PS4 Price Undercuts Xbox One by $100

Sony just confirmed the PS4 price as $399, undercutting the $500 Xbox One price Microsoft announced earlier today. In addition to announcing the PlayStation 4 price, Sony confirmed the console will arrive in time for the holidays and retailers are already offering a PS4 pre-order for users that want to lock in the device for release day.

Expectations were high heading into the PS4 event and Sony wowed revealing what the PS4 looks like and beating Microsoft on the used game and internet connectivity front.

The Sony PS4 release date is set for the holiday season this year, and PS4 pre-orders show that the PlayStation 4 will ship by December 31st, though we expect this will happen much sooner.

The PS4 price is set for $100 less than the Xbox One price.

The PS4 price is set for $100 less than the Xbox One price.

The Microsoft Xbox One release is set for November, and it’s likely that Sony will want to hit a similar sale date. At the very least expect both consoles to be in high demand this holiday season, and tough to find.

The PS4 price is a shocker, especially after Microsoft announced the lofty $500 Xbox One price earlier today.  The Sony PlayStation 4 uses a similar processor as the Xbox One, but faster RAM. The $399 PS4 price could help Sony win the first console battle this holiday season, and it will be interesting to see how pre-order sales stack up.

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The new DUALSHOCK 4 controller comes with the PS$ pre-order.

The new DUALSHOCK 4 controller comes with the PS$ pre-order.

For $399 PS4 buyers get one new DUALSHOCK 4 PS4 controller which includes a touch pad, the new share button, three axis gyroscope, three axis accelerometer and a rechargeable battery. The $400 PlayStation 4 price also includes the PlayStation Eye, which features two cameras with 85-degree diagonal views for better depth perception. Sony didn’t reveal all of the PlayStation Eye features for the PS4.

The new PlayStation Eye comes with the PS4.

The new PlayStation Eye comes with the PS4.

The PS4 includes a PS4 Move controller which will interact with the PlayStation Eye. Additionally the PS4 DUALSHOCK 4 controller features a light that lets the eye track location.

Read: 3 Ways the PlayStation 4 Could Beat the Xbox One in the Eyes of Gamers

Amazon is already taking Sony PS4 pre-orders on a first come first serve basis. The PS4 pre-order is $399 with free two-day shipping. Amazon offers a price guarantee, s o if Microsoft responds with a big Xbox One price cut, and Sony matches, shoppers will pay the lowest price when the PS4 release date arrives.

The first Sony PS4 pre-orders are live on Amazon.

The first Sony PS4 pre-orders are live on Amazon.

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Sony announced that the PS4 used game policy will let users lend, trade, buy and sell used PS4 games without restrictions, unlike the Xbox One which is much tighter on sharing games.

Comments

  1. George says

    Used game support, a lot cheaper, more powerful – hmmmm let me think which console I’ll be buying later this year (currently have a 360 lest I’m accused of sony bias)

    Goodbye M$, enjoy your xbone.

  2. Gonzy says

    Both consoles have problems and both look sad, ugly and generic.
    I don’t want to be a part of the next gen gaming era.
    Thanks Sony and Microsoft, you managed to destroy the gaming industry with your garbage.

  3. Ricky says

    Yeah you’re completely wrong about Eye and Move stuff. That $399 only gets you the console and a controller, nothing else.

  4. Rae says

    I’m so sick of seeing people say that they are getting the PS4 because its cheaper and better when reality is that if they were to add the Move for the PS4 into the package it would be the exact same price or maybe even more than the Xbox One. With the Xbox you get the Kinect with it which is a $150 value so if you take that away it would be cheaper than the PS4

    • Ley says

      Sony didn’t include the Eye or Move because most people would rather hold out on buying it or just don’t care to pay for the products.
      They are able to list the price cheaper by not including it which is more important for most gamers and also allows for a larger market of people who are worried about price and not so much caring about not having an Eye or Move. Microsoft is putting their price higher due to the fact they aren’t giving the choice of not purchasing the Kinect.

  5. fungusy says

    Problem is you cant take that away can you?? its better to get a cheaper price than getting something more expansive for something you dont need. Anyway, the playstation eye cost only 60$, so even if you were to add that, its still cheaper than xbone

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