Microsoft: Xbox One is worth $100 more than PlayStation 4

Xbox director says company is not stressing over being the most expensive console this holiday season; "I just believe that we're going to have a better system," says Albert Penello.

The Xbox One will be $100 more than the PlayStation 4 and $200 more than the Wii U this holiday season, but Microsoft is not stressing over its stance as the most expensive console.

"It's up to us to prove that it's worth $100 more. I think it is," senior director of product planning and management at Xbox Albert Penello told GameSpot today at PAX Prime in Seattle, Washington.

Penello said the suite of games and services Microsoft is offering with the Xbox One is stronger than the competition.

"I think we do more. I think our games are better. I think as people start to experience Kinect and see what it can do using voice, I think that's better," he added. "I think the ability to have an all-in-one system where you can plug in the TV, that's better. I think we'll have a better online service."

"I just believe that we're going to have a better system."

Ultimately, consumers want to buy the "best thing," Penello said. The Xbox One's stance as the most premium console this holiday season won't hold it back, he argued.

"$100, when you're talking $400 vs. $500 [shrugs shoulders]. I don't believe it's going to be the deal-killer," he said.

The Xbox One launches in November for $500. Check back later for more from GameSpot's conversation with Penello.

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fiendless7
fiendless7

100 dollars is definitely a deal breaker for me.

Gargus
Gargus

If you couldn't even make one single game in the past 3 years with Kinect on the 360 that was at least a little bit fun and inventive and worthwhile then I doubt you will on the xb1.

Personally I couldn't give a shit. At least sony is selling their camera setup separate and giving people a choice in buying it (its also 40 bucks cheaper) so why wont Microsoft do the same? It sounds like they are trying to force their gimmick down peoples throats by telling them wha they want and they have no choice.

theguitarkiller
theguitarkiller

Just a thought...What if PS4 had announced ahead of XB1 the same restrictions and XB1 said the same about their system, as they had...makes you think a little.


Also, what if PS4 had the same restrictions, but saw how badly the PR was for Microsoft, so they just reversed their decision to take a lead...also makes you think a little.

In all reality, I don't give a flying f*ck what any of you are buying, nor do YOU care what the hell I'm buying...but, the slim chance you do ACTUALLY care what I "SHOULD" own...I'll gladly take whatever new system you want to send me, and play it.

force_user1975
force_user1975

I think Microsoft will be in a unique position because they are Microsoft. Obviously this year the Xbox One will sell out completely, just like the Wii U and just like the PS4 will do. Microsoft does have innovation on its side and the better launch lineup.  That being said, if they do start lagging too far behind they can afford to take a loss on the hardware and make up for it with Xbox Live and the software.  I would guess that we'll see the white Xbox One and a $399 price point within a year, and that's a hell of a deal. 

SkaiNett
SkaiNett

Honestly, I have to say PS4 has a strong lead. It's $100 less and has better exclusive game studios. The whole watching TV on my TV doesn't sound that revolutionary and there are rumors of voice commands for the PS4 as well. On top of that, Kinect is a powerful tool that probably won't be utilized properly for a while. Step up Microsoft. You're losing me.

GodsWarrior3
GodsWarrior3

I'm dumb... 

You gave me the voice for $ 100? Thanks Microsoft....

Divedude
Divedude

Yea I am getting really tired of you guys asking M$ about M$ stuff.  Of course they will always say their better, even if it was crap.  Reason is no one wants to be fired for saying they suck when they do.  Stop publicizing the PR departments retoric we can get that anywhere.  You want a story, ask the public what they think and write about that.

GERMANY21
GERMANY21

> So what Xbox director says is : ( Xone is better ! ... it is better ... it is better ) . 

Just remember what they said before ... 

KelboDelta
KelboDelta

see, that's where he is perfectly wrong.

I care about the money, people care about money, and if their system is going to be more expensive, they should stop making messes everytime they say something about xbox one.

There is a rumor that sony will bundle the ps4, a second controller, killzone and the camera, all for $499.... and it is rumor, but if that's true, I will definitely make a real good use of that additional $100, instead of just getting a console alone.

Kinect comes with every xbox, I get that, but if they want to implement the technology to the masses, with no option to leave it out, they should make it a less expensive gadget to have, and include something else in the price, like a second controller and a game.  Competition (ps4) camera cost $59 dollars and it is optional... I repeat, in ps4 the camera is OPTIONAL.

BravelyRanAway
BravelyRanAway

Starting out next gen with a PS4 pre ordered with BF4.  I've been an xbox live user for the last seven years.  Hoping the online multiplayer for PS is improved now that it's a paid service instead of free.   PS plus for next gen looks like a really good deal.    Free monthly games and a huge game library you have access to in addition to online multiplayer.  Sony is coming out swinging and learning from mistakes with the PS3 launch. 

DaveedT
DaveedT

Uh...no. Not true, sorry M$. ...and yes, I can see the future. M$ is always repeating itself, always saying that this time his new product will note better than the last.

AwkwardTurtle42
AwkwardTurtle42

Strange move from Microsoft. Sony did the same thing when they priced the PS3 at £425 and said that people would happily get a second job to be able to afford one. That worked out so well for them...

therealneoturk
therealneoturk

i preordered both. if psn sucks like it does on the ps3 its gonna be dusty just like my ps3/netflix vessel now

OmarElBasha
OmarElBasha

This Man don't want to confess that Sony's PS4 kicked Microsoft's XONE Ass!!

Viva PS4

innocent69
innocent69

The overhyped, overrated ps3.5. Sony's Mark Cerny promotes it as a "supercharged PC", with "highend graphics card" DDR 5 memory. But yet it still can not run Battlefield 4 at the highest settings. IGN at gamescom said that they were disappointed by the way it looks on the ps3.5.

Mickael
Mickael

I'm gonna wait a few months to get a xbone when it gets a $300 price cut.    


LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

It will worth 100dollars more if you include meth inside the box

Luis Torres
Luis Torres

Kinect...........spycam...... Lmao seriously???? Do u really think x1 would do something like that?? Lmao spycam... that is the most idiotic thing I have ever heard. Btw, Xbox one is leading in preorders on amazon and other sites. People must know wtf they are paying for.

Algearond
Algearond

@SkaiNett I would argue who has better exclusives is debatable, for me it is the X1

force_user1975
force_user1975

@SkaiNett Well the fact that every Xbox One will have a Kinect means developers can actually take advantage of that fact. Something they couldn't do with the Xbox 360's Kinect. Microsoft also has dedicated servers for their games, which sets them apart. They also have the far better launch lineup and the money to get other exclusives and support from other studios. I went with them because I wanted more than better graphics this gen, I want innovation and great games. Microsoft has that from the start. 

moddersdepth
moddersdepth

@BravelyRanAway omg. I fell bad for ya brah. lmfao GOING FROM XBOX too playstation.. your in for a rude awakening... terrible UI on Sony's part. and there JUST getting party chat.. wow wow wow... lmfao! alright man, have it your way. hahahaha  

Kevin75
Kevin75

@AwkwardTurtle42 Funny enough even though that screwed them, the PS3 ended up outselling the Xbox 360. Even with all the replacement consoles people had to buy.

DaveedT
DaveedT

Yeah...except that the PS3 was really giving more to the the buyers...not the case here...

Jcray21
Jcray21

@innocent69 How exactly is the Xbox more next gen than the PS4.  Unless you are calling that the Xbox 360.2.  Because everything the Xbox does the PS4 does.  Except control your TV because you are incapable of watching TV on your TV I guess, or don't have cable or satellite and have a box with a DVR.

FreddieBootleg
FreddieBootleg

@innocent69 Well the Xbox360 is a lot less powerfull then the "PS3.5" so where are you going with this nonsense?

BAT-Baal
BAT-Baal

Your talking about one interview on an unfinished game on a brand new system that's still being tweaked. Sorry Xbox fanboys, ill take the system with more power, better graphics card and oh yea ill save a $100 bucks as a bonus. So i guess I'll grab another controller and a another game while I'm at it.

mikel93
mikel93

@innocent69 Xbox One is basically an Xbox 360.5 due to the reversals they made because Microsoft is desperate.

Kevin75
Kevin75

@Mickael I'm waiting 2 years myself. After that the whole NSA Kinect issue should be resolved, the price should be affordable, we'll know if MS is going to pull a policy reversal, the new Red Light of Death will no longer be a problem and I'll be able to pick up all the games exclusive for it at dirt cheap prices. 

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Luis Torres It is only idiotic to you because you believe everything The Government, "Authorities", and "Officials" tell you.


The Sucker At The Table Is You.

Jcray21
Jcray21

@Luis Torres Actually the PS4 has about 4 or 5 bundles and they are all sold out on Amazon, the Xbox has 1 preorder.  According to Gamestop preorders are about 4-1 for PS4.

Kevin75
Kevin75

@Luis Torres Actually several websites have covered the fact that Microsoft has intricate ties to the NSA and is a happy participant in the PRISM program. On top of that Microsoft even said they would spy on people through Kinect in their statement that they will conform to the laws of nations. There's also the We Are Watching You Legislation that is currently being debated that would make it illegal for Microsoft to use the Kinect to spy on people.

You really should get better informed.

FeloniousMax
FeloniousMax

@Luis Torres Okay Xbot, go look at Amazon's rankings. Xbox One is currently ranked at #40 in the top 100, PS4 is currently #6. Reading is Fundamental...you are just mental, aint no fun about ya.

BAT-Baal
BAT-Baal

Lol, "people must know wtf they are paying for"?? Are you kidding? People are generally stupid. Xbox already showed their true colors when they announced their limitations on us and then retreated their stance after angering folks and getting slapped around by ps4 at e3. Xbox is underpowered and overpriced. who cares if more 14 year olds put a 20 spot down on Xbox. You can keep your prepubescent, high pitched voiced, pimple popping unparented, foul mouthed children. I'll game with adults on ps4.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@force_user1975 @SkaiNett My Goodness, what Brilliant Boilerplate PR You Speak.

Now, Let's try an actual unscripted thought, that doesn't sound like a quote from A Microsoft Exec or PR Cog.

 Come On, You Can Do It.

rjthakid
rjthakid

@force_user1975 @SkaiNett "Far better" launch lineup my ass.  Both lineups are mediocre.  Which you prefer is a matter of preference.

I'm going with the PS4 because they have the same awesome group of studios that cranked out megahits for the PS3.

DaveedT
DaveedT

Exactly what I was. Thinking...also, people didn't realize that BF4 footage was never showed so far so...no it's not confirmed it runs better and at a if her framerate on X1 so far...

Kevin75
Kevin75

@BAT-Baal So a PC? Joking aside I'm looking forward to my PS4 as well. Getting a new computer the same month as well.

moddersdepth
moddersdepth

@mikel93 @innocent69 yeahhhh say that this time next year :) you think they still don't have that vision of what they want it to be! 

smoke1125
smoke1125

@mikel93 @innocent69 sony has been giving us the same system since the ps2 the only thing that was new was they gave online but even then xbox was give a better online experience aside from getting free games from ps+ its not like its games that makes you go OMG I HAVE TO GET A PS3 and no one really plays these games cause everyone is on COD or BF3 and the once in awhile good exclusive and then we're done with the game in a month cause its online cant keep up with COD or BF3 other then that i only see sony good for single player games 

PhilosopherJR
PhilosopherJR

@Jcray21 At the moment every PS4 bundle is sold on Amazon, Best Buy, and Gamestop. It's pounding the XB1 hilariously hard.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@Kevin75 He should, but he won't because Ignorance is a badge of honor for him, and it is far too easy to live in a cocoon of willful ignorance where only what makes you feel good is reality.

It isn't that people are stupid because they can't help it.

It's that people are stupid because they want to be.


suppaPHly
suppaPHly

@BAT-Baal that was a bit harsh one could say adults play on pc with three screens and top frame rates now and at the end of this gens life .

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

@AwkwardTurtle42 @Kevin75 It Isn't How You Start, It's How You Finish.  And The PS3 had a very strong Finish.


That being said, The X-Yawn has had such a Poor Start, it might be finished Prematurely.


We shall see however.  When the systems are released, it will all play out. 


gamer112696
gamer112696

I completely agree. I intend to buy both consoles. Xbox has better online, so I will buy multiplayer games for that. But will play all single player games on the ps4 because of its superior graphics.

Kevin75
Kevin75

@TheWatcher000 @Kevin75 You nailed that one on the head. They choose to be ignorant. The most annoying part of their stupidity is how they strut around like they are intelligent.