Originally Posted by PENDRAG0ON
Sony wants to ship 16 million PS4s by the end of 2013...
If true then Sony may be launching sooner than we thought and at a lower price point than most people were expecting.
I listen to a ton of gaming podcasts (while at work). In addition to the normal set of podcasts that I usually check out, I've been listening to even more podcasts that I don't normally listen to, just to hear their post PS4 announcement shows. I've heard some very good discussions about everything PS4 related.
The most interesting thing however, is the price that people are expecting. People are all over the map with their price predictions. I will say though... that it seems that more and more people are thinking that Sony might try to hit a $399.99 price. To me, that would be the absolute best case scenario. I personally find it hard to believe that the first number won't at least start wth 4. I think $449.99 is the best case scenario, and $499.99 is the most likely scenario but listening to these podcasts, there does seem to be a lot of people that think $399 is somehow realistic.
If Sony really did come in at $399.99, then they are taking a HUGE hit on each console sold. I just don't think they are in a financial condition to get away with it. Not with the camera and the controller, and maybe even a move wand.... all included in the box ? Man, they could be talking a $150 hit on each box sold. Maybe even $200 or $250 depending on the contracts they've worked out with all their suppliers.