Xbox One $499 Cost Not A ‘Ridiculous Price Point,’ But A PS4 Hardware Comparison Says Otherwise

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the announcement of the Xbox One $499 price point after all the other Microsoft stumbles had some critics claiming Sony has already won the latest console war with the PlayStation 4.

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MariaHelFutura1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

There is basically nothing that's more appealing on the Xbox One than the Playstation 4 to justify it being more expensive than Playstation. The Playstation is literally better in basically every single way, hardware and price to policies . Pre-orders and internet polls proved that w/ perfection.

-Mika-1524d ago

The kinect is what justify it being more expensive. It seems like you and alot of other people are forgetting how advance the kinect really is.

MariaHelFutura1524d ago

90% of Xbox fans don't even want Kinect and don't care how advanced Microsoft says it is.

iGAM3R-VIII1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

I have a 360 with Kinect and even with the Forza 4 head tracking and all of the features it does, I still do not want it. I would rather MS take it OUT of the combo. Why can't they make a no kinect combo like the same with the 360? Oh wait I forgot... Kinect is MANDATORY. When you compare the hardware in the PS4 with the X1, the X1 should be at the same price. The PS4 is more powerful, and has more features than the X1.

-Mika-1524d ago

@Maria and Gam3r

You guys are core gamers so of course you're not going to like the kinect. Casuals on the other hand do. The features in kinect will be really amazing to casuals and it will get alot of those casuals to tell their friends to pick up the xbox 1. You guys need to stop thinking things from your core perspective and you need to start thinking things from a casual or business perspective.

PirateThom1524d ago


You need to understand that Microsoft have already rode the Kinect wave to it's natural conclusion.

Kinect will NOT sell this console, they already sold a console with Kinect casuals don't work like that.

What they will see is a console that is significantly cheaper, even if they buy the camera separately.

HammadTheBeast1524d ago

It's so advanced that the Xbox Head had to use a remote control in his pocket to show it off at E3.

Wagz221524d ago

The playstation camera is $59, so its still $499 versus $459...

jmc88881524d ago

Yep a real futuristic spying device.

But people are interested in gaming, not being watched.

I don't want to live in a real life version of The Truman Show.

Godmars2901524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

You've forgotten - or ignored/forgiven - how unproven Kinect is. That two key titles which were suppose to prove it, Ryse and Crimson Dragon, now use physical controllers.

"You guys are core gamers so of course you're not going to like the kinect. Casuals on the other hand do."

As many times as I've been accused of speaking for others, like with FF13, its odd to hear someone speak for people who've yet to even try Kinect.

zeroskie1524d ago

hhahahahahahahahahahahahahhaha hahaahahahahahahahahahahaha.

omg. let me catch my breath.

ShwankyShpanky1524d ago

Ah Kinect... Israeli spy technology at its finest.

So I'm supposed to subsidize its development with my tax dollars, and still pay an extra $100 for something I don't want? I'll pass.

MysticStrummer1524d ago

"It seems like you and alot of other people are forgetting how advance the kinect really is."

It seems like you and lot of other people are overestimating how desirable the kinect really is.

kohlgamer1524d ago

The wii was really popular with casuals as well, how did that work out with the wii U?

The_Infected1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )


"The kinect is what justify it being more expensive. It seems like you and alot of other people are forgetting how advance the kinect really"

You're right core gamers don't want Kinect but not all casuals want it either also another factors is whether you even have space to use the thing or not. It should be optional! They're is no reason why it should be mandatory and everyone fork out another $100 making the Xbox One price to hit $499.


"You guys need to stop thinking things from your core perspective and you need to start thinking things from a casual or business perspective."

Brilliant idea Mika think from a business prospective yet lock the whole system down with DRM and then not launch it in all countries at launch. /s

maniacmayhem1524d ago

The Kinect 2 is an upgraded version of the original. Who knows what developers might do now that this thing actually works the way it was intended.

A lot of you are condemning things before even seeing it in action. Who knows what might come out of this device.

KarrBOMB1524d ago


PirateThom said it best... The Kinect has been available w/ the 360 for a long time now, it's not making any great sells goals or doing anything wonderful. Not to mention that your thinking is backwards. Casuals don't purchase the sheer amount of games that hardcore gamers do, so the casual audience should not be the focus. Why is MS' business model to ditch their hardcore base they already have? The trade in focus is not the way for them to be successful.

Mika, you are obviously in the casual column. So why pay $499 for a few Kinect games when you can get the wii U with far better games and a way better price? Since you're taking the stance of casual gamers, then you don't care about Halo, Gears of War or the other big titles. So why spend more for less with ridiculous amounts of restrictions? Your perspective makes no sense when playing the casual card, because it's not a casual price.

Nintendo has the perfect business model and market for the casual realm, not to mention the nostalgic factor as well. So can you explain why a casual gamer would choose a pricier, more restrictive and anti-consumer system over a better option like the wii U?

wastedcells1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

It's so advanced yet its useless. There are something's gamers just don't need. Kinect is one of them. Power glove was another lol.

Destrania1524d ago

The new PSEye is very advanced too (did you see the PlayRoom demo @ E3?), and oh, it's not required. If you want it, great! If you don'g, great! Everybody wins. Sony, I love you.

Eddie201011524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

I just don't want to wave my hands to go through menus or talk to my TV (it's easier to and more practical to use a controller or remote)and they haven't come up with anything that makes a game any better with kinect. It is an impractical device for gaming or watching TV period. I will not be forced to buy it.

I did not buy it for my 360 and I will not buy an Xbox One partly because they made kinect a mandatory purchase.

aceitman1524d ago (Edited 1524d ago )

@ mika the Kinect is not the only thing that cost so much on the xboxone the fact that they have so many in and outputs and dvr in the system is whats making it a higher price , its not the 8 gigs of gdrr3 ram that's 8 year old hardware. they do not just want casual gamers they want people who like tv stuff to be part of this too , casual gamers will look at xboxone like Kinect , already did that , even though they may not understand that its inproved over the 1st one , just like the wii to wii u casual gamers think its a hd wii , they don't understand that its different like hardcore gamers do . and that's where Nintendo went wrong on advertising it. I like my wii u looking forward to Nintendo 1st party games , but I will not buy into ms xboxone for many reasons. but I wont get into that.

rainslacker1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )

I'm not forgetting how advanced it is. I just don't care about it, nor would I want to buy one for a console. So, from my point of view, I'm being asked to buy something I don't care anything about.


I'm condemning it based on my general feelings of motion controls in general. It's not up to me to give it a chance. It's up to MS to prove to me that it is worth the money. Until then, it is a useless addon that adds nothing to my game experience. Now, I did notice that it wasn't featured in MS E3 conference. In fact I saw a smartglass more than anything, and that's disturbing because it means even Kinect may become useless if MS sees a new shiny device it can try to offload onto the public. Especially true now that they are forcing the Kinect onto the X1 in the first place. It won't stop at Kinect.

What's next, "Better with Kinect...but super awesome with Smart Glass". Two technologies which are completely counter intuitive to each other.

mewhy321523d ago

well it's a combination of price, restrictions, and checking in with Micro$oft that has turned me off completely. I waited until e3 press conferences were over then I preordered my killzone/ps4 bundle. Forget Micro$oft.

eclectified1523d ago

What made Wii so popular with casuals wasn't just the motion tech. The biggest selling point was the launch price of $250 usd. Casuals don't want to pay for a 'games machine' that costs $300+

Now, if the One could use that Windows kernel to run MS Office so kids can do their homework, parents would snatch those Ones up cause at that point, it wouldn't just be a console, but a cheap computer.

RAPCHAMP1523d ago

yeah but no one wants kinect in the box

loulou1523d ago


what feature does the ps4 have that the xbox doesnt?

bviperz1523d ago (Edited 1523d ago )


If Kinect was is the reason why not show it at E3? If XB1 is so freaking advanced with Kinect, why did they use HP desktop systems with GTX 700 cards instead of the real deal? This flip-flop defense you Microsoft die-hards keep using is getting ridiculous. Oh because E3 was for the hardcore. Oh the reveal was for the casual. DRM is built in, but it's up to the developers. I'm a hardcore gamer but HBO Go is so cool, but when the PS3 was touted as a multimedia device, that was lame, supposed to be a gaming console, duh. X1 is on par with PS4, but they were using HP desktops just to demo the controllers, so yeah. WTF?!

mitchell11881523d ago

Its so advanced I have no choice but to let it watch me naked making love in my bedroom. I'm good.

Biggest1523d ago

loulou asks:


what feature does the ps4 have that the xbox doesnt?"

Oh, that's an easy one! An instant $100 rebate.

Themba761523d ago

the kinect is a useless annoying dancing gimmick. and im an xbox vet.

xtremeimport1523d ago

yeah, but the fact that they are forcing you to own one is what some people dont like.

You dont want to spend $100 for something you dont really care about ever using.

Gaming1011523d ago

lol Kinect is just expensive to produce, it doesn't mean people actually want it or derive any value from it, so great it can track your head so you can wander the camera around aimlessly at the screen in a racing game... *crickets*

PS4 is the least expensive top tier console ever to be released on day 1 (I say top tier, sorry Nintendo fanboys). I'm not surprised Msoft wants to make some money on the hardware, what I'm surprised at is how big a loss Sony is willing to take on hardware selling at just 399, that's going to be great for software profits but hardware losses will hopefully be minimal enough to stay afloat.