Originally Posted by Mcflyy
I don't see this system selling anywhere under 550, if you look at the Wii U, it's selling at a loss for Nintendo and its 300-350.
If Nintendo didn't sell the system at a loss I would assume they would price it somewhere in the 400 range since reports say that for Nintendo to make a profit off the system they would have to sell the hardware and 2 games.
Now seeing the specs in the PS4, it's gonna blow it out of the water as far as that goes, which leads me to believe that even if Sony sold it at a loss also it wouldn't go any lower than 550.
It's gonna be a rough Holiday season IMO with all 3 systems trying to convince the average consumer on what system to get.
I won't be getting this on launch, I learned from the mistake of getting PS3 when it first came out, BUT if Final Fantasy does come out launch then I may have to consider it.
The reason the WII-U is selling at a loss is because of the controller. The price for a standalone Wii-U controller is half the price of the consolehttp://kotaku.com/5942876/the-wii-us-controllers-are-really-expensive
PS3 sold for 599 because of Blu-ray and the cell. Blu-ray is now cheap and they are using x86 architecture so it wont be that expensive. Only thing that sounds expensive to me is the 8GB GDDR5
As for those saying the leap is not big, don't forget we don't know what resolution the games are running at. COD for example runs at sub HD with 600 pixels. If Killzone is running at 1080p then trust me you will see the difference.
Also since Sony recently bumped the RAM from 4GB to 8GB the game probably was made with 4GB GDDR5 in mind. Imagine few years down the line when we see the full potential