PlayStation 4 will cost $399

Sony confirms a $399/€399/£349 price for the PlayStation 4 hardware, $100 cheaper than Microsoft's Xbox One.

Sony has announced today that the PlayStation 4 will cost $399 in North America.

In other regions, the PlayStation 4 will cost €399 in Europe and £349 in the UK.

The PlayStation 4 will retail for $100 less than Microsoft's Xbox One, which will cost $499/€499/£429. The PlayStation 4 will launch this holiday season, but Sony did not date the PlayStation 4. Microsoft's Xbox One will launch in November.

Preorders for the device will likely begin imminently at major retailers.

Elsewhere in Sony's E3 2013 press conference, Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 would not require an online check-in and would support used games, and it unveiled the first look at the hardware.

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Martin Gaston

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OscarPullin
OscarPullin

I have a xbox 360 due to my parents getting me it back in 2008, but Now im a adult, I can pick my own console. But, I'm  not sure what one to get, I kind of leaning towards the Playstation 4, but Is it good enough, I had excellent experience with xbox live. I herd PSN got hacked, card details were stolen ect.. now I don't want that, no one does. But then again, you now need to pay for your subscription, and I think that's good, improvements, updates ect..  I just don't want my credit cards stolen. 

silvergol
silvergol

Thanks PS4 you thought on me, being more cheap and powerful!.

Abhaddhyon0711
Abhaddhyon0711

Well good for Sony. I will be getting the PS4...........and the X-One.


BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

Remember when Sega announced the price of the Saturn, then Sony announced the price of the PlayStation with just a number?

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

€399 is $527.20!!!! How on Earth is this fair??? And people are poorer in Europe, not richer. Don't try to tell me otherwise. And £349 is $540. Proposterous!

alfa777
alfa777

I wonder how much  a PS4 would cost in Australia, any of you got any idea? I've always been a fan of Playstation, never jump boat to any other product since PS1.

Soul_Vanish
Soul_Vanish

PEOPLE, Sony only mentioned the price for THE STANDARD PS4 (The Pro Pack) so if you want the PS4 that meets the same standards as the XBOX ONE?! You'll be paying 100 more than the XBOX ONE. But the biased editors on this website WONT TELL YOU THAT!  USED SONY games aren't restricted to sell and trade, NOT ALL GAMES! That's the developers decision to make. NOT SONYS! Sony basically FUCKED ALL OF YOU by not telling you THE WHOLE TRUTH! PS3 ALL OVER AGAIN!

beardface21
beardface21

I remember when the PS1 came out for like 400 bucks.  I think all Playstation consoles so far besides the PS3 launched at that price.

adamh1122
adamh1122

always been an xbox person myself however i think ps4 will b the better choice...went thru over 5 xbox 360's due to red rings etc

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

I'm pre order Xbox one and ps4 :)

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Sounds like a deal until Sony finally releases the bad news that the $399 is just the base package PS4 and if you want all the bells and whistles, you'll have to get the $599 model.  PS3 all over again...

brinxster
brinxster

I'm happy to see all the new Playstation gamers joining, switching over from xbox, welcome to the Playstation community everyone. :-) 

kessel21
kessel21

i had no intention of buying either system (at least for a good long while) as i was pissed off with the rumors (or confirmations in msofts case) of the draconian used game policies, the 24hr check in, the dumb eye looking at you and then wanting to charge $500 for the "privilege.  i felt for sure sony would follow suit with the used/rented games (and they still might).  but when i saw how they handled their press conference and came out with a $400 price point, i was sold.  pre-ordered ps4.  i may still nix the order if i don't like the way things head with more info, but SOLD for now.  

you're a joke, microsoft.

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

I already pre order my PS4 and there is no looking back I'm just happy I go mine in before they close the pre orders. 

Scorpion1813
Scorpion1813

$399??
No, it works out that it will be $546 in this country (UK).

349 GBP = 546 USD

That's actually more expensive than Europe and Australia.

cheamo
cheamo

Sony seems to be trying their hardest to succeed this generation, meanwhile Microsoft seems to be trying their hardest to go the other way....

Paul2004
Paul2004

First M$ confirmed the rumored price and now Sony does the same, gotta admit im impressed the rumors were true. This makes the PS4 a even better choice considering everyones wallets plus its gamer friendly features :)

thechuck11
thechuck11

Every announcement Sony makes pushes the dagger deeper and deeper into microsoft's greedy heart

mboettcher
mboettcher

Pretty sure all of the PS4 news I've heard today sealed the deal that I will not be getting an Xbox One now.

LucisXV
LucisXV

Can't wait for the PS4 !

tevic
tevic

It will be a disastrous launch for the DRM-ridden Xbox One.

surferosh
surferosh

FRIGGING AWESOME !!!!

that is all i can say before i need to go clean myself...  excuse me people

Kyffre
Kyffre

I wonder what kind of consumer service they will provide (ie. handjobs, free games, lower fees, price drop)  to better compete with ps4, because, obvously, ps4 is the favourite in at least the 80-90% range

xbox 360 is already receiving free full games like fable 3, for gold member only though

leandrro
leandrro

ps4 399 dollar worth PC hardware

x1 350 dollar worth PC hardware

if you only play original games, and dont mind the consoles restrictions ps4 is the machine, if you cant build a PC off course

Rayrota
Rayrota

$100 cheaper and won't f**k you, at least not as hard.

Game Over. Sony Wins.

mrsniper83
mrsniper83

Doesn't people realize that Xbox is where its at, all you ever see is xbox, they play them in championsips, we get first dlc on most games.Sure ps3 is great(and yes I own one)but your gonna tell me just because of the 100 difference it makes it a better system.Remember when ps3 came out and your couldn't play ps2 or ps1 games.Im sick of the fanboy wars, play the console you want

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

I think Sony learned from there there 600$ 1 year late to the game launch from ps3 Im sold either way That is less then I would pay for a NEW PC So i will get this instead of rebuilding my  seeing I have no reason to rebuild my system for another year or 2

TristanPR77
TristanPR77

Sony did very good,  an E3 for history. The PS4 have a better price and it is more powerful than the xbone. Full indi support, indi self publishing, amazing exclusive games, exceptional exclusive content on multiplatform games, removable hard drive, region free, full game ownership, no online restriction, no used games restrictions, the motion camera is optional not forced like kinect. 

Wow Sony, you really did learn from your mistakes, you have been redeemed and I fully support you. Can't say the same thing about the deadbox 1.

elburnso
elburnso

When I saw M$ list Xbox One at $499, I had a funny feeling that Sony was gonna come out later with a $399 price tag. The question is; did Sony intentionally low ball M$? If so, well played Sony...well played, indeed.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

XBOX One => $499 => Silence in the auditorium

PS$ => $399 => Thunderous applause

The public has spoken. For now at least, the PS4 has won and the ONE is GONE !!!

EggEmperor
EggEmperor

We got screwed over! £349 = $542

Add on online subscription and a game = over $599!!

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

Day 1 Purchase for me, region free was the "must buy" sign for me

Random_Matt
Random_Matt

Just watched the Nintendo direct, oh dear. This console gen is really, really bad, Sony have not competition. Tomorrow i am buying a Xbox 360 and that is where my console gaming finishes, PC forever.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

All those Xbots kept saying "Sony will do the same thing as MS." and "One company wouldnt block used games unless the other was on board with it too."  I kept telling them, but they just wouldnt listen.  Its kinda sad some of them are still living in denial.

adwerk
adwerk

I think they cut the price point and hope to regain some of it on plus subcriptions, which imo is a good idear, and stil a gain for the consumers.

X1 was already down an bleeding, sony said f* it an went for the deathblow.

Gamerhomer
Gamerhomer

Just to clear something up. Britain gets taxed more on these items and that's what brings the price up comparing to the US. It isn't a conspiracy, blame the government.

anomaly3001
anomaly3001

I would def. buy a PS4 first but I also want that xbox one!

anomaly3001
anomaly3001

I been playing games since forever and I don't think i ever put my allegiance in a machine! I for one have ALWAYS been one of the gamers who wants all the consoles!

anomaly3001
anomaly3001

If I had the money I would buy both...I just like games period!

queing_4_PS4123
queing_4_PS4123

I think this was the bag of nails I was sent to close the box on that other console.....

plm3d_basic
plm3d_basic

Either Sony is losing a ton of money on each console sold or they got a really good deal from AMD.  The price point makes sense though since the xbox1 has an HD camera.  Right now there's no reason to get an xbox1 other than some exclusives since they are more consumer friendly.  

Pros:  no drm, no online activation, no mandatory internet connection, no limitations on used games, no intrusive camera that could be hacked, $100 less.  

If I wasn't a pcgamer I'd buy a PS4.  Kudos to Sony for listening to its fans and customers.  As for MS, let hubris be a lesson to you.  They screwed up with the xbox1 and windows 8. 

anomaly3001
anomaly3001

They both offer different things thats the beauty of it! This console war crap brings out the worst of u guys! xbot this Psfanboy that...sigh..smh

anomaly3001
anomaly3001

Its not a console war i really hate when gamesites use that term! If we all of had enough to buy both consoles I think we all would!

joaty5
joaty5

any one wandering the ps eye camera is sold separately so you only buy it if you want it