Sony's PlayStation 4 Eye is a $59 add-on, PS4 packs a 500GB HDD inside

While the US press release for the PlayStation 4 mentioned details about games, used games and pricing, it did not confirm all of the specs for the console.

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dedicatedtogamers1777d ago

Wooooooow. So a PS4 + camera combo is still cheaper than an Xbox One.

Starbucks_Fan1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Yep. Didn't realize it wasn't included before I preordered it but oh well. Not like I need it for Killzone and Battlefield

Oh and it's cheaper than when the first KInect came out. Crazy.

darthv721777d ago

they will do a bundle for $450 that includes the camera. That is a savings of $10 from buying them individually. Im for that but if not...i will get the camera by itself.

@jc485... but there is a benefit to the consumer if they did make it part of the complete package. Not mandatory to use but if one came with each ps4 it would mean that everyone who buys a ps4 gets one and devs would know that and use it if they saw the opportunity.

BattleAxe1777d ago

If the PS Eye is compatible, I will just use that device, but I rarely use it anyway unless I'm video chatting with friends, but even then, you can still just use your headset anyway.

abzdine1776d ago

i will buy a PS4 for myself and ask for the PS4Eye as a present :)

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jc485731777d ago

I don't think the EYE is a mandatory gimmick like the Kinect.

koolaid2511777d ago

The Kinect is far more superior in tech than the ps eye/move combo.

Sephiroushin1776d ago

So what?
It can be 20 years ahead of tech (which is not just and exagerated example), cost a million of USD and it does not change the fact that its a gimmick

TruthbeTold1776d ago

To me it's not about whether or not it's a gimmick. It's about choice. The choice of not paying to have a camera in your home that you may find out 5 years later that is being used by governments or has been hacked by 3rd parties even though they claimed otherwise. And MS does not allow the choice of buying their gaming console without a high quality camera/microphone combo, integral to the system. Deal breaker for me. Period.

badz1491777d ago

you hear that M$? "ADD"! "ON"!

THAT's how you do things! not slap it as mandatory and then price your "lower-than-PS4" spec cable box a whooping 100 quid more!

if you really love the thing so much to make it mandatory, why not integrate it INSIDE the box in the first place? ironic that your slogan is "all in ONE, input ONE" when the device itself is a TWO!

Cam9771777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

It's 100 bucks more, not 100 quid. So 60-80 quid more.

badz1491777d ago bad! you're right!

krazykombatant1776d ago

@Cam if you exchange the currency nrate its $160 more here jn the UK.

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1777d ago

Ya, I'd guess it doesn't come close to doing what the Kinect 2 does though.

CandyCaptain1777d ago

Do you want it to? Honest question...

miDnIghtEr20C_SfF1777d ago

No, I only have enough money to buy them both with only one of them doing what Kinect does. It's going to be the best gen of them all yet for games.

rainslacker1777d ago're probably right. Thank god we don't have to actually have it then, because it sounds like a piece of junk. I'll take a $100 savings over a camera any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

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Azrabain1776d ago

IF I was Sony I would release a bunde at $499 that included the camera and a 1 year playstation plus membership that would kick ass!

Thomaticus1776d ago (Edited 1776d ago )

The best thing is to leave it at 399 and find a game to bundle the camera with. Like how the wiimote was bundled with Wii Play. It's just great advertisement for The PS4 to have that 100 dollars less price tag. They can pack the camera in next year.

Thomaticus1776d ago

I was completely prepared to pay 500...... Sony just saved me money...WTF?!!

sync901776d ago (Edited 1776d ago )

Or another 100 to spend on games. ;)

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Snookies121777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Yeah, definitely glad we don't HAVE to have it or anything. Although I probably will get one anyway at some point.

DivineAssault 1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

NOT BAD! I think ill buy the PS4 eye if an eye of judgement comes out for PS4.. I wonder if i can swap HDDs like on PS3.. Anyway, hows the battery life on the dual shock? & it seems as if i can still use my pulse headphones with this so im good! Damn im so effin excited!!!

U can get the PS4 & the camera cheaper than xbox one.. PS4 comes with a mono headset too, i dont think M$ is including one... None of the 360 accessories (including headsets/headphones) will be compatible lol..

a_bro1777d ago

Eyedentify.... Wanna see that game come back from the grave.

project_pat361776d ago

or a upgraded version of the video recording app "PSEye"

CandyCaptain1777d ago

They better allow me to swap it out, I have one twice as big in my ps3. <.<'

DivineAssault 1776d ago

I thought the PS3 wont read anything higher than 750GB.. I only have a 500GB in mine & still have about 100GB left in it.. The 500 that comes with PS4 should be just fine for a long time.. U dont have to install everything like xbox one so it should last..

The wii u deluxe is $350 with only 32GB of storage lol.. PS4 took a poo on every competitor there is.. Its going to be a hot item this holiday for sure being that its only $400... I already payed one off & ima go deposit $50 on another later today if i get a chance to sell later or help out a friend in need

Virtual_Reality1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

The light bar of the DS4 controller, might not be used at all from many knowing the PS4 Eye is not included in the bundle.

Jeff2571777d ago

I expect their will be some games in the future that will either use it for something or have it as an added option. One of the cooler aspects they mentioned back in Feb was how the PS4 could track the position of a controller and change the split screen orientation. Anyway it is nice that it is optional and also not expensive either.

Geezus1777d ago (Edited 1777d ago )

Yeah im wondering what its for now maybe they scrapped an included camera to get it at a cheaper price point than the one or is the light bar just to differentiate between multiple players when gaming on the same console...

killalot1001777d ago

I was wondering this too. Was kinda hoping they would of included it but no big deal.

farhad2k81776d ago

The light bar doesn't require the camera.
It will still be in use. They didn't have a camera at E3 yet everyone that had a Dualshock 4 in their hand still had a light bar.

Drekken1776d ago

The lightbar on the DS4 is seen by the camera and functions like the move did. You can't use the controllers feature without the camera.

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GamersHeaven1777d ago

Btw when is it coming out? they never mentioned a release date.

aceitman1777d ago

Tokyo game show with a surprise sept. or oct. release date

GamersHeaven1777d ago

That's what I was thinking :D October would be perfect.

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