Should Sony drop the PS4 Prices? Cost the same as One X.

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Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) 4 months, 2 days ago

Poll: Should Sony drop the PS4 Prices? Cost the same as One X. (34 votes)

Yes. 65%
No. 35%

Seems the 1X has been $ 399 for a while now while the Pro is also at $ 399 yet weaker and no 4K BDR.

Should Sony drop the prices of the PS4 Pro?

I did hear a few mention that the PS4 Pro is still getting good enough sales that's why Sony is letting it be priced high.

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#1 Posted by rmpumper (669 posts) -

Sony has the so called "console sellers", so I'm sure that as long as sales are at the level they are happy with, there is no point in dropping the prices.

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#2 Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) -

@rmpumper said:

Sony has the so called "console sellers", so I'm sure that as long as sales are at the level they are happy with, there is no point in dropping the prices.

Fair enough. They're probably capitalizing on it while they still can. Must be confident with the remaining PS5 lineup too.

Then again, maybe they might do official MSRP drops later this year, still a few events left to drop that news.

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#3 Posted by Basinboy (13917 posts) -

Ride the wave as long as possible

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#4 Posted by MosquitoBaby (74 posts) -

Lol. Unlike the Microsoft that needs to drop the Xbone to bargain bin prices in order to sell, the PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes. Your logic in pricing is inane. Why drop prices when you're making a huge profit?

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#5 Posted by AJStyles (1024 posts) -

Demand is still high enough at the current price. No reason for a price drop right now.

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#6 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (19165 posts) -

@mosquitobaby said:

Lol. Unlike the Microsoft that needs to drop the Xbone to bargain bin prices in order to sell, the PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes. Your logic in pricing is inane. Why drop prices when you're making a huge profit?

Trying to figure out who's alt you are... Quacknight maybe? Or Recloud? Same person?

Lol.

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#7 Edited by speedytimsi (973 posts) -

actually those special PS4 pro prices have gone up.

Look up the PS4 pro limited edition (i.e - Spiderman, Monster Hunter, 500 million editions). They have got way more expensive...

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#8 Posted by GTR12 (13483 posts) -

Its still $399 USD? lol, it can be found cheaper in Australia, same for 1x.

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#9 Posted by Ant_17 (12739 posts) -

I think that just says that the bone has less value than a ps4.

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#10 Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) -

@mosquitobaby said:

Lol. Unlike the Microsoft that needs to drop the Xbone to bargain bin prices in order to sell, the PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes. Your logic in pricing is inane. Why drop prices when you're making a huge profit?

I think that going for a more high volume, low margin model will edge out the competition stronger but you're right in what you're implying. It seems it's really selling well enough for them.

Like I also mentioned, it's also another reserved ammo (msrp drop) that can be used easily and as more of an impactful Sony news on events on/close to E3, GC, Pax, PSX, etc, this year., if Sony ever feels that they're running dry.

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#11 Posted by MosquitoBaby (74 posts) -

@rzxv04 said:
@mosquitobaby said:

Lol. Unlike the Microsoft that needs to drop the Xbone to bargain bin prices in order to sell, the PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes. Your logic in pricing is inane. Why drop prices when you're making a huge profit?

I think that going for a more high volume, low margin model will edge out the competition stronger but you're right in what you're implying. It seems it's really selling well enough for them.

Like I also mentioned, it's also another reserved ammo (msrp drop) that can be used easily and as more of an impactful Sony news on events on/close to E3, GC, Pax, PSX, etc, this year., if Sony ever feels that they're running dry.

Lol. Microsoft don't really care about big earings with the Xbox, they're the biggest company stock wise, but their focus is the cloud. I think they're using the Xbox for R&D. They're not losing money, but not making a lot either.

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#12 Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) -

@mosquitobaby said:
@rzxv04 said:
@mosquitobaby said:

Lol. Unlike the Microsoft that needs to drop the Xbone to bargain bin prices in order to sell, the PS4 keeps selling like hotcakes. Your logic in pricing is inane. Why drop prices when you're making a huge profit?

I think that going for a more high volume, low margin model will edge out the competition stronger but you're right in what you're implying. It seems it's really selling well enough for them.

Like I also mentioned, it's also another reserved ammo (msrp drop) that can be used easily and as more of an impactful Sony news on events on/close to E3, GC, Pax, PSX, etc, this year., if Sony ever feels that they're running dry.

Lol. Microsoft don't really care about big earings with the Xbox, they're the biggest company stock wise, but their focus is the cloud. I think they're using the Xbox for R&D. They're not losing money, but not making a lot either.

Possibly. I do hope they stick around though. I like blockbuster budget games like Uncharted, Gears, Halo. That being said, at least MS has the easy flexibility of having to spread their works outside just the consoles.

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#13 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4918 posts) -

Right now, it's the Fallout 76 X1X bundle that's $399. All Xbox One's are currently $50 off (surprise, surprise). Obviously, MS bet the farm on that game and had too many of those bundles in circulation. LOL! But, yeah, I think Sony could come down on the price of Playstation again. Maybe $50 bucks overall. They could include a game too. Something they don't do in the US much anymore.

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#14 Posted by EG101 (2014 posts) -

If the Pro sells fine at $400 while Sony pockets a cool $100 per sale they should absolutely continue to do so until sales drop significantly for at least 3 months straight. Then they could reduce the price to spark sales again. Play Station is a risky business so Sony should take advantage of every opportunity to be profitable.

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#15 Posted by lundy86_4 (53643 posts) -

@hrt_rulz01 said:

Trying to figure out who's alt you are... Quacknight maybe? Or Recloud? Same person?

Lol.

Someone who spells "Lose" as "Loose," which I do remember somebody doing pretty regularly. I just can't remember who it was.

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#16 Edited by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

The best console now is the X1X when it comes to hardware.

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#17 Edited by BoxRekt (2004 posts) -

A glimpse into the future for PS5 compared to MS's anaconda for people who think a slightly more powerful system makes a difference in choice with inferior game selection.

Sony will drop the price of PS4/Pro either when they officially reveal PS5 later this year or when they launch PS5 in March 2020 so no worries for those concerned.

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#18 Posted by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

@boxrekt said:

A glimpse into the future for PS5 compared to MS's anaconda for people who think a slightly more powerful system makes a difference in choice with inferior game selection.

Sony will drop the price of PS4/Pro either when they officially reveal PS5 later this year or when they launch PS5 in March 2020 so no worries for those concerned.

So multiplats will look and perform better on Anaconda? So next gen all the studios MS bought will make inferior games? The Pro is weak hardware and should not be at the same price as superior hardware.

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#19 Posted by pdogg93 (1663 posts) -

@xhawk27: the price of the pro remains high because it sells. Lems can only buy so many xbones to support their favourite company.

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#20 Posted by dimebag667 (1266 posts) -

@EG101: I wonder if that will last now that they've said PS5 will play PS4 games? Why would you not spend another $100 for the system that plays both... better?

Maybe I'm just speculating too much, and I know they haven't set a price yet, but it would blow my mind if the price was over $500 and just as crazy if it was $400.

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#21 Posted by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

@pdogg93 said:

@xhawk27: the price of the pro remains high because it sells. Lems can only buy so many xbones to support their favourite company.

Yeah right X1X is over 40% more poweful than the Pro and RDR2 proves that. This year when Gears 5 and Ori 2 are GOTY nominees I predict sales of Xbox consoles go up.

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#22 Posted by tormentos (29236 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

The best console now is the X1X when it comes to hardware.

Welcome to 2017..lol

@xhawk27 said:

So multiplats will look and perform better on Anaconda? So next gen all the studios MS bought will make inferior games? The Pro is weak hardware and should not be at the same price as superior hardware.

Where were you on 2013?

Or for most of this gen as well.

On 2013 the XBO was $100 more and considerable weaker.

After that for most of the gen the xbox one has been at the same price as the base PS4,while been considerably weak.

So again people analyse your arguments before spewing them you may bite your own ass.

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#23 Posted by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

@tormentos said:
@xhawk27 said:

The best console now is the X1X when it comes to hardware.

Welcome to 2017..lol

@xhawk27 said:

So multiplats will look and perform better on Anaconda? So next gen all the studios MS bought will make inferior games? The Pro is weak hardware and should not be at the same price as superior hardware.

Where were you on 2013?

Or for most of this gen as well.

On 2013 the XBO was $100 more and considerable weaker.

After that for most of the gen the xbox one has been at the same price as the base PS4,while been considerably weak.

So again people analyse your arguments before spewing them you may bite your own ass.

Having a melt down again about the X.

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#24 Posted by VERTIGO47 (7107 posts) -

They should definitely lower the price of the Pro, that PoS isn't selling as much as the PS4 Slim, Sony's actual bread and butter lead console for the uninformed causals.

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#25 Posted by Speeny (1883 posts) -

Yup.

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#26 Posted by tormentos (29236 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:

Having a melt down again about the X.

No just pointing out your double standard as usual...lol

But but the Pro is weaker it should be cheaper..Hahahahaa welcome to this gen dude.

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#27 Posted by Archangel3371 (28408 posts) -

Yes because when I get one I’d like it to be as cheap as possible.

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#28 Posted by I_P_Daily (12338 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:
@hrt_rulz01 said:

Trying to figure out who's alt you are... Quacknight maybe? Or Recloud? Same person?

Lol.

Someone who spells "Lose" as "Loose," which I do remember somebody doing pretty regularly. I just can't remember who it was.

Might be blackballs alt as son of quacknight is already here again lol.

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#29 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

The X is trash and a total flop.

Sony doesn't need to lower the price on the Pro because unlike the Xflop X it's actually selling lol.

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#30 Posted by Tigerbalm (1088 posts) -

More like Microsoft should the price of the XboneX to it's true value of $99.

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#31 Edited by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

PS Bore Poo, Dad of Bore, bunduru at $49.99 or bust!! :P

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#32 Posted by robert_sparkes (3235 posts) -

I would like to know the exact number of x's sold never going to happen though.

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#33 Posted by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:

The X is trash and a total flop.

Sony doesn't need to lower the price on the Pro because unlike the Xflop X it's actually selling lol.

So salty that X destroys the protato. LOL

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#34 Posted by That_Old_Guy (1236 posts) -

My 1X bit the dust so I’m hoping for them to price drop that at E3.

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#35 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:

The X is trash and a total flop.

Sony doesn't need to lower the price on the Pro because unlike the Xflop X it's actually selling lol.

So salty that X destroys the protato. LOL

With what? Sales? Games?

πŸ˜‚ It's selling like shit and it's got no games. Even the base PS4 destroys you XFlop X.

Only hardcore delusional lems are buying that flop lol. MS is already talking about its replacement and it hasn't been out for even 2 years yet.

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#36 Posted by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:

The X is trash and a total flop.

Sony doesn't need to lower the price on the Pro because unlike the Xflop X it's actually selling lol.

So salty that X destroys the protato. LOL

With what? Sales? Games?

πŸ˜‚ It's selling like shit and it's got no games. Even the base PS4 destroys you XFlop X.

Only hardcore delusional lems are buying that flop lol. MS is already talking about its replacement and it hasn't been out for even 2 years yet.

I hope you are not talking about Power or features because if you are.....

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#37 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:

The X is trash and a total flop.

Sony doesn't need to lower the price on the Pro because unlike the Xflop X it's actually selling lol.

So salty that X destroys the protato. LOL

With what? Sales? Games?

πŸ˜‚ It's selling like shit and it's got no games. Even the base PS4 destroys you XFlop X.

Only hardcore delusional lems are buying that flop lol. MS is already talking about its replacement and it hasn't been out for even 2 years yet.

I hope you are not talking about Power or features because if you are.....

Power and feature, is that the name of a game? Still waiting for an Xbox game to break the 69 barrier that isn't named Forza πŸ˜‚..

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#38 Edited by xhawk27 (11357 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:

The X is trash and a total flop.

Sony doesn't need to lower the price on the Pro because unlike the Xflop X it's actually selling lol.

So salty that X destroys the protato. LOL

With what? Sales? Games?

πŸ˜‚ It's selling like shit and it's got no games. Even the base PS4 destroys you XFlop X.

Only hardcore delusional lems are buying that flop lol. MS is already talking about its replacement and it hasn't been out for even 2 years yet.

I hope you are not talking about Power or features because if you are.....

Power and feature, is that the name of a game? Still waiting for an Xbox game to break the 69 barrier that isn't named for Forza πŸ˜‚..

Yeah when Gears 5 gets a better score than Days flop and Ori 2 is a 90+ game, I have a feeling you X haters are going to shut up.

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#39 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@xhawk27 said:
@son-goku7523 said:

With what? Sales? Games?

πŸ˜‚ It's selling like shit and it's got no games. Even the base PS4 destroys you XFlop X.

Only hardcore delusional lems are buying that flop lol. MS is already talking about its replacement and it hasn't been out for even 2 years yet.

I hope you are not talking about Power or features because if you are.....

Power and feature, is that the name of a game? Still waiting for an Xbox game to break the 69 barrier that isn't named for Forza πŸ˜‚..

Yeah when Gears 5 gets a better score than Days flop and Ori 2 is a 90+ game, I have a feeling you X haters are going to shut up.

πŸ˜‚ The same way last Gears was supposed to part the Red Sea and ended up scoring a 7/10?

Hopes and dreams, that's all you lems have left and a bunch of mediocre exclusives. Give up, it's been 6 years of mediocrity.

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#40 Posted by mandzilla (4154 posts) -

@son-goku7523: What about Forza Horizon 4, Cuphead, Ori and the Blind Forest, Sunset Overdrive, Ashen and Rare Replay though? I know that most aren't technically exclusives anymore, but still great games by the looks of it.

PS4 undoubtedly has the better exclusive games, and more of them. However, I don't think it's fair to say that the Xbox One has had six years of mediocrity.

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#41 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@mandzilla said:

@son-goku7523: What about Forza Horizon 4, Cuphead, Ori and the Blind Forest, Sunset Overdrive, Ashen and Rare Replay though? I know that most aren't technically exclusives anymore, but still great games by the looks of it.

PS4 undoubtedly has the better exclusive games, and more of them. However, I don't think it's fair to say that the Xbox One has had six years of mediocrity.

Well, you have point. It's not all been mediocre, it has some gems but most of it has been mediocre and that's my point. MS needs to get their shit together when it comes to games. People buy consoles for AAA quality system sellers and MS has not delivered in that regard. Sony has delivered in spades and that's why they can sell well without the need of a pricedrop unlike MS.

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#42 Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:
@mandzilla said:

@son-goku7523: What about Forza Horizon 4, Cuphead, Ori and the Blind Forest, Sunset Overdrive, Ashen and Rare Replay though? I know that most aren't technically exclusives anymore, but still great games by the looks of it.

PS4 undoubtedly has the better exclusive games, and more of them. However, I don't think it's fair to say that the Xbox One has had six years of mediocrity.

Well, you have point. It's not all been mediocre, it has some gems but most of it has been mediocre and that's my point. MS needs to get their shit together when it comes to games. People buy consoles for AAA quality system sellers and MS has not delivered in that regard. Sony has delivered in spades and that's why they can sell well without the need of a pricedrop unlike MS.

They mostly need some time to cook for now. They've recently tried to invest into studios.

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#43 Posted by pdogg93 (1663 posts) -

@rzxv04: β€œThey mostly need some time to cook for now. They've recently tried to invest into studios.”

So what were they doing when they were, you know releasing a new console in 2013? Did they realize 5 years after the fact that they need decent games?

MS has always been a me-too chasing company. Their vision of what gaming should be has flopped so many times.

Additionally, they cannot properly manage projects. Releasing games unfinished and unpolished is embarrassing when the competition continuously outshines them.

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#44 Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) -

@pdogg93 said:

@rzxv04: β€œThey mostly need some time to cook for now. They've recently tried to invest into studios.”

So what were they doing when they were, you know releasing a new console in 2013? Did they realize 5 years after the fact that they need decent games?

MS has always been a me-too chasing company. Their vision of what gaming should be has flopped so many times.

Additionally, they cannot properly manage projects. Releasing games unfinished and unpolished is embarrassing when the competition continuously outshines them.

They made a huge mistake?

They probably want to invest more closer into next gen rather than go all out repairing reputation and being held back by their base machine.

While I prefer Sony games much more, I hope Gears 5 and Halo Infinite SP are decent. I want more big games but still relatively simple to play.

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#45 Edited by ronvalencia (28203 posts) -

@xhawk27 said:
@pdogg93 said:

@xhawk27: the price of the pro remains high because it sells. Lems can only buy so many xbones to support their favourite company.

Yeah right X1X is over 40% more poweful than the Pro and RDR2 proves that. This year when Gears 5 and Ori 2 are GOTY nominees I predict sales of Xbox consoles go up.

X1X GPU has 42 percent higher TFLOPS FP32 with 100 percent higher pixel count when compared to PS4 Pro in RDR2.

X1X GPU has 45 percent higher memory bandwidth when compared to PS4 Pro. Higher memory bandwidth is dependant on high TFLOPS.

All X1X GPU improvements contributes to lowering frame render time.

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#46 Posted by Raining51 (1144 posts) -

Both are at the right price, but only for one more year.