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PlayStation 4 to Cost Less to Develop than PlayStation 3
Filed under: SONY, PLAYSTATION 4, MONEY
This is not a surprise. The PlayStation 3, as impressive as it was, was not cheap to develop. Given the cell processor, the fact that it was a flagship for Blu-ray as a medium, and Sony wanting to come out first in hardware, Sony lost money even at the original $600 price tag (which was too expensive for most folks). As it is, the PlayStation 3 has not lived up to the legacy of the PlayStation 2.

Sony can't afford to dump that kind of money into the development of the next system, but as it is they don't have to. Microsoft's biggest advantage is a strong online presence, and Nintendo's is the greatest appeal to casual gamers. Sony will be better served by having a network that works, and a product that is more accessible, and accessibility is more about cost than anything.

But what do I know? I'm just an ordained minister who happens to play video games, and sometimes not even taking every third breath through a bong.

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LostPcGamer May 31 2011, 04:02 am EDT
Get rid of the cell chip and use an amd or intel chip. Use a newer amd or nvidia gpu add a more efficient cooling option and keep the blu-ray. Done and cheaper.
thestewieman Jun 02 2011, 11:06 am EDT
@LostPcGamer haHa! actually going from an PPC to x86 is going to be a whole lot more expensive...

there is nothing cheaper to going to a x86 it's actually a more expensive platform due to it's crazy instruction-set nobody uses, which developers will be forced to use on a console....
x86 is a mess.
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