Sony dropped PS Eye to undercut Xbox One

Sony’s strategy to exclude the PS Eye was to beat Microsoft’s price

June 27, 2013
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The pricing debate around the Xbox One and PS4 will no doubt rage into the foreseeable future; adding fuel to that fire are reports that Sony intentionally dropped the PS Eye from the console bundle in order to undercut Microsoft’s offering.

The PS4 will retail at $399, while the Xbox One will be priced at $499, but the Xbox One features the new Kinect camera, while the PS4 doesn’t include its motion-tracking device – the PS Eye.

Multiple sources have said that Sony quietly informed retail partners ahead of E3 to exclude the camera from any mention of the PS4.

The PS Eye will be a $59.99 add-on, and without it the DualShock 4 controller’s built-in LED motion trackers are essentially useless.

What do you think? Are you happy to receive a standard console, and then buy the additional motion-tracking camera, or should it be included?

Source: IGN

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