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Sony counters Microsoft with $400 price for PlayStation 4, $100 less than Xbox One

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Sony PlayStation 4 pricing

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LOS ANGELES — Sony ended its pre-2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) press briefing with the biggest bombshell of the next generation, pricing its upcoming PlayStation 4 home video game console at $400.

At that price, the PlayStation 4 is $100 less than Microsoft’s announced price of $500 for the Xbox One system, and Sony further pleased players with news like no restrictions on used games or mandatory online digital rights management (DRM) checks.

What a way to start off one of the most highly anticipated E3 shows in years.

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