Sony undercut Microsoft by £80 in PlayStation v Xbox war of the consoles


SONY announced that the PlayStation 4 will sell for £349 and give consumers the ability to use pre-owned games, whilst the Xbox will cost £429.

Sony's Andrew House unveils the Playstation 4

SONY gave Microsoft a bloody nose yesterday – unveiling a new console that’s £80 cheaper than the Xbox One.

Microsoft had announced their games machine would cost £429 when it launches in November just hours earlier.

But at the E3 electronics trade show in Los Angeles, Sony’s Welsh chief executive Andrew House gave the PlayStation 4 the edge in the console wars.

It will sell for £349 and won’t put restrictions on owners buying second-hand games or borrowing them from pals, while Microsoft will.

That could be the deciding factor in which console comes out on top in the £18billion-a-year industry.

Yesterday was gamers’ first full glimpse of the PS4.

Alex Simmons, UK editor of entertainment website IGN, said: “It looked fairly even until Sony…

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