We have just talked about online multiplayer requirements on the Sony PS4, but now it’s time to talk about price – the most important aspect of E3 that consumers were gripped to their seats upon hearing. Microsoft earlier announced a $499 price for the Xbox One console. Sony however appears to have won the hearts of everyone, by confirming a stunning $399 price for the PS4.
Let us not forget that it was Sony who shocked everyone in a bad way with a $599 PS3 back in 2006. Now it looks like the company has surely learned their lesson and have announced a price that nobody can have any complaints about – a full $100 cheaper than the Xbox One. Who would have predicted that at the end of E3 2013? Not many.
While it is a victory for US consumers who will pay $399, it is also a significant victory for our UK readers as well. UK consumers were not too happy upon hearing that the Xbox One will be priced at £429 in the country, which really took a pounding in the conversion rates.
However, Sony has decided to make UK gamers very happy as well, by confirming that the PS4 will cost £349 to buy over in the UK, almost £100 cheaper than the Xbox One which again is a massive factor to take into consideration. As a result, gamers are now literally going nuts on Twitter, with many saying that Sony has clearly won the infamous ‘E3 war’ with their pleasing price for the PS4 compared to Xbox One.
We don’t have a solid release date yet sadly, but Sony did reiterate that the PS4 will be available to buy during the Holiday season, so expect to see the console go on sale throughout November. Do you agree that Sony are the big winners here? It is hard to argue about a $399 PS4 price, compared to $499 for the Xbox One.
Let us know which next-gen console you will be buying.