One system to rule them all - from Sony?


Ok, to be honest, I was not expecting all that much from Sony at E3. After all, they had already leaked some info about the PS4, and everything indicated that the hardware would be a variation on a theme when compared to the XBox One. The Wii U is really in a different category than those two machines, offsetting it’s lower powered hardware with innovative controls and a stellar IP library. So I thought, ok, Wii U for Nintendo/Zelda/Mario fans and families, XBox One and PS4 for “hard core” games, with it coming down to whether you prefer Halo or God of War. Then PS4’s $399 price was announced. Boom! That’s right...$100 less than the XBox One and only $50 more than the Wii U. Should Microsoft and Nintendo just pack up and go home at this point? Perhaps that is being a touch glib, but how do they respond?

Answer this Question


2 total
Vote Up (7)

Bold move on Sony's part that will probably help them in the short term. But longer term the other guys will cut their prices, and they'll probably end up around the same price. But the cheaper price will help early adopters a little bit.

Vote Up (6)

I think what we just saw was that Microsoft and Nintendo are going to be announcing price cuts. Soon. Honestly, if I had to rank my preferred systems, it would probably be Nintendo (love me some Zelda and Metroid), Microsoft (love me some Halo), then Sony. But with the PS4 at the $400 price point AND the ability to play used games AND no daily internet connection requirement, you would have to be soft in the head not to go with the Sony. I don’t love Halo that much.

Ask a question

Join Now or Sign In to ask a question.
In the U.S. alone, nearly $2 billion worth of Apple devices -- Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods -- were sold on eBay over the last 12 months.
From now until the end of the month you can get a free copy of The Sims 2 through Origin.
As iOS 8--and, presumably, new iPhone and iPad hardware--approaches its release day, big changes are on the horizon for Apple's Touch ID, a technology that has been met with less enthusiasm than it deserves.
In happier news, next week your PS4 will be able to play 3D Blu-rays, and why that matters.
After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.
Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.
Nividia ought to market this new device as a solid general purpose tablet that also happens to play games.
Wireless broadband subscriptions now outnumber people in seven countries as consumers continue to snap up smartphones and tablets, according to a new report.
You might not be familiar with the term "cramming." But if you're not careful, it could be costing you money on your mobile phone bill each month.
Those Normal 3D printed earbuds we looked at a few weeks ago have some competition, and OwnPhones are wireless (and of course, more expensive).
Join us: