PS4 Winning Value Battle With Xbox One Says Activision Executive
Ryan Martin / 5 years ago
It is already a widely known fact that the PlayStation 4 will retail for cheaper than the Xbox One. The Xbox One is currently expected to cost €/$499 while the PlayStation 4 will cost €/$399. Activision Publishing Executive Eric Hirshberg says that he believes Sony’s PlayStation 4 is winning the console battle over value for money with the Xbox One.
In an interview with VG247 he stated that “If you do a focus group of a gazillion people and you show them two prices for two competitive products, 100% always prefer the lower price.” And while what he is saying is kind-of obvious a lot of people do seem to miss out on the fact that Sony’s PS4 will probably win just for being cheaper. Add to that the fact the PS4 also boasts stronger hardware and it remains to be seen if gamers will be convinced by the Xbox One, you cannot really just compare both consoles like-for-like when one of them is so much more costly.
Hirshberg added that: “Microsoft is going to have to win the hearts and minds and convince people that the higher price point is worth it, and that it provides really meaningful capabilities that will be meaningful to consumers. And it’s a long game, so I am sure that’s what they intend on trying to do.”
Both next-generation consoles are expected for a November launch, just after thanksgiving in time for the Christmas shopping season, and in the meantime we will likely see Microsoft and Sony continue to battle it out for console success.
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