06-12-2013 04:32 PM
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  1. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    $499? I'll jump on this on Black Friday. For sure, at least $100 less off retail.
    Would they really put a discount on such a new console? I'm not sure if they would.
    06-01-2013 09:32 AM
  2. Reflexx's Avatar
    Would they really put a discount on such a new console? I'm not sure if they would.
    I ddon'tthink so either. I ddon't recall the 360 having a big discount on Black Friday when it was new.

    I can see some sort of bundle being made available though.
    06-01-2013 11:12 AM
  3. dlusted's Avatar
    I'm hoping that the preorder price on Zavvi is close to the true retail price here in the UK.... Any more than the 400 guess would be disastrous like the PS3 release over this price.
    06-01-2013 11:32 AM
  4. ninjaap's Avatar
    Would they really put a discount on such a new console? I'm not sure if they would.
    I ddon'tthink so either. I ddon't recall the 360 having a big discount on Black Friday when it was new.

    I can see some sort of bundle being made available though.
    Hmmmm... that's a good point. MS may not give a good discount, but there are always stores like WalMart, Target and even Amazon who like to give out gift cards to sweeten Black Friday deals.
    06-01-2013 04:19 PM
  5. Mystictrust's Avatar
    Hmmmm... that's a good point. MS may not give a good discount, but there are always stores like WalMart, Target and even Amazon who like to give out gift cards to sweeten Black Friday deals.
    I imagine the actual Microsoft Stores will be doing this as well.
    06-01-2013 04:25 PM
  6. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    I was looking around today and ran into this on a VERY well known Windows site, You would never find rumor at this site...

    and I found this interesting on a disussion about Windows 8 and Xbox 1..



    http://winsupersite.com/xbox/what-if...ther-windows-8

    Figured this would be interesting to share...

    Now that we know it will be $499.99, do you think it's too much and are you going to buy one ?
    Never find rumors and speculation on Paul's site?

    His site is almost nothing but rumors and speculation. He's often wrong, and when folks inside MS deny him exclusives he often behaves poorly towards them.

    I'm not saying he's right or wrong...but to say you will never find rumors there is about as wrong as anyone can ever get.


    Also any prices you see on sites right now are placeholder prices as no pricing has been announced.
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    06-02-2013 01:20 AM
  7. Morpheus Phreak's Avatar
    So, if the price is confirmed, then has Nov. 30 been confirmed as the launch day?
    11/30 would be highly doubtful as it's a Saturday. If anything I would place my bets on 11/5.
    06-02-2013 01:24 AM
  8. Mystictrust's Avatar
    11/30 would be highly doubtful as it's a Saturday. If anything I would place my bets on 11/5.
    100% agree on that
    06-02-2013 02:51 AM
  9. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Hmmmm... that's a good point. MS may not give a good discount, but there are always stores like WalMart, Target and even Amazon who like to give out gift cards to sweeten Black Friday deals.
    Thank of Apple products discounts. For the first 6-8 months you wont see any discounting (maybe $10 buy very large chains), as you never do on new hardware like this. YOU might see bundles, more controllers, a few games etc for a good value but, getting a X1 for less than $499.99 after release is going to be hard unless your looking for only used systems.
    06-02-2013 11:55 AM
  10. ncxcstud's Avatar
    Analyst Michael Pachter thinks that the PS4 will be $349.99 and the Xbox One $399.99.

    I like his numbers. Even though he is quite wrong a lot (though, he is right a lot too).
    06-03-2013 07:44 PM
  11. Serious Tone's Avatar
    Sony dropping the price from 600 for the PS3 down to 350 for the PS4? I could never see that happening.

    Although, who am I? Certainly not an analyst. I hope those will be the prices!
    06-03-2013 08:43 PM
  12. vertigoOne's Avatar
    Sony dropping the price from 600 for the PS3 down to 350 for the PS4? I could never see that happening.

    Although, who am I? Certainly not an analyst. I hope those will be the prices!
    It would be a bold move, but would probably pay off in the long run. I would probably get one at launch if it was $350 whereas if it were $400 or more I would just wait for a must have exclusive.
    06-03-2013 10:32 PM
  13. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Analyst Michael Pachter thinks that the PS4 will be $349.99 and the Xbox One $399.99.

    I like his numbers. Even though he is quite wrong a lot (though, he is right a lot too).
    I think this isn't very accurate. I don't see how the PS4 can have a lesser bill of materials.

    The PS4 console alone should have a much higher cost than the Xbox One console because of the GDDR5 memory. Easy.
    The PS4 controller has everything the Xbox One controller does, with a touchpad and some sort of LED light for the Move. They are either equal costs, or the PS4 controller is slightly more expensive.
    The PS4 Move device has a higher resolution camera and I think it has an IR camera like the Xbox One Kinect.

    There are very small price differences in the consoles overall package, besides the memory. The only significant cost difference in the cost between GDDR5 and DDR3 memory, but that alone should make the PS4 100$ more expensive.
    06-04-2013 08:34 AM
  14. inteller's Avatar
    considering that this device will probably be in use 10 years from now, $500 is a worthwhile investment. People will spend twice that on phones in 10 years.
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    06-04-2013 08:46 AM
  15. DavidinCT's Avatar
    Analyst Michael Pachter thinks that the PS4 will be $349.99 and the Xbox One $399.99.

    I like his numbers. Even though he is quite wrong a lot (though, he is right a lot too).
    If this is true pricing, I would end up with both in 2-3 weeks after each other...
    06-04-2013 10:27 AM
  16. DaveGx's Avatar
    I want am Xbox One and will get one eventually. But not at $500. The best thing MS can do is get down to $400 or maybe even $350. They are big into having things to buy with Live points and people needing to pay $60 or so a year for Gold, they'll get their money back. Go low on price. Lower than Sony, that'll give them an advantage out the gate.
    06-04-2013 10:42 AM
  17. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    I want am Xbox One and will get one eventually. But not at $500. The best thing MS can do is get down to $400 or maybe even $350. They are big into having things to buy with Live points and people needing to pay $60 or so a year for Gold, they'll get their money back. Go low on price. Lower than Sony, that'll give them an advantage out the gate.
    I think if you are expecting less than 500$ you aren't being reasonable. You can't expect the prices to be lower for what the hardware is. The prices will go down overtime but that is because the manufacturing costs go down. The Xbox 360 sold for 500$ and even then they were selling it for a loss. So if they are going to sell this console for 500$, chances are the might already be selling it at a loss this time too.
    06-04-2013 10:52 AM
  18. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I think if you are expecting less than 500$ you aren't being reasonable. You can't expect the prices to be lower for what the hardware is. The prices will go down overtime but that is because the manufacturing costs go down. The Xbox 360 sold for 500$ and even then they were selling it for a loss. So if they are going to sell this console for 500$, chances are the might already be selling it at a loss this time too.
    The 360 in the US was 299 and 399 when it debuted, not 500 (or 499)

    For comparison - the PS3 launched at 499 and 599 in the US...

    I'm still willing to bet that the Xbox One and the PS4 will be closer to 399 than 599...
    06-04-2013 11:59 AM
  19. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    The 360 in the US was 299 and 399 when it debuted, not 500 (or 499)

    For comparison - the PS3 launched at 499 and 599 in the US...

    I'm still willing to bet that the Xbox One and the PS4 will be closer to 399 than 599...
    Thanks, I got mixed up by 100$ haha. But the elite launched months later at a price of $479 so it's still a valid argument. The cost of making the console will not justify a price lower than 500. If for some reason it happens to be lower than 500, then awesome, I won't be complaining haha. But for me, I'm expecting 700-800 just to be realistic. That way I'm not let down by expecting prices that don't really make complete sense.
    06-04-2013 12:15 PM
  20. inteller's Avatar
    I want am Xbox One and will get one eventually. But not at $500. The best thing MS can do is get down to $400 or maybe even $350. They are big into having things to buy with Live points and people needing to pay $60 or so a year for Gold, they'll get their money back. Go low on price. Lower than Sony, that'll give them an advantage out the gate.
    Let's stop with the $60 gold ****. I just bought TWO YEARS of Gold on buy.com's eBay site for $40 No one but rubes pay full price for XBL Gold.
    06-04-2013 01:19 PM
  21. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    Let's stop with the $60 gold ****. I just bought TWO YEARS of Gold on buy.com's eBay site for $40 No one but rubes pay full price for XBL Gold.
    I do. I pay the retail price for a 1-year subscription. I have my credit card saved and I have automatic renewal on. The convenience of never having to worry about when it runs out is well worth the extra 20$.

    IMO, If 60$ a year is too expensive for you, tough luck. That's less than 25 cents a day. Can't afford 25 cents a day? That's your problem.

    Obviously, if you CAN find it cheaper and you wish to spend the time, nothing wrong with that!
    06-04-2013 01:48 PM
  22. inteller's Avatar
    you mean the convenience is worth $40. That's a lot of convenience you are paying for. I said I got TWO YEARS for $40 (forty) dollars.
    06-04-2013 03:07 PM
  23. Robert Carpenter's Avatar
    you mean the convenience is worth $40. That's a lot of convenience you are paying for. I said I got TWO YEARS for $40 (forty) dollars.
    Missed that part, but like I said, if you can find it cheaper kudos. My post wasn't really in response to your, but more of a follow up. It was more or less directed to the people who think that 60$ a year is too expensive for Xbox Live.
    06-04-2013 03:37 PM
  24. inteller's Avatar
    well actually it is when so many easy to access, cheaper alternatives are available. But for people to sit around and spout out the $60 price like it is the only option available is just BS.
    06-04-2013 03:51 PM
  25. Courtney S's Avatar
    I think that $499 is completely reasonable for the XO. You are getting the console, the kinect, and a controller (probably even a game).

    If MS is going to set the price at something besides that, I imagine it would be in the range of 450 to 550. $600, while still an extremely reasonable price for what you are buying, will draw a lot of complaints from people. I also think that the PS4 is going to be priced around 450 to 650. Sony is probably going to drop the price to be more competative with the XO, but as a lot of you said, the hardware alone should be more expensive.
    06-04-2013 04:03 PM
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