It's supposedly going to be cheapish. Two models priced somewhere around $450 and $550. I'd say ps3 would have been the leading console this gen if it hadn't had such a rough start at launch due to it's outragous price tag. Most consoles are going to be sold to parents purchasing a console for their kids as a holiday gift. They saw the $600 price tag and went with the cheaper 2nd choice.
so the high end ps4 is 50 dollars less tan what the high end ps3 was at launch and thats youre definition of "cheapish"?
I included the "ish" part for a reason. You also must consider the lower end version, not just the higher end. I paid $600 for my fatty ps3 when it was released. It was horribly expensive back when I was making $8 an hour. I have a job where I can afford it much easier now, but it's always nice to see a price tag closer to what people can afford instead of having to exclude many of your prospective buyers because you make the price tag too high.
Im sorry but if someone couldnt afford a 599 console making one thats 549 isnt gonna make their life any easier.. As for the low end version even at 499 for the PS3 ppl that that was too expensive especially give than xbox was what 300?.. same with PS4 if its 450 for the low end version ppl who dont have that kinda money will most likely get wii u instead which even their high end version is cheaper than sony's low end ps4.
Lastly the PS3 came out in 2006, the US economy back then was a helluva lot better than it is now.. so if ppl couldnt/didnt wanna or didnt have the money to spend on a 600 dollar console in 2006 they sure as hell dont have the money to spend on a 550 dollar console now.
ESPECIALLY when you can get a smartphone or a PC that has just a sgodo graphics and can do just about if not everything the PS4 can do for only 200-300 bucks
So although Sony PS4 price isnt confirmed yet theyd be stupid to go for anything higher than 399 (and even then tahst being nice 299 would be a lot better for their sales chances)