Both Sony and Microsoft have unveiled their gaming devices, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Microsoft first revealed its Xbox One, which focuses on new games, but the subject of used games and digital rights management (DRM) was glossed over. However, Sony was keen to get one over Microsoft by revealing the PS4 with a cheaper price for the console and a solid used games policy.
Sony has announced that PlayStation 4 will launch for $399 / €399 / £349 / AUD$549 this holiday season in the United States and Europe. The PS4’s Eye camera will be sold separately and costs $59. Meanwhile, The Xbox One will be released in November 2013 for $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros in Europe. In Australia, the Xbox One will cost $599.99 AU. One reason this is that the Xbox One’s Kinect camera is no longer optional; it comes bundled with the console.
The PS4 has taken the lead in price and this will be a huge factor when making a purchasing decision for the upcoming 2013 holiday season.Read more...