PS4 preorders live, $399.99 - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-11-2013, 12:26 PM
Krawk's Avatar
Mod, Staff, Movie Buff
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 13,282
Default PS4 preorders live, $399.99

In case it was missed, Amazon among others is taking preorders for the PS4 system for $399.99

Just how many of us cannot wait and will preorder one?

Past experience with 3 previous generation Sony gaming systems, the first batches of them are "Made in Japan" and offer the best performance, least troublesome operation. In a nutshell the QA department was not as thorough outside of Japan.
My original Japanese made PS, PS2 and PS3 all still work. The original PS and PS2 also had built-in Svideo ports. Remember also that with each redesign Sony was finding ways to cut costs so they started cutting out more and more options/features.

I have owned Japanese made units but my experience with non Japanese manufactured units in assisting friends in trying to get their units fixed. The Made in China or Mexico units all had higher failure rates, even if they did last for years.
Original PS - Bad laser mechs/skipping. Required frequent calibration to fix. If one left the units plugged in, the heat from the Power Supply also did a number on calibration.
PS2 - Bad Laser Mechs and infant mortality of other components.
PS3 - Heat related failures, likely cheaper components.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-11-2013, 12:55 PM
Boston007's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11,210
Default

I preordered last night

Microsoft has really lost me in the past couple months.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-11-2013, 12:59 PM
Plissken99's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 2,510
Default

I pre ordered last night as well, hopefully they will ship day one, not sure when their availability came up last night.

My original PS3 lasted a long time, died last year. My launch PS2 was a disaster however, I had that fucker refurbed every 3 months it seemed. Finally learned not to use it as a DVD player, as that seemed to be what kept killing it for some reason.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-11-2013, 01:04 PM
Boston007's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 11,210
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plissken99 View Post
I pre ordered last night as well, hopefully they will ship day one, not sure when their availability came up last night.

My original PS3 lasted a long time, died last year. My launch PS2 was a disaster however, I had that fucker refurbed every 3 months it seemed. Finally learned not to use it as a DVD player, as that seemed to be what kept killing it for some reason.
My PS3 blu ray player is now a backup as I have the Oppo

I wasn't even gonna order the PS4 or Xbox One, especially after seeing the Microsoft's $499 price

But at $399 I am really tempted. At least I have until end of the year to decide LOL
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PDP Media Remote for PS4, PS4 Slim, & PS4 Pro - HDD Review Palmer Home Theater Gear 2 06-20-2017 12:52 PM
PS4 Console, The Last of Us: Remastered, Camera, and One of 4 Hit Games for $399.99 Brian Hoss Video Game Bargains 2 12-17-2014 09:29 PM
New PS4 Bundle Lets Buyers Choose One of Four Hit Titles for $399.99 Brian Hoss Video Game Bargains 3 12-11-2014 03:35 AM
May 2013 NPD: PS4 is More Powerful, Less DRM restrictions, $399 Edition Onslaught X Gaming Smackdown 18 06-18-2013 11:07 PM
RUMOR: MS may cut the Elite to 399 to match the 399 PS3 in US KTA Gaming Smackdown 18 10-15-2007 03:05 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off