It has been clear to us since E3 that the $100 price difference that the PS4 has with the Xbox One is influenced by the absence of the PS Eye bundled with the PS4 unlike the Xbox One which comes with mandatory bundled Kinect. Reports have emerged that Sony was originally planning to keep the PS Eye as a bundled accessory but changed their decision at the 11th hour to affect the price difference and give them an edge over Microsoft.
It is being reported by IGN that Sony has reversed the plans to include the PlayStation Eye with the PS4 in the months leading to E3 by "quietly informing" its retail partners. Seems a bit odd, though, as the PS Eye is being offered at $59.99.
Though quoted by anonymous sources, this report somewhat muddles the official announcement made by Shuhei Yoshida about the PS Eye. "As far as I'm concerned, personally, it's the early days of development in terms of [camera] tech," he said. "It's not ready or mature enough to be able to really be taken advantage of by all kinds of games and all kinds of [experiences] consumers would want to have. That's a decision we made." Yoshida acknowledged that such technology is constantly improving, but that "it takes tech time to break through to this level to provide the universal benefit."
Whatever the case may be, the bottom line is that, including the PS Eye, the PS4 is still significantly priced lower than the Xbox One. What do you think? Do let us know in the comments below.
- Savings Interest Rates SkyRocket After Fed Meeting
- With the Recent Rate Hike, CDs Become Best Investment
- Mortgage Rates Remain Low by Historical Standards – Experts Urge Locki…
- Forget the 30yr mortgage if you owe less than $822K (Do this instea…
- How to pay off your house ASAP (So simple it's unbelievable)
- Congress Gives Veterans A Generous Mortgage Relief Program
- Today's Top Mortgage Rates in Your Area
- Reach Your Financial Goals and Help Your Money Grow with these Top Inv…
- Drowning in Credit Card Debt? Consider a Debt Consolidation Loan!
- $400K Refi in this Economy? 2.0% APR (15 yr)
- Need Cash for Your Fixer Upper? Use Your Home's Equity!
- Experts Recommend Refi Before Rates Keep Rising
- Notice: cars driven less than 25 miles could pay less
- Seniors, get car insurance from $39 per month
- Qualified zip codes save big on insurance
- People Who Retire Comfortably Avoid These Financial Advisor Mistake…
- The Worst Way to Withdraw From Retirement Accounts
- 2020: How to Maximize Your Savings
- Yes, petite people can wear maxi dresses — here are 6 must-buy styl…
- 5 delicious ice cream sandwich recipes that are perfect for summer
- Thousands of Amazon shoppers love this best-selling projector with 3,7…
- Cards Charging 0% Interest Until Nearly 2023
- You Could Earn 100K Points With This Astonishing Travel Card
- Get Financially Fit with these Credit Cards