Does Sony's PS4 $100 price difference have much relevance considering what Xbox One is offering?
Absolutely, especially since the PS4 is $100 cheaper with more powerful hardware than the Xbox One's
The PS3 was 200$ more than 360. A 100$ isn't that big of a deal, and isn't a huge difference, realistically. @Heavy I don't listen to your stupid fanboy comments. but I'll play for now. You can continue on with the more powerful gig because that's your only defense. On paper sure that's how it looks. But realistically Multiplats will look very identical. PS4 exclusives will once again shine. Both PS4 and X1 games looked great E3 I don't know what your looking at. So go away with that fanboy trash I don't wanna here it. Logic beats any fanboy or extremists.
I don't need to pay an extra $100 for a box that changes tv channels for me, I'm capable of picking up a remote control. And yes, the Xbox is less powerful and won't survive off of time exclusivity forever http://pikigeek.com/files/2...
That was 2006 it is 2013 now.
But the ps3 WAS more powerful than the 360... ok so it had it's poor design limitations in an attempt to being the cost down mainly I believe but just look at the 3rd party games even the 1st uncharted way back in 2007 looked better and played better for it than almost any game on the market at the time...
Yeah but Ps3 offered Blu ray (cost around $1000 in 2006 and wi-fi ) what does xbox 1 offer over ps4? kinect? lol
Yeah at Launch, then Sony dropped the price early in 2007. Price matters. Playstation can afford a higher price since its a bigger brand. Xbox, not so much as its less popular.
"Realistically", $100 is $100. Of course it will make a difference.
Yeah but Ps3 had way more value than X360
you wold think the extra $100 is for value.. ..not for less power ..not for less indy games ..not for less exclusives at launch ..not for a larger 80's VCR looking box ..not for a mandatory spy camera
The PS3 was $200 more but also put a BR player in my living room. It gave me wifi connectivity, a browser and of course great exclusives. The PS3 justified a higher price tag, the Xbox One doesn't. Inferior hardware and a Kinect for $100 more? No thanks. Unless of course Kinect gaming is your thing, but for me, no thanks.
Cleary you don't understand how our economy works. When the PS3 was released 200$ wasn't that much money. Today 100$ is a hell of a lot more. Throw in the hardware, and the community. Yes it matters.
One other thing you forget PS3 launched after Xbox360. They where allowed there price point Xbox had theres. There didn't need to make instant drops. This time its a even playing field only every things in Sony's ball park. MS has some begging to do if they want to try win back some the support they have seriously lost.
The ps3 launch price is not the same tho, because stand alone blu ray players at the time were $500 plus. With the ps4 being more powerful and cheaper its a no brainier to me. I also have more faith in Sony 1st party studios to bring year after year high quality titles. Not to mention the indie and free to play push.
@AngelicIceDiamond you just love to through logic out of the window don't you ps3 Was more powerful than xbox360 and also offer Blue-ray which indeed was needed for games MS in 2006: "who need Blue-ray" MS in 2013: "Xbox1 will have blue-ray" lol XD plus the free online with ps3 now ps4 is much more powerful and cheaper by 100$ what MS have to justify the 100$ more ?! kinect ?! lol XD
ps3 had 2 models one was a 200$ difference the other was 100$ difference so yes it matter even with the power of the 100$ less model being much more powerfull.proof http://money.cnn.com/2006/0... http://www.gamespot.com//ne... hell the ps3 difference was 100$ to 300$ difference to the 360 and it still managed to pass it on sales a year behind I give sony props for that. and before u disagree look at the links. ps3 model 20 gig 499$ 60 gig 599$ 360 core console 299$ 20 gig console 399$ im sure the 299 model sold the most. so I can only iomagine how well the ps4 will do with a even start and a lower price tag .
i'm in france and the xbox is 100 dearer than the ps4. i have pre-ordered both. the xbox is worth it imo. plus my gf wants kinect. the 100 is nothing to me, i have the money. but, the games that were shown at e3, and the games that will come make the 100 irrelevant... i aint missing those. if microsoft come with a non-kinect sku at the same price as the ps4, what will the argument turn to then??
$100 is almost two extra games. $100 is a Live Subscription and a newly released used game. $100 Is 5-10 xbla/psn indie titles. $100 Is an extra controller and a headset. $100 is a hell of a lot of snacks for that amazing launch day console purchases gaming marathon. $100 matters. Side note: If MS comes out with a SKU that is free of kinect 2.0 it should be LESS than Sony's console price of $399. The hardware in that console is cheaper so the system should be cheaper. $350-$379, not $400. The Kinect 2.0 could be sold at $150-$120 as it's obviously more powerful than the current version of kinect.
Price is everything in these times. Don't believe me open an ad or watch one. Damn near all of em are comparing what you get for cheaper than their competitor. Shoot, MS has one about how their tablet is cheaper than Ipad's.
Its really all about which systems exclusives and features you like more and what you personally find value in. Personally I find value in alot of the social features of the xbone, being able to switch between media, day one downloadable games from xbl, a pretty cool partnership with twitch with instant video editing and streaming while having the capability to constantly record your gameplay, and also Kinect games to play with family and friends. Plus besides the almighty Naughty Dog I like the games that the Xbone first party studios make more. These features, to me, are all worth the $100 price difference and slightly worse hardware(since i also have a gaming pc that has better hardware than both lol). But i'm planning on picking up both consoles eventually.
You seem to forget a lot. First off it was a PLAYSTATION. 150 million people owned its previous version. Second, Bluray. Third, Sony exclusives. Fourth - The playstation3 was getting a beating until it dropped it's price. If you think that the xbox180 has half the staying power as the PS you are wrong. Higher price, weaker hardware, AND a mic and camera always on in your house will be no good for them.
$100 is the price to pay for better games, better online gaming, better controller.
If I remember correctly though, the price difference did matter. It wasn't until Sony began dropping the price when it began to build up steam.
$100 is for most gamers, about 4-8 hours of work. Then there's the younger guys, to who $100 is everything in the world. I remember when I didn't have my job in middle school, even $20 was something cool to me when I earned it.
The fanboys sure hate facts, 40% greater power. That's nothing to sneer at. Ask any non biased developer which one they prefer.
I bought the 60GB PS3 when it came out. That was 200 dollars more than the 360 at the time. I say no. To the rest of the world.... Wii sold out being the cheapest console with moron control.... It is hard to guess really. But I do believe that a hundred dollar difference makes all the difference.
The difference in price for ps3 was used by Xbox fans to slam it, so turn about as fair play. It will matter to some people and ms games weren't running on Xbox1 but a few devs said ps4 games at least some where running on ps4. Also ms said that the cloud would handle the difference in power, but now it won't because devs can't build their games around the cloud if people do not have it, no net no cloud. Games like titan fall said it was only possible with cloud. But keep thinking a less powerful system with a higher price is not going to hurt ms
See this a pretty obvious answer and the reason for that is, it's true. Why choose a less powerful console that costs $100 more? is it for the Kinect 2? exclusives? or a misplaced sense obligation? anyone please do give me an answer this is a dicsussion worth having after all.
It'll almost certainly be a misplaced sense of obligation disguised as "it's got better exclusives!" hopefully, anyone paying attention the last several years will realize that's not going to be the case.
I agree. We are all suppose to be tech savvy and when I go to buy a new computer or whatever I usually buy the best one for my money just to justify my purchase. If you took the names off and just broke the consoles down to barebones pieces of tech the PS4 has better value and more powerful. The xbox one would be the equivalent of the PC with decent specs that comes with a free monitor that I don't want. Just my opinion though. I'm getting both just not going to be a day 1 on the xbox. I don't see $500 in value there when I can get a PS4 + game + year of PS+ for the same amount.
Kinect titles will be all over the place as well
I don't entirely agree. PS3 was 600$ and it did well anyway. To be perfectly honest, the always-online and the DRM never were deal-breaking issues for me either. The power of the console doesn't matter either because really both consoles are very similar in terms of graphical power. Even the big exclusive game reveals don't seem to be all that important this gen since everything is going multiplat. What DOES make a huge difference for me however is the openness and pro-activeness of PS4. Indie games make for more than half of what I play, and ease of development in general will make sure most devs will favor the PS4. PS4's general design philosophy is far better in my opinion. Not to mention my aversion for kinect and anything similar...
Thats because it had a blu ray player and The playstation brand is way more popular and bigger than xbox . And sells didn't really kick in until the Ps3 went down to $499 back in 2007
Actually, as I pointed out above, it didn't do great. If I remember correctly, sales numbers were being thrown around and reading comments how the PS3 was DOOMZED. But one Sony began dropping the price, sales began to increase and started to hold it's own. But as many has already pointed out, there was still value with the PS3 as being a cheaper blu-ray player and what have you. The X1 doesn't have that now.
For the average consumer yes it matters a LOT. everyone here is looking at the price difference from a gamers perspective. as for the everyday casual a $100.00 price difference is a deal breaker. especially in todays economy.
The average gamer doesn't even know about that. But if an average gamer walks in, and isn't a fanboy. That $100 will matter.
Better hardware? Poor software. That ram is going to be running hot. X1 is fully capableof out performing ps4
Really even tho a full 3gb is dedicated to the Os on the x1 and ps4 has faster ram I'm sorry but it's not even close to outperforming the ps4
Seems to me you have no idea what your talking about.
Agreed, the article question is idiotic. Since when has $100 ever NOT mattered? Seeing two things, one costing %25 more than the other with minor differences between them (or in this case more positives in the cheaper models favor) has a huge influence on purchase intent.
DOES ANYONE CARE ABOUT THE GAMES!!!!!!!!!!! OR EXCLUSIVES?????? I MEAN SONY FANS HAVE BEEN BRAGGING ABOUT THIS FOR A FEW YEARS NOW ON PS3, AND XBOX HAS BLOCKBUSTER EXCLUSIVES FOR ITS FIRST YEAR ..... ANYBODY???
First off someones taste in games is subjective. Are you saying Sony doesn't have blockbuster exclusives for its first year? DriveClub, inFamous Second Son, Killzone, The Order 1886 are all exclusive blockbusters for Sony first year. Also, have you seen Deep Down? That's an exclusive too. In fact Sonys first party ALONE is working on "30 titles, 20 of which will release in it's first year and 12 of hose 20 will be brand new IPs". That doesn't even include 3rd party exclusives. Where is your argument? MS "blew its wad" at E3, Sony will be showing more of their exclusives over time.
Last of Us 2 God of War 4 Uncharted 4; and GT7 Are worth a lot more to me than Halo and Forza. I wouldn't choose Titanfall over the combination of Killzone and Infamous either. Because in terms of competitive online MP, BF4 is the best IMO. The rest of Xones exclusives don't interest me at all. Then the creators of Heavy Rain will make something too. On the exclusive front Sony dominates. Also, I know none if these games are ever going to Xone and that Sony will provide AAA top notch experiences consistently throughout the entire gen right up to the end. MS abandoned 360 like it did Xbox before that. Kinect exclusives don't register with me.
dead rising 3>infamous-debatable titanfall>killzone-debatab le ryse>knack order=looks amazin but no gameplay yet... forza>driveclub- no debate halo 5 vs uncharted 4 (unconfirmed though) deep down is not exclusive- its capcom lol sunset overdrive (insomniac), project spark(our lbp), d4, killer instinct, crimson dragon, below, announced black tusk studio game, quantum break. More on the way according to xbox. gt7 is ps3, we are talkin nexgen, heavy rain devs are makin beyond o ps3, comes this holiday. FYI sony studios can't just crap games out- they take time to make
And how many of those exclusive you bring up where depending on the cloud. If you by Xbox1 and only connect to the net one time you have no cloud. How thAn will you play games or will they play without the cloud. Titan fall, was one of those exclusive that needs the cloud
umm green lantern, that was a stupid comment. there are 40 million gamers that have gold subscriptions, what makes you think i or many xbox gamers wiill not connect to the internet with xbox one more than once? what makes you think we wont take advantage of everything the cloud has to offer?
It doesn't matter to me because even if they were the same price I'd be buying a PS4 and not buying an Xbox
I am a student so the 80 quid is a huge difference.
Xbox One offerings aren't on par with PS4 (in my opinion) Looking forward to having PS Plus and free games for PS3, PS VITA and PS4
Da Hell with this question? It's a big difference.
It doesn't bother me since paid 600 dollars-PS3 399 dollar- 360 I'll own both PS4 & X1 around next year
599.00 US DOLLARS!!!! to be precise ;P
i thought it launched at 499.99 and 599.99?
Umm Yeah it is....Look at it this way (example): You can either get a PlayStation 4 + One Game + 1yr PS Plus for $499. OR Xbox One with Kinect + No Game + No Xbox Live Gold for $499. Which sounds better to you?
The X1.... Price isn't a concern when you have MONTHS to pay the console off. I have the money to pay mine off already. Which gives me a few months to save for games and other assorted goods. If you can't rake up the money to buy one between now and November then you have bigger issues to worry about than playing games. Such as getting a better job...
You can say the exact same thing about the PS4. I've already paid off my PS4 pre-order and am saving up for games and accessories, so what's your point? A $100 is $100, and I guess I value my hard earned money more than you I suppose.
He asked which sounds better, and you pick the one that has no games AND no online connectivity? You, sir, are ridiculously amazing in your conviction.
I can see someone here has contracted the xbug......symptoms. ..fuzzy logic
For you it is not a problem, but it is for some people. And if even 5% of 360 owners are like this 100$ difference is a problem, since I can get the games I want on either system I will get ps4 instead ThAn ms will loss around 3.5 million sales. But that don't matter either right.
Don't forget that that one year PS+ means 3 free PS3/PS4 games and 2 free Vita games every month, assuming they'll follow the same PS+ strategy they're doing now, which I think they probably will.
well the X1 Day 1 Edition comes with 1 year live, so its actually only a $50 differnce
I don't think so, unless the X1 is different in your region, but here's what the Xbox One Day One Edition comes with in North America: "The Day One Edition has some pretty cool features: 1) The Xbox One console 2) Kinect sensor 3) Day one limited edition packaging and decal 4) A limited edition, commemorative controller Premium packaging 5) A special code to unlock a Day One achievement 6) An HDMI cable * An internet connection will not be required to play offline Xbox One games, once you complete system setup, you can play any disc-based game without ever connecting online again. * There is no 24-hour connection requirement and you can take your Xbox One anywhere you want to play your games, just like the Xbox 360. * Trade-in, lend, resell, gift, and rent disc-based games without limitations to using or sharing games - just like the Xbox 360." So, from where I live, it's still an extra $60/year for us and is not included in the Day One Edition.
I enjoy the unbeatable amount of exclusives Sony gives to us year in and year out, and love the variety. Also PlayStations always have more and better JRPGs then other consoles, so PS4 for me I'm getting, Tales of Xillia on PS3, and then Kingdom Hearts III, and Final Fantasy XV for PS4
And both PS4 games are also come X1 so... what exclusives are you getting?
Dont worry sony is gonna have plenty.
I get disagrees for stating the truth. Someone makes a comment about unbeatable exclusives and they aren't even getting any.
drive club infamous ss KZ shadow fall knack octodad (not hardcore but the game look fun) plantside 2 The Order: 1886 outlast dead light and I can go on, So what truth you talking abut.
So you're buying all those games??? WOW
LMAO wikkid you call them out about exclusives then they give you a list which is less than half the amount sony have confirmed they have and all you can say is "So you're buying all those games??? WOW" I guess your stupid rant back fired huh <----rhetorical question you dont need to answer that. If you think sony have less exclusives you should do some research it will take about 10 seconds on google to confirm sony have a lot more than MS coming during the first year of launch.
@MRMagoo123 Please know what you are talking about before commenting. I called Relientk77 out... not PS4 exclusives. When some fanboy is talking SH!t about exclusives and isn't even getting any. That's funny!