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PlayStation 4 Price Mistakenly Leaked?

By - Source: GameRanx | B 31 comments

A German site alleges that it caught a glimpse of the PS4 price on the Sony India website.

According to German gaming site Playfront, Sony India mistakenly had the price of the PlayStation 4 listed on its website. Though the entry has since been removed (if it was there at all to begin with), the site alleges that the PlayStation 4 was priced at 399 Euro for a console packed with a 250 GB hard drive.

Unfortunately, Playfront was unable to grab a screenshot. For now, we're going to have to treat it as a rumor, especially in light of all the PS4 hype that's been generated by Sony's teaser trailer showing off the PS4 (though blurry) on video.

Sony is expected to reveal a little more about the PS4 at this year's E3. Hopefully, price point will be one of the things announced.

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    anxiousinfusion , May 20, 2013 9:20 PM
    250GB... so it's an SSD, right? ...Right?
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    gamoniac , May 20, 2013 9:11 PM
    250GB of HDD? Where can you get one of those tiny HDD these days? I can't even find them at the store. Sony either has to pay extra for such antique, or has a ton of these in their warehouse...
    And we all know when HDD fills up 70% or more, the inner portion of the platters causes performance to plummet drastically.
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    gamoniac , May 20, 2013 9:11 PM
    250GB of HDD? Where can you get one of those tiny HDD these days? I can't even find them at the store. Sony either has to pay extra for such antique, or has a ton of these in their warehouse...
    And we all know when HDD fills up 70% or more, the inner portion of the platters causes performance to plummet drastically.
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    anxiousinfusion , May 20, 2013 9:20 PM
    250GB... so it's an SSD, right? ...Right?
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    eklipz330 , May 20, 2013 9:23 PM
    i'm sure theyre using the same hdds they did in the ps3, just to curb costs for now... im sure we will see ssd's in consoles this generation
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    nevilence , May 20, 2013 9:26 PM
    I think that ps4 preview was bloody rubbish, it could of been any random black box blurred out. and with all the rumours flying around for xbox and ps4, beleive nothing until either sony or microsoft say something
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    danwat1234 , May 20, 2013 9:33 PM
    Yeah should be 500GB and shouldn't cost more than $5 more.
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    stridervm , May 20, 2013 9:59 PM
    Sorry guys, that's not gonna happen. Even a PS3s with 500GB HD SRP right now is $250. That's not gonna happen. Even the Wii U sells at $400, and you know what is it's internal storage......
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    shikamaru31789 , May 20, 2013 10:07 PM
    A leak that happened shortly after the PS4's unveiling said $429 for the base model and $529 for the premium model, though no hard drive sizes were specified in that leak. I seriously doubt that even the base model will have a 250 GB drive, Sony themselves said to expect a considerable hard drive size, considerable doesn't sound like the same size used in the latest PS3 models. I think the base model will have a 500 GB drive and the premium model will have a 1TB drive, afterall, 1 TB doesn't cost that much more than 250 GB nowadays.
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    shikamaru31789 , May 20, 2013 10:19 PM
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    Sorry guys, that's not gonna happen. Even a PS3s with 500GB HD SRP right now is $250. That's not gonna happen. Even the Wii U sells at $400, and you know what is it's internal storage......


    399 euros is $514 dollars, though the price would likely be less than that in the US due to the markup in other countries. That price doesn't seem that far-fetched to me, maybe even a bit high. The PS3 is likely being sold that high to try and make up some losses from earlier, when the expense of the Cell CPU and the blu-ray drive had Sony selling at a big loss. Rumor has it that the PS3 will be dropping to $150 for the base model and $200 for the premium model when the PS4 launches. The Wii U costs $300 for the base model, not $400, and nearly $100 of that is said to be due to the cost of the tablet controller, and most are saying that Nintendo needs to drop the price, though they are still sticking with launch prices despite slow sales.
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    zander1983 , May 20, 2013 11:53 PM
    Ancient 250GB drives. And highly doubt it will be SSDs. 250GB SSD is around $200...
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    gggplaya , May 21, 2013 4:52 AM
    A little over $500 sounds about right. People have to keep in mind that this isn't some kind of specialized hardware like the cell processor in the PS3. This is tweaked next generation stuff from AMD's trinity line of processors. Basically designed concurrently with trinity CPU's.
    Being an ALL-in-ONe CPU/GPU saves a ton of money. When you price a motherboard, CPU/GPU combo, RAM, HDD, and the cost of packaging. A comparable desktop PC costs about the same. I would expect the PS4 to eventually cost less since it'll be sold in bulk and all components purchased in mass quantity.
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    TheMadFapper , May 21, 2013 5:08 AM
    That better be an SSD. With each game one of the things I hate is excess loading times. Consoles take forever to load games and area transitions.
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    ddpruitt , May 21, 2013 5:49 AM
    Another $500 console with a tiny drive, I hope the numbers are wrong. There's no way Sony would make the same mistake twice right?
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    djtronika , May 21, 2013 6:09 AM
    Seriously, you guys act like this is a custom built PC you're buying off of newegg. Sony has to keep costs down this time. They even said they wanted to actually make profit off of the hardware this time around compared to the PS3.
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    g00fysmiley , May 21, 2013 6:23 AM
    its because people will look at it and see 250 gigs, they will compare that to what they know, tablets/smartphones with 8-32 gigs and say "wow look at how much storage space" for power users though, unless they do work to circumvent it then it should be easy to copy to clone the old drive to a enw larger drive and as it appears to be regular pc hardware it will likely just recognise the new larger (possibly faster) hdd/ssd.
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    Innocent_Bystander , May 21, 2013 6:43 AM
    "Ancient 250GB drives. And highly doubt it will be SSDs. 250GB SSD is around $200... "
    If you buy one at retail... if you buy 30,000,000 factory direct it's probably $20 :) 
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    Murissokah , May 21, 2013 7:28 AM
    Certainly an HDD. And we all know there will be an overpriced version with larger storage.
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    whiteodian , May 21, 2013 8:01 AM
    There will probably be a higher tiered system with a larger drive. As long as it is easy for the user to replace I don't care. They charge too much for hard drives as it is (usually it is $100 more to go up to the next size). The 250GB was probably bought in bulk. Not sure how many years ago though... The laptops we are buying at work come with a minimum 320-500.
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    gggplaya , May 21, 2013 8:19 AM
    It would be nice if you could swap for a SSD for blazing loading speeds.
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    tadej petric , May 21, 2013 8:36 AM
    Price of 250Gb SSD in our stores - Samsung 840 TLC Basic 250 GB (cheapest 250 Gb one) - 173,46 €
    And to put 8 core CPU with 7850 eq graphics its about 400€
    And I didnt include mobo, case, cooling, blu-ray... Its more € or this is HDD (which shouldnt be 250Gb but more like 750Gb).
    Price will be about 500€ (and about the same $/pounds)
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    jkhoward , May 21, 2013 9:09 AM
    You guys are all idiots.
    The only benefit to having an SSD in a console is faster game loading time. If it is not the price being to expensive thahits the fact it is not using an SSD.
    399 Euros for a system is an excellent price with a standard a hard drive. They drive may also be a hybrid drive. Who knows..
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