Neoseeker : News : Rumor: Next Xbox reveal set for May 21, launch in early November for $500
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lKasHl Apr 13, 13
quote Epoch
I heard months ago, months and months, that all the nextgens would be 250-300, due to the crappy economy.

I hope this is true, i would say that 95% of the people who use these consoles cant afford to pay 500$ for one, and if that price is true, and the trend continues to the NEXT nextgen, we would be looking at 700$.

The line has to be drawn somewhere.
False, for the most part console pricing is determined by supply and demand and consideration of competitor offerings. The stuff that goes into the consoles is determined by the price that the market can bear.

Therefore on release Microsoft/Sony set the price at which they anticipate the highest revenue consisting of x units sold at price y. This is why you see console prices decrease over time as there is lesser demand but adequate supply (and also because the manufacturing process gets cheaper, increasing profit margins).

This price, given the current state of economies, will still be around 400-500 on release for even next gen. MS/Sony will only put in hardware that is equivalent or slightly higher than that cost (making up for deficits with software licenses/online services) to ensure they get a balance of market penetration and maximised revenue.
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Fragment of Chaos Apr 15, 13
imo, advertisements shouldn't be forced onto your damn homescreen. allow some tile customization for pete's sake. this is 2013, if I can select what tiles I want and don't want on my damn Window's Phone then I should be able to select what damn tiles I want on the home screen of da Xbox. If for some god-forsaken reason someone wants to add an advertisement tile to their homescreen, then by all means let them. But giv us consumers the CHOICE.
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Northern49 Apr 15, 13
It is false to assume that removing features and downgrading hardware is done to reduce the cost to the consumer. For all anyone knows, the price has remained constant. The only difference is their own profit margins.
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lKasHl Apr 17, 13
Northern49 not sure if that comment is referring to me. That is true which is why I specified that profit margins also increase, I don't believe for even a second that Sony and MS pass on the entire discount to customers: just to the extent that they attain maximum profit/desired market share.
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Demonxsoul May 2, 13
Meh,

Don't plan to even look at the new Xbox or PS4 until 2 years from now.

That is all.
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Shinobi_razor May 2, 13
quote Demonxsoul
Meh,

Don't plan to even look at the new Xbox or PS4 until 2 years from now.

That is all.
This. Early adoption is usually a bad idea until the price comes down and they work out the bugs. PS3 and 360 is perfectly fine and will continue to be supported for several more years at least.
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Phil Anselmo May 2, 13
quote Shinobi_razor
quote Demonxsoul
Meh,

Don't plan to even look at the new Xbox or PS4 until 2 years from now.

That is all.
This. Early adoption is usually a bad idea until the price comes down and they work out the bugs. PS3 and 360 is perfectly fine and will continue to be supported for several more years at least.
Yeah, and launch titles are usually pretty weak anyways.
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