PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 will be announced at the Electronics Entertainment Expo in June 2013, or may be a bit earlier. We all apparently have an idea of their specifications and features, however their cost is a less discussed topic.
Colin Sebastian, employed at Baird Equity Research revealed some information about PS 4 and Xbox 720 in a research note addressed to some investors. According to Sebastian, both the gaming consoles could be priced between $350 and $400 in US, reported Games Industry International.
His sources are of the opinion that the next generation gaming consoles will be made from PC components, including better voice, movement sensors and multi-tasking capabilities.
Sebastian suggests that making use of PC components would have a number of benefits as compared to a typical silicon base. Though, it is a new thing, he believes that developers won’t have to work too hard on understanding this new technology ― they’re already well aware of the technicalities in a PC. Hence, the cost of production and sale price will be low too.
Microsoft released Xbox 360 for $399 in 2005, while Sony launched its PlayStation 3 for $499, after a year in 2006.
Sebastian also told the expected dates regarding the launch of both these gaming consoles. PS 4 is scheduled to be released in October, while Xbox 720 in November, this year.