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Submitted by Abriael 902d ago | news

Sony Officially Unveils the PS4′s Price

While Microsoft fired the first shot of the next generation pricing war with a MSRP of $499, Sony just responded in kind by officially unveiling the price point of the PS4. (E3, PS4)

Update Update: Added two videos showcasing the price point reveal and the "no DRM" one-two punch moments of the conference.

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Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   902d ago | Well said
^^^^^^^ GAME OVER!

Hell, pay for online? That $100 is 2 years worth of online... GO SONY!!!!!!

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FriedGoat  +   902d ago
I cannot compute, did anyone else notice that you have to be a plus member to play multiplayer now? Not that it matters as im already ps+ :)
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buddymagoo  +   902d ago | Well said
$399 and we get to buy used games!!

Sony are not messing about, they mean business!
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LOL_WUT  +   902d ago
Talk about ownage!
Septic  +   902d ago
£349 is a bargain to be honest considering the powerhouse that is the console. THat's almost £100 cheaper than the X1.
JhawkFootball06  +   902d ago
This is HUGE. A $100 difference.
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dedicatedtogamers  +   902d ago
blitz0623   902d ago | Immature | show
brodychet  +   902d ago | Well said
That is so unexpected. I'm sorry Microsoft. But you've been beaten.

hulk_bash1987  +   902d ago
Great news, definitely easier to swallow then PS3 and Xbox One.
sunnygrg  +   902d ago
This is a huge advantage Sony has over Microsoft even with the pay-to-play online. Drive Club alone will make up for the first year of a Plus subscription.
darthv72  +   902d ago
its 1995 all over again
sega and the saturn @ $399 and then sony says the ps is $299.

Now we have ms and xb1 @ $499 and sony has ps4 @ $399.

Is that the only sku? There was a rumor there would be 3 sku's.
badz149  +   902d ago
game set and MATCH!
shall I say GAME OVER?
Haules  +   902d ago | Well said
- No DRM
- Support used games
- 10 exclusives games were shown!
- Offline Play
- $399 price!

Best conference in E3 History!
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Newmanator  +   902d ago
I believe so but that $100 saved will make it irrelevant (plus free shizz!)
AngryTypingGuy  +   902d ago
That was the biggest E3 ass kicking ever! Great job Sony!
omi25p  +   902d ago
Now if only the showed off some more new Core Ips then it would have been worth watching the whole 2 hours.

But the only part worth watching of that whole show were the no drm and used game stuff and pricing at end.

Rest was pretty awful in comparison to the X1 because they showed exclusives from start to finish
Boody-Bandit  +   902d ago | Well said
I already am a PS+ member and will gladly continue to pay to have the freedom of all the used games and rentals I want, no restrictions of any kind and the PS4 is $100 dollars cheaper?


That was a megaton explosion Sony just unleashed (NO DRM, NO restrictions, $399). I guarantee that sealed the deal for a lot of fans that were on the fence being an MS fan and wondering if they should just say the hell with it and get an X1. I should know, I was ONE of them. That sealed it for me personally. 1 console owner next gen but it wont be the ONE but the 4, Playstation 4.
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B-radical  +   902d ago
wait what legit?
ArchangelMike  +   902d ago
I know right, I caught that as well. He definately said something like it's free to play single player... but then didnt say anything about multiplayer in general. I'm guessing he is just talking about online pass.
Army_of_Darkness  +   902d ago | Well said
Sony totally made MS look ridiculously bad
No used game restriction.
PS+ continued..
Means Bye bye xbone.
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princejb134  +   902d ago
Yea I noticed that. I was hong they went into more detail on that play multiplayer online part
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Salooh  +   902d ago
OMG !! I never thought that i will be glad to be wrong one day xdddddddd
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Kingnichendrix  +   902d ago
No you werent listening you dont have to be a plus member to play online you need plus membership to get the benefits
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ShwankyShpanky  +   902d ago
I'm curious as to whether that will only apply to PS4, or PS3 as well.

<-- + member since release.
darthv72  +   902d ago
are essentially very similar. Both will do media (movies, music) both will do social interaction, both are similarly powered, both will play used games, both have a camera that will be used for some games and not so much for other games, both have a paid membership level that gives more access to the features of the system.

The $100 price difference is really the only difference. To many it is THE only difference. To me...Im still buying both. Im ready for the next gen. I have live gold and PS+. Now I just need to wait till they get released.

Speaking for myself, Im in the best situation as I will be continuing to play halo on the next gen xbox as well as play killzone on the next gen ps. Those who only choose happy with what you pick. Dont get upset if you got the wrong one because you can always buy the other when you feel the time is right.

The E3...everyone is a winner!
badz149  +   902d ago | Well said
it's not confirmed yet BUT even if PS+ is going to be required for online play...are you forgetting something before spouting your TROLLING?

aren't you forgetting Drive Club PS+ Edition FREE for all PS+ members on DAY FREAKING ONE?! and then 1 new PS4 game every month on top of free games for PS3 and Vita every month too in their Instant game collection? $50 aren't even getting you retail Drive Club which will be sold for $60 but with PS+, it's basically a GIVEAWAY!

so...what free games are you getting with $60 XBL Gold again? NONE! man...I swear some people are really THAT clueless when talking about VALUE FOR MONEY these days! no wonder they are willingly giving up their consumer rights by buying the XBone!
Autodidactdystopia  +   902d ago
Dude Sony Killed just absolutely MURDERed Msoft.

Its faster
Its Better Looking
Its Not always watching you
Its Actually yours
Its Not always online
Its Used gamable
No Checkins every 24hrs
Its Way cheaper online and amazing psplus benefits. (maybe)
and Its $100 cheaper than the competition


Good show Sony.... Good show!
metaltales49  +   902d ago
even if you have to get ps+ you still get your money back in free games baby hell yeah
Kevin ButIer  +   902d ago

PS4 wins
mrmarx  +   902d ago
microsoft set that precedent. glad sony didn't follow with the drm nonsense and always online.
RyuCloudStrife  +   902d ago
Xbox Go home!!
patterson  +   902d ago
Sony didn't mess around!
This is like going back to the PS2 reveal. Holy shit what a massacre.

Since X1 has no backwards compatibility, I can't see why a 360 owner would even bother with a X1 over PS4. Every checkmark has been ticked.
wastedcells  +   902d ago
This is so f .... Holy f........awesome.
bootsielon  +   902d ago
I wish Kaz had announced it, and a bundle with Riiiiiiiiiiiiidge Racer.
Ritsujun  +   902d ago
Sony's final blow to Moneysucker-MS.

At the moment, PS+ offers 5 to 6 free games per month.
I'm expecting 7 to 8 free games per month after the launch of PS4.
Spawn-KING  +   902d ago
You can have the cheaper PS Plus for less than $5
SignifiedSix91  +   902d ago
Do you have to pay-to-play online for the PS4? I didn't catch that in the conference :O
ABizzel1  +   902d ago
LMAO where's GreenPowerz?
AliTheSnake1  +   902d ago
399 with or without ps eye ?
ajax17  +   902d ago
Yeah, it doesn't matter to me. PS+ is a great service. I would have had it anyway.
DVAcme  +   902d ago
Most Sony players already have PS+, so this is mostly a non-issue, and PS+ has already, for years, been a MUCH better value for the money than XBLive. I don't mind Sony taking measures to secure money when they're giving us SOOOOO much in exchange for our loyalty. PS+ offers Sony a way of revenue to counteract the insane value they're giving us with the system.

THANK YOU, Sony. I've been a loyal fan and customer for 18 years and you have rewarded me immensely :) 4>1!! Greatness Awaits!!
gta2800  +   902d ago
When Sony was giving out the online required and DRM details they were landing big blows! When they announced the price, it was like "FINISH HIM!" lol. Greatness awaits!
loulou  +   902d ago
lol microsoft better be dropping that price if they want to even stand a chance.

nice one sony
Firan  +   902d ago
I try to stay somewhat neutral in my comments but Sony just blew me away. Best E3 conference ever. I haven't bought a console at launch since PS1 but I'm more than convinced to change that fact now.
Mainsqueeze  +   902d ago
It sucks for some of the good developers for xbox one exclusives. Some of the microsoft exclusives looked pretty good and the controller for xbox is the best one for me. But holy crap sony did everything right. Sucks that microsofts greed is going to get in the way of great dev teams.
ChrisW  +   902d ago
I can't help wonder how Sony is able to afford such a drastic price difference. Is the PS4 actually cheaper to build than the Xbox One?

Seriously, this is a valid question!
theaceh  +   902d ago
How much is 399 in 2006 money? I wonder how much of an initial hit are they taking with these prices? How long will it take for them to reach the 30 million install base with such an attractive price point? Nice Job Sony, limping all the way to E3 only to check-raise Microsoft at the river!

Will Microsoft fold?
sourav93  +   902d ago
Though I have to say that I was disappointed with the pay-for-online model, I guess the whole no DRM and $100 cheaper made up for it. And one thing you all are forgetting is, that with Xbox, you need gold to access ANYTHING online. That includes your online games, as well as apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Gametrailers, etc. PS+ is requirement for MULTIPLAYER ONLY for the PS4, everything else is free to access. PS3 and PSVITA will NOT require PS+ for multiplayer.
DA_PRGamer  +   902d ago
im already a plus member so It dont bother me and you will get DRIVECLUB plus 3 more games for being a plus member so Its a win win for me
1Victor  +   902d ago
@ AliThesnake I Just Came From Reserving It And Can Tell You No And The Price Is 59.99 And My GameStop Only Letting You Reserve 1 Per Household :( .
sikbeta  +   901d ago
Online is behind a paywall now, so XBL users are not the only "dumbs that pay for something that should be free" anymore it seems...

Saying this because I was one of those who was always complaining about that, but it must be a reason to do it, right?
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S2Killinit  +   901d ago
yeah I know, we heard too, but I guess you take the good with the bad and right now PS4 good completely outweigh the bad. I'm just glad Sony didn't follow MS's direction. So its a good day for gamers, we have a chance to keep our rights intact. I hope gamers speak with their wallets to let MS know that it's not cool to pressure gamers and assume we are naiive enough to just do whatever they please.
Pandemic  +   902d ago | Well said
That's the nail in the coffin for the Xbox One..
Blackdeath_663  +   902d ago
absolute ownage i say. a more powerful system at a cheaper price with no restriction and a large variety of triple A thirdparty games, exclusives and indie games you would have to be a moron to think otherwise
irepbtown  +   902d ago
I missed the conference yesterday, I've only read the comments on here and the article...

So far I'm pleased, £349 which is £80 cheaper than the Xbox One (£429.99). Supports used games, no need to be constantly online, the only downside is one needs to be a PS+ member to play online, however I've had PS+ before and it is well worth it so for me I'm happy.

I haven't even watched the conference and I'm bloody excited. Time to watch it I guess...
TheBlackSmoke  +   902d ago | Funny
K K K K K K KOMBO BREAKER!!! ....( the irony)
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   902d ago
AzombieAteMyDog  +   902d ago
That made me laugh.
Crystallis  +   902d ago
Hahaha. SONY owned E3.
Morgue  +   902d ago
Supreme Victory
shoddy  +   902d ago
Keep nuking
perdie  +   902d ago
and boom goes the dynamite
Enemy  +   902d ago
Game OVER. The was simply the best conference in E3 history.
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whoyouwit04  +   902d ago
No the conference was boring but i have to admit I do think Microsoft is in real trouble, but only time will tell. Remember how the PS3 stated off. So, A bad start doesn't mean a bad end.
ZodTheRipper  +   902d ago
^You seem to have forgotten how this gen turned out. Just like this time, Microsoft started pretty strong in terms of lineup. And look where they are now while we are getting TLOU, Beyond and GT6.
Ser  +   902d ago
^ That's grasping at straws...

Sony has been supplying a great lineup of games for a good long while now. I doubt they'd just suddenly bomb and tank out, especially after welcoming all of those indie devs into the fold.

The entire planet could be hit with an asteroid tomorrow, too. But let's focus on what's happening currently before we worry about tomorrow.
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Rusty515  +   902d ago
Outside of KH3, FF15, and The Order 1886, it wasn't that great of a conference. But what made Sony win E3 was simply using microsofts cons against them...Displaying some games, but also showing you that this is a pro-consumer console. That alone, IMO, beats ALL of the exclusives that microsoft showed today. Yeah we have to pay for online now, but if that means I still get the same benefits that ps plus has, I'd be more than happy to pay. When they dropped those bombs, that was easily the best moment in E3 history. The way the crowd reacted to the price, used games being allowed, and no drm. It seriously gave me chills and I was just fist pumping the air like an idiot. Good job Sony.
adorie  +   902d ago
Sony slam dunked this conference. I'm done and off to play PS1 classics such as FFVII and Crash Bandicoot to celebrate. PS4 is going to be preordered too, paid in full. Celebrate. Gaming is as it was still exists.. on PlayStation 4.
kayoss  +   902d ago
I preordered two on amazon. I need to get some clarification on that multiplayer access thing though. Well at least we don't need plus to access other apps.
ZodTheRipper  +   902d ago
^Why? Get yourself PS+ even if it's not required to play online, it's the best thing you can ever subscribe to.
showtimefolks  +   902d ago
Damn damn damn damn damn damn

Ok I will pay for plus to pay online

MS nice knowing you, this is over
Kaneda  +   901d ago
You didn't want it free before? :)
Not $499 $399!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
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Brazz  +   902d ago
Hell!!!! 399!!!!!!!!!!!! Hell!!!!!!!! PS4 for the win!!!!!!!!
Raccoon  +   902d ago
Omfg $399.99 no DRM no RESELL POLICIES!!!!!! I FORETOLD THIS!!!!
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cell989  +   902d ago
how much is the WII U right now?
BX81  +   902d ago
I think it's important to note that Sony made it seem as if you need PS plus for multiplayer. I would rather have to pay for multiplayer than have to be online all the time or a camera on constantly. This whole time the Sony faithful harped on Xbox live but seems like Sony is pay to play. Sony is going to kill this gen, I'm personally getting a ps4 the games look sick and it has a good price.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   902d ago

Buyin it...BUYING IT!
Pillsbury1  +   901d ago
Ps4 shines bright like a diamond!
FFXI101  +   901d ago
Already preorder mine today. Not one but two PS4.
yess  +   902d ago
Outsider-G  +   902d ago
SOLD! Day one
fermcr  +   902d ago
In all honesty Microsoft had a better conference then Sony, but it's the PS4 that I'm purchasing.
Better price (399€), no DRM and no always online is a Win for me. PS4 it is. Guess I'll have to purchase PS+ to.
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nirwanda  +   902d ago
I thought ms was slightly better but nearly £100 cheeper for better tech is a no brainer for me and I can't afford to buy both.
cell989  +   902d ago
oh Nirwanda its not just $100 cheaper, you can play it offline, you can borrow your games to your frieds, and you can resell them, and buy used games
sync90  +   901d ago
Each to there own. but to say ms had the better games is just delusional. what they did show, didnt look that good imo.
kingmushroom  +   902d ago
Sony just assassinated M$ brutally
The_HarryEtTubMan  +   902d ago
Seriously I am so pro-Sony after seeing that! Holy Cow the Playstation from PS2 is back IMO
Newmanator  +   902d ago
My jaw is sore...
FITgamer  +   902d ago
Better than your butt. Some can't say the same.
imdaboss1  +   902d ago
dont forget playstation plus comes with free games too! i love you SOny!!!!!
RedHawkX  +   902d ago
ps4 is the winnner it only make since to get the ps4!
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THE-COMMANDER  +   902d ago
Sony won E3 along with next gen.. confirmed!
3-4-5  +   902d ago
$200 cheaper than PS3 at launch = big win for Sony
The_HarryEtTubMan  +   902d ago
Seriously Sony actually converted me into a PS4 buyer this gen. Didn't think I would be saying that 6 months ago and honestly it's not even close.
Anon1974  +   902d ago
That'll do Sony. That'll do.
bobdog626  +   902d ago
I will b with sony this time also who ever said microsoft will kill sony at e3 man was he wrong
GraveLord  +   902d ago
Same here! Sony easily won E3.
Microsoft must be raging right now lmfao!
Pillsbury1  +   901d ago
They rage quit.
BuLLDoG909  +   902d ago
THey said, less then a fiver per month for plus(and online play), and free to play single player and access media services like netflix,(so no paywall like xbox)

The free plus games will more then make up for less then 5e per month for plus.
rainslacker  +   902d ago
Even if you have to pay it's bundled into the PS+ price. Well worth it just for that alone. And you get 4 PS4 games on day one in the IGC.
DivineAssault  +   902d ago
me too! Cant effin wait!!
VaporCell  +   902d ago
no release date??
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   902d ago
I thought this was gonna be over $500 but I was clearly wrong. GO SONY!!!!!!!
bootsielon  +   902d ago
Microsoft should announce their retirement from the game industry ASAP. If not, it's going to be a bloodbath for them. A $100 price difference for a significantly less powerful console with shit tons of DRM and less first party developers. Who in their right mind would buy "One"? Just buy a PS4, and if enough people skip on Xbox One, all those "exclusives" from EA like Insomniac's and the one from the COD4 devs will sooner or later be on PS4; better if it's sooner though.
sync90  +   901d ago
i still think it will sell well. the US will go mad for titanfall. cod with mechs.
El_Assenso  +   902d ago
Sony just killed Microsoft. FF15, KH3, a vast array of exclusive games and demos of games, no restrictions on used games, or having the feeling that i am being watch with that Xbone camera! Sweet!

Sony's conference all about games, games, games. As a neutral, this has definitely got to be one of the best E3 console launch conferences, ever! Heck the best E3 conference ever! Bravo Sony!

Slightly off topic, I think Final Fantasy 15 could be exclusive could be multi 50/50. Dunno with Squeenix. Me thinks that Sony are leaving the exclusive announcement for home ground at the Tokyo gaming show.
waltercross  +   902d ago
I Know that FF 14 is exclusive to PS4, not sure about 15 and KH III.
Tsar4ever  +   902d ago
HAAA!! I knew it! That's why Sony was sure to let Microsoft go first!! When I seen the article about "Sony willing to be flexible about the ps4's pricing" was posted here awhile back. That's when I started assuming if sony's gonna use that same tactic it used against the Sega Saturn back in 1995.

Sony let Sega go 1st then they quickly undercut them by $100 bucks. Sega Saturn-$399, Sony Psx-$299! After that PSX/PsOne simply DOMINATED!! And here's Sony doing it again against the Xbox one!

"History never repeats itself, People just keeps repeating history!!"

HAAAA!!! I told ya'll Sony's gonna undercut MS.

$399 for a next gen console! And on white paper Sony's hardware is clearly stronger than MS! YAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
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starchild  +   902d ago
It's gonna be a bloodbath. A total one sided victory for Sony.
Cueil  +   902d ago
You're talking about a generation that hasn't even started yet. Let's wait a couple of years into this thing. I have a feeling prices will align eventually and the numbers will be much closer to even. I'm hoping for another healthy console generation where Microsoft and Sony push eachother to make better games and lower the price much faster. This generation we saw some price drops, but they both kind of hammed it because of the way the world economy was going. Both these bad boys better by 200 dollars in 5 years and I want new compatible consoles in 5 years as well.
Syntax-Error  +   902d ago
They started off poorly, but...
Finished with a bang. I take my hat off to them. I am pre-ordering on Wednesday. They sold me and I was a skeptic. They beat MS fair and square. Being a PLUS member has its rewards according to them and I am drinking the kool aid. I just wish it had voice commands, but never the less...SONY YOU WON!
Veneno  +   902d ago
Insomniac bet on the wrong company. They will be out of business when that generic zombie shooter flops hard. They gotta be hitting their heads against the wall right now.
Cueil  +   902d ago
is it confirmed exclusive then? personally think it'll do fine at launch as many zombie titles do, and it has an interesting co-op feel to it...
sync90  +   901d ago
I hope not. They dont deserve that, and im sure they'll make games for the ps4 eventually.
miyamoto  +   902d ago
PS4 -Behold the savior of video gaming is upon us!

I am just so happy for video haming because there is hope.

I am now a happy gamer.
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thebudgetgamer  +   902d ago
Mmmmm,video haming.
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waltercross  +   902d ago
Thats some Good ham!!
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kenshiro100  +   902d ago
Damn, Sony is not playing around this time. The PS4 at an affordable price? A lot of games being announced?

Wow, just wow.


I can't even get my money through the monitor. :(
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Psn800  +   902d ago
What I witnessed a couple of hours ago was history in the making and £80 cheaper than that other contraption .
Cueil  +   902d ago
Game over... both consoles day ONE... I'll be playing my PS4 on my Xbox One while streaming over Twitch making fun of all the fanboys who want Sony or Microsoft to dominate a generation... Here is hoping for a healthy console generation full of new games and great competition
sinjonezp  +   902d ago
Wow, After Sony's reveal, Amazon discounted the Xbox One by THREE CENTS plus Free Shipping!. Pre-Order Now!..

waltercross  +   902d ago
Actually PS4 has free shipping to, most orders over $25 on Amazon offer Free shipping.
NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   902d ago
So with those 100 dollars I'm saving I will be buying killzone and knack and I will obviously have to upgrade to PS+ to get me some of that Drive Club.
god_o_war  +   902d ago
Anybody else find it a tad bit weird they didn't show how much it would be in YEN?
This does not affect me in the slightest, it just makes me think they've got a heap saved up for TGS!!!!
JeromeNtheHouse  +   902d ago
Yea I gotta say man... Xbox/MS jus got sh*tted on. I mean I been on (and currently have) xbox live for 7 years, but damn. Unless MS can come back and say "we were just kidding with all the do/don'ts," then I will be getting a ps4 no question.

...Anybody wanna borrow one of my games on PS4 after I beat it?
Goro  +   902d ago
Thing is you didn't really pre-order, your just saying that because your probably intend to but i doubt you already have, just saying what's most likely the truth
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   901d ago
I pre-order last night at 10:13, but sure.
TAURUS-555  +   902d ago

PS4 the winner ¡¡¡¡

RIP xbox1
avengers1978  +   902d ago
What now XBOX Defense force
Sony did not follow MS restrictive poicy
and came in with the better price point....
I guess they will attack the PS plus membership to play online MP
xboxlj  +   901d ago
Well I guess I will have to change my username now. It's been a good run xbox.
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djsandman  +   901d ago
Final fantasy and kingdom hearts on Xbox one, camera is worth 100$, wayyy more exclusives, you now have to pay to game online.. Fatalityyyyy
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g3t0b0y  +   901d ago
ummm multiplayer online for ps4 is NOT free so lets sony screw all da consumers! the xbox online interface is 10x better than sony's! xbox one is where im headed! oh and it comes with a connect! if u want the new ps move for ps4 dats an extra $70 so in reality is 30 cheaper... oh and how da heck is it possible that the ps4 is cheaper than the ps3 from 7 years ago?!?! lol, u get wat u pay for! just sayin....
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   901d ago
Sony is screwing their customers to pay for online but Microsoft isn't? Um sure...

-I don't WANT PS move. That's called OPTIONS!

"Get what you pay for"

Ya clearly...since the Xbox One is less powerful.
OneAboveAll  +   901d ago PSN requires ps+ now for multiplayer.

Either way these consoles aren't actually $399 or $499. The X1 is $559 + tax at gamestop because the fuckers are bundled with a game....

How obsurd....
Ipunchbabiesforfun  +   901d ago
Really? f gamestop, Amazon all day!!
titletownrelo  +   901d ago
microsoft is down. call an ambulance. wii u wii u wii u
manny1up  +   901d ago
Am a 360 owner , BUT sony killed it ..$399 Console with NO mandatory check in , PLAY offline , PLAY use games HELL YEA ! a xbox fanboy am reluctantly opting for PS4 just to punish microsoft anti consumer policies .
tristanwerbe  +   901d ago
PS Plus is now Xbox Gold and 500 and 400 are both good prices, and the hate on XO is nearly as bad as hate on PS3 and PS3 is better than 360
otherZinc  +   901d ago
M$ has 3 must have games:
Halo 2014
Mine Craft 2

This will be a race & M$ has announced some great games!
NeverEnding1989  +   902d ago
Looks like they'll be making that money back by charging for online
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delicia  +   902d ago
Oh, you mad?
FriedGoat  +   902d ago
He is correct, I noticed that he said you now need a plus subscription for online multiplayer.
MoveTheGlow  +   902d ago
And a tried-and-tested free games program, but hey, who's counting? :P
Ju  +   902d ago
Yeah, that was a bit of a let down. But since I am already a PS+ member this doesn't really bother me much. Excitement won over that. And $399. Kidding me?
duli14  +   902d ago
go sleep man, you need the rest! been a long day for you
wenaldy  +   902d ago
Looks like ur retarded online.
-Alpha  +   902d ago
We will also be making our money back with PS+

Everybody wins
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BlaqMagiq24  +   902d ago
Here you can cry on my shoulder. I know it's a hard pill to swallow.
GenericNameHere  +   902d ago
Lol drinking that Microsoft juice? Charging? There's no charging for online. PSN is STILL FREE! You are NOT forced to pay $60 for the other 50% of a game. PS+ is still the same price, if you have PS+ now, you don't have to pay another fee for PS+ on PS4. Plus, IT'S $399 AND DOES NOT HAVE DRM!

There's still Nintendo's Direct, but Sony's is gonna be HARD to beat!
FriedGoat  +   902d ago
you cannot play multiplayer on PS4 without a plus subscription.
Ducky  +   902d ago
"You are NOT forced to pay $60 for the other 50% of a game."

... I am forced to pay if I want to play the other 50% of the game I bought.
Or that's what the current rumors are for PS4 anyways.

Hopefully Sony clears that up.
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Sevir  +   902d ago
On Plasystation 4 Online Multiplayer comes with PS+
the caveat to that versus MS is that PLUS is a rewards program that gives you free games, on PS3 and on Vita Multiplayer is free, on PS4 online multiplayer is tied to PS+... if you are a PS+ member already on PS3 and Vita you roll into the Program retroactively and continue enjoying your Free games ands, exclusive betas PS cloud services and instant game collection and discounts!...

Whats MORE You are getting a 60 game for FREE digitally, That ALONE pays for the entire year membership and then some. because cause its ONLY $50 a year!!!

For Me I'm already a PS+ member so I dont care! I renewed my membership last month for a year so i wont need to re-up till next may and I'll get Driveclub for free... beats reserving or purchasing at launch!!!...

So try to spin it as a negative! but as its stands already PS+ on PS4 is a better value than Live on XBOX One... with NO DRM, NO Online validation authentication and no User restrictions on USED GAMES... and all this for $399 +tax...

Spin this one Please!!!
waltercross  +   902d ago
Actually it was never really Clear yet if you need PS+ to play Online, He never said: You need PS+ to play MP Games.
SnakeShady  +   902d ago
Listen to NeverEnding1989
Sony is charging for online with the Ps4.
You can't play online without plus. It's pretty clear from the conference.
latincanuck  +   902d ago
yes they will be charging for multiplayer access, but unlike xbox I can use netflix, hulu and other online services with out having to pay for PS+. Like they said you can play single player and use online services for free.
kparks  +   902d ago
All the free content that comes with ps+ is ridiculous free games huge discounts early access
Ju  +   902d ago
^^ sorry mouse slipped. Yes, that's how I understand it.
Veneno  +   902d ago
Don't ever say listen to NeverEnding

Thats like saying stab yourself in the ear with a pencil. Nothing good comes out of it.
FITgamer  +   902d ago
I've been a PS+ member since the start and have no problem with continuing the service. So the only thing that's changing is the increasing level of awesomeness.
SnakeShady  +   902d ago
I Agree with you all. I love Ps Plus and I'm an happy subscriber of it.
I was just saying what will Sony do in the future.
asmith2306  +   902d ago
Charging for online? What you get for being a PS+ member is still the reason to buy it regardsless of online play. It's such a great service for money. I'm already and always will be a member so this is completely transparent to me.
Pyrrhus  +   902d ago
Go to sleep, MS are done and dusted.
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   902d ago
hahaha funny.As son as i finished watching the conference I said to my self'holy im gonna be for hours on n4g I should heave slept.Im having a gallon of coffee :) kidding Cant wait for tomorrow to preorder the BE4ST
Clarence  +   902d ago
@neverending 1989
DAMN YOU SALTY. $399 and more powerful than xbone.

I guess M$ will make their money back by charging fees for used games and rentals.

Now run along 24hrs curfew is approaching.
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reko  +   902d ago
SnotyTheRocket  +   902d ago
Still a better value. S Plus gets you free games, while you get nothing with Xbox Live, besides, yah know, Multiplayer.
Y_5150  +   902d ago
Well now Xbox Live will offer free games. But still other aspects PS+ service destroys Xbox Live Gold when it comes to value.
Brazz  +   902d ago
I realy liked Xbox one games a little bit more,but... but... but....
Sony protected us consumer! they give us our rights over our games! they destroyed this "needed conection bullshit"!!! They give us a $399 next gen conle!!!!! Hell!!!!! Sony won!!!! it's over!!!!
karl  +   902d ago
how can that be a letdown with all those plus?

i barely felt it.. my mind kinda pause for a moment there and just went on with all the other great news and games and features this console has

at 399? thats crazy.. u are fanboy.. fuck off
TheBlackSmoke  +   902d ago
No they charge for ps+ which includes online play as well as ALL THE FREE SHIT THAT MAKES PLUS BETTER ALREADY!!.... but hey MS gave you Halo 3 thats nice of them, no one with a 360 has played that yet.....
Haules  +   902d ago
Cry me a river u M$ fan, go back to your lame DRM! Your no gamer....
Belking  +   902d ago
Now i see you guys see positives in paying for When MS charged for it they were
KillrateOmega  +   902d ago | Funny
Congrats. Here's your cookie.

Oh, would you like it DRM-flavored or used-game restriction flavored? Can I interest you in a $499 flavor?
garos82  +   902d ago
Aww you sound distraught, let me lend you a game without waiting 30 days to play it
MRMagoo123  +   902d ago
The thing is people where paying for psnplus already it was and still is good value all they are doing is adding multiplayer to it, which means if i can be bothered playing online (because the ps4 works without the internet) i can because i have plus already like pretty much most of the playstation population.

PSN+ is better than live as it is and im sure it will only get better so who cares about the cost its not even a full game price and you get free games all year.
FITgamer  +   902d ago
They are greedy you got nothing in return and all online features of the console are locked without a gold subscription. Now you get AC 2 and Halo 3, which is better than nothing, but not much. Also im sure that 90% of 360 owners already own Halo 3 considering the lack of games on 360.
mydyingparadiselost  +   902d ago
+ members already make their money back with lots of monthly free games.
Veneno  +   902d ago
Exactly. It's such an amazing deal right now and it will only get better.
Belking  +   902d ago
Denial buddy. You must be one of those "I will never pay to play online guys"
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mydyingparadiselost  +   902d ago
Not denial, just the truth.
The price of Sleeping Dogs alone is $40, just ONE game pretty much pays for the whole year. Besides I don't do much MP so I wouldn't pay for online but I'll pay $60 for about 30 or so games in a year timespan.
MysticStrummer  +   902d ago
"Denial buddy"

Simple math actually. : )
Rhaigun  +   902d ago
I've had PS+ for a year now. No biggie. More than made up for it with all the free games I got in return.

I also paid for Gold, and got nothing in return. Finally, MS listened, but its too late now.
trenso1  +   902d ago
We still get free games and all the other benefits, what did gold give you? You pay for online on both consoles except one clearly offers more for your money, and has a system that doesnt restrict you.
GraveLord  +   902d ago
Actually only multiplayer is behind paywall on PS4. You can still use apps and services like Netflix without paying for PS+. You can still play single player games offline without internet.
ShwankyShpanky  +   902d ago
So what's MS's excuse?
radecGaming  +   902d ago
this dude didn't even know what's a PSN!!
teach em guys!
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cell989  +   902d ago
hey if that means I get to own the games I buy, not just have permission to play them, than Im all for it, Thank you SOny for standing up for all the gamers out there, you showed that corporate greed runs thru MS. When I buy my new PS4 games, I know theyll be mine 100% mine mine mine! for me to do with them as I please. With XBONE you only have permission to use it, it was never yours
FlunkinMonkey  +   902d ago
diddums.. :( i bet that hurt. don't cry poor baby
Seems M$ is making the same mistake as ps3 launch.

Xbox gained ground from being $100 cheaper.

so sad bro..

Forcing everyone to have kinect is slavery. For $500.

Also ps4 is more powerful.
How can buying xbox make sense at this point?
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Xian  +   901d ago
The problem I have with charging for online is that there are four gamers in my family. If PS+ is required for each account, that just raised the cost by $200 a year for something we have always had for free on the PS3. That was one of the major reasons I was not interested in a 360.

I have already preordered a PS4, but I hope that they come out with some kind of family PS+ plan. Microsoft used to have one for the Xbox where you paid $100 and got 4 Live Gold accounts, but that was discontinued recently.
Ben Dover  +   902d ago

- Better hardware
- More variety in games
- No DRM
- No mandatory online
- Supports used games
- MUCH cheaper

There's no reason to buy an Xbox One really O.o
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The_HarryEtTubMan  +   902d ago
Seriously this good vs evil, it's not even freaking close anymore. I refuse to play worse multiplats on a more expensive system with these anti-consumer restrictions. PS4 and Xbox One will have 99.5% the same games and even Titanfall will probably end up on PS4.
GraveLord  +   902d ago
This is exactly what I'm thinking. I thought the Xbox event was great but the Sony one easily made me choose PS4.

I'll get an Xbox One in a few years though. Its got some exclusive shooters that are worth looking into!
RevXM  +   902d ago
Yeah the MS conference for this E3 was suprisingly good. Forza, Halo, Quantum break and Ryse poked my interest as exlusives. and the multiplats were good too, BF4, Titanfall etc.

But it doesnt change the fact that Microsoft are unstable and unreliable cold liars. And that the One is a badly designed, restricted, privacy intrusive, anti consumer box and a waste of air. (Not design as in looks, but infrastructures and ideology)

And Sony did just as good with the games if not better. I LIKED EVERYTHING... except the Ps+ to play online thing. FREE CORE online experience have always been a huge selling point for PS.
It doesnt impact me much as I cant imagine Playstation without PS+. But not everyone shares my point of view allthough I will agree its sort of a careless move.
vlonjati77vlonjati  +   902d ago
yeah man I think im buying 2 ps4's one for my self and one for mmmmm my neighbour :) SONY rocks.
faysal  +   902d ago
ths is over !
kingmushroom  +   902d ago
OMG !!!! that was so awesome!!!!!! Sony just Sparta kicked M$ in to Orbit !!
TXIDarkAvenger  +   902d ago
$100 below Xbox One. GG WP Sony. Seriously its over. That jab at Xbox One's DRM and now this?
NarooN  +   902d ago

Seriously, holy #$()#... No reason WHATSOEVER to get an Xbox One.
RandomDude655  +   902d ago
What about tv tv tv tv tv tv tv?
THE-COMMANDER  +   902d ago
What about spurt spurts spurts spurts!!

LOL i love you Sony!
RandomDude655  +   902d ago
hahahahahahahahaha at the commander link above. PS2 era sony returns
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cell989  +   902d ago
what about calladoweey?
GentlemenRUs  +   902d ago
That's it...

The console wars are finally over!

Sony... Welcome back :D!
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The_Devil_Hunter  +   902d ago
They won it and it havent even started. Unbelievable, Sony are just a class above their opponent.
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first1NFANTRY  +   902d ago
game over M$. your days are numbered.

Putting my preorder in NOW!!!

F U M$ you evil pieces of Sh#t hahahaha
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Haules  +   902d ago
YEAH! M$ = POS company!
vega275  +   902d ago
I'm definitely getting the ps4. Goodbye ms it was fun while it lasted.

Edit: well I'll get both. But MS really needs to do some back peddling with that used game drm and the 24 hour checkin.
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cell989  +   902d ago
good luck with that S*it buddy
bothebo  +   902d ago
This generation is over....
Lovable  +   902d ago
I'm going tomorrow preorder this console. Wow. I was just blown away...This is by far the biggest and best E3 by Sony.
RandomDude655  +   902d ago
"This is OUR industry" -Sony
TBONEJF  +   902d ago
CaEsAr-  +   902d ago
Game over folks, game fucking over
abzdine  +   902d ago
there was no game from the beginning
yesmynameissumo  +   902d ago
Sony murdered Microsoft this E3. Like some Saw movie type shit.
AngryEnglish  +   902d ago
Actually Sony's E3 event was pretty dull, the only thing is the price point that kicked MS in the nuts.... i expect a Kinect`less Xbox one to be announced soon, if not then people just wont see the value in $100 for a kinect
wantedboys  +   902d ago
i do not think so because xbox one does not work without kinect
karl  +   902d ago
im sorry but didnt they said that the xbox one cant work if kinect isnt plugged in?

im sure i saw something about that... u cant disconnect kinect
Haules  +   902d ago
Sorry but most of the game MS showed were Multiplatform....

Sony showed 12 exclusives! not to mention the multiplatform they showed after.
yesmynameissumo  +   902d ago'll be ok.
AngryEnglish  +   902d ago
I understand that they Saud it won't work without Kinect but I also believe that is just MS spew, I'm sure they can disable it if needed, or MS will match the PS3 and lose money in the short term just like the 360

@Arcfourtwo Sony have just shown a boatload of multiplat games, and indie titles, this was not a patch on the February launch event, if Sony had not mentioned used games and price I would be of the opinion that MS put on a much stronger showing.

Hats off to Sony with the $399, very well played indeed, totally unexpected
Syntax-Error  +   902d ago
It was dull..
It's one thing to be on board with the PS4 and there's another when you're being a complete fanboy. Let's be honest, it was a bad begininng and everyone knew it. Even the President made a comment about it. Before he made the big announcement he said "If that's all then we're sunk." The indie games weren't spectacular and 2 demo's started acting up on stage. They didn't really show much on the exclusives except for 5 major titles(infamous, dark sorcerer, Gran Turismo, Kingdom Hearts 3, and KZ4). After the announcement, the room went ballistic and the MS execs started looking at MONSTER.COM
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Ser  +   902d ago
I'm pretty sure the lack of DRM kicked MS in the nuts as well, but who's counting nutkickings?
waltercross  +   902d ago
@ Syntax

The President of Sony America does have a good sense of Humor, don't take it so Literal, he even smiled after he said it. He knew Sony would win E3, they didn't even have to try. No used games restrictions, no Used games fees, Online is not required at all and only $399, he knew they won E3.
Ashlen  +   902d ago
Game over
themadgod  +   902d ago
Sony just fucking burned Microsoft.
GiggMan  +   902d ago
CaptainPunch  +   902d ago
I see no reason to get an Xbox One, Sony just won me over. I'm pre-ordering the PS4 first chance I get. You have my money Sony.
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Brazz  +   902d ago
It's over! Sony Win! Ps4 win! Sorry Xbox one...
Agent_hitman  +   902d ago
You won Sony.. You lose MS!
Software_Lover  +   902d ago
Still hi, but better than Microsofts price.
bootsielon  +   902d ago
High? I take it you want it for free then?
Software_Lover  +   902d ago
No, but 50.00 cheaper would've been great. Its just a marketing thing. 349.99 sounds a whole lost better than 399.99. Its just $50 in the big scheme of things. Basically the same price.
bootsielon  +   902d ago
Then wait until they drop it $50. For the initial console buyers though, Sony is doing the right thing to maximize revenue. They're already $100 dollar cheaper than Microsoft.
kenshiro100  +   902d ago
...You're serious...right?

$399.99 is a very affordable price.
Tiechie  +   902d ago
Microsoft is doomed!!!!!!
Chuk5  +   902d ago
That's a wrap.
Gonna go get my pre-order on.
givemeshelter  +   902d ago
They won based on price and no DRM....
tuglu_pati  +   902d ago
Yeah because all the games they showed on stage were multiplataform. But I agree with this price I dont see how MS can compete.
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Belking  +   902d ago
Oh how wrong you guys are. MS can compete with that price. They killed sony in the games department. Plus sony has a paywall now. Sorry but xbox one is the better value this time. At least MS has dedicated servers. The 100 dollar difference won't make much of a difference now that sony's free online is gone.
tuglu_pati  +   902d ago

I agree with what your saying the best game Sony showed in their conference were multiplat. But you have to agree that $100 dollars more is a huge difference.
bootsielon  +   902d ago
@Belking exactly how did Xbox One "Kill Sony" in the games department? Many "exclusives" that MS showed are from EA; do you honestly believe they'll stay that way? Kinda like Mass Effect, The Orange Box and Bioshock, right? And how is it that "xbox one is the better value this time"? Is it the inferior DDR3 memory, or the larger OS footprint which takes 2GB of RAM away from games? Sony took it easy with Microsoft considering how Sony hardly showed any first party exclusives even though they have a ton of developers, certainly a lot more than Microsoft; do you think they are just sitting idle? Sony probably saw the opportunity to shame Microsoft and announce more games later when the buzz starts to fade, instead of showing all their cards at E3. Sony didn't need to show all their cards, Microsoft did, and they did, and it wasn't that impressive. Killer Instinct and Halo 9 or whatever are the only guaranteed AAA exclusives.
kane_1371  +   902d ago
lets see:
Drive Club
KillZone: Shadow fall
inFamous: Second Sons
Beyond (PS3)
GT6 (PS3)
Order 1889
DArk Sourcerer
RAin (PS3)
Mad Max (i don't think it will be Exclusive but they said nothing about it, so what the hell)

They showed more Exclusive games than Microsoft did only with their exclusives.
Now they also showed Kingdom Hearts 3 (Again it might be exclusive to Sony since they said nothing about it but I don't really think so)
So you said no games right?
And all the exclusive contents on other games too?
Like Watch Dogs and all of that?

I actually think that they did well with not putting all their time on Demos with Cheezy background lines like MS did for the 4th year in row since 2010 with Kinect's launch.
This way they showed more games on their show so :D

@Belking where are you getting this No dedicated server on PS4?
Since the last time I remember PS3 ran Dedicated server for its games why is it that PS4 for is not?
If Microsoft has recently just jumped ship finally doesn't mean Sony Never did this before or is not doing this too.
BTW you talk as if Xbox is not asking for an online subsription calld Live Gold which isn't even half as profitable as PS+ for the consumers.
zaz12  +   902d ago
Based on the last 10 years, We all know that Sony have the games,too
Veneno  +   902d ago
Exactly exactly exactly. There is no need to worry about games. Even if EA wants to be beotches, Activision and Ubisoft are still on board.
A2X_  +   902d ago
Nail in the coffin.

Go home Xbox.
josephayal  +   902d ago
cheaper and powerful than
silvacrest  +   902d ago
sony has won, no drm BS? £100 cheaper then the xbone? WIN
KiLLeRCLaM  +   902d ago
Xboxone is dead!! TKO by SONY
Veneno  +   902d ago
Winner In the first round.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   902d ago
it's actually a forth round TKO :)
solidjun5  +   902d ago
WOW!!! I'm shocked. I would have paid the $499 because of the USED games and No DRM policy. But this day 1. I'm pre-ordering!
ElementX  +   902d ago
Well I wouldn't say "game over" to MS, however they're going to have to do something drastic about their price and DRM.
lyvon  +   902d ago
I'm sorry, but it's well and truly GAME OVER
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