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News Sony lops £50 off the PlayStation 4

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 21 Oct 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    The critical number missing from the article: the new RRP is £300.
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You're right (well, you're a penny off, but let's not quibble) - I had that in, then removed it as I juggled a couple of sentences but neglected to put it back. Until now, anyway. Ta!
     
  4. suenstar

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    I was going to say, the article definitely said the price when I first looked at it.

    That's a really good price for a good bit of tech, the £50 saving is just about enough to get yourself the 2TB HDD as well so you can use the money saved for a worthwhile upgrade... or a game.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    News like this always makes me think "I'll get a console!" And then I never use it.

    Maybe this time'll be different. Maybe I won't bother buying one to begin with.
     
  6. ya93sin

    ya93sin What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah just don't bother. Mine's sitting behind my monitor, online subscription expired with no intention of renewing. Time to sell
     
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    I'm hanging on until Playstation VR (nee Morpheus) is released to grab a bundle. There aren't any exclusives released yet for either console that I'm interested in, so there's no point buying one at the moment.
     
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    Had a play with the new Steam controller yesterday at work. For someone who is utterly appalling at FPS with an Xbox controller, I did surprisingly well with the Steam controller - albeit against bots.

    The point is, anyway, instead of dropping £300 on a PS4 (and then the same again if you want a few decent games for it), get the Steam controller and stream your games to your big TV/run a long HDMI cable/whatever and get even more from your existing gaming rig :)
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Same as my housemate, bought one at launch, has barely even touched it. He plays 5x more PC games nowaydays, which he never used to.
     
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    SchizoFrog What's a Dremel?

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    You can have all the arguments you like against getting a console but XBox has Forza and Halo... The PC does not. :(
     
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    Keyword there is Yet in truth as if Microsoft wants dx12 to push onwards they could release either game.
     
  12. suenstar

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    I probably only play games on my PS4 once per week and use it for watching Netflix/Prime a couple of times each week, mine gets most usage when I have my niece visiting for a few days.

    Even with such little regular use, I'd say the console has been a worthwhile investment as it has easily provided more entertainment value than what it cost over the course of a year.
     

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