Xbox One and PS4 pricing update

xbox one vs ps4 580 75 Xbox One and PS4 pricing update

Amidst all the speculation revolving around Xbox One and PS4 launches, the one question still in the hot tub is about the cost. And to add some spice to it; Michael Pachter, Analyst from Wedbush Morgan has given his opinion on the new consoles pricing.

Pachter made his predictions in a pre-E3 address to investors, giving the build cost per unit and their retail price. He placed PS4’s build cost at 275$ per unit and retail at 349$ per unit, while Xbox One costs 325$ per unit to build and will set you back 399$ per unit in the market. However, A subscription based Xbox One model might be made available at 299$ per unit.

 Pachter also said, “We believe the ability to watch live TV from a cable, telco, or satellite set-top box through Xbox One could entice an MSO to drive subscriptions through a subsidised box in exchange for a multi-year contract. The ‘always connected’ requirement for the Xbox One likely means that a broadband connection will be required, suggesting to us that ISPs may have an incentive to offer a subsidy as well.

“In addition, Microsoft could conceivably subsidise the Xbox One through prepaid Xbox Live Gold subscriptions (as it has done on a limited basis in the past) or premium Skype functionality as well. Similarly, Sony could subsidise the PS4 through prepaid PlayStation Network subscriptions, but unlike Microsoft, it does not have a history of doing so.”

The war for the top console is about to begin again, and the affordable and competitive prices predicted surely heats up the race.

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