New PS4 price, release rumors in UK are promising

By Alan Ng - Apr 5, 2013

Sony continues to keep consumers in Europe sweating on whether their next-generation PS4 console will reach their territory in 2013 along with the upcoming PS4 Fall 2013 in the United States. This week, we have some interesting new tidbits of information for you to digest, coming from a UK newspaper who has teased a potential release and price for UK consumers.

As we told you earlier this week, Sony may now be having a surprise second PS4 event, taking place later this month and before another expected showing at the annual E3 expo in June. This second event could be used to show off the hardware for the very first time, but consumers will be hoping that Sony finally give some information on pricing.

UK newspaper The Sun has published a recent article, suggesting that the price of the PS4 console in the UK will be around £300. While this is obviously not confirmed yet, it would be a very pleasing outcome if it turns out to be legit for obvious reasons. The original fat PS3 launched at over £400 back in 2007 so anything under £400 is a great price in our eyes.

Another important factor in all of this is the Wii U price. Nintendo launched the Wii U price at £249 and £299 for the Basic and Deluxe versions of the console. It is highly unlikely that Sony will launch their PS4 at the same price given the hardware packed inside, but we can presume that they won’t want to make it much higher in fear of consumer alienation.

Along with the £300 price claims, The Sun also suggests that the console will be out in October. The fear here though is whether they are referring to the UK release or US market. There is also no concrete source for their information as well – plus it’s The Sun for those who read the newspaper regularly.

For our UK readers: Are you willing to wait another five months for the PS4 in 2014, if Sony follows the same patterns as the PS3 launch? Also, would £300 be a perfect price for you?

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  • Readers

    I think 300 for a basic ps4 sound about right.. 350-380 for the premium one.. I’m getting on day of release and can’t wait.. Will be an exciting year for Sony I think with some great games already lined up it can only get better