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Sony cut PS Eye from PS4 to beat Xbox One price - Report

Sources say Sony originally planned $500 PS4, but scuttled plans to include camera with every unit to bring price down below Microsoft.

Multiple sources have told IGN that Sony originally planned to launch the PlayStation 4 at $500.

However, in the months leading up to E3, Sony reportedly abandoned plans to include a PlayStation Eye camera with every unit, thus bringing the price down to $400--a full $100 below Microsoft's Xbox One.

Sony did this quietly, the sources said, telling retail partners only about the removal of the camera and not mentioning the lower price to keep Microsoft in the dark.

PlayStation Eye cameras will be sold separately for $60.

By comparison, every $500 Xbox One unit will include a Kinect 2.0 camera. Microsoft has touted the new Kinect as an integral component of the Xbox One, unlike the Xbox 360 scenario, where the Kinect is an optional accessory.

Could be true cause we have a fantastic Dualshock 4 with a completly useless sensorbar build in..


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Good it would have been a lot more expensive here in Argentina. Besides I would have never used that camera XD

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So Sony was gonna charge an extra $100 for a camera that they're now going to sell separately for $ extra $40 profit? lol

Smart move on Sony and feel that MS should've done the same, or at least have 2 bundles, one with Kinect and then one without. But unfortunately, everything for Xbone requires the Kinect so that's not possible....yet.

Smart move.

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Plausible. Good 'move' though.

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A wise choice.

Great move. The price difference is more important than the camera.

Right decision if true. Screw the camera.

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Fine by me, happy with their decision.

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I think it was smart. You shouldn't force the device on anyone, especially when the technology just isn't at the point where developers can do anything useful with it. It's cool for gimmicks but that's about it.