At E3 earlier this month, Microsoft and Sony both coughed up a lot of long-awaited information about the new consoles they want us to buy this Christmas. Sony was roundly declared the winner of this pre-release skirmish, making all the right noises about intellectual property, panopticonnectivity, and perhaps most importantly, price.
Game consoles are not inexpensive, and the PS4 undercuts the Xbox One by a significant $100. They also undercut the $599, top-end release price of the PlayStation 3 by $200, showing a bit more price sensitivity this time around. Of course, those were 2006 dollars, which makes Sony's real price reduction for the PS4 even steeper.