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PlayStation 4 Price Advantage Will Prove Pivotal in the Battle Against Xbox One

While much of the next generation narrative has been pointed purposefully at digital rights management and used games, arguably the biggest discussion thus far has been left untouched like the awful pizza at a Chinese buffet. SCEA executive Jack Tretton may have revelled in revealing the PlayStation 4’s pro-consumer plans during last week’s E3 2013 press conference, but it was group gaffer Andrew House’s almost aggressive declaration of $399 that will be looked upon fondly by the suits that have been haunted by a larger figure for much of the PlayStation 3’s lifespan.

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GreenRanger1138d ago

When Sony announced the price of the PS4, my dog smiled.

MysticStrummer1138d ago

I heard the trophy sound in my brain.

get2sammyb1138d ago

Haha. Platinum Trophy unlocked! :P

HammadTheBeast1138d ago

Red Rings Flashed Before My Eyes.

slampunk1138d ago

Sucks in Australia that the gap is only $50....

RiPPn1138d ago

Yeah but you live in Australia.. that's a win in my book.

slampunk1137d ago

Yeah good point mate!!! It is a great place to live...

steven83r1137d ago

Only $50? Should it be more? Aus makes way more money than US. So the price is set to what they make. Just like here in US Minimum wage goes up and so does prices on everything.

slampunk1137d ago

Just speaking about the price difference in Aust. Xbox One is $599 and PS4 is $549?....The PS4 is an extra $50.......where as $499 vs $399 in the US....

Belking1138d ago

Price is always pivotal. They learned that the hard way though.

Utalkin2me1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

They learned the hard way as in beating MS in most consoles sold?

longcat1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Yes they did outsell them eventually but they lost the NA market to them and went from a 7:1 ratio to 1:1

they lost exclusive 3rd party support in the process as well

So yes, they did learn that price was important

Utalkin2me1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Again the PS3 came out a year later with much better hardware, Blu ray, wireless, hdmi support and a more expensive console. They didn't lose 3rd party support, maybe some timed exclusive content. But money talks....

GentlemenRUs1138d ago

Well I know one thing, My wallet will be happy!

My Wallet cried with tears of joy when the price was announced ;)

PerryCaravello1138d ago

Price is so important.

We wouldn't want you to get a second job just to own the console lol.

longcat1137d ago

lol, this time around i would have to work 24/7 to be able to afford what MS is selling.

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