Video Game News

February 14, 2013

PS4 to Cost More Than $400?

The rumor mill is running hot and fast as the release of the new PlayStation console looms. Sony is scheduled to officially reveal the details of the new console on February 20, but there has been a lot of speculation about console specs, new controllers and particularly the price tag. According to a news report in Japan’s Asahi News, the new console will cost $400 when it is released.

The only official quote provided by Sony on the story was posted to Famitsu saying, “SCE has nothing to announce regarding this matter. No comment even on whether this this story is true or false.”


So die-hard Playstation fans will have to wait for the official unveiling to know anything for sure. In the interim, however, there’s no harm in speculating. So what’s a gamer to do if that $400 price tag is too high? There is plenty of coverage online about the rumors, but if that isn’t satisfying the craving, Playstation and game enthusiasts have the option to purchase downloadable games. They’re cheaper than physical games, and might serve as enough of a distraction to get you through the last week before the official unveiling.

Bang for Your Buck

The new (and long-awaited) downloadable content for Skyrim was released this month for the PSN, along with new content for Black Ops 2 and Far Cry 3. Getting new content is almost as good as getting a whole new system, right? Although the price might seem a little high for most of the people who are really going to want the new console— mainly 18 to 24-year-olds— it’s actually going to be cheaper than the original release price of the PS3, which came out at $500. So what is that $400 going to get gamers? Well, again, there’s not a lot of solid information on the new features, and we’ll have to wait until the official release to get any, but there are a lot of rumors. There is talk of a newly designed controller, which looks a lot like the PS3’s DualShock 3 controllers but with an added touch screen instead of the start, select and PS buttons found on the other controllers.

The new PS4 goodies also come with a share feature that would allow players to post stills and up to 15 minutes of video online, which should make bragging about kill-to-death ratio that much easier. There are also some vague rumors about Sony revamping the PlayStation Eye software to make it more Kinect-like. According to all the rumors, the existing PlayStation Move software will be backward compatible ( So, for those of you waiting with bated breath for the intricacies of Sony’s new console, hold on. Feb. 20 is just around the corner.

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Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel
I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it's a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.



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