# xbox1/playstation4 price

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### #1fireside

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

What do you think now that the prices are out? I think PS4 is looking like a better deal. I know Microsoft has kinect and voice, but not sure people will think it's worth an extra 100 dollars.

http://reviews.cnet....-playstation-4/
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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:00 PM

Microsoft definitely has egg on its face with the higher price and the more restrictive DRM. Personally I'm not at all interested in the Kinect and the voice control stuff, so the PS4 is the clear winner for me. Granted, I did work at Sony so I'm biased...but it would still be the clear winner even if that wasn't the case.
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### #3touch_the_sky

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

According to this article not only is the PS4 cheaper but it's also supposed to come out sooner (Holiday as in summer right?) - can't be good for Xbox unless PS4 is launched with some critical flaw and the first batches are a miserable failure.

Also, just when I started digging them new consoles a bit, thanks to all the buzz around... I saw this. Well, I know which toy gets my money first I suppose:)

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

Please don't call xbone "xbox1", it's confusing.
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### #5tyree

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:35 PM

microsoft may be transitioning out of the game business. at the very least there making it less of a focal point of the system

### #6TheNut

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:05 AM

There's quite a bit of chatter that PS4 is the "winner". I think MS shot themselves in the foot with the always online requirement and resale of used games. I mean, Sony recognized that and quickly capitalized. The views just speak volumes and MS has to go on serious damage control. Windows Phone, Windows 8, and now Xbox One? It's just one bad PR after the next.

### #12WDR

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

@Stainless: Yeah, tell me about it. The Xbox 360 currently is around $250 in US, I guess. Which in conversion is like around Rs. 13,000 here in India. Locally, it sells for Rs. 25,500 - Almost DOUBLE the price. The PS4 is slated for$400, I think. In conversion, I guess that is around Rs. 24,000. Locally - Rs. 40,000. Why the huge differences I don't get!
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### #13Sol_HSA

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 06:40 AM

At least they're using usd-eur 1:1 conversion, unlike adobe, who basically reverse the currency rate..
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### #14rouncer

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 08:19 AM

Australias the same, it doesnt matter how much the moneys worth, as soon as it gets to australian dollars they like to up the price... maybe that fact is why AUD and english money stays at such a high price? I dont know much about economics, it always shafted me... same goes for drugs, american speed is worth 3 times less as it costs in Australia, although the currency is about equal value. hehe

Just means australian and english corporations fetch more money out of their consumers (even drug dealers?) than american ones do... how would this effect things?
Youd better hope Obama knows what hes doing.

[EDIT] theres more competition for sales in america? and I read in india you have a similar problem with console prices... [/EDIT]
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### #15WDR

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 11:10 AM

Does shipping really cost that much? I thought some of the major countries had a local manufacturing unit.

@rouncer: All electronics in India are expensive (except desktops, for some reason). Most people get their electronics from the UK or the US via some family or relatives living there. As for consoles, they are also bought the same way. The ones from UK are fine, as they share the same region encoding. The ones from US, however, are brought here and modchipped in order to remove the PAL/NTSC encoding. That just voids the warranty and messes up the hardware. But... what can you do?
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### #16fireside

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

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All electronics in India are expensive (except desktops, for some reason). Most people get their electronics from the UK or the US via some family or relatives living there.

That just about has to be government tampering with prices. If things are screwed up with prices, it's almost always because of the government. Most of them hate imports, which is stupid, because free flowing trade leads to better business for everyone.
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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:18 PM

Oh yeah... Did I mention that India has the worst government despite being known as one of the best democracies in the world? I guess I forgot to mention that. I know... The statement is pretty ironic.

I don't want to go off-topic here, but we have like the highest fuel prices. Don't know the exact rates, but we buy from the Middle East at about Rs.15/litre. That sells for about Rs.70/litre by the time it reaches consumers. Seriously flawed.
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### #18fireside

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:44 PM

Yeah, it never fails that the worst possible candidates for government jobs end up with them. They're all totally anal retentive and don't have any idea how economics really work. Just be thankful you don't live in North Korea, I guess. How'd you like to have that nut job running things?
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### #19WDR

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Posted 14 June 2013 - 04:54 PM

Hahaha... You just made me realize how grateful I should be for living in a democracy.
Anyways, back on topic... My choice is PS4. Microsoft just lost the last bit of trust I had in them. W8 and now this.
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### #20TheNut

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Posted Today, 02:29 AM

It looks like Microsoft felt the full force of the gaming community and decided to back down on the always online DRM and used game trading. They're half way there. Now they just have to lower the price and offer a temporary (pre-order) bundle package at loss to truly apologize to the gaming community and restore their popularity.

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