Sony has announced the PlayStation 4 will cost $399 at launch. This puts Sony’s console a full $100 under Microsoft’s Xbox One which was announced at $499 earlier today.
Coupled with the lax online restrictions and used game capabilities on the PS4, Microsoft will be facing an uphill battle in keeping their fan base from jumping ship.
It’s hard to tell if Microsoft will make any changes in response to Sony’s launch plans, but right now, Sony is making a strong case for game players that might have passed on the PS3 this generation.
The PlayStation 4 launches this holiday season at $399.