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Live: Sony PlayStation 4 event at E3 (Video)

By Shawn Knight
Jun 10, 2013
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  1. LukeDJ

    LukeDJ TS Addict Posts: 414   +112

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  2. PC nerd

    PC nerd TS Booster Posts: 327   +38

    It's selling for $399.
     
  3. I will buy a Sony PS4 for gaming and a XBOX ONE with kinect for protect the PS4 against thieves
     
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  4. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

  5. xplayer

    xplayer TS Member Posts: 26

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    and don't forget Kinect got a full HD Camera, Sony will sell them a cam for at least 50$ and PS4 Move for lets say 50$ so now the price is same!! but to be honest the restrictions on used games and even the Region lock is really annoying me!! this things is okay for America but in other countries its really big problem..
     
  6. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    To everyone above trying to justify the PS4 price as "the same" as the Xbox One's.

    Consider this, most people do not want a camera, you might, that's great, have fun with that, but the majority don't and so Sony is saving us money by not bundling it.

    Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus are very similar now that it is required for multiplayer gaming however, Xbox Live Gold has been a rip off for the last couple of years and PlayStation Plus has more to it like discounted games and free games, they've been doing this since it was launched! so value there over Xbox as well.

    Now onto the main feat, the price for a PlayStation 4 is £350 for an Xbox One it is £430 that's an £80 difference! that's quite alot, considering the PlayStation actually has the more powerful hardware and is a lot less restricted in terms of second hand games and internet connectivity.

    They're also approaching Indie Developers, something I haven't seen evidence of on the Xbox One, Indie games are very fun little quirky cheap games that deserve to be heard, by excluding them from the Xbox, they are devaluing the console's ecosystem even more.

    Now onto exclusive titles and DLC, This was actually a surprise that Microsoft managed to show as much as it did but Sony still had more to show, had more games in development and more exclusives from very well respected developers.

    DLC is neither here nor there, I don't know anyone who would buy a console due to it having a 2 week earlier launch of DLC or exclusive DLC since the game devs are not going to unbalance their own game just for one console. So this doesn't really matter either way.

    The last point is streaming services, Social Media and Ease of use.

    So far, Microsoft's Xbox One does look very easy to use but we have not seen what Sony have so this is still up for discussion.
    Streaming services PlayStation wins as you do not need a subscription to watch Netflix and Youtube which you do on the Xbox, again this makes the PlayStation even better value.
    The PlayStation has a dedicated Share button and built-In hardware to share the last 15 minutes of whatever you've been playing, some may use it, some may not, either way, It could prove to be a pretty cool feature and straight to Youtube. The Xbox, well, does it even matter? The above reasons are enough I'm sure Social Media options between the consoles wouldn't sway anyone's mind to buy one over the other!
     
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  7. Actually MS has NOT been winning since they entered the console race. The PS2 clearly outsold the original Xbox. And while the Xbox 360 has outsold the PS3 here in the US, the PS3 has already caught up or surpassed the 360 worldwide.

    This generation, I have played my 360 more than my PS3 because the online community was better and that's where all my friends were. However, the PS3 to me still had better exclusives, e.g., Uncharted, LittleBigPlanet, God of War.

    Both companies had a good run this generation. But like you said at the end, lately I've been leaning more towards playing on my PC although I still can't play FPS shooters with the KBM. I like the lower prices of the PC and the better graphics. However, I will still buy one of the new consoles. And based on what I saw yesterday, it's going to be the PS4.
     
  8. Mandark

    Mandark TS Rookie

    Yeah. Sony wins my dollars this time.
     
  9. Mandark

    Mandark TS Rookie

    Plus. I had not ONE problem with my PS3. First generation device. I upgraded the drive, that's it. nothing ever failed. my xbox, oh my god, I had to have 2 in constant repair rotation until the newer generation came out. so, yeah, I bought THREE Xbox's. Never again MS, and goodbye you GREEDY Draconian bastards.
     
  10. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    The addition of GDDR5 on the PS4 kicks enough *** for me lol. But wow Sony, you outdid yourself! I might as well go out and by me a Playstation 4. I hope they can get it out by the holiday season though! They didnt announce a date.
     
     
  11. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    Sorry to sound snarky, but really? You can't afford $5 a month which includes much more than just multiplayer. Free games every month is an awesome feature. I've paid $5 a month for Xbox Live for the past 11 years or so and have had no complaints about their service and Microsoft doesn't even give you free games ever. Stop acting like your getting shafted.
     
  12. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    What if you already have PS Plus? Then the price difference is still $100.
     
  13. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    All I care about is UBIsoft bringing that game The Division to the PC, looks bad ***. Otherwise I will be too busy playing BF4 on PC above 1080p res to care about consoles with my shiny new GTX 780.
     
  14. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Arent they gonna give away good titles each month for Gold members now? I would rather have free online services than having a bill on my desk. If you play COD, go xbox, but for most other games, the communities are equivalent on most consoles.
     
  15. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    I believe what Microsoft said was that they will give away 2 free old-*** games a month until the launch of Xbox One. They didn't confirm that they will continue with that. Chances are they will to try and win over some gamers, but they haven't confirmed to my knowledge, that they will continue with the free games beyond November 30th.
     
  16. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Wow until the Xbox one... that is stupid. As for PSN, you will need to pay $5/month for online.
     
  17. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    I'm not 100% sure about what Microsoft said, but that is what is stuck in my head. I already have PS Plus, enjoy it, and don't mind paying $5 a month. I mean $5 is so little money if you have a decent job. If not, then skip eating at McDonald's a couple times a month. You'll have the $5 to play for PS Plus and you'll probably be a little healthier for doing so. In the end you should thank Sony for making you eat McDonald's less.
     
  18. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Lol yeah. I have no problems with paying $5/month but I would rather not. You know?
     
  19. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    I hear ya. Times they are a changin', but with how Sony is improving their service with Gaikai, music/video/TV content, and who know what else, it was inevitable.
     
  20. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,062   +919

    Plus, Sony is a huge film and music publisher while MS isnt. That gives Sony a huge heads up.
     
  21. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Member Posts: 54   +11

    One major advantage that Microsoft is going to have over Sony is the fact that they have way more money to throw around as they have committed $1 billion to game developers for exclusive titles. My guess is that most of these games will be Kinect specific games though, which I have no interest in.
     
  22. What the actual ****. $400 is equivalent to £256, so why the hell is the UK pricing £350!
     
  23. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,524   +324

    Well no, because you won't be able to trade in your old copy for the new one! xD
     
  24. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,577   +47

    I hear ya. Even when UK VAT is added the price is still only £307. It's disgusting.

    Thankfully the PS4 is region free so you can import one from the US and save some cash there if you want to.

    Got to say well done to Sony for that E3, seriously nailed it hard to Microsoft.
     
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