Rumor: PS4 to cost at least $400, will use Gaikai
- Posted February 7th, 2013 at 05:05 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 6 Comments
Fresh rumors pertaining to Sony’s as-yet unannounced next-generation console, PlayStation 4, have surfaced via Nikkei.
According to the report (translated by Gematsu), the new platform – codenamed Orbis – will take advantage of Gaikai; the cloud-based service purchased by Sony back in 2012. Furthermore, Sony is said to have abandoned the proprietary Cell chip used in the PS3.
Elsewhere, a second Japanese-based report claims that the PS4 will be released in the Land of the Rising Sun by the end of the year. However, most interesting is the alleged price point of the new platform, said “to exceed 40,000 yen” – that’s about $428.
Take all this with a pinch of salt until we get official confirmation from Sony, which will hopefully happen on February 20 at the PlayStation Meeting in NYC.
jamesobachand | snake2112
- 8:51am EST - February 7th, 2013
Not really a surprise.
- 10:43am EST - February 7th, 2013
random rumor, no more reson to believe this one
Gameoholic007 | Demented007
- 12:33pm EST - February 7th, 2013
I wish Sony didn't abandon the CBE tech, it has way more to offer than what we got in the PS3s setup. A big shame. =(
On the price point, I think its a norm these days for consoles like Sonys/M$ to be around $400-$450 at start. Thats what im expecting.
- 2:38pm EST - February 7th, 2013
I hope the cloud streaming can be just as sweet as OnLive. That service is dope! Spectate anyone & having an entire area of awesome 10 second clips is too cool!
1solidsnake | solid1snake67
- 6:00pm EST - February 7th, 2013
im hoping they it for cheaper would be cool if sony did that :) but im stilll getting ps4
- 3:59am EST - February 8th, 2013
The price isn't a surprise to me, PS3 did come out at 600€ with only 60gb hard disk, so at 450€ that isn't that expensive just normal price. Don't see the next xbox coming out for less than this either.
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