E3 2013: PlayStation 4 priced at $399, will not restrict used games or require constant Internet connection

PlayStation 4 Will Cost $399

The PlayStation 4 will run consumers $399 in the US, €399 in Europe, and £349 in the UK and will release this holiday season, announced Sony at its E3 press conference last night.

This price comes in at a total $100 cheaper than the Xbox One, which had its pricing revealed at $499 early in the day. It was one of the announcements late into Sony’s two-hour long conference that garner massive cheers from the live crowd.

But the most raucous and loudest those in attendance became was when Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America, declared that the PS4 will also feature no restrictions at all for any used or shared disc-based games.

“When a gamer buys a PS4 disc, they have the rights to use that disc, resell it, lend it to a friend or keep it forever,” said Tretton.

The SCEA head then told the world that players won’t need to check in to the Internet in order to play PS4 titles or keep a constant online connection. In a jab to Microsoft, Tretton specifically mentioned that with the PS4, players won’t have to worry about being forced to check in every “24 hours.”

The Xbox One requires players to connect the device to the Internet once every 24 hours and will leave the ability to restrict used game and sharing to the publishers, enforcing whatever those companies individually decide.


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Author: Mike Murphy View all posts by
Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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