Sony has announced that the PS4 will be available this winter for $399. That's $100 less than the XBox One (or as I've taken to calling it, the XBone). Sony has apparently learned from the mistakes of old.

In addition, they showed off some interesting games. Final Fantasy XV (which was once Final Fantasy Vs. XIII), Kingdom Hearts 3, a new Mad Max game (seriously, how fun could that be), a new Infamous, and The Order: 1886 which from the teaser looks amazing.

They made it a major point to point out that there will be no DRM, including a pretty funny video slamming Microsoft.

So, for me, Sony wins. If I have to pick one, I'll pick the PS4.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/11/2013 at 03:44am

Yeah, Sony really seemed to verge strongly from what Microsoft is doing during this event. As I was watching the event people were seeming to eat it up and when the price point hit I think that was game for many.

I am curious to see how this translates to gaming as a whole, but for the people that are very passionate about used, indie and playing games Sony is the clear frontrunner no question.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/11/2013 at 03:56am

Ha! I loved the sharing video! I'm going to have to make a pro/con list for both the PS4 and the XBox One...

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/11/2013 at 03:56am

But I want to watch cable on my console even though I have that capability without a console already.

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/11/2013 at 04:07am

Nice to see that little video throwdown. Microsoft now sits in a very lonely pot of hot water, and I don't know that they even realize it. Where do they go from here? They have to reinforce their commitment to the games, otherwise what is the XBone:

scrypt   Supporter wrote on 06/11/2013 at 04:23am

Did you catch the small print on that 'game sharing' video? Multiplayer will require PSN account and PS+ subscription. Interesting, if they abandon the free structure they have now, though I don't think too many people will complain. Sony's online service has been growing into a welcome place, and if they can implement a better social experience (better party system, cross-game chat, etc), the money will be well spent.

hardeyez wrote on 06/11/2013 at 04:31am

Dying Light looks pretty good also...

hardeyez wrote on 06/11/2013 at 04:35am
jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/11/2013 at 03:29pm

Microsoft recoils in fear, already a price drop:

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/11/2013 at 04:03pm

I don't see a price on that Amazon page.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/11/2013 at 06:17pm

I see a $0.96 price increase!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/12/2013 at 03:00am

When I posted it, it was a 4 cent price drop. :D

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 06/12/2013 at 03:13am

If my XBone is always on, and they all come with a Kinect... the paranoid side of me worries about having the possibility of always being watched. And yes, I do have things to hide!

jdodson   Admin wrote on 06/12/2013 at 03:32am

Everyone does, privacy is import for that reason. I kind of worry about that too, I dig the idea of the Kinect but always on always recording? No thanks.

Azurephile   Super Member wrote on 01/25/2014 at 05:36am

Thanks for mentioning the new Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts games! Right now I don't seem to have any interest in the new PS4, except for those games. I imagine I might get a PS4 when one of those games is released. I really wish it was backwards compatible, especially since I've been having issues with my PS3. If that was the case, I would have a PS4 already. It is going to be backwards compatible, but in that you have to get the older games in the store, it's not like it'll play the old pre-PS4 discs, which I think is disappointing. However, I did see something about the PS3 when it was backwards compatible and how PS2 games on the PS3 looked worse than they did on the PS2. That feature was later removed. All that said, and to wrap up, I believe it will take the new Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts game to get this oblivious gamer to buy a PS4. That said, I might also mention that as with the XBox 360, I have absolutely no interest in the XBox One.

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