If you are a console fan, but you didn’t quite manage to get the one you wanted, you might get really spoilt this Christmas. Sony have announced that the PlayStation 4 is going down in price for $50. A little too good to be true, right? But it is true and it is that good. Sony hit the market really hard with this announcement and we are going to be seeing a lot of feedback from it, too.
The infamous PlayStation 4 was released almost two years ago, back in 2013, and at the price of $400 it holds the console market with a firm grip. The best gaming experience, the best entertainment experience, flexibility, the PS 4 is your ultimate entertainment machine. And, even at this rather high price, it still held its ground pretty well. In short, Sony hit the market then and it still does now.
And then there is the Xbox, the lonely Xbox which not only failed the price duel with Sony in 2013, but also had its price reduced to $350 to have a slight financial advantage over the PS 4. In case you don’t remember, when the Xbox One was announced, it had a price of $500. Microsoft played right into Sony’s trap and that was a solid enough psychological decision that shifted the market towards Sony.
Still, Microsoft might hold an edge over Sony’s holiday program. There are some major titles coming up which are Xbox exclusive and, so far, people seem to be quite hyped about these titles. You might already know about them: “Halo 5: Guardians” is widely considered the most anticipated holiday game of 2015.
Tomb Raider will also be hitting the shelves mid-November and the Uncharted Collection seems to have some impact as well. To top it off, Bloodbourne is also going to receive a patch. At this point, the duel remains undecided: should you buy an Xbox One for these new games or get a cheaper PS 4?
People might just shift towards quality or exclusive items. Should you buy an Xbox One and get Halo with it? Or should you buy a PlayStation 4 and be sure that you will have all the games that are ever going to be released? Tough decision, right? So it all falls down to gamer preferences.
Either way, the PS 4 price cut is making huge waves in the market and we can expect many more to come. What would you prefer? A cheaper PS 4 or would you shift towards Xbox for a change?
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