ALONE DX11... so how would they design an engine that is only compatible on a DirectX version that was still one entire generation of DirectX away from the current generation. There's so many false claims that this guy is spewing out it's laughable. If he's actually being serious I really feel sorry for his family that they've had to deal with such a dumb kid all these years. I smell a troll though.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

@PodXCOM UNREAL 3 is easier to use because it only requires at least 2 GBs of RAM  but is ulitized on  DX11. The claim that Wii U,PS3,360 can do UE3 is false. The engine runs poorly on DX9 and 10. UNREAL 4 again hasn't been licensed by AMD. And besides, AMD has an alternative called " Lens Eye". 

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@LindBergh2007 @shadowhunter0 @PodXCOM and I just search for PS NEAR on Google and I got nothing about  the ps4 all that I got was stuff about the near app on the vita


so yeah I call BS

shadowhunter0
shadowhunter0

@LindBergh2007 @shadowhunter0 @PodXCOM but you are calling it PS NEAR which is the name of an app on the vita and the prototype name is orbits and this is the first time I have ever heard it called that so I still don't believe you unless you provide a creditable source and just from a website with an unnamed source so pretty much the only way you can prove it to me that that will be the name of it is if you can give the a source were Sony has officially announce that that is what it is going to be called

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

@Imperiacommando  Sony isn't banking on  graphics and engines this time around. Their trump card is "Gakai". Sony is more focused on Cloud computing than anything else.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

@Imperiacommando No. The average is UNREAL 3. So far the only company that's licensed Unreal 4 is Sqaure Enix, other Japanese Arcade companies like SEGA,Capcom,Taito,NamcoBandai will follow suit. UE4 is being licensed exclusively in the Arcade market.