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Submitted by Prcko 410d ago | news

Sony Denies Removing Camera to Make PS4 Price Competitive With Xbox One

It was just over a week ago when IGN published a story saying that Sony had essentially removed the PlayStation Camera from the PS4′s launch bundle to bring the console’s price down to $399/€399/£349, $100 cheaper than the Xbox One. (PS4)

Xaphy  +   410d ago
Even if they did it on purpose it would still be a good move by them. I could care less about having a camera with my ps4.
wynams  +   410d ago
I think that is better PR as well ... Sony should say yep, we removed it to keep costs down and cuz gamers really dont gaf about motion controls
abzdine  +   410d ago
people are weird, camera has never been part of a PlayStation console and now suddenly because xbox requires Kinect then Sony may have thought the same!
if it was the first PS console without camera i understand the debate but it was never the case.

You want it you buy it you dont want it you dont buy it. PS4 has been conceived with a 399$ price from the beginning, how could they think of including a camera on top of that? especially knowing the fact that Sony themselves weren't expecting such a high price of the X1.

On top of this, pricing of a console doesn't happen overnight, it's a huge process and ressources with market studies etc...

@zebramocha: that's where it's interesting, cause you are like me you seem interested in the camera, but others aren't and they shouldn't pay more for it when they're not gonna use it! This is a pro-consumer move from Sony and i appreciate it! Now is a bundle with a camera and Killzone is planned i'll be ALL OVER IT!!!
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zebramocha  +   410d ago
@abzdine I believe they should incorporate the came because they have experience from the ps2 days.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Elimin8  +   410d ago
Does it really matter? Even if you include it I think it would still be cheaper!
nukeitall  +   410d ago
Sony killed the camera at the last minute as evident by the fact that they have a led in the controller to use with the camera.

why spend millions on led if the accessory will only be purchased by a very very small fraction of the user base?

Sony you lie, but fangirls will eat it up!
CBaoth  +   410d ago
we'll know with 100% certainty
if Media Molecule scraps that project they debuted Feb 20th. I think at the very least they were planning a 2nd SKU but canned the idea to drive home the price difference disparity.
sarcastoid  +   410d ago
Yeah... Sony's the bad guy. Shame on anyone supporting them and their shady ways, right? Speaking of shady ways, I assume you think even less of Microsoft, then yes?
rainslacker  +   410d ago
Maybe so if you do buy the camera it's there for the camera to use?

Maybe make it more enticing to buy the camera by including an LED which costs pennies at wholesale so a camera is more affordable without having to buy an expensive secondary controller like the Move?

Maybe because the LED can be used for other things besides camera recognition.

Or, maybe they lied.

You come to a forgone conclusion, I come with possible reasons.

Either way, I don't care. Not a fan of motion controls. Glad if they originally wanted to have it included that I now don't have to bear the cost of it....of course assuming that it would raise the price of the system. If the system price would be the same, I might be miffed about getting less value. OTOH, I, and I imagine most other people here who for the past 7 years have not been kind to motion tech couldn't care less.
solidjun5  +   410d ago
"Sony you lie, but fangirls will eat it up! "

For someone who has no interest at all to purchase the system, you sure do know how Sony should run their company when it comes to their products.

Does it really matter that the camera was included? It's still a bargain. Oh and don't come at me with the "well it would force developers to use it." It wouldn't. It's still an option. It's not required to play games. If they use it fine. It's still an otpion.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   410d ago
Glad they removed the camera,. DS4 is going to be Sweet, esp. when I mod it.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   410d ago
You are absolutely right and the sony fanboys know it, they just don't want to accept it.

Aside from the obvious argument about the LED's being in the controller, Sony has FREE features (PLAYROOM) in the PS4 that utilize the camera. Why bother wasting time developing this feature, giving it away for free on PRE-ORDER consoles where the feature can't even be used since the console lacks the device to play it?

http://n4g.com/news/1304093...

How much obvious proof do people need on this site to see that Sony saw where motion control was heading, saw how much MS was making off of Kinect where they then created the PSeye2 to compete with Kinect ONLY to NOT bundle it with the console thus resulting in little to no DEV support since devs are not gonna waste time developing a game for a device that many people won't even have? Remember PS MOVE? Ya me neither...it was DOA cause there wasn't any support...not even Sony supported the device...you think Sony is going to support the PSeye2 when it's not even bundled in every PS4 sold?

Sony removed it last minute simply to entice consumers by having a cheaper console at launch. That's all it is. No big deal really, it's just sony has now shot themselves in the foot wasting time and money to R&D a device that won't even compete in the market.

@ sAVAge_bEaST

Way to support the industry.....but you are right. Sony's lack of money that forced them to throw together the PS4 with off the shelf parts has left the console WIDE open for serious pirating...more so then the 360 was this gen.
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medman  +   410d ago
I'm glad they didn't include the camera in the box, consumers should have options, but I will buy the camera along with my PS4 launch unit anyway.
rainslacker  +   410d ago
@lvl_up

Maybe to get people to want to buy the camera to play it? A form of advertising perhaps. I remember they offered Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves on PS+ a while back, and it's a move only game. Why would they offer that if not everyone could play it? Maybe so the people that have Move can play it. Or maybe to entice people to pick up the Move, so a form of advertising...

But yeah, lets all just assume the worst case scenario...motion control technology that most people I've seen(particularly from the Sony camp) haven't given a rat's ass about since before the Wii's launch, was stripped out of the PS4 so it could nail the price point for the initial buyers.
Outside_ofthe_Box  +   410d ago
I should take a SWORN HATER's word over the company themselves... YEAH, RIGHT!

If you take the (allow me to use your term, if you don't mind) "fangirl" goggles off for sec, nuke & lvl, you'll see that it isn't unreasonable to believe that the decision about the camera was not dependent on XB1 price at all.

A simple way to debunk this is to ask in what situation in regards to XB1 price would Sony have included the camera? The XB1 priced as high as Sony or anyone expected at $499. So had the XB1 cost $399 would Sony have included the camera then? Of course not especially if you're going by the assumption that Sony is basing their decision on undercutting XB1 price.

This is the same idiotic thinking people had with DRM. If Sony was waiting for MS to reveal their DRM plans how come they didn't join them as soon as MS revealed their console?

Just stupid conspiracy theories by whining bitter fangirls! At some point(who knows when) Sony made the decision to not include the camera independent of XB1 pricing, deal with it and move on with your life!
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Aceman18  +   410d ago
i gotta ask why is it so important to the complainers that the PS4 doesn't come the camera?

who's to say since it cost $60 and they bundled it with the system that they wouldn't take the $10 hit, and sell it at $450? either way you slice it the system with or without the camera would still be cheaper than the xbox.

personally i'm glad i have the choice if i want it or not. the system will still work within, and if i see a cool game that uses it then i'll spend the $60 to buy it.

to all the detractors why is this such a big deal for yall?
rainslacker  +   410d ago
Because motion control is the new thing to love. Camera's are all the rage...even though most people saying so still probably don't care one lick for the current Kinect and likely wouldn't drop money on it in the first place for the 360.

But still...Keep up with the times man. /s
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SilentNegotiator  +   410d ago
The only people that say that Sony "removed" the camera are the people who chanted "PS4 will have the same DRM!"
Hicken  +   410d ago
I find it amazing that these people are the same ones saying that the specs between the two consoles are close enough that they won't change anything... despite all the evidence to the contrary.

It's like they live solely for the purpose of denying not only what's right in their faces, but also everything those things imply. And, at the same time, they inexplicably come to conclusions supposedly implied by things that don't support their ideas at all.
assdan  +   410d ago
They should just make a bundle that comes with it.
doctorstrange  +   410d ago
I think it was a smart move/original decision. I've only got so much money.
TrendyGamers  +   410d ago
Don't you mean a smart PlayStation Move?
Starbucks_Fan  +   410d ago
oh you
LeonhartX  +   410d ago
ba dum tss

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Majin-vegeta  +   410d ago
Choices>told what's better for me.
Sitdown  +   410d ago
The irony of your statement is....you are not choosing a single component in the ps4, the controller that ships with it, the price, or even if you want the camera bundle in the package. Sony is telling you what is best for you regarding the ps4....the positive is that it appears to be a good thing.
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CGI-Quality  +   410d ago
This shouldn't need explaining to you. I'm buying the PS4 this year, and a camera separately (yes, I like it). In the Xbox ONE, the choice isn't there. Consumers prefer choices and not including an accessory leaves options (and a cheaper package).

@ LOGIC: I almost never agree with you and this time is no different. You don't get to choose the necessary options in any case (a controller, for instance, is a necessary input device). However, the camera ISN'T a necessity. Why should it be forced on me? If the interface of the Xbox ONE requires Kinect, it's a design choice, yes, but also makes the package $100 more expensive.

You never choose most of the parts of a system (only PC offers that). So, no shit. Nothing any different here. Forcing one to buy a camera, however, for an interface that doesn't need it, wouldn't be the most effective option for consumers.
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LOGICWINS  +   410d ago
@CGI-Quality- You fail to see the point. In both cases, your not choosing anything with the exception of games and accessories. In terms of hardware, Sony(not you) CHOSE what components they wanted in the PS4. Sony chose what the controller would be like, what the UI would be like, what design the console would have etc. If you buy a PS4, your simply agreeing with decisions that have already been made for you.

"You don't get to choose the necessary options in any case (a controller, for instance, is a necessary input device)."

Correct. Thats my point.

"However, the camera in the PS4 ISN'T a necessity. Why should it be forced on me?"

Its not being "forced" on you. Is someone holding your TV hostage on unless you buy an Xbox One? The camera is built in the console because MS felt it was a necessary component to the console, just like Sony chose to bundle 500GB with every PS4 when they could have given consumers the option of a 250GB SKU for $50-$60 less.
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YNWA96  +   410d ago
Choice... No choice.... This way though developers know everyone has kinect, so much less risk involved in developing... Same thing happened with broadband on original XBox, heralding on line multiplayer as we know it.... Sure its risky at that price for X1, but might pay off in long run.
MariaHelFutura  +   410d ago
Sony's not scared of Microsoft at all, they outsell them consistently while producing a more diverse game library. That's not gonna change this generation. Sony just knows what their doing, Microsoft just throws money around and hopes for the best. Which is how Sony produced a better console for less money.
Kanzes  +   410d ago
Sony won't release a PS4 bundled with an inferior camera than Kinect at the same price as it's competitor (if what IGN's said is true)
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Colzer01  +   410d ago
^FAIL. It's the topic about the camera, not about the system LOL
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1lawrence  +   410d ago
microsoft wont release hardware inferior to ps4 n cost more. wait they actually did
abzdine  +   410d ago
yes, and the only chance MS had to beat them was with PS3 and 360 which released a year before and much cheaper, but they lost again and with PS4 PlayStation brand has never been this strong!
mcstorm  +   410d ago
Er that is not true. Look at the numbers before saying the Ps brand has never been so strong. The psp and ps2 sold a lot better at this point in its gen cycle than the psv and ps3 have. So Sony have lost a big chunk of its market this gen to Microsoft and Nintendo.

Yes the ps3 sales are now above the 360's but the 360's numbers are more than double the Xbox numbers and the psv is nowhere near the 3ds numbers.

Also no one knows how well the Xbox one or ps4 are going to do and we still don't know what the Wiiu will do when the big name games come out.

IM looking forward to next gen as one thing we can all agree on is the Wiiu, ps4 and Xbox one will have so must own games.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   410d ago
You are WAY out of touch with business.

Sony's brand has NEVER been this weak. Their market shares are still extremly low, they had to sell corporate buildings to try and pay off some of their debt where their credit is now in "trash" status.

The PS4 is just off the shelf parts with no customized internals like how every PS console before it was.

Sony lost half it's market share to MS.

The PSP GO was an epic fail, the Vita has been a sinking ship shince release....

Either you are extremely out of touch with business or this must be your first gen of gaming.
DragonKnight  +   410d ago
@Lvl_up_gamer: I love how someone that doesn't know a thing about business calls someone out for not knowing a thing about business and then proceeds to regurgitate comments posted on N4G as fact. Hilarious. Keep up the funny stuff.
abzdine  +   410d ago
@Lvl_up_gamer : i can only congratulate you for the amazing loads of BS in such a small text. You talk about PSPGo, i'm talking about the present!
Have you read and understood what i wrote before you talk?

PlayStation has never been this strong, if you are an xbox fanboy then i understand your frustration. Look at the games they released and they will release this this year, a PS4 on fire since feb 20th, coherence in what Sony are saying which didn't happen since PSone.

The message coming from them is clear which proves they are very confident and that's important, on top of that no changing of plans every week.
MikeMyers  +   410d ago
"I love how someone that doesn't know a thing about business calls someone out for not knowing a thing about business and then proceeds to regurgitate comments posted on N4G as fact. Hilarious. Keep up the funny stuff."

Isn't that like saying a anonymous member here somehow knows more than game developers about the impact of used games how the cloud can help game developers offload some of the demands from the hardware?
HugoDrax  +   410d ago
hahahaha! I forgot that I had a PSPGO until it was mentioned. Now the only thing I need is a charger, as I have no idea where that thing is. I do however have a few classics on there that I downloaded from PSN. Bloody Roar being one of them :-), time to hit Amazon and find a PSPGO charger for cheap.
Lockon  +   410d ago
They know people don't really care about the camera lol.
LOGICWINS  +   410d ago
Speak for yourself. Why would they spend R&D money on a $60 device if they knew no one was going to buy it?

facepalm/

They did it because none of the launch titles require the camera(something that will change next year starting with Media Molecule's PS4 project).
OSIRUSSS  +   410d ago
R and D? Haha! Sony makes all sorts of cams. They don't need to "R and D" a damn webcam! I guess some times logicfails?
GiggMan  +   410d ago
"They did it because none of the launch titles require the camera(something that will change next year starting with Media Molecule's PS4 project)."

Honestly how many of the Xbox One launch titles "require" the camera? (I honestly don't know but I"m sure not many) Sony is basically saying if you don't want a camera you don't have to get one. Your system will still work.

Most people who purchase a Xbox One really don't care about the camera and MS knows this. So what do they do? They make it mandatory for the system to even function... It's like they're saying "You are going to use this camera whether you like it or not" lol.
Fireseed  +   410d ago
You're right OSIRUSS, no products need R&D anymore, they know how to make them all so everything is just made at the drop of hat. I guess sometimes OSIURANIDIOT?
LOGICWINS  +   410d ago
"Most people who purchase a Xbox One really don't care about the camera and MS knows this."

Thats an assumption. You don't know that.
poopsack  +   410d ago
@OSIRUSSS

except there is a pretty well known R&D Department for playstation's camera and motion gaming department led by Anton Mikhailov. You dont think resources for move and eye development build themselves right?
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despair  +   410d ago
@OSIRUSSS

Yea because these things make themselves right? They work by magic and connect to a brand new piece of tech with a never before used look and design and facial and movement tracking software that appeared one day out of the blue. Right?

R&D is not limited to hardware and even if it was they actively chose to design this thing for the PS4, they didn't take a random webcam and slap a black coat of paint on it. And even if they did that was additional costs for the company to mass produce this product for the PS4.

It was obvious to nearly everyone that Sony planned to include a camera in the PS4, you do not add a light sensor bar to you standard controller for an optional device, you do it for something included in the box.

I'm glad they kept the camera out to reduce costs, I don't mind buying one later on, the only thing is now that its not in every PS4 box the support will be much much less from developers.
GiggMan  +   410d ago
@ Logic, Agreed. (I know you're running out of bubbles, wish we can keep the discussion going.)

Let just say that MS would have not required Kinect 2.0 to be used with X1. Do you think that gamers would buy the new camera on a 1:1 basis if it was optional? Especially after the bad taste still left from the heap of shovel ware from the original Kinect?
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Kanzes  +   410d ago
I prefer buy another DS4 than buying this camera.. if it's an optional, not ALL people will get hands on it... which means, less developers are gonna support it (besides First Party).. This camera will turns like any Eyetoy
LOGICWINS  +   410d ago
Not ALL people will get their hands on a PS4/Xbox One. Does that mean these consoles shouldn't be supported?
Kanzes  +   410d ago
@LOGICWINS

It's a totally a different thing. If you buy an Xbox One, it's 100% you will get a Kinect.

So, developers doesn't have to gamble on their sales when they makes a Kinect game, or if they just want to put a Kinect feature on their game.. because everyone who got an Xbox One, it's guaranteed they will have a Kinect
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CGI-Quality  +   410d ago
May not turn out as meaningless as the EyeToy, but having the option to choose it is a wiser move, in my view.
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LOGICWINS  +   410d ago
@Kanzes- Kinect devs are still gambling. If the game sucks, people won't buy it. Alternatively, if PS4 owners see a great Move game, they will buy the camera to play it.

@CGI-Quality- You DO have the option to choose. Get an Xbox One or don't get an Xbox One. The camera is an integral part of the experience.
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Kanzes  +   410d ago
@CGI-Quality

Yes. Having an option is good, but it will affect what devs gonna think about PSEye.. Because not ALL people who got PS4 are having this camera.. they don't know if their games are gonna sells or not.

@LOGICWINS

All developers are gambling. Not just Kinect's games. People won't buy it if their games are sucks. That applies to all developers.

Like I said, if all X1 users are guaranteed to have Kinect, the motion gaming market are gonnna expands further. More games are gonna be implemented by Kinect features, and more Kinect devs will put more of their money to Kinect games, because the market already the same as the traditional games.
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LOGICWINS  +   410d ago
"if all X1 users are guaranteed to have Kinect, the motion gaming market are gonnna expands further. More games are gonna be implemented by Kinect features."

Which is exactly why I wanted the camera to be bundled with every PS4. Thank you for making my point for me.
GhettoBlasStarr  +   410d ago
Even if the PS4 would've kept the PSEye it still would've been cheaper than XB-1 by $40.
So I don't see the point of even bringing it up.
Kanzes  +   410d ago
PSEye it's always an inferior camera than Kinect. It would be normal if it's cheaper than Kinect.

And, doesn't we have to buy a PSMove too?
SpideySpeakz  +   410d ago
If the Kinect 2 has little to not support for games (which is highly likely), then this argument about which camera is inferior is pointless.
Thomper  +   410d ago
A lot of people have the same view. It's a shame. I like the camera tech, but it will receive a lot less support now because it wasn't 'in-box'
Eidolon  +   410d ago
Well duh.......

It's obvious that they excluded it from the basic bundle to be competitive with the pricing..... however, I doubt they did this in anticipation of the Xbox One's pricing and bundling, but of course they were trying to compete with each other.... they can deny it, but its a competition.

Trying to better appeal to the consumer is being competitive, and it's awesome that they gave us an choice on the camera of all possibilities.

The necessities are there, and that is all some people need, why force us to pay extra for something we can buy later down the line when we feel there is enough gaming incentive?
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pyramidshead  +   410d ago
Don't really care if they did or didn't, the price is still fantastic...
mt  +   410d ago
it is better they removed it I rushed into buying ps3 cam and move but now they are collecting dust. the only game I really enjoyed playing using move is heavy rain. it is safe for me to wait before buying ps4 camera.
strigoi814  +   410d ago
sony never force their peripherals to their consumers even to hardcore gamers...
RiPPn  +   410d ago
The problem with the camera being removed at the last moment theory. Microsoft priced probably as high as Sony or anyone thought they would go, so what was the plan if Microsoft announced a lower price? Leave the camera in and have an even less competitive advantage?

These theories carry no weight. But like others have said even if these rumors were accurate, they were the right move to make.
CGI-Quality  +   410d ago
You speak, actual, logic my friend. But sadly, some won't hear you.
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DigitalRaptor  +   410d ago
Why is this such an important topic for so many? If they did, smart business decision. Camera based gaming burned out with the casuals last generation. There's always an interest but not a huge one for a long term investment, and Sony knows this very well. I just don't see there being a huge interest spike. What I find weird though is that it's as though people are angry that they left it out. I prefer a company that showers me with choices, rather than restricts me at every single turn possible.

You get the ones arguing that because it's left out it won't get as much developer support. I can see that points, it's a good one, but it doesn't bother me because I don't buy a console for a camera and a way to wave about using my body. I do it for the games.

If developers make games that look great and make use of the camera in truly interesting ways then I might pick one up, but otherwise I'd just be dragged along with that whether I liked it or not. Here, I get a choice, a more focused and powerful gaming system for a cheaper base cost.

And a camera REQUIRED for a gaming system to work? Why in the hell would I support that standard? To end this, I'll point out something that will have the fanboys laughing, but it's part of the reason I'm not supporting any kind of forced camera. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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D-riders  +   410d ago
why do people keep reporting this 60$ doesnt = $100. story over
_FantasmA_  +   410d ago
Silly Xbots. They always need to be arguing to be at peace with themselves. You ever notice how Sony gamers are more diverse and yet will still rip Sony a new one when they feel they are being wronged? If you don't believe go to the US PlayStation blog to hear nothing but complaints about how PS Plus gave them a game they already played and how PS Plus doesn't bend over backwards for them.

But Xbots never talk bad about their daddy. They never see anything wrong with M$. M$ is always right and they are very protective of them. M$ is like the abusive spouse, its fanboys are the scared and battered spouse who still thinks this is love, and that their daddy can do no wrong.
Sitdown  +   410d ago
So you are saying not a single xbox fan has said anything wrong about Microsoft? You are as bad as they people you call out......Guess you are blind to the various people who constantly said they were jumping ship......go to major nelson's blog and you will see the same.
mwjw696  +   410d ago
Sure Gatekeeper (look it up) please tell me where i can find these logical sony fans that you speak of? It sure as hell is not on this sony suckoff fest of a site. Sony never does wrong on this site, and MS is ALWAYS the bad guy. Sony must give the best blow jobs cause I sure don't understand it.
_FantasmA_  +   408d ago
LOL you scared to go to the US PlayStation blog? I'm not lying. Sony fans aren't blind and denial when they feel wronged. M$ could make you eat your own vomit and throw enough your way and you'd be absolutely convinced that eating it is somehow better than having a choice.
MASTER_RAIDEN  +   410d ago
I would honestly applaud sony for removing the camera in order to keep costs down. like it or not, a camera is not a necessary peripheral for regular console gameplay. you can try to use whatever backwards justification you can to make yourself feel better about a $500 price tag, but it doesnt change the fact that the camera option is on either side of the console race. the only difference is that sony isnt trying to force it on anybody. as an xbox one user, i would much rather have a rechargeable controller battery and a headset come out of the box. those are two things that i would have to buy day 1 . Allow me to go buy the camera later on if I like.
theWB27  +   410d ago
I call BS on that. For one, these two are in competition and Sony is trying to regain that marketshare they had over the other big two before last gen.

For two..I just don't see how they went and designed that controller to directly function with the eye but had no intention on the camera being bundled. The dualshock has pretty much been the same design for 3 generations and mostly praised, but now it changes that much? For no real reason? They did the prototypes with the PS3 and it got slammed, and they went back to the dualshock.

I understand if they didn't do the change in the timeframe that the IGN article states, but I don't believe that coming in as cheap as possible compared to the X1 had nothing to do with it. Sony isn't dumb. They heard the Kinect would be mandatory with every X1, they could guestimate the price of the X1 and come with something they thought would be better.

When both Sony and Microsoft say they don't do anything because of the other it's complete BS. Micro has sayed they aren't directly competing with Sony, Sony says pricing has nothing to do with Micro. If these are the big two in console gaming and they aren't competing with one another...who are they going against exactly?
Hicken  +   409d ago
You? Calling BS on Sony?

Seems totally legit.
theWB27  +   409d ago
Like to keep it steady.
Spontogical  +   410d ago
The thing I love about N4G is how so many people claim to know how a business like Sony runs - and what they spend their money on etc etc

Just makes me laugh (I do this sometimes mind you).. gamers have no clue.
MrMURDERFACE  +   410d ago
If it wasn't originally part of a bundle then why does the dual shock 4 include a "light bar" meant to work with it? They can say is was used to "differentiate players" but doesn't that seem a little excessive and expensive just to show who is player 1 and who is player 2?
Imalwaysright  +   410d ago
I don't understand why people are saying that Sony removed the camera to stay competitive in price. When did Sony spend 500 million in advertising for the PSeye? When did Sony shift their focus from the core market to the casual market with a camera like MS did with kinect? PSeye has never been Sony main focus and I see no reason why it should be now just because kinect has been MS main focus for the last few years.
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MrMURDERFACE  +   410d ago
I guess I don't have a hard time swallowing kinect 2.0 with the Xbox one because I don't look at is as an "accessory". It's required therefore packaged with the system. The OS was designed to work with it much like the wii was designed to work with the sensor bar so of course it came with one. Maybe I'm just not letting fanboy rage cloud my judgement. I have a ps4 and an Xbox one on preorder and have no loyalties or undying devotion to any company. I just love games and since I will have all consoles there won't be any games that I miss out on.
Fireseed  +   410d ago
Yeah but you're on N4G so in order to get bubbles you need to leave out anything positive about XBOX and finish off your statement with some slack jawed Sony praise line.

R.I.P. XBOX
PS4 FTW!!!
mwjw696  +   410d ago
Haha the winter truth is coming!
Dlacy13g  +   410d ago
While I don't think it matters why they kept the camera out ....the bottom line is they removed it to get themselves to the $399 price. Whether that was to beat MS, just hit a target price or other reasons....its was kept out of the box and the price is $399. End of story.
Imalwaysright  +   410d ago
They removed it? Sony has never made it standard. It has always been a peripheral. What makes you think that they're removing it now?
Dlacy13g  +   410d ago
Fair point... keeping with the notion "kept it out" is probably the better more accurate way to put it.
PrimeGrime  +   410d ago
Talk about pointless nit picking. I can't even begin to understand why this would matter to anyone.. but I do think this is important to point out... For the sake of this article.

Was there a time where the Eye was included with every PS2 or PS3 and not an option? Now ask yourself why they would feel inclined to include it this time around to even need to remove it in the first place. The Eye has always been optional. Enough said.

IGN just had the PS4 in their hands and they didn't have basic information correct about it that has been confirmed several freaking times over now. So now all the sudden IGN is our source? Don't make me laugh.

Quoting IGN when they had the PS4 recently "I wonder if it has a power brick" amazes me every time, these people getting paid to do nothing but research games and systems yet they can't pay attention to what has been confirmed several times now.

Also the Eye for PS4 is $59.99, where you are pulling another $40 dollars out your ass is beyond me. So even if every PS4 came bundled with a PSEye it would still be $40 dollars cheaper than the Xbox One.

These gaming sites kill me, shit is truly for the birds. I just cannot help but respond to such stupidity. Like the people on GAF arguing over borders on one game for over 11+ pages..

*Face Palm*
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   410d ago
Damage control and I will prove it.

The controller was designed for use with the PS4 camera. That's why it has that annoying light bar. Go back and watch the Feb 20th reveal.
Hicken  +   409d ago
Um, that's because the whole damn console is designed for use with the PS4 camera. Obviously, the controller is an integral part of that, and is a more cost-efficient and less complicated decision than having a bunch of peripherals that would also be necessary to make the camera work.

You didn't prove anything.
Kayant  +   410d ago
Well we will never really know but it's seems more true because they won't have known what Microsoft were going to price their console until it was announced by Microsoft themselves but I guess they could have thought Microsoft would bundle Kinect 2.0 with Xbox one considering how Microsoft have been pushing it and it's overall success in sales and I guess some games. Anyways am personally happy it's not bundled I don't care or want motion gaming in the near future and I would rather like it if it wasn't forced on me especially for the fact I can't sell it because I don't want it because the console needs it for functionality.
mwjw696  +   410d ago
O these Sony fanboy sites amuse me so. Here are some facts I dare people to explain.

1. Why do the controllers have built in camera functions that where being shown off day one?

2. Why does every system have a built in "tech demo" for the camera if it was never ment to be included? Why not put it on a disc or as a download when you buy the camera.

3. Why did they show it off at their first press conference right next to the controller like it went with it?

4. Why did every site before E3 report the camera was included? Every site I saw anyway.

Don't believe the lies these company's spew. Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo only care about money not your happiness! They will lie like every company does just so you buy their crap. Don't be a fool!!
SpideySpeakz  +   410d ago
Same reason why MS didn't show their Kinect 2 off, and how it will be implemented in games. Why have a Kinect when we have NO decent Kinect games?

One Word: Gimmick.
mwjw696  +   410d ago
The one thing I can say about the Kinect is that atleast the tech they showed off for it was awesome and highly tuned. We have only seen a 2min tech demo vid for the PS4 camera.

Looks like Sony will support it just as much as every other failed eyetoy.
ElementX  +   410d ago
The DS4 is designed for use with a camera, there's a light built right into the front. Sony says it can be used for other things such as health or player number, however looking at a picture of the controller, there's no way to see the light unless you tilt the controller up to see the front.
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DVAcme  +   410d ago
The camera was never a focused-on feature ever since the console got announced. This is people grasping at straws trying to make Sony look on the same page as Microsoft to make Microsoft not look as bad. Anyone with two neurons to rub together can see this for the obvious PR schill it is.
ShwankyShpanky  +   410d ago
Sooo.... the PS4 plus the new camera sold separately costs less than the Xbone... but Sony cut out the camera so that the console would cost less than the Xbone? Mm-kay.
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