PlayStation 4 by all indications cemented itself as the pre-order gaming console of choice this upcoming holiday shopping season. Not because of the company’s now infamously unpopular stance on DRM with physical discs or used gaming market. Simply because of the PS4 price.
At $399.99, the Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console is priced $100 cheaper than Microsoft’s Xbox One. The big reason for the difference is because Sony reacted to the wishes of the gaming community whom openly expressed their displeasure about being forced to purchase a Kinect motion-control camera with Xbox One. Sony’s PlayStation 4 price, assuming this is the only sku, does not include the new PlayStation Eye camera. That appears to be a separate peripheral now that has not yet been priced.
Online retailer Amazon.com has already begun taking pre-orders for Sony’s PlayStation 4 gaming console. Unlike some other retailers like GameStop, they are not requiring a bundle purchase to take one home. For $399.99, you can now pre-order a Sony PlayStation 4 that comes with a DualShock 4 controller.
Click here to pre-order a PlayStation 4 console for $399.99 at Amazon.com.
There’s no telling how long Amazon will keep these PS4 pre-orders active. After Sony took direct stabs at Microsoft during their E3 2013 media briefing when announcing the $399 and earned a standing ovation as a result, pre-orders are likely already being racked up at an astronomical rate.
The expected release date for PlayStation 4 is sometime during the month of November, mostly likely roughly a week before Black Friday following Thanksgiving. Amazon would be shipping pre-ordered PS4 consoles as soon as the release date arrives. Given the price, PS4 is eligible for free super saver shipping.