The PlayStation 4 to cost $399, available this holiday season

The PlayStation 4 will cost $399 (399 EUR or 349 GPB), Sony has announced at their E3 2013 press conference, undercutting the Xbox One (bundled with Kinect) by $100, although this particular PS4 bundle appears to only include the console and a controller; camera hardware sold separately. It will be available this holiday season, although a date was not specified.

At today's event a number of other features of the console were discussed, including the used game and DRM policies, and the final hardware design for the unit was revealed. On the gaming side, Sony has announced that 20 exclusive titles will be available for the PlayStation 4 in the first year, with a number of other multi-platform games shown at the extensive event.

Neowin's E3 2013 coverage is sponsored by Alienware

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If you factor in the kinect. The price of the PS4 and Xbone seem about right, but correct me if I'm wrong, none of the Xbox games demoed really looked as though they were for kinect. Makes me wonder if Microsoft should have kept it as a separate accessory.

Congratulations,Sony! You won the race today with great ease.
Higher price and DRM restriction for X-Box ONE ensured the game in Sony's hands.
I didn't know Ballmer is the most enthusiastic supporter for PS4 in the world.

also what incentive is there for 360 users to stay with xbox as old games wont be supported.

the only real reason to pick x1 over the ps4 is an exclusive game, which is getting more rare these days as devs produce games for both.

ps4 will win easily imo.

Xbox One, more expensive is England, this must be a FIRST! I won't be buying XboxOne until atleast 9 months after release, way too expensive

Sony 'won' this round, maybe...

I don't have both, but looking for a system that will 'go' for 5-6 years, I have to admit I'm more drawn to the XBox.
It has more features -for me- that are interesting. The big one is the TV integration, and the underlying OS(es) that will definitely merge some of W8 into the XBox in the coming future.

I'm not saying the Sony console isn't doing a lot of that, but for me -at this moment and if I had the money- I would go for the XBox.

You know what is amazing? the difference in the type of comments on here compared to other sites for example.... Reddit. I am sorry but you can tell a lot of people here are just blinded by their fanboyism for Microsoft.

Shikaka said,
You know what is amazing? the difference in the type of comments on here compared to other sites for example.... Reddit. I am sorry but you can tell a lot of people here are just blinded by their fanboyism for Microsoft.

And you're blinded by your fanboyism for Sony.. your point is? $100.00 over the lifetime of the console isn't a bad premium to play for better games, better software, better services and better experiences.

Some of us have the patience to wait through the rip-off launch days, especially considering there are lots of good ps3 and 360 games to be played yet.

Interestingly enough, the best games announced for both platforms will all be on PC too.

playstation eye costs £44 in uk so even when you add that to the console price (£349) you get £393 which is £36 cheaper than the xbox one.

torrentthief said,
playstation eye costs £44 in uk so even when you add that to the console price (£349) you get £393 which is £36 cheaper than the xbox one.

I must have missed the part of the presentation where they demonstrated move and the ps4 eye. When did they announce the pricing for it?

A controller designed to be used with move, yet move is an additional extra, and disc swapping between games. Ugh no thanks

I was wondering, as there is no RCA output in the back like the PS3, will we be able to output the sound from something else than the HDMI ?

Better hardware (don't care about kinect), cheaper price, but most importantly, no daily DRM. No brainer, Sony gets my $ and M$ isn't even a consideration. Drop the DRM, used game greed and it's a different story.

Hahaiah said,
Better hardware (don't care about kinect), cheaper price, but most importantly, no daily DRM. No brainer, Sony gets my $ and M$ isn't even a consideration. Drop the DRM, used game greed and it's a different story.


That's what I'm sayin Microsoft = bad for the player

What I find funny is the world is talking about how bad Sony put it to Microsoft yesterday / yahoo / Forbes / CNN / msnbc / Fox News all talking about Microsoft and how they failed to capture the crowd and when they announced the price the room went quiet. You all can defend your product all you want but there is a clear winner and that is Sony nothing you can argue proved otherwise and to top that the ps4 is more powerful

Wow... every arrogant gamer and Sony fan has come out today. They're almost worse than Apple/Google fanbois.

Both the Xbox One, (the updated) Xbox 360, and the PS4 are good devices, and are suited for different personal needs/wants. To say "MS got owned" or all these stupid comments are ridiculous. Xbox One definitely has more bang for the buck in the overall picture than the PS4 which is why it's priced slightly higher. If you want simply just the gaming unit, get the updated 360 or the PS4. Geez. No need to go on a rampage.

Talk about first world problems....

I think the negative response Microsoft is getting over their Xbox One policies is well deserved and justified. The fans/customers spoke up very vocally against their plans, Microsoft put out a PR statement saying that they were "listening" to their customers' concerns and followed it up by another statement confirming everything people were speaking against. Now that Sony has made public their stance on used games, online activation, and always-on internet requirement it becomes even more obvious that Microsoft chose to spit in their customers' faces, plain and simple. I know the market will eventually go all "digital delivery" and the used games/online stuff will be a moot point, but I don't think the customers are quite ready for that just yet, Microsoft definitely jumped the gun here. It is my hope that just like they did with the whole Windows 8 boot to desktop and start button they can actually listen to the market and backpedal on their announced policies. We're still several months away from launch and all of these "issues" can be fixed quickly by modifying some lines of code. The ball is on their court now and it's their decision whether or not they want to step all over their customers. It may seem like an embarrassment to admit they were wrong to start with and change their plans, but it's in their best interest to do so, unless they want to put out a white flag and give this generation to Sony on a silver platter.

As far as I'm concerned Sony won e3.

$100 cheaper system.

Used game friendly.

No required 24 hour net connection.

No required camera.

Gaikai streamed ps3 titles for a 'form' of backwards compatibility.

Not regional locked.

...

For me it's the winner of the show. Other people here just don't want to give up their MS habit or they work for MS secretly.

As for me, it's an easy choice. At this point there is no one true system to rule them all it would seem. Oh well...

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