Xbox One Price vs. PS4 Price: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Published:12:10 pm EDT, June 13, 2013| Updated:12:11 pm EDT, June 13, 2013|
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The two biggest video game companies took the stage at E3 2013 and gave gamers official news about their console's price and release dates. The battle has begun for next-gen gaming supremacy. Here's the five fast facts you need to know about the Xbox One's price and the PS4's price.


1. The Xbox One Costs $499

Xbox One Price
Microsoft finally gave the world an official update on how much the Xbox One is going to cost gamers - $499. The console's Amazon pre-order page states that "This item will be released on November 30, 2013." Here's a few of the official details that the online retailer listed for the Xbox One:

- Kinect is included with every Xbox One. Completely re-engineered to be more precise, responsive and intuitive with unparalleled voice, vision and motion technology
- The console is driven by a powerful combination of CPU, GPU and 8GB of RAM, governed by an innovative OS architecture, to deliver power, speed and agility
- Only Xbox One unleashes the vast and scalable power of the cloud for your games, entertainment and apps with Xbox Live
- With Xbox One, you can quickly jump from TV to movies to music to a game


2. A Day One Edition Is Now Up for Pre-Order

Xbox One Price
Early adopters of the console who pre-order the Xbox One will get a chance to pick up the Day One Edition. This version of the console comes with these special incentives:

- The Day One console includes a commemorative controller, token code to unlock an exclusive Day One achievement, and premium packaging at no additional cost

The Day One Edition is being sold with in limited quantities, so you gamers might want to pre-order your's now.


3. The PS4 Goes for $100 Less - $400

PS4 Price
Sony made plenty of gamers happy when they went to E3 and announced that the PS4 costs a $100 less than its rival system - $400. This console is being listed as releasing on "December 31, 2013." Here's some of the console's official features:

- PlayStation 4 redefines rich and immersive gameplay with powerful graphics and speed, intelligent personalization, deeply integrated social capabilities, and innovative second-screen features.
- "Suspend mode" eliminates the load time on your saved game and allows you to immediately return to where you left off by pressing the power button.
- Background downloading and updating capability also allows you to immediately play digital titles as they download, or update the system when the hardware is powered off.
- PlayStation 4 lets you instantly share images and videos of your favorite gameplay moments on Facebook with a single press of the "share" button on the Dualshock 4 controller.
- Broadcast while you play in real-time through Ustream, allowing friends to comment or jump into your game in new ways.


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4. A Standard Edition and a Launch Edition Is Available for Pre-Order's

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For the PS4 pre-order's, a standard edition and a launch edition are both up for sale on Amazon. Both editions will be similar to each other, so don't worry if you're unable to get the Launch Edition.


5. A Few Games Have Been Announced for Both Consoles So Far

Xbox One Box Art

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The Xbox One has a few games up for pre-order as day one editions - Ryse: Son of Rome Day One Edition, Forza Motorsport 5 Day One Edition, Dead Rising 3 Day One Edition and Kinect Sport: Rivals Day Edition. A few other notable releases for the console are also up for sale:

- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Quantum Break
- Watch Dogs
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Thief
- Dying Light
- Destiny
- Battlefield 4
- Just Dance 2014
- Final Fantasy XV
- Kingdom Hearts 3
- Sunset Drive
- Zoo Tycoon
- Madden NFL 25
- FIFA 14
- NBA Live 14
- Need for Speed Rivals

If you're looking to purchase a second controller, the Xbox One Wireless Controller will go for $59.99.

As for the PS4, the DUALSHOCK 4 will retail for $59.99. Here are the game that are now available fore pre-order:

- Watch Dogs
- Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
- Dying Light
- Thief
- Battlefield 4
- Call of Duty: Ghosts
- Destiny
- DriveClub
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- FIFA 14
- Killzone: Shadow Fall
- Knack
- EA UFC
- Madden NFL 25
- NBA Live 14
- Need for Speed Rivals
- Knack
- Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
- Final Fantasy XV
- inFamous: Second Son
- Just Dance 2014
- Kingdom Hearts 3
- Mad Max
- The Order: 1886

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