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Sony wins opening skirmish in new-gen console war

Posted on June 12, 2013
Andrew House, Sory President and CEO, holds up a Playstation 4 at the Sony Playstation E3 press conference June 10, 2013. The new-generation console scored an opening skirmish triumph over Microsoft's Xbox One on the eve of the Tuesday start of premier E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles.

Andrew House, Sory President and CEO, holds up a Playstation 4 at the Sony Playstation E3 press conference June 10, 2013. The new-generation console scored an opening skirmish triumph over Microsoft’s Xbox One on the eve of the Tuesday start of premier E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles.

Sony’s new-generation PlayStation 4 console scored an opening skirmish triumph over Microsoft’s Xbox One on the eve of the Tuesday start of premier E3 videogame conference in Los Angeles.

Sony and Microsoft each hosted distinctly different private events on Monday to spotlight their new champions in long-running console wars.

Both titans showcased blockbuster games, but Sony triggered unbridled cheers with assurances it would not interfere with sales of used titles or require Internet connections for play.

The points were in sharp contrast to Microsoft, which designed Xbox One consoles to check-in on the Internet once every 24 hours for games to work, and set conditions on used games.

Sony also priced PS4 at $399 as compared to the $499 Microsoft said it will charge for Xbox One consoles when they are released in the US and Europe in November.

“Clearly, Sony won the battle of the day,” said Gartner analyst Brian Blau.

“The price point is going to be a big factor,” he continued. “At a minimum, it is a poke in the eye because Sony is just cheaper.”

Blau responded that the price divide widens when taking into account that Xbox One console owners must subscribe to an Internet service, because the device requires an online connection if users want to play.

Read more at: Phys.org

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