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Submitted by NatureOfLogic 975d ago | opinion piece

Xbox One pricing paves way for Sony PS4 success

When Microsoft announced the price of its new console at a press event Monday there was an audible gasp from the audience of gamers and media. The US$499 price tag is higher than the $375 to $450 range that Ward predicted ahead of E3. Part of the reason for the premium is because the Xbox One comes prepackaged with a Kinect sensor. Sony's PlayStation 4 won't require the additional depth-sensing camera and microphone combination that Kinect offers. (PS4, Xbox One)

NameRemoved0017  +   975d ago
The PS4 is going to get a large majority of the sales of people under the age of the early 20s just because its $100 cheaper.
NewMonday  +   975d ago
I think it all goes back to the surprise Feb20 PS4 announcement, Sony showed off the camera, the move and DS4 with a light bar and gave the impression they will make the camera a mandatory bundle.

MS didn't expect Sony to cut the camera off and then reduce the price, they may have predicted the PS4 will have a $50 advantage at best not a full $100, that presents a big psychological gap for the consumer.
nismo15  +   975d ago
xbone is $50 more in my country then the ps4 "Australia" i doubt that is a valid reason.
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NameRemoved0017  +   975d ago
Alright then if you don't care about the price then get the PS4 becuase it has better hardware.
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MikeMyers  +   974d ago
Sony did a brilliant move being at $399, no doubt about it. What's interesting is Japan might not make it for 2013, which is odd considering Sony is from Japan.
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FantasyStar  +   975d ago
.....Unless Launch PS4s suddenly develop the YLOD in the millions.
SignifiedSix91  +   975d ago
To be honest, I'm kind of worrying about overheating problems on the PS4. Where the heck are all the ventilation spots. I know it cant surely be all in the back of the console where the heat gets pushed out.

I'm being serious here. Have any of you thought about this?

For having the power of a mid-ranged PC this thing is in a pretty tiny box.
sashimi  +   975d ago
look at the middle space in between the Ps4 on the top and bottom, there are additional holes going straight across

http://sketchfab.com/show/b...
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g-nome  +   975d ago
These new consoles should run cooler than the previous generation , no need to worry.
asmith2306  +   975d ago
After the RROD and the YLOD, I'm sure Sony and Microsoft wouldn't be to keen on letting that happen again. Sure look how much Sony have learned since the launch of the PS3. They have gone from arrogant fools to the 'saviors' of console gaming!
nismo15  +   975d ago
If anyone has a track record with faulty consoles and recalls that's microsoft.
Williamson  +   975d ago
I hope they just have one model at launch, keeps things simple for everyone.
IRetrouk  +   975d ago
Its not just the price, its the games that have been shown, also ones we dont know about from companys we've yet to hear from, also its a more open system that allows its users a bit more freedom over the products that they have bought, if microsoft drop the used game crap then im in, not bothered by the 24 hour checks, though I do understand the backlash, so far sony are doing a better job of getting my money, in my opinion.
tweet75  +   975d ago
i have a feeling this is going to get to be such a huge issue over the coming months that microsoft may lower the one xbox one to $399 before its release otherwise they dont have a hope.
Sleepy_Mexican  +   975d ago
Looking at this from the perspective of a full time student,$100 is going to make a huge difference. I know the overwhelming majority of gamers in my situation are going to go for the PS4.
nismo15  +   975d ago
big difference... how it's basically the price of one game...
TOSgamer  +   975d ago
Its often easy to find games for $10 off or $10 credit with purchase(Perfect example is Last of US at Amazon giving $10 credit). So more like 2 games.
Sleepy_Mexican  +   975d ago
I live in the UK I only used the Dollar as that is the international currency. the xbone is 80 pounds more expensive than the PS4 don't know much about the US but that's a big difference here.
g-nome  +   975d ago
Being able to swop games between friends is the kick in the teeth for MS. A bigger difference than the $100 price.
savaroth  +   975d ago
Doubt that pricing will make that much of a difference. Those that are looking for the cheapest console will most likely go to the WIIU.

Specs and design choices will matter more, judging from the general response of the public.
The Xbox360 has served me well. Still have my first console and other than having some heating problems ( console cannot be placed in a closed environment ) it still works as it did years ago.
Even so I will be skipping the One for the obvious reasons. Region coding and increased DRM being the main ones.
Might still change my mind though, much also depends on good games and the One does have that. However since I am more fond of japanese games anyway, PS4 is the way to go for now.

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