The Sony Playstation 4 helped kick off E3 2013 when Sony announced that the gaming console will cost just $399. Based on that pricing, the gaming console will undercut the Xbox One by a full $100.
The PS4 will be released in time for the 2013 holiday shopping season and will be available with more than 140 games hitting the open market within the first year of release.
During its E3 press conference, Sony revealed the $399.99 US pricing alongside £349.99 pricing in the UK.
In comparison, the Xbox One will run $499.99 in the US and £429.99 in the UK.
After announcing the pricing for the PlayStation 4, reps at the tech firm debuted a live PS4 experience via Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The demonstration was met with some technical lag problems, but ultimately the game showed off its content and features.
Sony should gain some traction thanks to the features it DOESN’T have, specifically a strong “always-on” presence and a system that requires rules and regulations just to borrow a game from a buddy or purchased a used game at Gamestop.
Game titles have already started to reveal themselves during E3, and we expect to see many more titles make their way into the discussion as the week continues.
Here is the Sony Playstation 4 big pricing reveal:
The gaming wars are about to heat up, and, while Sony appears to have the advantage thanks to the openness of its system, Microsoft most definitely will have many tricks up its sleeve as the holiday shopping season approached.
Will you be purchased the Sony PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One?