The next-gen console rumors are really starting to flow now, and we have another potentially massive one to share with you now. A price for the Sony PS4 console has apparently turned up on Sony’s India website, only to be removed fairly swiftly. If the information is true, we could be seeing a Sony PS4 entry price in the US of $399.
Considering that Nintendo launched the Wii U Deluxe model for $349.99 in the US, a $399 basic price for the Sony PS4 doesn’t seem like a bad move at all – especially when you consider that the original PS3 fat model launched at a staggering $600 all those years ago.
A sub-$400 price may be fantastic news for US consumers, but what does it mean for EU gamers and our readers in the UK? If the price is accurate, then we could be seeing a price of £350 in the UK and €399 for everyone else in Europe. If you head to the Sony India page here, you’ll see that the information has now been removed.
Look at the URL though, as it tells us that the 399 Euros price relates to a console with a 250GB hard drive. We expect this to be the minimum storage option for the PS4, with Sony then offering a more expensive package with perhaps storage expanding up to 500GB for those with heavy media needs.
Considering that this is an official Sony website and the information was removed almost instantly – is this the official price for the PS4 that we can expect Sony to announce at E3? It certainly looks promising. We definitely think $399 is the perfect price for the PS4, given the superior hardware on offer compared to the $349 Wii U Deluxe.
As we await further evidence, let us know your reaction to a possible $399 price in US, £350 price in UK and 399 Euros price throughout Europe. Has Sony got it spot on here?
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