Sony scored some serious points in many corners of the video-game world tonight — making a series of statements (and jokes) designed to point out where its upcoming PlayStation 4 differs from Microsoft’s Xbox One, coming down on the side of faithful console gamers on many of the issues most important to them.
See the video above, jabbing at Microsoft’s restrictions on game sharing. Also check out the highlight below from Sony’s E3 news conference, poking Microsoft for the ‘always-on’ confusion and controversy surrounding the Xbox One.
And then they announced the price: $399 will get you the PS4, compared to the $499 that you’ll pay for Microsoft’s Xbox One (and the mandatory Kinect).
Here’s what the PS4 looks like.
Meanwhile, Microsoft says Xbox One pre-orders are breaking records at Amazon.com.
- Xbox Live dumping Microsoft Points, ending 100-friend limit, adding Gold account sharing
- New Xbox 360 looks like the Xbox One, is available today
- Xbox One price: $499, launching in November
- key specs
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- Game formatOptical disc, Downloadable
- Online featuresMultiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity500 GB
- Controller typeWired, Wireless
- Motion controlsAccelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputsHDMI
- Weight6.17 lb