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It Looks Like The PS4 Price Just Got Outed By Mistake

For one package, at least.

Thank you, PlayStation India. According to several reports, including one from a Spanish site and one from German site, the Indian Sony site briefly listed a page for PlayStation 4 that included a model (250GB hdd) and a price.

That price was €399 which would probably mean a $400 price tag in the US and around £350 here in the UK. That’s for what we assume would be the basic model, with the smallest hard drive size. Expect a higher price for a larger hard disk, that fancy new PSEye camera array and perhaps a Move controller bundled in with it. Perhaps we’ll also see a nice PS4 and Vita bundle, too.

The page has since been removed but there are enough corroborating reports to indicate there’s some truth to this (although screengrabs next time, gents!)

So, what do we think? Sounds fair enough to me.

Thanks, GAF

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44 Comments
  1. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Hmmmm doesn’t €399 usually mean £399 in this /fair/ economy?

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:32.
    • Jas-n
      Since: Aug 2008

      Either way, as long as it’s under £400.

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:32.
    • Peter Chapman
      Team TSA: Editor
      Since: Forever

      well, it equates to roughly £335 and we usually see a bit of a bump so anywhere from £350 upwards to £400 seems likely.

      The Euro-Dollar conversion is much worse than I suspected though, €399 is actually just over $500, which is too much. Although, I expect they’ll price to USD and then work backwards for european markets. So $400 is the marker and then they’ll just overcharge Europe, as usual, if you know what I mean?

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:54.
      • Jas-n
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yup, either way it’ll be more likely to be at the higher, £400 mark… which is fine by me, just look at the iPhone, some people pay £450+ for those things.

        Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 19:12.
      • Deathbrin
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        Europe should just make their own console and overcharge the US

        Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 19:13.
  2. Jim Hargreaves
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Well, I’ve put exactly £400 away in the kitty for launch day. Hopefully we’ll see some decent bundles.

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:35.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Same here, but there’s still a fair bit of time to add to it, just in case.

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:46.
  3. TURRICAN-808
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    I winder whether the 250GB hard drive is a Solid State Disk?

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:39.
    • Jas-n
      Since: Aug 2008

      No. Such a drive would be £200 as it is. Unless the rest of the console is off the shelf hardware :P.

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:40.
      • teflon
        Community Team
        Since: May 2009

        SSDs dropped price quite substantially last year, so I got a 256GB SSD for around £120, when it was on offer. Add extra corporation discounts for bulk buying, and they might get 250GB SSDs for under £100.

        But they’ll likely stick to standard spinning drives, I believe, since games don’t really stress them out. Cheaper and good enough, unless you have something batty like GT5 which wants to read thousands of tiny little files dotted around the place!

        Comment posted on 21/05/2013 at 10:27.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Could be a hybrid drive?

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:49.
      • Jas-n
        Since: Aug 2008

        Yup, or two, a Flash 12GB (like the current PS3) and a HDD

        Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:58.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        No real need. A 7200 RPM (mechanical) IDE drive on my PC loads every game I have in, in a timely fashion. Done!

        Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 21:51.
  4. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    Hardware prices never translate evenly, I’d expect around £400 for the basic model over here which is probably out of my budget.
    Microsoft are generally far better with their pricing, which might just well be a winner for me.

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:45.
  5. Airiaen
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    I think £299 would be far as I would pay, depends on the bundles.

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:45.
  6. JR.
    Member
    Since: Apr 2013

    Is it too soon to pitch my tent outside Argos?

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:48.
    • hazelam
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      i’d wait till next week, the weather should be a little better then.

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:59.
  7. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    £350 sounds right, I’m sure Sony will charge less than the PS3 seeing as that had a then-pricey blu-ray drive. I think £399 would be a generous price for a PS4 with a smaller hard drive, a game and 2 controllers.

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 18:59.
  8. deadwelsh
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Too expensive for me, even though I am sure it will sell by bucket loads.
    I already have 2 move controllers that havent been used for 2-3 years now, why the fuck would i want to pay Sony for another lol???
    Its not as though there is anything major that i could utilise with the ps4 (i.e. equiv to the blu ray in ps3) so i am happy to wait if not for the first hefty price drop then certainly until the inevitable slim is announced, By then the back catalogue will be cheaper, more extensive, and the hardware and power consumption probably miles better. My YLOD on several machines has taught me painful lessons, not to be repeated.
    Finally there are still some unseen consoles to consider before making a decision anyway.

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 19:05.
  9. VirusPT
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    250gb drive? That’s way to low…my PS3 has double that.
    If there is a 500€ model that only includes a larger drive (let’s say 1TB), I’m better off buying this model and a HD in separate

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 19:07.
    • a inferior race
      I'm special
      Since: Jul 2009

      Yeah the HDD size is kind of worrying.

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 19:20.
  10. RocketSOL
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    oooh, bit on the pricey side. More than I expected/Wanted. Will have to see what bundles appear to tempt me.

    Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 19:19.
    • honkyjesus
      Member
      Since: Mar 2011

      Considering the Wii U is at least 300 bucks in the USA, what price were you expecting for what you are getting?

      Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 21:26.
      • RocketSOL
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        I’m basing it on the assumption that the console will cost £400. I know the info here states that a straight conversation makes it around £350…but it never is. £350 would be lovely though. That £50 makes quite a difference to me!

        Comment posted on 20/05/2013 at 21:52.

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