Sony Corp.’s Playstation 4 will sell at $350 and Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One will sell at $400 in a new estimate from Wedbush Morgan Securities.
In a note to investors, analysts Michael Pacter and Nick McKay estimate the PS4 will retail at $350 based on a bill of materials cost to total $275, and the Xbox One will sell at $400 based on a bill of materials estimate at around $325.
The PS4 retail price would be $150 less than the $499 PS3 20GB SKU sold in 2006. The Xbox One at $400 would be the same as the $399.99 Xbox 360 20GB Pro SKU sold in 2005.
The PS4 hardware will utilize a PC-like architecture with a x86-based AMD Jaguar 8-core CPU, a 1.84 TLFOPS AMD next-generation Radeon GPU, and GDDR5 8GB RAM. IN addition the hardware will feature a 6X Blu-ray disc drive, USB 3.0 interface, Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, and digital output.
The Xbox One will utilize an 8-core AMD CPU, Radeon GPU, 8GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray disc drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI, and USB 3.0.