Launching for $/€499 / £429? Are they serious?

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  1. Wintrale
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    I mean, wow. That's really damn expensive...

    Fun fact: £429 = $668
     
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    They said it'd be $499 US dollars.
     
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    $499 US DOLLARS!
     
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    screw them. too much money.
     
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    I know. I put that. I just find it funny we're going to have to pay $170 more. I guess it's too much to ask of Microsoft to release the Xbox One in the UK for the same price as America. £309.99 would be an awful lot more attractive to consumers, y'know?
     
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    That's cheaper than i thought it would be. We do live in an age where people pay at least $700 for laptops.
     
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    You guys are kidding, right?

    It is a BRAND NEW, cutting-edge console. Of course it's going to be expensive. FFS

    Sure they could make it $300, but then you'd have the WiiU, and you'd be complaining about lack of "graphics" instead.

    EDIT - Yeah, the cost in the UK does suck. You guys get perpetually boned by the gaming industry for whatever reason.
     
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    Doesn't seem too bad a 250GB 360 with kinect is around £300.
     
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    Costs more in the UK than the PS3.

    I stick to what I said a few weeks back, I think PS4 will win this gen with Wii U coming in 2nd. I can't see XBO doing anymore than 50m honestly. Don't think Sony or Nintendo have anything to worry about, and I can't see PS4 being more than $400. The Kinect is definitely why XBO costs that much.
     
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    all sony need's to do i sell their ps4 as lets say $450 and sell the games at $50 and they'll beat Microsoft.
    what i mean is that i know alot of people that bought one system over another because it was cheaper
     
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    You're dreaming if you think Sony will go that low. More like £499, $700
     
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    £429 in a shite climate will equal WiiU sales at xmas. TBH i wasnt impressed one or two exclusives looked ok but none of it looked wow i must have that console . A 360 is a much better buy i reckon.
     
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  14. Delta517

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    499 Euro = 660$.... Dafuq? o.O The Xbone is a pass for me... It's too much sentered for American people with all it's TV show stuff and I don't like all the addons its having like both Kinect and SmartGlass :wacko: Reminds me of the Sega Genisis with it's 32x and CD addons :P
     
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    Lol@people thinking sony will say their product lower than 500. How much did the ps3 cost at launch?
     
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    Take out the kinect and sell it for £300 then we can talk.
     
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    That'll be a problem if Kinect must always be connected :P
     
  18. PityOnU

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    Gaming (as with computing) is no longer just about the console. It's about the entire ecosystem. As of this generation, the Microsoft ecosystem is much better and much more reliable (quantifiably) than Sony's. Even if Sony DOES end up having a superior console, that's not necessarily the be all and end all.

    Also, Sony has announced that it will NOT be making a loss on hardware sales this generation. Good luck with that ~$400 price tag. We will see tonight, though.
     
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    Uhh. I m not liking the price. I will never buy a console for over $400. Yeesh. And I thought the Wii U was expensive.
     
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    Remember the PS3 launch price?
    699 quid?