PS4 price hinted by Sony, console will appeal to 'gamers in the broadest sense'

  • Posted April 20th, 2013 at 17:50 EDT by Kyle Prahl

Earlier this week, Sony Worldwide Studios vice president Michael Denny sat down with EDGE Online to discuss five years of PlayStation 4 planning. We previously covered news of Sony knowing PS4's release date and the console's physical appearance, but it seems there's more to this interview than first meets the eye.

When quizzed about the PS4's price and lessons learnt from PS3's launch disappointments, Denny responded with confidence, saying, "we have to be informed by what the strengths of our PlayStation 3 system have been, but also the challenges of that."

He continued by describing the type of audience Sony hopes to reach with PS4's price: "We want a system that can reach as broad a gaming audience as possible. . . . we have created a console absolutely focused on gamers – and we want that to be gamers in the broadest sense as well."

"I think to some extent I can ask you to draw your own conclusions."

So, what conclusions do YOU draw? Much of the internet gaming audience seems to agree that $400 is a likely and reasonable launch price for PS4, while others point out that a launch bundle for $450 or $500 could includes games or a PlayStation Plus subscription and accessories.

Give us your take in the comments below, and tell us what price YOU would pay for a PS4.

 

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Kyle Prahl is PSU's editor-in-chief and a Communications student at the University of Minnesota. If you care about PlayStation or the life of a pale Midwesterner, you should follow him on Twitter.
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