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PS4 launch will not lead to PS3 price cut

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2013 11:00 User comments (5)

PS4 launch will not lead to PS3 price cut According to Sony UK, the upcoming PlayStation 4 launch does not mean the company is dropping the price of the PS3.
UK Managing Director Fergal Gara says the aging console will not get a price cut following the holiday launch of the PS4.

"There's no plans as yet," Gara says. "The PlayStation 3 is a system where it hasn't been particularly easy to get the costs down."

Although the PS3 lost the company money on every console sold at launch, Sony has said the PS4 will be around breakeven right from launch. The PS3 launched at $499 and the PS4 will launch at $399.

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5 user comments

121.6.2013 13:49

Not surprised considering that the PS3 graphics/playability are exactly the same as the new PS4. Only "sharing" is new and no one cares about that.

221.6.2013 14:17

Can you list the specs side by side.

321.6.2013 21:08

Originally posted by hearme0:
Not surprised considering that the PS3 graphics/playability are exactly the same as the new PS4. Only "sharing" is new and no one cares about that.
that makes you sound desperate anyone with a brain knows that is not true.

422.6.2013 6:56

I thought PS3 was a risc/cell processor, where PS4 is more of a main stream one? I exactly forgot which one though.

51.7.2013 11:15

Both xboxone and ps4 are pc's inside so thats why they are cheaper.
There was a lot more R&D involved for the PS3 so thats why the costs were so high.

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