Any concerns that the PlayStation 4 will once again succumb to the power of PC gaming shortly after its release have been well and truly doused by Linus Blomberg of Avalanche Studios. Speaking this week to GamingBolt, he went on record to affirm his confidence in the PlayStation 4 not only as a piece of gaming hardware, but as an excellent business model for the coming years.
“The consoles desperately need a boost since having been overtaken in terms of performance by PCs several years ago, and also losing market share to mobile platforms. I’m glad Sony decided to go with 8GB RAM because it means that the PS4 will out-power most PCs for years to come,” he told GamingBolt.
“It’s the best of all worlds in a way; great performance for demanding high-end gaming, good social ecosystem and connectivity, and integrated business marketplace.”
Meanwhile, industry analysts speaking at SXSW have also gone on record to suggest that new-generation PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720 games will increase in price by $10, making the retail price for most approximately $70 a piece. The news follows the announcement by Sony that an exceptionally wide range of titles and prices will become available, stating that the company “will offer games with prices ranging from $0.99 to the more traditional $60 range with the ability for players to sample games before they buy.”
Microsoft and Sony are currently locking horns behind the scenes as both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox 720 remain almost entirely under-wraps. While the former of the two has at least to some extent made its debut in terms of a rundown of specs and features, neither has had its respective release date or price confirmed.
Both are however expected to hit the market in the fall so as to roll out globally ahead of the Christmas 2013 buying frenzy.