PS4, games to get price increases in South Africa

ToxicBunny

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Even less chance of me buying either a pa4 or xbox one if they get even more expensive than they are currently
 

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But will they bring prices down on games when the Rand recovers?
 

Necuno

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But will they bring prices down on games when the Rand recovers?
You mean the same way the petrol has been decreasing each time after an increase was made due to factor x ?
 

absynth

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You mean the same way the petrol has been decreasing each time after an increase was made due to factor x ?
It is just a trend that I notice.Prices seems to go up due to factor x on products,but when there is some form of financial recovery,prices never seems to come down and we the consumer gets shafted.
 

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Isn't PS4 a Sony branded PC? The graphic card is already obsolete and just about any game can be found on the PC. Why bother?
 

Space_Chief

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Yes, but Steam sales are amazing.



Because Sony always has the best exclusives.

Best gaming combo Sony+PC.
True. What good is a powerful PC when the games cannot run on it.

Of course some people don't even have powerful PCs and for them a console is a quick alternative to having to go through a crash course of GPUs/memory/mobo/PSU/cooling gobbledygook.
 

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True. What good is a powerful PC when the games cannot run on it.

Of course some people don't even have powerful PCs and for them a console is a quick alternative to having to go through a crash course of GPUs/memory/mobo/PSU/cooling gobbledygook.
Not to mention the console is usually cheaper (especially if you buy it halfway through the lifespan of the console instead of straight away) and one doesn't need to worry about compatibility with PC components for each game (although this appears to be less of a problem these days)
 

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Not to mention the console is usually cheaper (especially if you buy it halfway through the lifespan of the console instead of straight away) and one doesn't need to worry about compatibility with PC components for each game (although this appears to be less of a problem these days)
Yes indeed.

So it's basically:

Cost
Selection of games
Convenience of having an appliance instead of something you must maintain with updates and antivirus updates, not to mention the techno worries of hardware selection.
Cool factor/Aesthetics.
 

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Are we really doing this again?

Not to mention the console is usually cheaper (especially if you buy it halfway through the lifespan of the console instead of straight away) and one doesn't need to worry about compatibility with PC components for each game (although this appears to be less of a problem these days)
So you'd give up your hobby for 5 years while you wait for the console to get cheaper? What will you do in the mean time? Play with lego?

Yes indeed.

So it's basically:

Cost
Selection of games
Convenience of having an appliance instead of something you must maintain with updates and antivirus updates, not to mention the techno worries of hardware selection.
Cool factor/Aesthetics.
That cost is the interesting one.

PC games are far far cheaper than console games. You'll make up the starting price difference with 1 or 2 years, and start making money.
 

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Yes indeed.

So it's basically:

Cost
Selection of games
Convenience of having an appliance instead of something you must maintain with updates and antivirus updates, not to mention the techno worries of hardware selection.
Cool factor/Aesthetics.
/takes a seat.

/noms a billtong.

/waits for it to happen.
 

Space_Chief

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Are we really doing this again?



So you'd give up your hobby for 5 years while you wait for the console to get cheaper? What will you do in the mean time? Play with lego?



That cost is the interesting one.

PC games are far far cheaper than console games. You'll make up the starting price difference with 1 or 2 years, and start making money.
Consider how expensive two latest gen GPUs in SLI mode are. What is it? Like R4-R5K each? 10 grand just for GPUs. Then you need some powerful PSU for those and a CPU to match so your babies don't idle. Then you want an SSD. Moar RAM. Water cooling. And then 6 mo later the GPUs and CPU is already obsolete. You constantly live by the FPS rating in timedemo or whatever it is nowadays. If you can't squeeze a few extra frames you feel inadequate and so you spend on more silicon based viagra.

OTOH a console: you buy it, unpack it. It works. It's king until the next generation, 4-5 years later.
 

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Are we really doing this again?



So you'd give up your hobby for 5 years while you wait for the console to get cheaper? What will you do in the mean time? Play with lego?
Yeah because a PS3 and Xbox 360 don't work anymore now that the new consoles are available. Time to dig out my Lego.
 

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Consider how expensive two latest gen GPUs in SLI mode are. What is it? Like R4-R5K each? 10 grand just for GPUs. Then you need some powerful PSU for those and a CPU to match so your babies don't idle. Then you want an SSD. Moar RAM. Water cooling. And then 6 mo later the GPUs and CPU is already obsolete. You constantly live by the FPS rating in timedemo or whatever it is nowadays. If you can't squeeze a few extra frames you feel inadequate and so you spend on more silicon based viagra.

OTOH a console: you buy it, unpack it. It works. It's king until the next generation, 4-5 years later.
I however agree with Chevron, pc’s can easily be upgraded, components can be sold, however you are hammering on the high-end side. The thing when it comes to high-end components, next year it aren’t king anymore, thus a massive price drop, obsolete is only applicable to those FANATICAL being the BEST, like overclockers.

Plus when Steam OS goes mainstream, then you will have an interchangeable console/pc/media centre/workstation which is highly customisable.

In my opinion pc’s have a lot more stamina over 4-5 years than consoles.

When you buy a pc new, it also unpacks and it works, depending on your choice.
 
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